A ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony was held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday for Advanced Health & Soul, LLC. 141 N. Bobcat Dr., Eunice. The event was organized by the Eunice Chamber of Commerce to welcome Sabrina Gotreaux’s new business. (Eunice News photo)
About 2,000 years ago, a group of people settled on the natural levee on the western edge of the Atchafalaya Basin, near what is now known as Bayou Amy, just north of the bridge at Henderson. It was a good place for them — high enough to keep from flooding, yet close to rich swamplands that offered nearly everything they needed for a good life.
These people lived well. Swamp critters provided a steady and reliable food source and these levee dwellers had no need to plow or plant. They made a good living just fishing, hunting, and collecting wild plants.
One Acadiana (1A) hosted partners from across the region and state at the UL Lafayette Student Union on Jan. 10 for a summit to kick off year two of the 55 by 25 educational attainment initiative.
More than 150 stakeholders attended the summit, including K-12 school district superintendents, higher education leaders, business leaders, nonprofit leaders, and other public officials.
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System announced that LSU Eunice would receive $162,000 from its Workforce Training Rapid Response Fund. The funding is in response to a grant request submitted by LSUE earlier this year.
LSUE’s Nursing Program Initiative will receive the $162,000 to support new and upgraded equipment and supplies.
Computers in the St. Landry Parish School system were shutdown Wednesday after a cyber attack was discovered and remained off on Friday.
The school system was being assisted by the Louisiana State Department of Education and National Guard in recovering from the attack, according to Tricia Fontenot, school system webmaster.
The school system’s website was shut down after the attack, but Fontenot said the site was not harmed. The website shutdown was caused by the shutdown of servers at the School Board office. The school system’s website is hosted off site, she said.