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New LED lighting is being installed at the Eunice Recreation Complex on Sittig Road. Robert Johnson, recreation director, said there are 230 lights to be installed on the 60- to 80-foot high light towers. Another 16 security lights are to received LED light bulbs. LED lighting will also be installed at the tennis courts. The city’s street lights also are being converted to LED bulbs. The work is funded through a $1.6 million Louisiana Public Service Commission grant. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

New lighting at Recreation Complex

New LED lighting is being installed at the Eunice Recreation Complex on Sittig Road. Robert Johnson, recreation director, said there are 230 lights to be installed on the 60- to 80-foot high light towers. Another 16 security lights are to received LED light bulbs. LED lighting will also be installed at the tennis courts. The city’s street lights also are being converted to LED bulbs. The work is funded through a $1.6 million Louisiana Public Service Commission grant. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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Jobless rate sees steepest over-the-month drop since February 2006

The state’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.3% in February compared to 5.7% in January, according to statistics released Friday by the Bureau of Labor & Statistics.
This is the largest over-the-month drop in the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate since February 2006. Over that same time period, the number of not seasonally adjusted unemployed individuals decreased by 29,836 from 119,633 in January 2020 to 89,797 for February 2020.

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Pvt. Pat Dawsonhassell, a 20-year-old Lake Charles resident with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, screens patients at a COVID 19 mobile testing site at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles, Louisiana, March 26, 2020. (U.S. Air Force National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Toby Valadie)

Guard assisting with COVID 19 testing in Lafayette, Lake Charles

The Louisiana National Guard, as directed by Gov. John Bel Edwards, has activated over 660 soldiers and airmen so far, not to include full-time Guardsmen, to assist with the COVID-19 response, as of March 26.
The number of Guardsmen activated and equipment utilized is anticipated to increase until the situation is stabilized.

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Take safety precautions while enjoying the outdoors

Getting outdoors is a great way to alleviate stress and stay active.
But as authorities urge people to do their part to limit the spread of coronavirus, it’s important to keep safety in mind while exercising and playing outside.
Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a stay-at-home order that took effect March 23. The order asks that residents remain in their homes, with some exceptions — including going outdoors to exercise.

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Posters show safe produce handling for producers, consumers

Hand-washing, social distancing and avoiding touching any part of the face are among the most prescribed recommendations across the globe for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Another practice that has become an important part of that public mantra is following proper cleaning practices to limit the survival of the COVID-19 virus on surfaces.
People have raised concerns about increased risks associated with handling purchased food products from grocery stores, farmers markets and restaurants.

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