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The Rev. Daniel Holsomback serves as pastor of First Baptist Church in Pine Prairie. (Photo by Tony Marks/Ville Platte Gazette)

Pastor describes his journey from bottle to Bible

By Tony Marks
Ville Platte Gazette
PINE PRAIRIE — For many Christians the hymn “Amazing Grace” is just another hymn they sing at Sunday services. However for one Pine Prairie pastor, it is a hymn that describes his life as he came out of the darkness of alcoholism into the light of salvation.

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A trailer full of people await the start of the next set of Field Tours to at the 108th annual Rice Field Day at the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station. The station, located between Crowley and Rayne has been a hub of development for years now and continues to draw big crowds for its annual field day. The Field Day is an opportunity for the scientists working day-in and day-out to showcase their work and talk about future work. (Photos by Jennine LeJeune/Crowley Post-Signal)

Tour offered inside look at rice research

CROWLEY – If you were fortunate to hop on a trailer for the field tour Wednesday, you got an inside look at the continued work of many at the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station.
From 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m., tours left intermittently to tour the fields and learn more about various research. First stop was Drs. Eric Webster and Ben McKnight talking about rice weed control.

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Nick Bertrand, 13, is helping his grandfather, Kenneth Peart with the Eunice Fourth of July fireworks display Tuesday. Peart, a former mayor and owner of Peart Enterprises, has organized the fireworks display for many years. They are at Peart’s shop on East Maple Avenue. (Photo by Myra Miler)

Peart ready for the Fourth

By Myra Miller
Lifestyle Editor
Kenneth Peart is at it again. The Fourth of July is fast approaching, and he is ready with more than 3,000 rockets to be fired on the holiday.
The Fourth of July fireworks display is scheduled at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Eunice Recreation Complex on Sittig Road.
Peart, owner of Peart Enterprises, and a former mayor of Eunice, has planned Eunice’s Fourth of July fireworks display for many years.

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Tressa Miller

School Board learns budget is on target

By Harlan Kirgan
The St. Landry Parish school Board’s budget is forecast to end the year on target and possibly with a surplus.
Tressa Miller, finance director, told the Board’s Finance Committee on June 26, “We are still projecting a break even or better budget.”
The school district budget year ended in June.
As of the end of May the district had a general fund surplus of $3.8 million. The budget projected a $1.4 million loss.
General fund revenues totaled $97.2 million and other sources of revenue were $11.2 million.

Eunice High grad rate rises sharply

By Harlan Kirgan
The Eunice High School graduation rate for the class of 2017 was 82.9 percent, a sharp rise from 73.4 percent in 2016.
The 2016 graduation rates for the parish and individual high schools were reported in Thursday’s edition in conjunction with a state Department of Education report on 10-year graduation rates from 2006 to 2016.
St. Landry Parish had a 66.6 percent graduation rate for its 2016 class, which was the fourth lowest in the state.


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