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Little rhyme/ helped pass the time

Nowadays when we hit the road with a car full of kids, they are entertained by high-tech stuff known only to Flash Gordon in the days of my youth (and a good bit of my adulthood).
When we crammed into the back of the family sedan in the good old days, we had a stack of comics to read, a service station map given to us in the hope that we would figure out for ourselves that we weren’t “there yet,” and a bag full of sandwiches. These all ran thin only a few miles after we’d left home, and that’s why our parents invented “diversion games.”

Clockwise, from top left, Lousiana State University undergraduate student Jacob Miller, graduate student Emma Western, behind ballon, LSU Professor Dana A. Browne, undergraduate student Blaine Irle and graduate student Aaron Ryan air up the balloon for its flight. (Photo by Claudette Olivier/Church Point News)

LSU group launches sounding balloon from Church Point

It’s not an egret, and it’s not a cropduster — it’s a sounding balloon.
T. Gregory Guzik with Louisiana State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy said, “The reason we are in Church Point is because we have about five or six launch sites in the area — here, in Elton, Eunice and Jennings are our primary ones, sort of in a circle.
“Depending on how those high altitude winds go, they’ll blow the balloon east or west or north or south. We choose our launch site so that we can come down more in a clear area rather than getting into the forest.”

Parish president defends road work

St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot defended the quality of road in the parish that have been paved in the Smooth Ride Home program.
About 320 miles of roads have been paved and 98 percent are impacted enough by cracks to require sealing, he said at a St. Landry Parish Council Public Works Committee meeting Tuesday.

The 30-minute fireworks show organized by former Mayor Kenneth Peart once again delighted the crowd at the Eunice Recreation Complex and elsewhere on the Fourth of July. Eunice Police did not report any major issues associated with the celebration on Thursday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice Fourth of July celebration

The 30-minute fireworks show organized by former Mayor Kenneth Peart once again delighted the crowd at the Eunice Recreation Complex and elsewhere on the Fourth of July. Eunice Police did not report any major issues associated with the celebration on Thursday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Library, strategic plan on city’s agenda

Public hearings are scheduled ordinances to open the way for the city of Eunice to form its own library and break away from the Opelousas-Eunice Library, which was formed in 1967.
Mayor Scott Fontenot explained at the June meeting the split was discussed when Rusty Moody was Eunice mayor.
Moody’s death and other events kept the city from acting, he said.
Fontenot believes the city can run its own library and save money.

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