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Tri-Parish workforce increases

The Tri-Parish workforce grew by 306 people from September to September, according to a monthly report from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics released Friday.
The workforce for St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes in September was 67,795, which is a 0.5% increase over the September 2018 workforce.
The workforce count includes both those employed and those seeking a job.
The employment statistics released by in a Louisiana Workforce Commission news release are not adjusted for season factors such as weather and holidays.

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Richard LeBouef, executive director of the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Commission.

Town hall meeting set on weekly trash pickup

A town hall meeting is scheduled at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chambers at the Eunice Municipal Complex on changing from twice-a-week residential garbage collection to a once-a-week schedule.
Richard LeBouef, executive director of the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Commission, said the current system, which has been in operation for more than 30 years, is not working.
Residents in incorporated areas of St. Landry Parish have twice-weekly garbage pickup service. Rural residents get once-a-week pickup service.

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Carron Cemetery. (Submitted photo)

Blessing of the Graves at Carron Cemetery

The annual Blessing of the Graves at Carron Cemetery will take place at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
The liturgical event happens each year ahead of All Souls and All Saints Day.
Carron Cemetery, established in the 1800s, is managed by the Carron Cemetery Family Alliance (CCFA), a volunteer organization committed to historical and cultural preservation of this graveyard where some of Eunice’s founding families and five soldiers from the War Between the States are buried.

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Donelon warns of flooded cars hitting resale markets

Commissioner Jim Donelon is reminding Louisiana consumers to be vigilant when purchasing used vehicles that may have been flooded in Texas as a result of Tropical Storm Imelda.
These damaged vehicles are sold at auction and unscrupulous sellers may ship automobiles, trucks, boats and RV’s to other states and not disclose their origin to unsuspecting buyers.

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Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital presented the LSU Eunice Foundation with a $20,000 check to create the Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital Endowed Scholarship for a student enrolled in LSUE’s surgical technology clinical program. From left, are Renee Guillory, LSUE surgical technology program director; Carey Lawson, LSUE Foundation; Dotty McDonald, dean of Health Sciences and Business Technology; Chancellor Nancee Sorenson; Chris Kohlenberg, CFO Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital; Ruth Guidry, CNO Lafayette Surgical Hospital; Tracy Craft, OR/Pre-Prep manager; and Rhonda Venable, executive assistant to Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital’s CEO Buffy Domingue. The LSUE Foundation will submit the scholarship to the Louisiana Board of Regents for matching funds through its workforce development matching funds program. The Board of Regents has matched several LSUE scholarships. LSU Eunice began offering an associate of applied science degree in surgical technology last year. The degree prepares students to be competent entry-level surgical technologists, rated by the Louisiana Workforce Development Commission as a four star job in high demand. The new program recently received accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs. To learn more about the program, visit lsue.edu/academics.

Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital creates endowed scholarship

Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital presented the LSU Eunice Foundation with a $20,000 check to create the Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital Endowed Scholarship for a student enrolled in LSUE’s surgical technology clinical program.

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