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The Captain and the Germans

A good part of Laura’s damage in Lake Charles was in a part of town still sometimes called Goosport. It was named for Captain Daniel Johannes Goos, who was one of the pioneers of the southwest Louisiana lumber industry.
He was also responsible, at least in part, for establishing a number of German families in south Louisiana with roots quite different from the ones who settled at Roberts Cove and elsewhere on the prairie to grow rice. These emigres, like Captain Goos (pronounced the same as the more common spelling, Goss), were lumbermen and schooner captains.

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Cheryl Milburn, registrar of voters of St. Landry Parish

Registrar of voters issues reminder of key voter dates

The last day to register to vote by mail/in person for the Nov. 3 election is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5.
Cheryl Milburn, registrar of voters of St. Landry Parish, released a reminder of key election dates for voters.
The online deadline to register for the Nov. 3 election is Oct. 13. The forms must be postmarked or submitted by this date.
Milburn stated persons interested in participating in the upcoming election must register to vote and make any changes to their records by this deeadline.
Other election dates include:

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St. Landry Parish students, teacher headed back to classes

The St. Landry Parish School Board voted to send students in pre-kindergarten to fourth-grade back to school and fifth through 12th grades back to school in a hybrid schedule.
Students are also allowed the option of continuing to learn virtually. There may as many 3,000 students and parents selecting the virtual academy.
The application for the virtual academy is to be available Saturday morning on the district’s website.

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Eunice Community Health Center pharmacist Glynn Michaud and center pharmacy tech/medical assistant Alisha Morein with the Eunice Rotary Club’s $1,000 donation. (Submitted photo)

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The Eunice Rotary Club recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Eunice Community Health Center. From left, are Center pharmacist Glynn Michaud, Rotarian Drake Aguillard, Rotary President Kitty Jo Deshotel, center executive director Yancy Fontenot, center patient advocate Linda Thomas, center pharmacy tech/medical assistant Alisha Morein, Rotarian Jacob Bergeron, Rotarian Randall Vigeé, Rotarian Van Reed, and Rotarian Pat Dossman. (Submitted photo)

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The Eunice Community Health Center

Community Health Center asks for help

The Eunice Community Health Center is usually involved in providing health care to those in need, but the coronovirus turned that situation around.
Now, the clinic is needing the public’s help because the virus shutdown many of its usual sources of funding.
“I’m writing on behalf of keeping our no-cost pharmacy/clinic operating. We are in need of funds to help sustain the clinic and continue to serve people in need. Due to COVID-19 we have suspended all fundraisers,” wrote Yancy Fontenot, executive director.

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Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot

City sets deadline to pay utility bills

Since March the city suspended disconnecting customers with unpaid utility bills, but that is ending Oct. 16.
Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot said, “Back in March when the pandemic began and people began losing their jobs and businesses shutdown, financial hardship happened, we went along with private utility companies and decided to suspend disconnections.”
At Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting, Fontenot announced the city is setting an Oct. 16 deadline on outstanding gas and sewer bills.


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