Heather Cloud

Cloud announces for District 28 state senator

Heather Cloud has announced her candidacy for District 28 state senator. The district encompasses Avoyelles, Evangeline, Allen, and portions of St. Landry and Acadia parishes.
The election is scheduled Oct. 12.
Cloud’s announcement includes the following.
Cloud is a degreed school teacher. She and her husband own Jody Cloud Trucking and Miss Sue’s Cafe’.
“For over 16 years, I have successfully operated multiple million-dollar budgets in both private and governmental business,” she stated.

LEAP results show improvement

Louisiana students have steadily improved performance on Louisiana Educational Assessment Program, or LEAP 2025, assessments in English language arts (ELA), math, and social studies since last year and since 2015, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Education.
St. Landry Parish mastery scores showed improvement in combined English language arts (ELA), math, and social studies. Thirty percent of the parish students scored mastery compared to 27 percent in 2018 in grades 3 to 8.

St. Landry Parish sales tax collections up 1.4%

The growth in St. Landry Parish sales tax collections slowed in June when they were up 1.4 percent over the same period in 2018.
In May, sales tax collections were up 3.4 percent over the same period in 2018.
According to statistics released by the St. Landry Parish School Board Sales Tax Division, sales tax collections in the parish totaled $35,044,015 through June. That was $486,076 more than was reported in the same period in 2018.

Bill Rodier, St. Landry Economic Development executive director, introduced the plan. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice strategic plan approved

Months of work was capped with the adoption of a strategic plan by the Eunice Board of Aldermen at their meeting Tuesday.
The plan identifies priorities and strategies to achieve the vision stated for Eunice.
The vision states: “We are a tri-parish hub of opportunity and economic vitality; a thriving university town of engaged, diverse residents; and a premier destination for robust culture and recreation.”

Mayor says city prepared for Barry

As Tropical Storm Barry approved Friday, Mayor Scott Fontenot said the city is prepared.
Anyone in an emergency situation should call 911, Eunice Police at 337-457-2626 or Eunice firefighters at 337-457-6557.
Fontenot said Cleco is standing by with additional crews.
“If you have any loose items in your yard or around your house please secure them,” he said.
“I don’t remember a storm coming in July,” he said. “This is a good way to prepare for the rest of the season.”


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