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Chad Lemelle

Lemelle is new principal at Eunice Junior High School

Eunice Junior High School has a new principal, Chad Lemelle. Lemelle has 21 years of education under his belt and 14 years as an administrator.
Lemelle, 46, worked as a director at the Acadia Parish Head Start in Crowley for the past two-and-a half years.
Prior to serving as director at Acadia Parish Head Start, Lemelle was the principal at Crowley Middle School for 10 years, and assistant principal at Crowley Middle School prior for two years.

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‘Oldest inhabitants’ were weather observers

Until well into the 1800s, the oldest people in a town or area were the keepers of weather lore. Any time there was a bitter cold snap or a big snowstorm or a flooding rain, or any other piece of unusual weather, newspapers invariably reported that none of “the oldest inhabitants” had ever seen such a thing before.

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Virus fires up again

St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Charles Jagneaux is closing his second-floor office in the Eunice Municipal Complex citing a COVID-19 outbreak.
“I have decided to close the Eunice branch office until it is safe to reopen it because of the COVID pandemic. Also, the citizens of Eunice should be warned that unsafe practices lead to continuing the spread of the virus. They should wear masks and practice social distancing,” he said on Friday.

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The LSU Board of Supervisors will be asked to approve the renaming of the Acadian Center on the LSUE campus to honor Dr. Anthony Mumphrey. The Acadian Center opened in the fall of 1971 and was expanded in 2002, almost doubling in size to more than 45,000 square feet. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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Dr. Anthony Mumphrey

LSUE plans to honor its first chancellor, Anthony Mumphrey

The Acadian Center on the LSU Eunice campus is to be renamed in honor of the first chancellor, Dr. Anthony Mumphrey.
The renaming request is to be presented at the LSU Board of Supervisors meeting in December.
Current Chancellor Nancee Sorenson stated, “Chancellor Mumphrey was a visionary leader who understood the promise and opportunity for the citizens of the Acadiana region with the establishment of Louisiana State University at Eunice.”

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State Rep. Phillip DeVillier

DeVillier ‘frustrated’ by veto

State Rep. Phillip DeVillier said he is frustrated by Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of his bill intended to spur oil and gas activity.
The governor vetoed his House Bill 29 on Wednesday.
DeVillier said, “The bill was obviously to do what we can to put people back to work. We received multiple letters after this bill was passed that were sent to the governor from industry saying in fact if the legislation would become law they would put quite a few people back to work in our state.”
The bill provided severance tax exemptions and incentives for the oil and gas industry.


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