Eunice Mardi Gras Captain Pat Frey taunts the runners with a chicken Tuesday morning in a field near the old Dresser plant. Turn to Page 12 for more photos from the Eunice Mardi Gras. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

Mardi Gras spirit chases the chill away

Chilly weather marked the 2019 Mardi Gras, but the spirit of the event seemed to ward off any idea it was too cold to celebrate.
Mardi Gras broke with a temperature dipping to around 30 degrees with a brisk wind and even though the sun was shining the thermometer struggled to hit 50 degrees by the time the Courir de Mardi Gras rolled into Eunice about 3 p.m.
There 850 to 900 people registered in what was believed to be the 123rd Courir de Mardi Gras, Pat Frey, captain, said.

Congressman continues to focus on water policy

If you’re from Louisiana and you have a federal issue regarding water — whether it be the stuff you drink, the stuff that stinks, the stuff that flooded your living room or the stuff that’s eating Louisiana alive — then you need to slate a visit with third term Congressman Garret Graves.
He engineered many of Louisiana’s modern coastal restoration and protection laws, and, as a staffer, had a hand in gradating federal recovery policy that was geared specifically to our state.

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‘Courir des Enfants’ set for March 4

Families are invited to a children’s Mardi Gras run – “Courir des Enfants” – that is set for Monday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Breaux Bridge.
Children parade with their families through the streets, with the children decked out in Mardi Gras costumes, singing and playing Cajun music on fiddles, guitars and percussion, while “begging” for and receiving gumbo ingredients from homes along Washington Street skirting Bayou Teche.
The children chase and catch a chicken along the parade route and share gumbo and dancing afterwards at TCA, located at 210 E. Bridge Street.

Janice Jones

Jones named CFO for Mercy Regional, Acadian

Janice Jones, BS, MBA, has been named chief financial officer for Mercy Regional Medical Center, of Ville Platte, and Acadian Medical Center, of Eunice.
Calvin Green, chief executive officer at Mercy Regional Medical Center, along with Kevin Frank, chief executive officer at Acadian Medical Center, announced Jones’ appointment to the CFO role.
Jones has been with Mercy and Acadian for 15 years.


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