Acadia Police Jury takes steps to reopen bridge

A plan to reopen the bridge on West Northern Avenue in Crowley that was closed several months ago was put into place Tuesday night.
On the recommendation of its Road and Bridge Committee, the Acadia Parish Police Jury agreed to repair the bridge, contingent upon sharing the cost with the City of Crowley and Capitol Manufacturing.
The City of Crowley last week pre-approved a cooperative endeavor agreement committing $38,500 toward the bridge repair. The city council was meeting Tuesday night for final consideration.

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Milo A. Nickel, Sr.

Services set for Milo Nickel, Sr., longtime President/COO of LSN

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church for Milo Addison Nickel, Sr., 85, who passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. prior to the services. Monsignor Charles DuBois will officiate for the services and Kenneth Privat will give the eulogy.

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Oil spill claims process nearing an end

After five years, nearly 400,000 claims and more than $9 billion in payment offers, BP’s massive settlement program may be coming to a close within the next five months.
“We will have decided all of our determinations by the end of this year,” Pat Juneau, the court-appointed administrator, told LaPolitics last week.
While the work related to the private claims will likely continue past December, due to appeals and other legal maneuvers, the work of Juneau, a Lafayette attorney, will be concluded by the time New Year’s Day rolls around.

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A marker at Charlene Marie Richard’s grave site.

Annual Mass of Petition for Richard is Friday

St. Edward Church in Richard once again invites the public to attend the Annual Mass of Petition for Charlene Marie Richard, “the little Cajun Saint,” which is set for Friday.
A rosary will be recited in church at 5:30 p.m., and Mass will begin at 6 p.m.
The main celebrant for this year’s Mass will be Bishop Douglas Deshotel.
Richard was born in 1947 and, after having been diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia, died on Aug. 11, 1959, at the age of 12. Before she died, she would offer all her daily suffering and prayers up to God for the benefit of others.


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