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Resolution asks for action on abandoned hospital

Citing safety concerns, Eunice aldermen approved a resolution Tuesday asking St. Landry Parish Government and the Parish Council to act on the abandoned Moosa Memorial Hospital.
The resolution requests St. Landry Parish Government remove the asbestos and demolish or secure the building.
The resolution also states the building is a safety hazard for the residents living and operating businesses in the area.
The building at 400 Moosa Boulevard has been abandoned for about 15 years, the resolution stated.
The action was taken at the Board of Aldermen meeting.

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St. Landry Parish sales tax collection growth slows

Growth in St. Landry Parish sales tax collections continued to slow in July as the total collected in the parish was $40,954,187, down $342,646 or 0.8% from the same period in 2018, according to statistics released by the St. Landry Parish School Board Sales Tax Division.
However, a note with the release of the sales tax statistics stated a major retailer in the parish has changed its reporting system and is sorting out the differences.

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A file photo from the July Eunice Board of Aldermen's meeting.

Fee hikes on city agenda

Increasing fees for safety inspections and building permits are on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Eunice Board of Aldermen.
Alderman Ernie Blanchard said the proposals are to bring the city in line with what is charged in area cities.
The changes include:
— Raising the fee for a building safety inspection from $10 to $25.

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Red powder puff plant Nana. (Photo by Heather Kirk-Ballard/LSU AgCenter)

You can grow flowering plants in shady areas

By Heather Kirk-
Ballard
LSU AgCenter
Horticulturist
Flowers can add such beautiful color to our landscapes. They catch the eye of the beholder and are also loved by garden visitors such as butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators. Growing flowers in shaded areas can be difficult. But if you’re up for the challenge, you can do it.

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