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Harold Schoeffler,

Schoeffler talks hydrology with Crowley Rotarians

The world would seemingly be a much simpler place in many ways if common sense would prevail.
Case in point, suggestions on how to improve Louisiana’s water management systems.
Harold Schoeffler, who has served as the chair of the Acadiana Group Sierra Club of Lafayette since 1974, recently joined with several others to visit the many sites effected by the historic flood of August 2016 to take a deeper look at the state’s hydrology.

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Jacque Pucheu, of Eunice, has been named the attorney for the Port of Krotz Springs.

Pucheu named port attorney

Jacque Pucheu, of Eunice, has been named the attorney for the Port of Krotz Springs.
Pucheu, who has served as Eunice city attorney, has been practicing law for 43 years. He joined his father in the firm of Pucheu & Pucheu in 1973 and is now the senior partner in the firm of Pucheu, Pucheu & Robinson.
Former Eunice Mayor Lynn LeJeune is the executive director of the port.
The port’s primary inbound cargo is crude oil and outbound is refined petroleum products and aggregate. Overall annual tonnage is reported at 3.1 and gross revenues are $350,000.

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Jeremy Alford

Political ads found new homes in 2016

The share of political ad spending long held by broadcast television took a major dive in 2016 as campaigns in Louisiana and across the national turned their attention more to online platforms.
It’s yet another sign that the media landscape is in transition — and that the shift could help color Louisiana’s campaigns to come.
On the production side of political advertising, basic operations like writing, shooting and editing expanded last year as the final product — commercials and campaign spots — grew shorter.

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Feral hogs, like this one, have been spotted in all 64 parishes in the state. The state’s newly formed Feral Hog Management Advisory Task Force will have its second meeting on January 12 at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters in Baton Rouge. (Photo courtesy of LDWF)

Feral hog task force holds first session

The state’s newly formed task force is working to control the state’s popluation of some very destructive squatters —feral hogs.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries veterinarian Jim LaCour said, “They (hogs) are all over the state. They have been seen in all 64 parishes, and in some more than others.”

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Parish on track to cut 17 employees

St. Landry Parish Government is on track to cut 17 jobs as part of a plan to bring spending in line with revenue.
Parish President Bill Fontenot said nine people were off the payroll as of Wednesday’s Administrative-Finance Committee meeting.
Another six jobs will be eliminated within seven days, he said.
Some of the employees were eligible for retirement and others have leave time, which had to be cleared from the books, he said.
The staff reduction is part of plan to deal with an operating deficit, which was projected to be about $700,000 at the end of 2016.


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