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Eunice Rotary Club seeks nominees Administrative Professional of the Year.

The Eunice Rotary Club is seeking nominations for the 2017 Eunice Administrative Professional of the Year.
The winner will receive a free trip to Branson, Missouri, courtesy of KEUN Radio, $500 spending money from the Rotary Club, a plaque and a flower arrangement.
Nomination letters should be mailed to the Pucheu Law Office at 106 West Park Ave, Eunice, LA 70535, Attn: Admin Asst Day.
The deadline for nominations is April 21.
The Rotary Club’s 30th Annual Luncheon will be held at noon April 26 at noon at the St. Thomas More Church Hall.

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Angelle Bellard, park guide at the Jean Lafitte Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, spoke recently to the Eunice Kiwanis Club about the center and its role preserving the culture that once dominated this area.

Prairie Acadian Cultural Center message is about language

The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center is in its 25th year and from its beginning it has been a place where Cajun-Creole French found a shelter.
On Saturday evenings, the Liberty Theater showcased Cajun and Creole music.
Its emcee for many of those 25 years, Dr. Barry Ancelet, would speak Cajun French in show that was broadcast live over the radio.
Angelle Bellard, park guide at the Jean Lafitte Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, spoke recently to the Eunice Kiwanis Club about the center and its role preserving the culture that once dominated this area.

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Alderman Marion “Nootsie” Sattler, left, listens to Alderman Dale Soileau talk about amending the city’s noise ordinance at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Economic Development Committee ordinance in motion Eunice aldermen vote to amend noise ordinance

An ordinance to create an eight-member Eunice economic development committee was introduced at Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen.
Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot said the ordinance replaces one that had been in place since 1961 that formed a 12-member industrial development board.
“I’m ready to get this thing rolling,” Fontenot said after Tuesday’s meeting. “I spent a lot of time working that ordinance up and I believe it is something simple, yet something that is going to be very resourceful to get some things going.”

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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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Karen Olivier, of Eunice, was honored as the St. Landry Parish Principal of the Year at the School Board meeting on Thursday in Opelousas. Olivier is principal of the Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts in Opelousas. With her, at left, is Charles Ross, a School Board member from Opelousas. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

Principal from Eunice wins parish award

Eunice educator Karen Olivier was honored as St. Landry Parish High School Principal of the Year during ceremonies at the School Board’s meeting Thursday in Opelousas.
Olivier has been principal of the Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts in Opelousas since 2012. Prior to that was the school’s assistant principal since 2011.
The school opened in 2005 as part of a court-ordered desegregation plan for St. Landry Parish public schools.

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