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In an effort to educate the younger generation and bring the Monday tradition of red beans and rice to the top of mind for adults, the three companies have decided to host an art competition, Monday’s Favorite Meal: Red Beans and Rice Art Competition.The contest will run through March 22 and is open to fifth graders and up across the state of Louisiana. For more details, go to MondayTradition.com/Contest/. (Submitted photo)

A trinity of iconic Louisiana brands come together to launch campaign, art contest

Three iconic Louisiana brands, Cajun Country Rice, Camellia Brand and Savoie’s Foods have teamed up and are on a mission. They want to shine a light on tradition — they want red beans, sausage and rice to be on every table in the state.
The nearly 200-year history of red beans and rice as Monday’s favorite meal is up for some debate, but most agree that it goes back to 19th Century New Orleans and the one-two punch of families serving pork at Sunday lunch and then looking for an easy meal on Mondays, the traditional wash day.

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COVID vaccine eligibility expands on Monday

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that beginning Monday an additional group of Louisianans – K-12 teachers, school support staff, day care staff, those who are pregnant and Louisianans aged 55 to 64 with certain health conditions – are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
This group represents about 475,000 Louisianans and will bring the total population eligible in Louisiana to nearly 1.65 million people. Louisiana is currently vaccinating people in Priority Group 1B-Tier One.

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Acadia Parish citizens urged to conserve water, check for leaks

The Acadia Parish Police Jury and the Acadia Parish Office of Homeland Security are urging citizens to conserve on water as much as possible tonight and over the next few days.
Additionally, city officials ask that residents completely shut off water when not in use and inspect property for any leaks immediately. Citizens are urged to contact their water districts if they need any assistance in locating or shutting off water valves.

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Ash Wednesday began the Lenten season and Deacon Gary Gaudin and the Rev. Sal Istre of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church performed a noon Mass. Ash Wednesday begins the 40-day season of fast and penance. Deborah C. DeRouen receives ashes from Gaudin. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday began the Lenten season and Deacon Gary Gaudin and the Rev. Sal Istre of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church performed a noon Mass. Ash Wednesday begins the 40-day season of fast and penance. Deborah C. DeRouen receives ashes from Gaudin. (Photo by Myra Miller)

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Kory Courville nears the first chicken caught during the 125th Eunice Mardi Gras Run. About 50 people participated in the run that was shortened as icy conditions prevailed on Mardi Gras. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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A crew of boaters glide over an icy Faquetigue Street in Eunice on Monday. (Photo submitted by Brandy. No last name was given.

Wintry freeze grips Eunice, Louisiana

Days of freezing temperatures gripped south Louisiana including on Mardi Gras.
Despite the chill and icy conditions, the Eunice Mardi Gras Association held its 125th run, but the route was shortened for about 50 participants.

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