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EPSB hears of acting principal at VPHS

Evangeline Parish Superintendent of Schools Darwan Lazard announced during Wednesday’s meeting of the Evangeline Parish School Board that Ville Platte High has a new acting principal, effective Tuesday, January 14. The new principal is Willie Goodley, who has been in education for over 40 years. She has over 20 years experience in administration, working at the Basile schools and Mamou schools. She has been working on distance learning with the schools in the parish.

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Rayne Mardi Gras Parade, After Party and Gumbo Cook-Off planned

RAYNE - The Fifth Annual Rayne Mardi Gras Parade and After Party promises to be a fun, family friendly safe event for everyone to enjoy.
It’s hard to believe this began five years ago, with co-sponsorship of the City of Rayne and everyone who volunteers to help. This event has seen growth in the past four years.
This event, slated Saturday, Feb 22, is held for the community, economic development and tourism with everyone invited to participate, in addition to fly a Mardi Gras flag at their home or business.

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Acadia Parish Police Jury to interview secretary-treasurer candidates

The Acadia Parish Police Jury will meet in special session at 6 p.m. Tuesday to interview potential candidates for the position of secretary-treasurer.
Selection of the secretary-treasurer took a turn when members of the police jury voted recently to ignore the announced deadline for applications and continue accepting resumés.

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Acadia Parish Police Police Jury moves meetings to 6 p.m.

Meeting dates for the Acadia Parish Police Jury will remain the same for the coming year, but the time has been pushed back half an hour.
A.J. “Jay” Credeur said the current 5:30 p.m. meeting time is hard for some working people to meet, “especially if you work in Lafayette.”
At his request, the meetings were moved back to 6 p.m.
Committees will continue to meet on the first Tuesday of each month. The full jury will continue to meet on the second Tuesday of each month.

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Does the Gulf’s ‘dead zone’ stir candidates in Iowa?

Note: This is part of an occasional series by LSU journalism students covering the presidential campaign in Iowa.
Tom Rendon came here to a Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign event and handed out stickers that said, “Water is Life.”
Rendon has been a member of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement for over 20 years. The group works on immigration, trade and environmental issues including pollution from large farms that the group believes contaminates the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. 

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