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Judge: Court trying to change lives

From left, Jackie Vallare, community service supervisor; Terry Hoychick, Eunice City Court judge; and Eunice Police Sgt. Stephanie Myers; at Thursday’s Eunice Kiwanis Club meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

When Eunice City Court Judge Terry Hoychick says his being a judge is a ‘calling’ and he isn’t talking about a phone call.

Medical marijuana project needs $11M in private funding to get growing

LSU Vice President for Agriculture Bill Richardson talks about the medical marijuana project at a forum in Baton Rouge on Oct. 28. (Photo by Olivia McClure)

The state-mandated initiative to grow marijuana and process it for medical purposes will need at least $11 million in private funding to get off the ground, and it will be at least 18 months before any product sales are made, according to a project concept recently released by the LSU AgCenter.

Ceremony to honor veterans at VFW Friday

Donald Estillette, VFW Post 8971 chaplain, shows scrapbook page of his service during the Vietnam War. (Photo by Myra Miller)

There will be a Veterans Day outdoor ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the VFW tank memorial, located at U.S. 190 East.
Local veterans will be honored and recognized by the post. The ceremony is sponsored by VFW Post 8971, DAV, and American Legion Post 129.

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