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Acadian Medical Center names CNO for Acadian Medical Center

Kevin Frank, chief executive officer at Acadian Medical Center, announced that Julie Paul, RNC, BSN, has accepted the CNO position.
“We are excited that she has chosen to grow her career with us. She will continue to be a great asset within our family of hospitals, and I am certain that her commitment to high quality health care will continue to be her first and foremost priority to the patients and physicians we serve,” Frank said.

Keeping a file on where we’ve lived

In the early 1970s, when I was a young reporter, I began to compile a card file of the named places of south Louisiana. It was a handy reference when I had to write about one of the places on quick notice — a fire or tornado, visit by a politician, or some other unfortunate incident usually being the cause. As I traveled here and there, I began to include notations such as “old steamboat stop” or “big lumber mill” or whatever, along with notes about people I might contact when I needed information.

Sales tax placed on city agenda

A resolution to call a special election on a 0.25 percent sales to raise up to $700,000 annually for police and firefighter pay raises is on the Eunice Board of Aldermen’s Tuesday agenda.
Mayor Scott Fontenot said a committee made up of police and firefighters has been meeting on the issue.
Former state representative and Public Service Commission member Dale Sittig is to speak for the committee in presenting the proposal, Fontenot said.
Eunice Police pay is among the lowest in the area, he said. Police officer starting pay is $9.75 an hour.

Male mentors at Eunice Junior High School were honored at the Thursday meeting of the St. Landry Parish School Board. From left, are Patrick Jenkins, superintendent; Chad Lemelle, mentor, Dwanetta Scott, principal; Mary Ellen Donatto, School Board president; Albert Hayes Jr., School Board member; and Quitin Doyle, mentor. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Male mentors at Eunice Junior High School recognized at School Board meeting

Eunice Junior High School’s male mentors were recognized at the St. Landry Parish School Board meeting Thursday.
Quitin Doyle and Chad Lemelle were honored by Superintendent Patrick Jenkins for their volunteer efforts at the school.
Principal Dwanetta Scott said two represent Dads and Kids, which includes adult males who make themselves available at the school.
“I just asked for their presence,” she said of the men who were requested to be at the school on its first day of school last year.

Cleco chief comments on historic $1B deal

Last week may have been one of the most historical times in Cleco history.
On Feb. 4, Cleco acquired NRG South Central Generating (South Central), a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG), for $1 billion.
“This is the largest acquisition in Cleco’s 85-year history,” Bill Fontenot, Cleco president and CEO, said in a news release. “This significant investment highlights the commitment of Cleco and its owners to our customers, communities, employees and the state of Louisiana.”

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