Last season he was hurt and watched the game from the sidelines. Today, Tharold Simon’s biggest stage is the Super Bowl as the Seattle Seahawks face the New England Patriots. “I am very excited to be on the field,” Simon said. “It is a whole different feeling to be able to play in it and say you were a part of it.
Some years, the freshmen have a chance to sit back and learn how the college game is played. That may not be the case for LSU Eunice as Bengals open the season at 6 p.m. Friday night against North Lake College.
Eunice police continue their search for the man who held up Family Dollar store Thursday morning, escaping with an undetermined amount of money. The suspect is describe as black with chin-length dredlocks. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a grey hoodie.

St. Landry arrests

Jan. 27
Marshall Joseph Kennerson, III, age 27, 806 Melancon St., Opelousas, La, possession of schedule I drugs, obstructing public passage(s).

Eunice arrests

Jan. 23
Michael Pappas, 24, 440 Hwy. 758, DWI 1st, improper lane usage, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Aaron Daigle, 33, 1048 Samuel Dr. No. 8, bench warrants for DWI 1st, contempt of court, driving under suspension.

Radio Logs

January 23
0622 Reckless driver heading east on Hwy. 190.
0637 Driver pulled over, True Value lot, 966 seized, arrest made.
1312 Assault, reported by AMC ER.
1357 Vehicle in ditch, Champaign’s.
1359 Vehicle, ditch okay.
1357 Child missing, Winn Dixie.

St. Landry arrests

Jan. 26
Courtney Michelle Dupre, age 23, 243 Tower Rd., Opelousas, LA, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Vedall Ledet, age 20, 660 Church Rd., Opelousas, LA, no seat belt, driving under suspension, bench warrant.

From the Files ... January 1990

From files of The Eunice News:
January 1990

Dr. Joshua Frank celebrated 50 years as pastor of New Zion Baptist Church. He has established a number of churches and help establish several schools during that time.

Hit-and-run victim knew the number to call

Vicaro: Allegedly hits woman's car, flees.

The response was the same as it is for any other incident but the circumstances weren’t when Marie Vicaro allegedly drove into the back of a vehicle Thursday, then fled the scene.

Acadia correctional officer charged with contraband


Authorities in Acadia Parish have arrested one of their own after receiving information that contraband was being brought in to the Acadia Parish Detention Center.

Different congregations gather for unity service

From left: Caleb Simien (Word Ministries), Tim Moffett (First Baptist), Chad Ned (New Zion Baptist Church), David Guillory (St. Thomas More), Neil Citizen (Unity Family Fellowship), Josh Johnson (Emmanuel Baptist), Matthew Alfred (Golden Star Baptist Church), Jerome Tezeno (Greater True Light), Darrin Eldridge (St Matilda's Catholic Church), Travis Turner (North Eunice Baptist Church), Woody Gunnels (New Hope Fellowship), and Robert Romero (St. Anthony's).

More than 500 worshippers from at least 16 different churches squeezed into the First Baptist Church on Wednesday night for a Service of Christian Unity. There was a sense of a historic moment as the platform and the pew reflected the racial and denominational diversity and unity of Eunice.

St. Landry arrests

Jan. 23
Victoria A. Buffington, age 30, 216 Beauxis Rd., Port Barre, LA, possession of schedule I drugs, possession of schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal use of CDS in presence of person under 17, possession of a legend drug without a prescription.



The Eunice High Lady Bobcats held off a pesky Opelousas High team for a 33-24 victory in 4-4A action Friday evening at the Bobcat gym.


Luke Vidrine, Fifth-Grade Student of the Year at St. Edmund Elem.


Victoria Heinen, Twelfth-Grade Student of the Year at St. Edmund High; and Anna-Claire Heinen, Eighth-Grade Student of the Year at St. Edmund.

Each year, St. Edmund Catholic School participates in the Louisiana Department of Education’s Student of the Year Program. This program is designed to recognize outstanding elementary, middle/junior high, and high school students.


NASA communications expert
BATON ROUGE – Services for NASA communications expert Teddy Morrison will be Jan. 30. He died Jan. 27 at age 66.

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