Nearly 5% voted early in St. Landry Parish

Voters cast ballots at the St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters office in Opelousas on Thursday. Early voting for the Nov. 8 election ends Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Nearly 3,000 people or 5 percent voted early in St. Landry Parish out of the 58,599 voters registered for the Nov. 8 election.
Early voting began Oct. 25 and ends Tuesday .
Early voting according to the Louisiana Secretary of State and as of Thursday were:

Old Glory Relay

Old Glory Relay runners Jimmy Guilberteau, of Lafayette, and Michelle Wilkstrom, of Shreveport, exchange the flag at the 3rd Street and U.S. 190 on Tuesday. A 62-team relay is headed to a finish in Tampa, Florida, Nov. 11. Turn to Page 2 for more photos. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Runners for the Old Glory Relay ran through Eunice at about noon Tuesday on their way to Tampa, Florida.
After the runners left VFW Post 8971, Post Commander Terry Matte, said, “It is great. This is what America is about. United we stand, divided we fall.”

Board puts its stamp on contract

Patrick Jenkins restated his commitment to move to St. Landry Parish. Jenkins, shown at a Monday meeting of the School Board, has been selected as the next superintendent. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

St. Landry Parish School Board members began tweaking the next superintendent’s contract, but didn’t alter the $138,000 base salary at a special meeting Monday.
The board meets again on Nov. 3 and the contract is almost certain to come up on the agenda.

Experience Louisiana Festival meets with success

David Simpson, of Eunice, takes photos of Grammy-award winning The Band Courtbouillon at the Experience Louisiana Festival on Sunday. Band members, from left, are Wilson Savoy, Wayne Toups Steve Riley and Thomas David. Turn to Pages 6, 7 and 8 for more festival photos. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Up to 6,000 people attended the second annual Experience Louisiana Festival on the LSUE campus Saturday and Sunday, according to Dwight Jodon, one of the Eunice Club organizers.
“Really good weekend,” he said even noting the exceptional weather.

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Sports

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

Lifestyle

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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)

Obituaries

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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