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Al Berard Memorial Fund begins fundraising

Al Berard Memorial Fund, a fund of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), launched its annual fundraising campaign for 2019. There are a variety of sponsorship levels that range from $2,500 to $250. All donations to the Al Berard Memorial Fund are tax deductible and should be made before Dec. 31.
Sponsorship levels and descriptions are online at

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National Board Certified applicants. Highland Elementary has five teachers presently applying for National Board Certification. From left are Suzanne Rider, Wendy Rougeau, Shantell Ward, Lora Kennedy and Shelsy Williams.

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Students of the Month at Glendale Elementary. Glendale Elementary recognized its Students of the Month for October. In front from left are Aubrey Reed, Kazli Higginbotham, Mackenzie Myers, Bailey Trichell, McKenzie Jones and Maci Wright. In back from left are Angelle Guidry, Eric Aguillard, Jazmyne Triola, Kaylee Wright, Cassie Thomas, Erin Young, Makaila Miller, and Dylan Romero. Not pictured is C’lsey Wood.

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New to the force. Chief Gary Fontenot, Clerk Earlene Lejeune and Sgt. Raymond Cole welcome the police officers hired at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. They are Kevin Fruge, Forrest Robinson, John Bass, Raymond Trahan, and Stephanie Doucet.

From The Eunice News files

From the October 2009 files of The Eunice News.
Bobcats run past Iowa, 47-20. Martin Semien evades Yellow Jacket defenders to make a 36-yard carry against Iowa Friday.
Land of Lakes Plantation owner and Whitetail deer breeder James Holdman shows antlers from his breeder buck Dreammaker at the age of three, which measures 250 inches, during last week’s Kiwanis Club meeting. Land of Lakes provides choices. A lot of careful management goes into breeding healthy deer with large racks, said James Holdman, owner of Lakes Plantation, during a recent Kiwanis Club meeting.

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Chataignier council learns about officer pay discrepancy

\After speaking with the village’s certified public accountant, Vic Slaven, Chataignier Mayor Justin Darbonne told the village council Monday night the village is not paying its officers according to a previously adopted ordinance.
Currently, the officers are getting paid $300 a month, however, the ordinance states officers should be paid $400 per month.
“We need to follow the ordinance, and we have to follow the ordinance that was passed,” Darbonne said. “That’s going to have to change.”

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Chrysanthemum means “golden flower” in Greek. (Photo by Sara Shields/LSU AgCenter)

Mum’s the word when the saints go marching in

Chrysanthemums, commonly known as mums, are synonymous with fall. Throw in some pumpkins, corn stalks and a scarecrow, and you’ve got yourself the quintessential quartet of the autumn decorating palette. These fall-blooming perennials go with autumn like pumpkin spice to your latte and candy corn to your trick or treat.
Chrysanthemum means “gold blossom” in Greek, and the plants are native to Asia. They are thought to originally have been cultivated in China and have been in recorded history since the 15th century. Today there are more than 20,000 cultivars. Wow!

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Did a ghost haunt New Iberia?

It was just about Halloween when the strange figure began wandering the streets of New Iberia on dark nights.
“Is someone trying to play a practical joke on the community, or is there a freak loose in garb that is designed to awaken suspicions?” The Daily Enterprise-Leader asked in late October 1908. “Or [do some people have] hallucinations and imaginations that are extraordinarily brilliant on nights when there is no moonlight?”


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