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Deadline nears for candidates to announce in The Eunice News

The Eunice News will publish free announcements for candidates in the Oct. 12 Gubernatorial Primary Election.
The announcements are biographical only and limited to 400 words. They will contain no campaign promises, pledges or references to other candidates. That material should be included in paid political advertising.
The announcements are used on a first-come basis and publication date depends on space available.
A photo of the candidate is used if provided.
Announcements are due by Sept. 6.

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What grads make the most dough?

As LSU’s largest, most diverse freshman class officially began the fall semester, the more than 6,000 new students were welcomed with the news that LSU is the top public university in Louisiana and a leader in the SEC in one of the most important outcomes for today’s students: return on investment.

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Health care contract emerging as issue

Political observers, such as columnists and radio show hosts, already knew the Democratic and Republican governors associations were going to have roles to play in Louisiana’s 2019 race for governor.
And these prognosticators also knew there would be super PACs and so-called dark money and trackers and so on and so forth, all contributing to the tapestry of this election cycle.

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The “Rendez-vous des Cajuns” show at the Liberty Theater was canceled for Saturday and Sept. 7 because the air conditioning system broke down. The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center was was closed Thursday, also due to the air conditioner issue. According to an email from Rebecca Lasell, deputy superintendent of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, “We are currently exploring options to restore air conditioning as soon as possible. Delays may occur if the purchase and installation of a new system is required. Most of our visitor services and programs will continue to be available from the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette.” (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Center closed

The “Rendez-vous des Cajuns” show at the Liberty Theater was canceled for Saturday and Sept. 7 because the air conditioning system broke down. The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center was was closed Thursday, also due to the air conditioner issue. According to an email from Rebecca Lasell, deputy superintendent of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, “We are currently exploring options to restore air conditioning as soon as possible. Delays may occur if the purchase and installation of a new system is required.

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A banner at the Eunice Recreation Complex on Sittig Road serves as a reminder for Eunice’s upcoming 125th birthday celebration. The celebration events will be held at downtown South 2nd Street and Park Avenue on Sept. 14. (Photo by Myra Miller)

LSUE joins city’s birthday celebration

The celebration of Eunice’s 125th birthday on Sept. 14 will include LSUE students and athletes, Connie Thibodeaux, alderwoman who is organizing the event.
The birthday is being advertised on banners placed on different city entrance roadways and at the Eunice Recreation Complex on Sittig Road.
The Pelican/Aracadia Publishing company, which published the Clovis Crawfish books that will be on sale during the birthday celebration, will have a representative in Eunice for the unveiling of the Clovis Crawfish statue.

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