Voting is Tuesday

Voting on a ballot topped by a presidential election is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Sample ballots for the election are Page 6. A list of voting precincts is on Page 3.
Early voting, held from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, indicates strong interest in the election.

Parish government to end year with $830,000 deficit

St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot, right, introduces a proposed 2017 parish government budget to the Parish Council on Wednesday. The budget has a $830,000 deficit. In the background, from left, are Shane Menard and Greg Doucet. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The St. Landry Parish Government budget hit the fan and blew a $830,000 deficit onto the Parish Council on Wednesday.
Parish President Bill Fontenot, in a budget message for the draft 2017 budget, reported the deficit in the 2016 budget.

Want to avoid heart disease? Doctor points to lifestyle decisions

Dr. Kian Ehsan, an interventional cardiologist at Acadiana Medical Center

Dr. Kian Ehsan, an interventional cardiologist at Acadiana Medical Center, has a wealth of information about heart disease, but his advice on avoiding heart issues boils down to lifestyle decisions.
And his advice is to focus on exercise and a balanced diet.


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MAMOU – In an impressive showing, Mamou earned a sweep over Eunice Monday in the season opener for both teams.



Karla Bellon, left, and Michelle Brown shop Saturday at Gossip Boutique during the annual Noel on The Prairie.

The 17th annual Noel on the Prairie held Saturday and Sunday in Eunice drew many pre-holiday shoppers with 32 Eunice merchants offering customers discounts and sales. Above are shoppers at Holly’s Hobbies. (Photos by Myra Miller)


Irice Ann Darbonne Lavergne passed away on Thursday November 17, 2016 at the age of 73.
Burial will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Eunice.

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