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SHUTTING DOWN — A truck loaded with bagasse leaves the LaSuCa mill at St. John on the final day of the 2019 harvest season last Tuesday, Dec. 31. A hard feeze in mid-November contributed to an early end to grinding and resulted in slightly less tonnage and sugar yield than had been projected at the start of the harvest back in September. (Karl Jeter)

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Village issues frequently center on the large, but aging water system, which is an important asset to Parks. At the Dec. 10 meeting, Councilman Harold “Kellogg” Robertson expressed dissatisfaction with the water quality and said the line flushing program has not been adequate. Fom left are Mayor Kevin Kately, Clerk Charlene Hill, Robertson and council member Myra Yvonne Narcisse.(Karl Jeter)

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Vine troubles – Arborist Jim Foret displays a piece of the fig vine that has grown into the canopy of the Evangeline Oak. Foret and LSU Ag Center Extension agent Stuart Gauthier reported on their inspection and recommendations for preservation of the city’s trademark tree.(Karl Jeter)

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