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SOS race shaping up, another candidate announces

Like he did during last year’s special election for state treasurer, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy is picking sides again in the special election for secretary of state — by endorsing no one in particular and critiquing one person specifically.
At the same time, the developing race has picked up its second announced contender, Attorney General Public Protection Director Reneé Free, who confirmed her candidacy recently to LaPolitics.

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Christine Payton, left, of Team Mergist, and Michele Veillon of Elder Outreach go over details of the June 20-21 program that will establish a world record for the longest Bingo game. The event, to be held at Southwind Healthcare and Rehabilitation Activity Center, will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

World Record Bingo attempt is fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Assoc.

CROWLEY — Elder Outreach and Team Mergist are combining efforts to set a Guinness Book of World Records for the “Longest Bingo Game” on record.
“While our application for the world record is still in the process of being approved, we are continuing to move forward like the true record-holders we are,” said Michele Veillon, program director for Elder Outreach. “At the close of our event, we are determined to declare victory.”

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There is a new home being built next to Remy Landry Park in Delcambre. The homeowner is putting a dirt levee around his home instead of elevating it. Parish officials will connect a dirt levee they are building with one to help stop future flooding.

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When a strong south wind blows the parking lot at the park looks like a lake.

Finally - solution to stop flooding baseball fields in Delcambre

DELCAMBRE - When there is a strong south wind, it is almost a guarantee that Remy Landry Park in Delcambre is going underwater. Delcambre Mayor Pam Blakely wants to change that and she has a simple solution that is already in the works.
Her solution is build a four-foot high dirt levee around the entire park to protect it from water surge from the Delcambre canal. For years, when a strong south wind blows coupled with a high tide, the water from the canal overflows its banks onto the grounds of the park.

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Edwards hits Acadiana hard by stripping 29 out of 40 projects

Governor vetoes $2.2 million of projects for Vermilion Parish

By: Chris Rosa
Governor John Bel Edwards looks to have something against Vermilion Parish based on his latest vetoes.
The Governor stripped 40 projects from Louisiana’s $3.6 billion construction budget before signing it into law.
Edwards vetoed $2.2 million worth of Vermilion Parish projects.
Rep. Bob Hensgens was caught off guard when he learned the Vermilion Parish projects were vetoed.
“I’m extremely disappointed in the Governor’s veto of Vermilion capital outlay projects,” said Hensgens.

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Father Mark Miley and Lenwood Meaux.

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Former choir members who attended Lenwood Meaux’s (seated) retirement party were John Landry, Mavis Faulk, Mary Primeaux, Mona Ontivetos, Geralyn Matthews, Whitney Primeaux, Father Mark Miley, Christine Trahan and Pat Vaughn. Not shown is Roxanne David and Mary Dronet.

After playing pipes for 55 years, Meaux hanging it up

KAPLAN — Not many of us can say we have had a job for 55 years, but one Kaplan man can.
Lenwood Meaux, 67, has been playing the organ at Holy Rosary Catholic Church for Masses, funerals weddings, or any other special occasions that take place in the church.
Meaux, a self-taught musician, began playing when he has been in 7th grade.
“When Monsignor Berbe’s sister, Miss Cecile, quit playing,” said Meaux, “I knocked on the rectory door and offered my services. Father Fernando Roy accepted and the rest is history.

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