Eli Smith, left, takes a selfie with Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot on Thursday at City Hall. Smith plans to walk the four corners of the nation to raise awareness of post traumatic stress disorder. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The 30th annual Eunice Food Bank Food Drive Tuesday collected 8 tons of food. Volunteers were on hand at the Eunice Food Bank to unload, sort and stack food items. From left, are Ron Driggs, volunteer; Angie Guillory giving her donations; Linus Cormier and Harry Reed, volunteers. (Photos by Myra Miller)

former Eunice Police Chief Ronald Dies

Eli Smith, left, takes a selfie with Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot on Thursday at City Hall. Smith plans to walk the four corners of the nation to raise awareness of post traumatic stress disorder. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Randy Miller with a Guatemalan woman and her daughter during a mission trip. (Submitted Photo)

The 30th annual Eunice Food Bank Food Drive Tuesday collected 8 tons of food. Volunteers were on hand at the Eunice Food Bank to unload, sort and stack food items. From left, are Ron Driggs, volunteer; Angie Guillory giving her donations; Linus Cormier and Harry Reed, volunteers. (Photos by Myra Miller)

News

Dorothy Mitchell

Dorothy Mitchell will serve as grand marshal in the Chataignier Christmas Parade Sunday.

A 1950 model Mack fire truck in the Ville Platte Christmas parade.

Grant Soileau has had some wild requests in the 25 years he has played Santa in the Ville Platte Christmas Parade.

<p>Shane Darbonne with Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Wellness Center was the guest speaker at the Nov. 22 Ville Platte Rotary Club meeting.<br />

Sports

PORT BARRE – The Beau Chene Gators and the North Central Lady Hurricanes are the top seeds heading into the annual St. Landry Parish basketball tournament that begins Thursday at Port Barre.

DERIDDER – St. Edmund outscored East Beauregard 6-1 in the extra period as the Lady Jays grabbed a 47-42 overtime win.

The basketball game between the Eunice High Bobcats and the Crowley High Gents came down to the wire in non-district action Tuesday evening at the Bobcat gym.

Lifestyle

The annual Kiwanis Christmas parade was held Thursday evening at downtown 2nd Street. St. Edmund High School cheerleader squad members braved the cold and windy climate.

Surprise a resident at Eunice Manor with a Christmas gift. By picking an angel from the Angel Tree at the Eunice Post Office, a resident will receive a Christmas gift.

On Tuesday, Eunice High history teacher Pierre Martel brought 90 seniors and juniors to the World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Public Safety

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

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.
Dec. 8
Tiffany Dawn McGee, 40, 100 block of Bernard Street, Eunice. Warrant for principle to theft.

Always be aware of your surroundings -- look and see who is looking at you or is near you.

Obits

EUNICE~It is with the heaviest hearts that the family of Jeanne G. Fontenot announces her passing on Thursday, December 08, 2016 in the comfort of her home with loving family by her side.

Frank 'Pawpaw' Stivison has departed this world after 100 amazing years.

<p>EUNICE~It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter and friend, Chassity Nicole Sittig on Saturday

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