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Church Point council OKs replacement of water lines

The Church Point Council approved the replacing of water lines on Marie and Michelle streets during its regular meeting on Jan. 6.
Mayor Ryan “Spanky” Meche said, “This has been a problem for 19 years. It was the reason why last year the whole town went under a boil advisory. The pipes are very weak. They have been under there for 50 years, and they are breaking for what reason, we don’t know.”

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Grant bolsters Center for Louisiana Studies’ Roy House restoration

The Center for Louisiana Studies’ Restore the Roy initiative has received a $125,000 boost from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The center is located on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. It received an Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant from NEH, which announced $30.9 million in grants on Tuesday to support projects in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

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Mamou council tackles underage drinking

The Mamou Town Council discussed vendor issues for Mardi Gras, heard about a new program to prevent underage drinking, and was introduced to the new executive director of the Evangeline Chamber of Commerce and Evangeline Tourism Commission.
The council on Jan. 8 heard from Lorenzo Richard who was there to discuss underage drinking. Richard was joined by Carleen Bellard, executive director of the Community Action Program.

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Candidates in St. Landry Parish listed for April election

Candidates listed on the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website, geauxvote.com, for St. Landry Parish include the following. The primary is scheduled April 4 and the general election is May 9. Qualifying was held Jan. 8 to 10.
Presidential Nominee Democratic Party
Michael Bennet, Lakewood, Colorado.
Joseph R. Biden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Michael R. Bloomberg, New York, New York.
Cory Booker, Newark, New Jersey. 07102
“Pete” Buttigieg, South Bend, Indiana. 46624
John K. Delaney, Bethesda, Maryland. 20813

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Carlton N. Frank Jr. was stunned Sunday when the community he has served for years recognized that service with the annual MLK award during the program honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A surprised Carlton N. Frank Jr., right, beams as Clifton Lemelle Sr. reads from the committee report selecting Frank as the winner of the annual Eunice MLK award on Sunday.

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Participants in the Right to Life March on Friday hold posters supporting their pro-life sentiments. The march marked the anniversary of the Jan. 22, 1973, Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. The walk began at Picou’s on North 2nd Street and concluded at City Hall where ministers led the group in prayer. Also participating in the walk were St. Edmund students.

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Eunice Jr. High Library Club, under the direction of Janet Gotreaux, sent Kasey Fontenot to read to Eunice Elementary’s pre-k class.

From the January 2010 files of The Eunice News

From the January 2010 files of The Eunice News.

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