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LOGA responds to veto of DeVillier bill

Last Thursday marked the deadline for Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, to take action on HB 29 by Rep. Phillip DeVillier, R-Eunice, which passed both chambers in the recently adjourned Second Special Session of 2020.
Edwards vetoed the bill, which offered a limited severance tax exemption to oil companies for drilling new wells, working over shut-in wells, or taking over orphan wells.

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Concealed carry class planned Saturday

The St Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office is holding a one-day a concealed carry permit class at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at 211 W. Park Ave., Eunice.
The course is $100 and $80 for a spouse. The course includes fingerprints, notary or online help, application, classroom, range and a hot Cajun meal. The course is taught by the certified police training staff of the sheriff’s office with over 70 years of police, military, and civilian training.

Church Point to hold inaugural Bells in Buggy Town event

Two local business owners have teamed up to bring a new holiday shopping event to Church Point from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21.
Allison Fontenot said, “The devastation brought from the recent hurricanes and COVID-19 has caused our businesses and community to suffer. The shopping event is meant to help the businesses in our small town and to get people to shop local and show their support.”

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Don Groth, left, and Dustin Harrell examine rice in a field at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station. Groth is retiring as the station’s resident coordinator, and Harrell will assume that role. (Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter)

Harrell named resident coordinator of LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station

Dustin Harrell will become the next resident coordinator of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station on Feb. 1, replacing Don Groth, who is retiring at the end of January.
Mike Salassi, AgCenter program leader for plant and animal sciences, made the announcement at the Louisiana Rice Research Board meeting on Nov. 5.


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