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Early voting for Nov. election continues Monday in Eunice

Early voting for the Nov. 16 election continues on Monday and through Saturday at the Eunice Municipal Complex.
Voting is from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Early voting also is conducted at the Registrar of Voters Office in the St. Landry Parish Courthouse, 118 S. Court St., Opelousas.
Voters can request absentee mail ballots until Nov. 12.
Early voting for Acadia Parish residents will be available at the registrar’s office, 568 NW Court Circle, Crowley.
Statewide offices on the ballot include the following.
Governor: John Bel Edwards and Eddie Rispone.

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Cleco reminds customers to beware of ‘phantom’ power

Cleco reminds customers to be aware of the “phantom” power that may be creeping throughout their homes and businesses.
Phantom power is a term used to describe electricity used by appliances and electronics that are left plugged in when they are turned off or not being used. These items, on average, drain electricity 24/7 and account for over $100 of a home’s energy bill each year. Examples are cell phone chargers, power tools, televisions, toasters, coffee makers, computers, printers and game consoles.

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Millage renewal on Nov. 16 ballot in Acadia Parish

Voters across the Acadia Parish will decide the fate of a 2.12-mill tax renewal.
That millage, which partially funds the Cooperative Extension Office and the Rice Arena, was defeated in last November’s municipal elections. It expires at the end of 2019.
If it fails again on Nov. 16, “It may not be the end of the extension service, but it would be the end of the extension service as we know it,” Kurt Guidry, regional director, said.

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Outgoing Central Middle School Principal Ranolviaun Landry, left, is with Dr. Chastity Wilson, who becomes principal on Nov. 4. Landry is retiring after 33 years in education. (Photo Myra Miller)

Landry retires at Central Middle School

Ranolviaun Landry, principal at Central Middle School, officially retired Friday after 33 years of working in the educational field.
Landry is looking forward to her new journey. Landry added, “As I embark upon the journey that awaits me, I don’t see it as a new chapter. I see it as an entirely new book.”
Landry served as principal at Central Middle School for the past nine years. Her first educational post was back in 1986 as a teacher at Stepanek Private School in Long Beach, California. She taught fifth through eighth grade English.

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The Rendez-vous des Cajuns will return to the city-owned Liberty Theater on Nov. 9 after being held for several weeks at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center.

Rendez-vous des Cajuns returning to Liberty Theater

The Rendez-vous des Cajuns will return to the city-owned Liberty Theater on Nov. 9 after being held for several weeks at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center.
Air conditioning problems caused the show to be moved the Cultural Center and at one point shut the show and center down.
The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center will be open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and form 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

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