The season ended too soon for the Lady Cats as Beau Chene grabbed an 11-0 win over Eunice to close District 4-4A competition. Eunice (8-16, 6-6) finishes the season at No. 38 in the power rankings with the top 32 earning playoff spots.
Early voting begins Saturday for the May 3 election which includes proposed rededication of a Eunice sales tax and renewal of two St. Landry Parish School District property taxes.
The LSU Eunice Athletic Department has announced that former Lady Bengal basketball player Amanda Clemons has been named the Interim Head Coach of the LSU Eunice women’s basketball team.

Gallow is Mercy Award winner

Gallow

Wanda Gallow has been awarded Mercy Regional Medical Center’s 2014 Mercy Award in recognition of her caring spirit and passion for serving others.
The annual award was established in 2002 to honor the life of Scott Mercy, founding Chairman and CEO of LifePoint Hospitals, of which Mercy Regional Medical Center and Acadian Medical Center are a part.
Being named the local award recipient makes Gallow eligible for LifePoint’s companywide Mercy Award, the highest honor an employee can receive from LifePoint.

Ham give-away winners picked

Winners have been drawn in The Eunice News annual Easter Ham Give-Away.
Those winning hams and the sponsoring merchant are:
Acadiana Lawn & Cycle - James Leger
Al’s Paint & Body - Jackie Gaspard
Champagne’s Supermarket - Charlotte Oliver
Craig’s Automotive - Luther Young
DC’s Sportsbar - Theresa Guillory
Double Action - Kylee Deshotel
EB Feucht - Lisa Fruge
Eunice Developmental - Linda Langley
Eunice Superette - Elena Sonnier
1st Franklin Financial - Sharlene Williams
Gatti’s Pizza - Joan Latour

Early voting opens Saturday

Early voting begins Saturday for the May 3 election which includes proposed rededication of a Eunice sales tax and renewal of two St. Landry Parish School District property taxes.
Registrar of Voters Cheryl Milburn said her office in the courthouse in Opelousas will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday for early voting, which will close on Saturday, April 26.
Eunice city officials propose of rededicate an existing 1 percent sales tax, allowing the city to use up 10 percent for emergency response needs.

Radio Logs

Tuesday, April 15
0920 Theft reported in the 200 block of North St. Joseph Street.
1014 Ungovernable child reported in the 1300 block of Duck Avenue.
1045 Subject needs police officer at DC’s.
1122 Suspicious person reported in the area of Meyer Street.
1604 Fight reported in the 600 block of North 2nd Street.
2128 Disturbance reported in the 100 block of West Maple Avenue.
2305 Subject needs police officer in the 500 block of North 3rd Street.

Arrests

April 15
Juan Grimaldo, 29, 1310 Darrell Street; money warrant for resisting an officer.
Abeslon Hebert, 18, 1014 Booker T. Washington, Opelousas; hold for investigation, simple criminal damage to property, simple burglary.
Toronoski Terrez Thomas, 24, 520 Fuselier; resisting an officer with violence, possession with intent to distribute schedule two narcotics, aggravated battery, possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice.
Jimmy Ray Gallow, 62, 440 North Cane Street; theft, criminal trespass.

St. Landry arrests

April 16
Larry Bellow, Jr., age 20, 608 W. Cherry St., Opelousas, LA, theft from interior of an auto, bench warrant, arrested by Opelousas Police Dept.
Darren Shane Doiga, age 41, 138 Della Drive, Opelousas, LA, hit and run, failure to carry/secure registration, no insurance, driving under suspension, following too close –with accident.
Richard Brock Guidry, age 31, 618 Old School Road, Arnaudville, LA, 2 counts of simple burglary, hold for deputies, 2 counts of felony thef

Radio Logs

Monday, April 14
0016 Theft reported in the 600 block of North 3rd Street.
0701 Subject needs police officer in the 900 block of West Dean Street.
0814 Disturbance reported in the 100 block of West Ash Street.
0952 Traffic crash reported at Winn Dixie.
0956 Suspicious person reported at Richard and Meyer Streets; resulted in arrest.
1424 Suspicious person reported in the 700 block of Ann Street; resulted in arrest.
1522 Shoplifting reported at Walmart; resulted in arrest.
2338 Disturbance reported in the 200 block of Acadia.

Arrests

April 14
Michael Goodly, 45, 1527 North Green Avenue, Basile; Principal to theft of goods-shoplifting.
Quentin Darby, 22, 780 South Beulah Street; Possession with intent to distribute, obstructing public passages, violation of uniform controlled dangerous substances, resisting an officer.
Stuart Houston Tompkins, 35, 1150 West Ash Street; warrant for possession of marijuana, warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia, warrant for violation of uniform CDS Law - Drug Free Zone, disturbing the peace.

Mamou arrests

The Mamou Police Department reported five recent bookings into the town jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Marvin Freeman, 18, 219 Cross St., Mamou, was charged April 7, with simple battery. Freeman was transferred to the parish jail.
•Darlene Wooley, 32, 814 East St., Mamou, was charged April 8, with theft. Wooley bonded out of jail.
•Craig B. Darbonne, 50, 1009 Ash St., Mamou, was charged April 10, with simple battery. Darbonne bonded out of jail the next day.

Evangeline arrests

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 15 recent bookings into the parish jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Marvin Lee Freeman, 27, 219 Cross St., Mamou, was charged April 7, with simple battery. Freeman was being held in jail on a $1,500 bond at press time.
•Jacob David, 26, 373 Austin Road, Ville Platte, was charged April 7, with simple battery, battery of an officer and resisting an officer. David was released from jail on a $13,000 bond.

St. Landry arrests

April 15
Roy Thomas, Jr., age 60, 3818 Hwy. 35, Lawtell, LA, theft of livestock, 2 counts of theft by fraud.
Antonio L. Griggs, age 27, 10901 Sanctuary Way, Shreveport, LA, speeding, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension.

It took three years, but police finally book Church Point town clerk

Marshail Wildridge: Church Point clerk booked.

Police knew where Marshail Wildridge was for the three years she was at large. They just couldn’t get her to turn herself in.
Finally this week, Eunice arrested the Church Point Town Clerk and took her to see a district judge.
Her bond on a charge of hit-and-run was set, she met it and presumably went back to work.
Wildridge allegedly struck her husband with a vehicle during an argument on July 7, 2011.
It didn’t take long to track her to the Church Point town hall.

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Sports

The Rayne High Wolves exploded for eight runs in the third inning on their way to a 14-4 victory over the Eunice High Bobcats in District 4-4A action Tuesday night at Bobcat Field.

Lifestyle

Eunice Branch NAUW honors Women in the Community

Members of the Eunice Branch National Association of University Women (NAUW) recently held their annual Women In History program and honored several local women in the community.

Obituaries

Long-time alderman
JEANERETTE – Services are Wednesday for former city alderman Junius Legnon. He died April 14 at age 88.

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