Eunice ham radio operator Tom Dischler speaks at the Eunice Rotary Club on Wednesday. Dischler’s own portable ham radio station, at right, includes a radio and a digital adapter, and the gear can run for 24 hours on one car battery, which he can recharge on a solar charging station. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

By Claudette Olivierclaudette.olivier@eunicetoday.com When all else fails, there will always be ham.
By Tom Dodgetom.dodge@eunicetoday.com

Ryan LeJeune of Eunice holds up two of the bass he caught during the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma. LeJeune won a Ranger Z117 boat with a 90 horsepower outboard engine and $5,000 Ranger Cup Bonus. (Submitted photo)

Most people have to wait until Christmas or tax return time for a new bass boat, but Ryan LeJeune of Eunice earned himself a new vessel by winning the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma.

Eunice ham radio operator Tom Dischler speaks at the Eunice Rotary Club on Wednesday. Dischler’s own portable ham radio station, at right, includes a radio and a digital adapter, and the gear can run for 24 hours on one car battery, which he can recharge on a solar charging station. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Ryan LeJeune of Eunice holds up two of the bass he caught during the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma. LeJeune won a Ranger Z117 boat with a 90 horsepower outboard engine and $5,000 Ranger Cup Bonus. (Submitted photo)

La. 13 road work in Eunice

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development workers made repairs to the roadway at the intersection of La. 13 and Maple Avenue this week. New asphalt was laid over the old asphalt at the intersection, filling in several potholes in the road. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development workers made repairs to the roadway at the intersection of La. 13 and Maple Avenue this week. New asphalt was laid over the old asphalt at the intersection, filling in several potholes in the road. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

GIS to give parish a fresh look

ob Miller of Map Analyst, a Fenstermaker company, talks about GIS — Geographic Information System — technology at Tuesday’s meeting of the St. Landry Parish Economic Industrial Development District board meeting in Opelousas. The board voted to start a GIS for St. Landry Parish. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A computer program that provides a map filled with information about St. Landry Parish should be online later this year.
The St. Landry Parish Economic Industrial Development District board approved a plan to create a GIS -- Geographic Information System — for the parish.

Eunice police radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio logs.
May 20
07:55 Aggravated battery, 3500 U.S. 190, Popeye’s; Man said he was assaulted around midnight with a gun on Acadia Street.
08:11 300 block of Cotton; Being harassed by her mother-in-law.

LSU AgCenter offers online interactive flood maps

As hurricane season approaches, Louisiana residents can turn to the LSU AgCenter website for tools to determine if they live in a flood zone and how to prevent storm damage. Among the resources are interactive flood maps, which have recently been updated with new features.

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Glendale Elementary held its Pre-K graduation Wednesday morning inside the school’s cafeteria.
Parents, grandparents and family members attended the “Luau” ceremony.

Obituaries

EUNICE ~ Visitation for Haaymen “Pumpkin’’ Doresseau, Jr., age 38, will be from 8:00 am to 11:00 am with funeral services following at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 23, 2015 at New Hope Fellowship, 865 S

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