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VPHS principal explains decision to change homecoming requirements

<p>Ville Platte High Principal Melanie Miller is standing behind her decision to change the school’s homecoming qualification requirements.<br />
“We do not want to be one dimensional,” said Miller. “We want our academic students to be recognized as well.”<br />
In the policy, which was provided to the Ville Platte Gazette by Miller, academic students would be considered those in “student council, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), FCS (Fellowship of Christian Students), FFA (Future Farmers of America), BETA, 4-H.”<br />

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Scott resident helping Houston Police Department Harvey recovery

Annette Fontenot of Scott established a fund with the Community Foundation of Acadiana to support the Houston Police Department.
Annette, and her husband Andy who is a retired police officer from the Lafayette Police Department, established the “Acadiana Supports Houston PD Fund” to raise money to purchase a new police vehicle to be donated to the Houston Police Department.
Houston Police Department lost more than 100 vehicles during Hurricane Harvey. Due to the shortage of patrol vehicles, officers are having to double up.

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Three-term District 25 State Sen. Dan ‘Blade’ Morrish, R-Jennings, told the Crowley Lions Club on Tuesday the state’s government’s situation is critical.

Senator: State budget is in critical condition

Three-term District 25 State Sen. Dan ‘Blade’ Morrish, R-Jennings, told the Crowley Lions Club on Tuesday the state’s government’s situation is critical.
Morrish is in his final term as a state senator. He ran unopposed in the last election and has served in the state’s legislature for 21 years. Eleven of those were served in the House of Representatives, 10 were in the Senate.

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Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot presented certificates to the coaches of the Tri-Parish Elite AAU basketball team that won awards in Florida. Coaches are Paul Hebert, accepting a certificate, and Vondray Vallare. The presentation was made a the Sept. 12 meeting of the Board of Aldermen and mayor. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Basketball team recognized

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot presented certificates to the coaches of the Tri-Parish Elite AAU basketball team that won awards in Florida. Coaches are Paul Hebert, accepting a certificate, and Vondray Vallare. The presentation was made a the Sept. 12 meeting of the Board of Aldermen and mayor. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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Job fairs scheduled today

Several locations of the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Business and Career Solutions Centers will hold job fairs this month for out-of-school youth ages 18-24. The event is designed to supply young adults with employment opportunities and possible career pathways.
The Recruitment Day will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. today at BCSCs in the following areas:
Southeast Region: New Orleans, Luling, LaPlace.
Capital Region: Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Hammond, Walker, Bogalusa.
Acadiana Region: Lafayette, Crowley, New Iberia, Opelousas, Franklin, Houma.

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