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Sherry Howell gives Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot a hug after he presented her with her late husband’s name plate.

Sherry Howell received her late husband’s name plate.

Wife of late Alderman Lynn Howell accepts appointment to serve on Maurice Board

MAURICE — Exactly one week after the untimely death of Village of Maurice Alderman Lynn Howell, his wife found strength to answer a question in regard to his replacement.
“I want to do it,” Sherry Howell said.
Lynn Howell died unexpectedly on Jan. 11. He was 55.
Sherry Howell agreed during Wednesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting, the first since her husband’s passing, to accept the board’s request to serve in her late husband’s seat.
Alderwoman Phyllis Johnson and Alderman Kenneth “Keno” Picard voted unanimously to

Two now running for Erath Chief of Police

Qualifying for the March 25 election began Wednesday morning and a race for one office in the parish has materialized as a result.

Two people qualified for Chief of Police in Erath. Bart Boullion signed up to run as a Republican. Anna LaPointe, listed as a Democrat, also qualified.

The race is to fill the unexpired term of late Chief Gerald Hebert, who passed away last September. The Erath Board of Aldermen assigned LaPointe to serve as chief following Hebert’s death.

Chic-A-la-Pie krewe members plan for ball

Mardi Gras committee members of the Kaplan Krewe Chic-A-la-Pie have been hard at work planning for the 2017 Ball.

Many people have already spent numerous hours behind the scenes in the planning and development process to ensure that the 2017 celebration will be fun-filled and entertaining.

Chic-A-la-Pie member volunteers plan and execute the entire ball, including selection and development of the theme, costume design, script writing, music selection and choreography, marketing, decorating, ticket sales, logistics and production.

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