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Baseball fields to be renamed

By Crystal Nix

The DeQuincy City Council met in regular session Monday, Feb. 12.

The council unanimously approved the naming of the city's four Dixie Youth baseball fields in honor of Glenn White, Richard Quinn, Frank Jones, and Ralph Mitchell.

These four men were founders of the Dixie Youth League in DeQuincy. They shared their passion for baseball with DeQuincy youth. As coaches, they encouraged sportsmanship. As mentors, they made sure the team made it to practices and to games. The city will host a ceremony to officially name the fields on opening day, Saturday, Mar. 24.

Receiving Bids

Mayor Lawrence Henagan announced the city will be receiving bids for a new roof on the Old Town Hall Museum. The museum has raised a substantial amount of money, and has also received a grant from Calcasieu Parish Police Jury to fund the project.

The city council adopted the ordinance for higher gas rates. The current rates are well below the national average rate.

Other Matters

Blaine Russell was present at the meeting. He stated that the high line behind his property in West Park has been damaged over the last 17 months by heavy equipment, and that the equipment has caused a drainage problem on his property. He had informed city officials in the beginning, but the problem still persists. Mayor Henagan said Cleco is aware of it, and had hired a contractor for repairs. Henagan will contact the representative from Cleco again. Henagan also noted the area is Cleco's responsibility, and that the city mows the area strictly as a courtesy to the residents.

Arnold Blagrave thanked the city for the removal of the trailer on LeBlanc St.

Council Woman Denise Maddox has concerns about the pot hole on the corner of LeBlanc and Front Streets. The hole was recently patched, but is quickly sinking again. She asked the city to look into the underlying cause of the problem and find a permanent fix.

Darlene Hooker invited the city to the the 3rd Annual Family Reunion Black History program which will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. at the Guiding Light Church of God in Christ. There will be fellowship in the Grand Avenue Gym immediately following the program.

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