7-parish drainage plan eyed

The importance of a seven-parish drainage coalition announced in August may have come to the forefront after the flooding rains in Texas.
St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot said the plan goes back to the days when watersheds formed the basis for drainage plans.
Fontenot told Parish Council members at their Aug. 16 meeting that the timeline for the drainage work is slow.
“I would say within a year or so we will start seeing some results,” he said.

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Phillip Lafleur

Eunice man indicted in second killing

A St. Landry Parish Grand Jury indicted Phillip Lafleur of second-degree murder in the death of his great uncle Dale Lafleur.
The indictment was returned on Tuesday to 27th Judicial District Court Judge D. Jason Meche.
Lafleur, 23, of the 300 block of North 12th Street, Eunice, is accused of murdering the 68-year-old Dale Lafleur, who disappeared in July 2011 from his Bayou Road home in Port Barre.
Phillip Lafleur also is awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge in the death of 22-year-old Akeem Adiddias Ceasar.

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From left, with supplies at the Park Avenue fire station, are Jeremy Faulkner, fire captain; Steven Fontenot, firefighter operator; and Kerry “Cotton” Oliver, firefighter operator. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Fire station serves as collection point for Harvey relief supplies

As public servants, as Eunice Fire Capt. Jeremy Faulkner said Friday, “We, the Eunice firefighters, city marshals, Eunice Police, and all who serve want to help others.”
Thats what happened in Eunice at the main fire station on Park Avenue, as a supply drive collection opened for the public to help the neighboring state of Texas after devastation from Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey.

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State parks, welcome centers reopening

The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism announces the latest updates to TS Harvey-related closures.
“We are continuing to monitor the weather, especially the potential activity in the Gulf,” said Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser. “While we are committed to reopening our facilities as quickly as possible, the safety of our visitors and our staff is a primary concern.”
Reopenings are as follows:
Atchafalaya Welcome Center: reopened Aug. 31.
New Orleans Welcome Center: reopened Aug. 31.
St. Francisville Welcome Center: reopened Aug. 31.

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Villagers bringing pigs to Randy Miller for vaccination. (Photos courtesty of Mission House Ministries)

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Former Church Point High agriculture instructor Randy Miller, front left, is shown assisting in the vaccination of a pig in Guatemala. Miller has volunteered for several trips to the country, working to improve the peoples' standard of living.

Former Church Point High ag teacher helps vaccinate animals

This is an update on the mission work done by former Church Point High School agriculture teacher Randy Miller. This article and the photos of Miller ran in the Mission Housing Ministries August 2017 newsletter. He can also be reached at
The Mission House Ministries animal project in Guatemala is growing.
Randy Miller, the organization's stateside coordinator, was in Comitancillo for a week in June to visit families in the program and offer instruction on caring for their animals


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