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Eunice VFW Post 8971 was represented at its annual State VFW Convention held recently in Alexandria. The post won first place in the state for its Buddy Poppy display. From left, are Brenda Macri, Lort Veillon and Thuy Reber. (Submitted photo)

Colorful win for VFW

Eunice VFW Post 8971 was represented at its annual State VFW Convention held recently in Alexandria. The post won first place in the state for its Buddy Poppy display. From left, are Brenda Macri, Lort Veillon and Thuy Reber. (Submitted photo)

Rice price is promising

An LSU AgCenter economist had good news for rice farmers at the Vermilion Parish rice field day on June 11.
“Optimism is high that with recaptured market share in core markets, the outlook for rice is positive from a price standpoint,” said Michael Deliberto.
He told farmers American rice has become more competitive, which could allow the U.S. to regain market share in Latin America.

Tressa Miller, finance director for the St. Landry Parish School, discusses the 2019-2020 budget at a meeting Thursday in Opelousas. With Miller is Superintendent Patrick Jenkins. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Staff cuts posed in school budget

St. Landry Parish School Board members held the first of three meetings scheduled to study the school system’s 2019-2020 budget.
Six Board members met Thursday at the School Board office, 1013 E. Creswell Lane, Opelousas, to hear a briefing on the budget from Tressa Miller, finance director.
Board members in attendance were Mary Ellen Donatto, president; and Josh Boudreaux, Hazel Sias, Raymond Cassimere, Joyce Haynes and Kyle Boss.
Two other meetings are scheduled at 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Council approves sale of Garan property

“Exciting “— that’s the word Mayor Ryan “Spanky” Meche used to describe the town council agenda item to approve the sale of the Garan property, which has been for sale for more than two decades.
Town Attorney Brad Andrus said, “It must be stated on the record that the sale is below fair market value because it has been for sale for 25 years. It’s costing the town a fortune for insurance and everything else (grass upkeep, water and electricity).”

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