Department of Children and Family Services Deputy Secretary Terri Ricks, left, and Catherine Heitman, department press secretaray, testify before the Senate Select Committee on Women and Children Thursday. The committee sought input on the effect of natural disasters on women and children. (Photo by Sarah Gamard/Manship School News Service)

L’Anse aux Pailles native Donald Johnson, left, and his son, David, show off their Mardi Gras attire. The elder Johnson, 79, rode his first Mardi Gras at the age of 11. (Photo by Claudette Olivier/Ville Platte Gazette)

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot gave an update on city activities at the Eunice Rotary Club. At right is Lynn LeJeune, Rotary Club president a former mayor of Eunice. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

AJB Cupcakes entered their carrot cake and vanilla bean cupcakes in the amateur division of the 7th annual Taster’s Choice event held Wednesday. Amanda Brown, 8, proudly staffs the stacked trays of homemade cupcakes. (Photos by Myra Miller)

News

Sports

IOTA – It was a fight to the finish but when the smoke had cleared in overtime, the Lady Bulldogs advanced to the Class 3-A state semifinals after Iota earned a 71-64 win over Madison Thursday nig

St. Edmund travels to No. 8 Ascension Christian (13-13) at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Gonzales for a Select Division IV regional round contest.

The annual Perry Pitre Ford baseball jamboree will be held this weekend at both high school fields.
The junior varsity jamboree will be held Friday at Eunice High.

Lifestyle

Barbara Butcher

Barbara Butcher of Eunice is one of those who breathes, and sleeps Mardi Gras year round.

Cub Scout Pack 430 held their Scout Sunday Mass on Feb. 19 at St Anthony Catholic Church. The boys worked on different religious programs and earned a religious emblem.

The Cub Scout Pack 430 held their annual Pinewood Derby Sunday, Feb. 19 at St. Edmund School. Cub scouts Pack 430 is chartered by St. Edmund schools and the Cubmaster is Dr. Jamie Thompson.

Public Safety

Eleven people were arrested and given summons for underage drinking on 2nd Street in Eunice on Friday.
The crackdown occurred as the Eunice Mardi Gras live music began downtown.

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police radio dispatch logs.

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.

Obits

Funeral services for James W. Higginbotham, age 67, will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017, at 12:00 PM

EUNICE--It is with heavy hearts that the family of Frieda Hopkins Jobe announces her passing on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 84.

EUNICE~ It is with heavy hearts that the family of Margaret Jo Ward Cooper announces her peaceful passing on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Evangeline Oaks Nursing Home at the age of 65.

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