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A portion of the parking lot at the Amy Shopping Center washed out due to a sewer line collapse on Tuesday. Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot said the city will repair the sewer line, but is still looking into who is responsible for the pavement. A rear corner of a truck bottomed out in the hole, but there were no injuries. In August, West Maple Avenue between 4th and 5th streets was closed when a sewer line washed out. Fontenot said repairing that line and the road cost $90,450. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Sewer line washout

A portion of the parking lot at the Amy Shopping Center washed out due to a sewer line collapse on Tuesday. Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot said the city will repair the sewer line, but is still looking into who is responsible for the pavement. A rear corner of a truck bottomed out in the hole, but there were no injuries. In August, West Maple Avenue between 4th and 5th streets was closed when a sewer line washed out. Fontenot said repairing that line and the road cost $90,450. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Water is pumped onto a rice field that will be used for crawfish. Mark Shirley, an agent with the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant, recommends crawfish producers wait for cooler temperatures before flooding their fields. (Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter)

Almost time to flood crawfish ponds

By Bruce Schultz
It’s almost time to flood crawfish ponds and get started on another season, said Mark Shirley, aquaculture specialist with the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant. But he recommends that farmers wait a few more weeks when temperatures moderate a bit before beginning to flood.
“When the lows at night dip into the 60s and the highs are no longer in the 90s, then it’s time to raise the water level and get the brood stock out of the burrows to drop their young and populate the pond,” he said. “This usually happens in the first couple of weeks in October.”

Parish to host retriever dog hunt test

More then 500 retriever dogs and nearly 400 handlers are expected to participate in the Fall Grand planned Oct. 6 to 10 at Grand Prairie.
The Fall Grand is one of two semi-annual International Grand Hunts conducted by the Hunting Retriever Club’s International Grand Hunt Committee at selected host club locations.
The October hunt test will take place in The Grand Prairie and Washington area.
Celeste Gomez, St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission director, announced the dog event in a news release.

Study seeks 1960 Charles Drew High students

In 1960, the 181 students at Charles Drew High School in Eunice were part of Project Talent, a landmark study of 400,000 American teenagers.
Today, Project Talent has launched a 58-year follow-up of its participants, focusing on unravelling the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease.
The Charles Drew students were among 400,000 teenagers from across the country, including 6,298 students from 25 schools in Louisiana in the Project Talent study.

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