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Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish speaks as, from left, Rep. Phillip DeVillier, District 41; Rep. John Stefanski, District 42; and Amy Thibodeaux, Crowley Chamber of Commerce president and CEO.

Legislators questioned on their ideas

After the three state legislators in attendance of this week’s Legislative Breakfast – Reps. John Stefanski, R-Crowley; and Phillip DeVillier, R-Eunice; as well as Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish, R-Jennings – each delivered a speech, they took a few questions from those in attendance.
Political strategist Blake Corely began by complimenting Morrish on his service and stating how impressed with Morrish’s boldness he was on certain votes to cross party lines.

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Mary Ellen Donatto studies a proposed contract at the March 27 St. Landry Parish School Board Executive Committee meeting in Opelousas. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Board halts job contracts asked by superintendent

Instead of approving two job contracts presented by Superintendent Patrick Jenkins, the School Board’s Executive Committee voted to have them reviewed by legal counsel and advertised.
Jenkins apparently was prepared to sign contracts for a construction manager and communication specialist that he presented to the board’s executive committee on March 27.
Committee action must be approved by the full board, which meets April 6.

Skimming devices found at St. Landry Parish gas pumps

An increased number of skimming devices at gasoline stations are being found Louisiana, including in St. Landry Parish, by Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry weights and measures employees.
Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said, inspectors seem to be finding one or two skimmers on a weekly basis.
In the past month, at least 15 skimming devices were confiscated throughout the state. These devices contained approximately 4,000 credit/debit card numbers, according to the Secret Service.

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