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A truck is parked outside the new cold storage facility on U.S. 190 East, which is to be used for Riceland Crawfish products. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

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From left, Dwight Landreneau, Dexter Guillory and Donald Mayeau at the April 5 Eunice Rotary Club meeting. Guillory and Landreneau talked about Riceland Crawfish.

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The Sub-Zero Storage facility is about 42,000 square feet in size.

Riceland Crawfish preeminent

From the center of Eunice, Riceland Crawfish sends its crawfish and alligator products across the United States.
The Riceland Crawfish label literally puts Eunice on the map through Walmart and other retailers. Food service distributor Sysco handles Riceland’s products.
Dexter Guillory, owner and manager, said Riceland Crawfish has sales of about $17 million a year and in season, hires about 150 people, mostly temporary workers, he said at a recent Eunice Rotary Club meeting.

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Agent started south Louisiana ‘log war’

In the early days of the southwest Louisiana timber industry, cutting trees from public land, or even land that belonged to somebody else, was an everyday occurrence. It got so bad that a special federal agent had to be sent in.
His name was Murray Carter, and he stirred up a hornet’s nest that the Lake Charles newspaper named The Calcasieu Log War. Historian Donald Millet detailed the brouhaha in a study of the early years of the south Louisiana lumber industry (“The Lumber Industry of ‘Imperial’ Calcasieu: 1865-1900,” Louisiana History, Winter, 1966).

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Early voting continues for April 29 election

Early voting for the April 29 election continues Monday through April 22 at registrar of voters offices.
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Registrar offices include:
In Acadia Parish, 568 NW Court Circle, Crowley. Contact the registrar’s office at 337-788-8841.
In St. Landry Parish, 118 S. Court St., Suite 114, Opelousas. Contact the registrar’s office at 337-948-0572.
Elections include a vote for the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals race with candidates Candyce Perret and Susan Theall.
In Acadia Parish:

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Jeremy Alford

Frequency of local tax votes questioned

Some lawmakers are concerned that local governments and political subdivisions are abusing the “in cases of emergency” exception in the Louisiana Constitution for submitting tax propositions more than once within a six-month period.
Leading that war cry is House Natural Resources Chairman Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette, who wants the Legislature do something about the issue.
The worst kind of abuser, said Bishop, are local government entities that fail to gain voter approval for a tax and immediately want another shot on the same exact proposition.

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This 3-year-old pit bull was severely injured in what the Humane Society of Louisiana believes was a dog-dragging incident. (Submitted Photo)

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The injuries to a 3-year-old pit bull are seen in this photo. (Submitted Photo)

Information sought about dog-dragging

A search is underway for whoever dragged a 3-year-old pit bull behind a vehicle and seriously injuring the dog.
The Humane Society of Louisiana is also asking for donations help with the dog’s treatment.
The suspected dog-dragging came to light when the dog’s owner brought the animal to the Northside Vet Clinic in Eunice for treatment on April 7, a news release from the Humane Society of Louisiana stated.
According to the owner, who wished to remain anonymous, she allowed someone to walk the dog on April 6, but he never returned with the dog.


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