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Ville Platte Rotary Club Hears From David Mayeaux


VILLE PLATTE ROTARY CLUB MEETING

AUGUST 19, 2014

 

   The Rotary Club of Ville Platte today (Tuesday)heard from Rotary Club President David Mayeaux give his financial firm’s mid -year outlook. He said the economy is expanding at about 3% and investors can expect a 10-15% return on stocks and a flat return in the bond market.

   He explained the economy is cyclical in nature. In 2008, when the recession struck, the economy began shrinking. In the last few years, there were signs of an early recovery with industry began adding jobs. Right now, we are in the mature market with an improving economy and inflation returning. He said the next cycle in the economy ahead is the peak of the market with rising inflation with the Fed hiking interest rates.

    Mayeaux expects the global economy will do better this year and he forecast 10-15 percent return in the stock market.

    In other news, the rotary club:

--accepted Nicole Winger with Dry max Restoration as a new member;

--was reminded that the city sponsored Farmers Market will be held Friday from 5-7pm at the Downtown Park. It was also reported that the McNeese Women’s Basketball Team as at Chicot State Park last night and helped clean up the new Boys and Girls Club location today and visited with Jenn and Steph at KVPI Studios.

Qualifying for Political Candidates


POLITICAL CANDIDATE QUALIFYING

AUGUST 15, 2014

 

     Qualifying begins Wednesday August 20 through Friday August 22  from 8:30am to 4;30pm each day at the Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court’s office in the courthouse, according to Clerk of Court Randy Deshotel.

      Among the offices that will be open for qualifying include:

 

District Judge- two to be chosen; District Attorney; school board(all 13 members); justice of the peace and constable.

In the Town of Basile, qualifying will take place for mayor, chief of police and alderman;

In the Village of Chataignier, qualifying will take place for mayor, chief of police and aldermen;

In the Town of Mamou, qualifying will take place for Mayor, Chief of Police and aldermen;

In the Village of Turkey Creek, qualifying will take place for Mayor, Chief of Police and Council Members;

In Ville Platte, qualifying will take place for City Court Judge, City Marshal, Mayor, Chief of Police and Aldermen.

 

  Keep listening each day in our news cast as we announce those who qualified.

Ville Platte Rotary Club Hears From Supt. Hamlin


VILLE PLATTE ROTARY CLUB MEETING

AUGUST 12, 2014

 

   The Rotary Club of Ville Platte today (Tuesday) heard from Superintendent of Schools Toni Hamlin report on the start of school that begins Thursday for public school students in Evangeline Parish. She announced that Evangeline Parish Schools will be featured Wednesday morning on TV 10 during Passe Partout from 5;30-7:00am. She announced that the school board has adopted a new math text book that will have an on line tutorial program to assist students and parents. The board  had difficulty this school term  finding elementary school instructors. Fewer young people are going into education so there is a shortage of teachers in the work force. Some 6200 students will report to school on Thursday. She introduced two guests at Rotary: Linda Lafleur, Elementary Supervisor and Connie Guillory, supervisor in charge of technology. Hamlin said the school district will have one million dollars less in operating funds this school term. The school district spends 80 percent of its funds in salaries with a total of 800 employees.

   In other business, the Rotary Club received a report from Faith House. Annette Johnson who is the chairperson in charge of assisting Faith House through Rotary, announced the local office could use office supplies and monetary donations.

   Also, Wayne Vidrine reported that the Ville Platte Club now has some 60 flags from other rotary clubs. One of the club’s projects is to replace as many of the 200 club flags that were lost in a fire at the club’s previous meeting place.

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