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St. Landry Parish Council members, from left, Dexter Brown, Timmy Lejeune, Jimmie Edwards and Coby Clavier; and Chad Pitre, Council legal counsel. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice News is Parish Council’s official journal

The St. Landry Parish Council voted 9-2 to name The Eunice News as its official journal for from July through June 2018.
After the meeting two Council members cited The Eunice News’ lower bid for their decision.
The Eunice News bid $4 a column inch compared to the Daily World’s bid of $5.60 per column inch.
Timmy Lejeune, District 11 member, said the Council has learned it has to watch its money and the Eunice News bid was 28 percent below the bid submitted by the Daily World.

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The stolen equipment and suspect vehicle. (Photos courtesy of St. Landry Crime Stopper)

Farm equipment stolen

Detective Marcus Bergeron of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office returns to St. Landry Crime Stoppers and is asking for the public’s help in solving a theft near Eunice.
On April 8, the owner of a residence located on Prudence Highway reported that his Case Vibra Chank cultivator valued at over $12,000 was stolen from his property. The cultivator is red in color and has two bent arms on the outside wings. There is a special square tubing that is welded on the back to attach additional equipment.

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Cindy is now a depression

Report from Roger Erickson, warning coordination meteorologist, National Weather Service, Lake Charles:
Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened and is now Tropical Depression Cindy, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. The tropical storm warning has been discontinued, and a wind advisory will be issued for our entire forecast area for wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph through this afternoon. Expect to see isolated power outages and a few trees blown down in saturated soils.

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Construction was continuing at the new terminal for the Eunice airport. The contracted completion date for the 1,200-square-foot building is July 15, according to Drew Miller, airport manager. The building along with drainage and parking lot work is being paid for with a $335,900 state Department of Transportation and Development aviation grant, he said. The building will replace a portable building that has frequently flooded. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

New terminal building at the Eunice airport

Construction was continuing at the new terminal for the Eunice airport. The contracted completion date for the 1,200-square-foot building is July 15, according to Drew Miller, airport manager. The building along with drainage and parking lot work is being paid for with a $335,900 state Department of Transportation and Development aviation grant, he said. The building will replace a portable building that has frequently flooded. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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Jeremy Alford

House speaker defended

Former House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, now a government affairs advisor at Adams & Reese in Baton Rouge, said last week that he thought his successor in the Legislature’s lower chamber is “doing a good job.”
But Kleckley also added that sitting Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, “has his work cut out for him.”
Barras, the first speaker elected in modern times with the endorsement of a governor, has been under fire in recent weeks by newspaper editorials asking for a fresh start for the House.

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