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4 of 14 Eunice city candidates file campaign disclosure reports

Four of the 14 candidates in the November elected have filed candidate reports with the Louisiana Board of Ethics.
Incumbent Mayor Scott Fontenot and Police Chief Randy Fontenot have filed reports along with Tony Baltakis and Jackie Vallare, both candidates for the Board of Aldermen.
Candidates making expenditures in excess of $2,500 must file a report. Candidates who receive contributions from a single source, other than personal funds, in excess of $200 must file a report.

Election clerk Dorothy LaBrie, right, assists Cynthia Street with voting Tuesday afternoon at the Eunice Municipal Complex. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Nearly 5,000 votes cast in Tuesday’s election

Nearly 5,000 votes had been cast in St. Landry Parish in Tuesday’s election as of Wednesday, according to the secretary of state’s website.
Cheryl Milburn, St. Landry Parish registrar of voters, said 4,076 voters were cast in person in early voting that ended Tuesday. Of those early votes, 563 were cast at an early voting poll at the Eunice Municipal Complex.
Milburn had projected a turnout of up to 60 percent for Tuesday’s election, but throttled that number back to 40 percent after early voting.

Tri-Parish workforce count is below a year ago

The Tri-Parish workforce in September declined by 2 percent — 1,287 people — from a year ago, according to Bureau of Labor and Statistics data released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
The workforce includes those people employed and looking for jobs.
In September, the workforce in St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes totaled 63,408, down from 64,695 in September 2017.
St. Landry Parish’s workforce dropped by 262 people from a year ago. In September, the workforce numbered 31,785 people compared to 32,047 in September 2017.

With a multitude of flower colors and sizes, pansies are durable and well-justified cool-season bedding plants. (LSU AgCenter file photo by Allen Owings)

Plant now for cool-season color

The seasons are changing, and we are entering a transitional period in the flower garden when warm-season bedding plants begin to fade and cool-season bedding plants are planted to provide fall, winter and spring color.

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