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Tommie Pillette named grand marshal of Erath Homecoming Parade

ERATH — Erath educator Tommie Pillette (also known as Coach P. in the community) has been selected as the 2018 Erath High School Homecoming Grand Marshal.
Entering his 40th year as an educator and coach, he is a man you can count on to care about the students and the community. As a coach, he has taught and worked with a large number of students at Erath High who to this day, respect him tremendously and hold him in high esteem.

'COMING TO YOUR TOWN ..."

Members of Grand Funk Railroad are (from left) Tim Cashion (keyboardist), Bruce Kulick (guitar), Don Brewer (drummer, original member) Max Carl (vocals), Mel Schacher (bass guitar, original member). The classic rock band will perform in concert in the Paragon Casino Resort’s Mari Showroom at 8 p.m. Friday (Sept. 28. {Photo by Jim McGuire}

Grand Funk Railroad still on track

Pretend you are on a popular game show. The category is “Rock Music of the 1970’s.”

The “answer” is: “An American band who is coming to your town to help you party down.”

The correct response, in the form of a question: “Who is Grand Funk Railroad?”

The iconic rock band will perform in concert in the Paragon Casino Resort’s Mari Showroom at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28. The five-member band includes two of the three founding members, Don Brewer and Mel Schacher.

DayeTime: Of Cats & Dogs -- High speed chases

A reader, a former police officer as it turns out, came by the office to ask a few questions about a recent high-speed chase that began in Bunkie with an escape of a “disturbing the peace” suspect. The suspect took a delivery truck, fled and ended up crashing into a building in Mansura. The driver was injured and was transported to the ICU.

During this chase, the truck reportedly forced numerous vehicles -- including four law enforcement units -- off the road.

Gilbert “T-Gil” Quebedeaux, Jr., age 82, of Mansura

Gilbert “T-Gil” Quebedeaux, Jr.
MANSURA - A Funeral Mass for Gilbert “T-Gil” Quebedeaux, Jr., originally from Arnaudville, will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura with Fr. Irion St. Romain officiating. Entombment will be in the St. Paul Mausoleum. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Escude Funeral Home.

City’s LACE program yields traffic tickets

It’s been 30 days since the city council here approved a trial of the Local Agency Compensated Enforcement (LACE) program and Police Chief Ricky Martin provided an update on its results at the Sept. 17 council meeting.
The LACE program funds extra patrol time for off-duty officers, paid for through the citations generated. In that 30-day period, 210 traffic tickets were issued by the extra patrol officers provided, but Chief Martin was not sure just how much revenue the tickets would generate.

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