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From left, Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot and Mayor Pro-tem Marion “Nootsie” Sattler at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen’s meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Neighborhood Restoration Program planned

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot said a Neighborhood Restoration Program will be launched to bring to life ordinances requiring property to be maintained to a high standard.
The program, announced at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen’s meeting, is to start next week with the residents being informed and the actual enforcement phase to begin in October.
“The end result if we can complete some of our goals would be increased property value, neighborhood pride and quality of life,” he said.
“The city is going to commit to drainage improvements,” he said.

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Heidi Miller is assisting her two sons, Rylan Guidry and Zachary Godeaux, Wednesday morning during virtual school classes on their tablets. Rylan is the son of Heidi Miller and Dale Guidry and Zachary is the son of Heidi Miller and Brock Miller. (Photos by Myra Miller)

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Zillah Myers, a pre-k student at East Elementary, was on campus with her mother, Jessica Fournerat, and had the opportunity to pick up her lunch Wednesday.

Virtual school starts with a few tech issues

St. Landry Parish’s public schools started their first-ever virtual school session Tuesday and it was mostly successful, according to Superintendent Patrick Jenkins.
Eunice Junior High School apparently was the lone school not to start Tuesday morning. The superintendent said there were technical and staff issues at the school.
There were reports on Friday of staff walking out the school and Jenkins said “there were a few staff members that had some concerns with the principal. We are working through those issues with them.”

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Hurricane Laura causes extensive damage to timber industry

After Hurricane Laura ripped through Louisiana, twisting trees and downing timber, large-scale assessments of the damage the storm caused to the timber industry are just beginning. Early reports indicate that losses will be extensive.
“I don’t have the words in my vocabulary to relay the destruction this storm has caused,” said Robbie Hutchins, an area forestry agent with the LSU AgCenter.

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Rev. Kendal Faulk

Former associate pastor at Eunice, Faulk, dies

The Rev. Kendal Faulk, 62, who served as an associate pastor at St. Anthony in Eunice after being ordained in 2010, died on Aug. 20 at Vermilion Healthcare Center.
Faulk joined the deaconate program in 1996 and served his home parish as a married permanent deacon for 10 years, later discerning a second vocation to the priesthood after the passing of his wife, Jacqueline Marie Baudoin of Abbeville, in December 2006.

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