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Election turnout still looks bleak

First the bad news. Secretary of State Tom Schedler said in an interview that he fears turnout could be as low as 10 percent for this month’s runoff elections on Nov. 18.
Now for something with more of a positive spin. The early voting process started last Friday — one day earlier than usual, for the first time ever, and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 11
Legislators changed the law a couple of years ago to permit Schedler’s office to add more days when holidays populate the early voting calendar. (Veterans’ Day is Friday, and state offices will be closed.)

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Micah Crader of Eunice retired from the Army as a staff sergeant having served in Iraq. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Veterans Day observance is Saturday

By Myra Miller
Lifestyle Editor
Among the veterans planning to attend Veterans Day ceremonies Saturday at VFW Post 8971 is retired Staff Sgt. Micah Crader of Eunice.
Crader medically retired in 2015 from active army duty due to injuries sustained in Iraq. He served 19 years and 11 months in the military.
Crader, 44, originally of Mermentau, graduated from Jennings High School in 1991. Crader is the son of the late Dupleisse Crader and Lorraine LePrett of Hathaway.

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Ceremony set Saturday at VFW Post

The annual Veteran’s Day program will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the VFW Post 8971 on U.S. 190 east of Eunice.
The Post members and officers invite all veterans, families and children to attend. “This year our program is scheduled on Saturday, and children are out of school. We do encourage and invite children to attend with their parents,” said Terry Matte, quartermaster of the post.

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Robert “Bobby” Latiolais of Eunice is a Vietnam War veteran. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Veterans Day observance is Saturday

An article with a photo of Robert “Bobby” Latiolais of Eunice printed in The Eunice News in 1967, read, “Robert Latiolais back stateside. USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA 42, March 1 - Robert L. Latiolais, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Latiolais of 800 N. Fourth St., Eunice, La., has returned to Mayport, Fla., from combat duty off the coast of North Vietnam, aboard the attack aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt.
“As a member of the FDR, he assisted in the launching of over 7,000 combat and combat support missions against North Vietnamese Military combat targets.

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