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Lisa Vidrine, St. Landry Parish director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Hurricane season still very much a danger

Hurricane Florence is the first major hurricane of the 2018 and most likely it will not be last in a season that ends Nov. 30.
Lisa Vidrine, St. Landry Parish director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said, “We are at the peak of the season. We go until Nov. 30 so this is the most intense time.”
September is prime time for hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico.

Robert Johnson

Splash pads are a hit

The two splash pads opened at Fairgrounds and Amy parks were hit, Robert Johnson, city recreation director, said at a Kiwanis meeting Thursday.
“We definitely had a lot of visitors, not only from the Eunice area, but from the surrounding towns,” he said.
The splash pads became a focus for family outings, he said.
The splash pads ran almost constantly until schools started.
“Families bring in lawn chairs, pizza and make it outing. They definitely created some opportunities for our local families,” he said.

Historical Roberts Cove items sought by museum

The Roberts Cove German Heritage Museum is preparing once again for this year’s Germanfest.
The 24th annual Germanfest will be held Oct. 6-7 at the festival grounds in Roberts Cove.
This year the museum will be taking a look at the first German settlement in northern prairies of Acadia Parish.
The settlement of Fabacher was founded by Joseph Fabacher and Zeno Huber in 1870. The successes of the German immigrants in this settlement influenced the first German settlers in Roberts Cove to choose that location.

Rayne gearing up for Nov. 3 ‘OST Day’ Celebration

In conjunction with the third annual official Old Spanish Trail Celebration slated Saturday, Nov. 3, in downtown Rayne near The Depot, the all-call is being extended to all antique and vintage cars.
As announced by Chairman Eddie Palmer and OST Committee members, this year’s event is hoping to be bigger and better with the addition of more participants.
“Drive about, cruise around and drive in” to the special reserved parking area for participants on the 200 block of East Louisiana Ave. just across the railroad tracks from The Depot Square (in front of The Warehouse).

City of Rayne adopts budget of over $19 million

RAYNE - During the regular monthly meeting of the Rayne City Council held Monday, Sept. 10, a $19.3 million operational budget was presented and adopted by the City Council.
The fiscal year runs from Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019.
In presenting the budget, Annette Cutrera, city clerk, noted that, of the $18 million in projected revenue for fiscal 2018-2019, more than half — $9.2 million — will come from the city’s Proprietary Funds, specifically the Utility Revenues (sanitation and utility enterprise fund).

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