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Tropical storm approaching; heavy rains forecast

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles reports Tropical Storm Cindy has sustained winds of 60 mph as it moves northwest across the Gulf of Mexico. Landfall projections bring it to the Texas-Louisiana state line by early Thursday morning, but we will see impacts before then. A tropical storm warning and a flash flood watch is in effect for our entire region. Winds will be gusting to tropical storm force this morning in parts of south central Louisiana this morning, and extend into southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas this afternoon.

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Sandbags available in Eunice, Yambilee in Opelousas

Sandbags are available starting at noon Tuesday at the Northwest Community Center Pavilion in Eunice and at the Yambilee in Opelousas until 8 p.m.
The pavilion is at 651 Samuel Dr., Eunice.
The Yambilee is at 1939 West Landry St., Opelousas.
Both will be a fill your own site, so residents are asked to bring their own shovel and be prepared to fill their own bags. Sand and bags will be available.

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From The Eunice News files

The following are from the June 1976 files of The Eunice News.
A front page photo showed the Bicentennial Wagon Train Pilgrimage in Virginia and included Boo Ledoux, Pris Ledoux and Chip Brown on their way to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The photo was taken on May 31 and the Louisiana wagon had left Shreveport on Jan. 15.
Eunice High FFA members Tony Reviere, Wilvan Miller and Craig Fontenot were attend the state convention in Shreveport. The advisor was Carmen Miller.

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Acadia School Board budget OK’d

As far as the Acadia Parish School Board’s Budget and Finance Committee is concerned, the door can be closed on the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 budgets.
Both the final revisions to the 2016-2017 budget and the expenditures and revenue projections for the 2017-2018 budget earned favorable recommendations to the full board ahead of its July meeting.
At one point, both budgets were hefty deficits, however, with much work and due diligence those numbers are now near the $1 million range.

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