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Acadiana fund to benefit New Orleans tornado victims

Community Foundation of Acadiana has created the Greater New Orleans Tornado Relief Fund in response to the devastating tornados that struck several parishes in the Greater New Orleans area on Feb. 7.
Donations to the fund are tax-deductible and 100 percent of all contributions will be given to Greater New Orleans Foundation, which is working with numerous nonprofit organizations providing immediate assistance to families who suffered catastrophic losses.

Flood-damaged cemetery remains unrepaired

Sarah Anna Doucet Thomas just wants her late husband’s body to be at rest.
“I will be relieved of a lot of stress when he is laid to rest,” Thomas said. “This is a heavy burden right here to see a loved one when you put him to rest and he ain’t resting right. He was good man when he was alive and he is still a good man. Please put him back in the ground and let him rest. Let’s get some closure.”

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Feb. 22 is final day to register for March 25 election

The final day to register in the March 25 Municipal Primary Election is 4:30 p.m. Feb. 22 for in person and by mail registrations.
The deadline for Geaux Vote Online registration is March 4.
Registrar offices include:
In Acadia Parish, 568 NW Court Circle, Crowley. Contact the registrar’s office at 337-788-8841.
In St. Landry Parish, 118 S. Court St., Suite 114, Opelousas. Contact the registrar’s office at 337-948-0572.
Identification to register includes Louisiana driver’s license, Louisiana identification card, birth certificate or baptismal certificate.

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Stephen Thurston, vice president for Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co., speaks at Wednesday’s Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute meeting at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. (Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald/The Daily Review)

Deep-water oil prospects promising

Billions of barrels of oil sitting deep in the Gulf of Mexico paint a bright picture for the future of gulf oil production, a Chevron executive said.
Stephen Thurston, vice president for Chevron North America Exploration and Production Co., was the speaker during Wednesday’s Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute meeting at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.
He is in charge of Chevron’s Deepwater Exploration and Products Business Unit, which is responsible for all of Chevron’s exploration and project development work in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico.

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Jeremy Alford

State senator preps campaign for treasurer

If there were any questions about state Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia, running for state treasurer in the fall, a few key staffing decisions he made recently should put all of that to rest.
Riser said in an interview last week the he has hired Sally Nungesser as his fundraising coordinator and conservative operative Rhett Davis as his general consultant.
Jonathan Johnson, the state director for former Congressman Rodney Alexander, is also Riser’s first official staff hire for the not-yet-announced campaign.

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