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Downtown Erath will be lit up Friday night at 6 o’clock.

Sixth annual Erath Lighting of the Christmas Lights set for Friday

ERATH - The Town of Erath and the Erath 4th of July Association would like to invite everyone to attend the 6th Annual Lighting of the Christmas Lights.
This year’s lighting ceremony will take place on Friday, November 24th at 6:00 PM in front of Erath City Hall, located at 115 West Edwards Street.
The town Christmas tree, which was donated by the Landry family of Erath, along with all Christmas decorations will be lit at this time.

Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, at left, answers a question at the Richard and Neal Fontenot Farm in Evangeline Parish. At right is Gov. John Bel Edwards. Strain and Edwards made six stops across the state Nov. 14-17.

Farmers voice concerns during listening tour

VIDRINE — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain wrapped up an agriculture and forestry listening tour at Richard and Neal Fontenot’s R&N Farms in the Evangeline Parish community of Vidrine on Nov. 17.
Farmers expressed their concerns about infrastructure needs, red tape involved with obtaining foreign labor, sales taxes on farm supplies and equipment, high electricity rates and funding for LSU AgCenter research facilities.

New Iberia Man Killed in Single Vehicle Crash

IBERIA PARISH – On Nov. 21, shortly before 10 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on the eastbound US 90 frontage road near LA 83.
The crash claimed the life of 38-year-old Scott Ward of New Iberia.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that Ward was operating a 2014 Dodge truck eastbound on the frontage road. For unknown reasons, the Dodge ran off of the right side of the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire

Houston Astros’ pitcher Dallas Keuchel signs his jersey that was auctioned off for $5,000 at Sunday’s Dining on the Diamond” fundraiser.

Nathan Granger, Ross’s father, thanks everyone for attending the first-ever Dining on the Diamond event Sunday night.

Ross Granger

Houston Astros’ pitching coach Brent Strom talks to the crowd about his Major League experiences.

Coy Broussard (right) checks the price of an autographed picture of Brett Favre. The boy in the middle making his way to the table is Bo Lancon.

Grangers fulfilling son’s three wishes

LAFAYETTE - There is the saying, “Live your life like you are writing your eulogy and not your resumé.” Ross Granger of Erath was on this Earth for only 18 years and his eulogy outshines most of us.
Despite leaving this Earth a year ago, Granger’s eulogy also continues to be written.
The Erath High graduate lost his short battle with cancer after being diagnosed a month after graduating high school. His senior year at EHS, he signed a baseball scholarship at LSUE in Eunice.

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