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From The Eunice News files

The following are from the July 2006 files of The Eunice News.
Workers at the Eunice Walmart Supercenter were busy preparing for the Aug. 16 grand opening. Robert Gaspard, store manager, said the store was a 177 prototype meaning it had 177,000 square feet.
The LA Heat, a 14-and-under PONY League team, was headed to national competition in Round Rock, Texas. Louise Johnson was the coach of the team players from St. Edmund.

Ville Platte mayor gets OK to sell land

The Ville Platte City Council gave Mayor Jennifer Vidrine the authority to negotiate and conclude sales of city property for the purposes of developing detached single-family homes. It also agreed to review the fines associated with failure to wear reflective gear at night.
At the regular July meeting, Vidrine asked the Council to allow her to conclude an agreement to sell city-owned property located at the dead-end of North Dossman Street, abutting the canal across from the Civic Center.

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Agnes Courville of Opelousas addresses the St. Landry Parish Council about issues related to animal cruelty on Wednesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Animal cruelty complaints aired

he case of Dr. Drip, a former champion racehorse discovered in horrible condition and euthanized on June 21, was brought to the St. Landry Parish Council.
Agnes Courville, of Opelousas, asked the Council to look at its ordinance dealing with animal abuse. Fines for abuse range from $25 to $100.
Bill Fontenot, parish president, said Parish Government is working with the sheriff and district attorney on the incident. State laws may be involved stiffer penalties, he said.
One person, Jermaine Dwayne Doucet Jr., 18, of Opelousas, was charged in the Dr. Drip case.

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Steven Moosa, CPA, of Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick, presented the 2016 audit to the Parish Council on Wednesday. (Photo by Harlan Krigan)

St. Landry Parish Government audit: Findings reduced, account balances in the black

St. Landry Parish Government’s account balances are overwhelmingly in the black and the number of problems found in the 2016 audit are down from the 2015 audit.
Steven Moosa, CPA, of Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick, presented the 2016 audit to the Parish Council on Wednesday.
Moosa noted that of nine accounts, all but one have beginning and ending balances on the positive side.

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