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From The Eunice News files

The following are from the April 1997 files of The Eunice News.
Dr. Scott Parks, a 1979 graduate of Eunice High School, spoke to the Eunice Kiwanis Club about playing bagpipes. Parks received his medical doctorate from the LSU School of Medicine in 1987.
LSUE Chancellor William Nunez was planning to attend the Eunice city council meeting to ask its support to keep LSUE as part of the LSU System.

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Study cites economic benefits expected by completing I-49

Community Foundation of Acadiana has released an economic impact analysis it commissioned that assesses the benefits of completing the I-49 Lafayette Connector and the extension of I-49 South from Lafayette to New Orleans. CFA contracted with Regional Economic Models, Inc. and CDM Smith to perform the study.

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Several election officials met Thursday morning outside the St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court office on the second floor of the Eunice Municipal Complex to discuss an early voting site. From left, are Lauren Jones, of the parish registrar’s office; Linda Brown, of the clerk of court’s office; Richard Bertrand, a parish Board of Election Supervisors member; Cheryl Milburn, registrar of voters; Charles Jagneaux, clerk of court; Angie Rogers, state commissioner of elections; Sherri Hadskey, state director of elections; and Shane Garrard, parish government information technology director. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Voting site coming to Eunice

An early voting site is planned by October at the St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court office on the second floor of the Eunice Municipal Complex.
The site would be open to any St. Landry Parish voter for early voting.
On Thursday morning, several election officials gathered outside the satellite office of Clerk of Court Charles Jagneaux to discuss the voting site.
Jagneaux expects the site will increase voter turnout in Eunice because of its convenience.

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DeVillier ready to hold the line on spending

When the Louisiana Legislature opens its session Monday, Rep. Phillip DeVillier, District 41, said he is open to any ideas and welcomes others to share “...what can be done to fix our repeated budget problems.”
But DeVillier, of Eunice, said he ready to keep a lid on state spending.
“The first of it is we need to spend the next two years with a standstill budget,” he said Friday.
“What we are operating now is called a continuation budget. It typically adds around 13 percent every year,” he said.


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