Randy Courville, of Eunice, and Kathleen Bergeron, of Mamou, talked about their uncle, Lee Earl Aucoin, who was killed in action during World War II, at The Eunice News. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Lee Earl Aucoin’s name is among the names inscribed on one of the monuments at the Veterans Memorial brick-courtyard, located at Park Avenue and South 2nd Street in Eunice. Aucoin’s name is also associated with VFW Post 8971, Doucet-Aucoin, in Eunice.

Irma Darphin, of Iota, is one of the last World War II Army nurses in the state. She helped to treat soldiers injured in the Battle of the Bulge.
(Photo by Claudette Olivier)

A shy young girl from south Louisiana never thought she’d make so many friends or travel so far from home and perform a role in World War II.

Brian Thompson, left, Acadia Boy Scouts of America district chairman, presents Dale Sittig with the City of Eunice Distinguished Citizen award Thursday evening. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

The Evangeline Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America presented Dale Sittig with the City of Eunice Distinguished Citizen award Thursday night at Ruby’s Restaurant and Courtyard in Eunice.

Randy Courville, of Eunice, and Kathleen Bergeron, of Mamou, talked about their uncle, Lee Earl Aucoin, who was killed in action during World War II, at The Eunice News. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Irma Darphin, of Iota, is one of the last World War II Army nurses in the state. She helped to treat soldiers injured in the Battle of the Bulge.
(Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Brian Thompson, left, Acadia Boy Scouts of America district chairman, presents Dale Sittig with the City of Eunice Distinguished Citizen award Thursday evening. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

LSU Eunice radiologic technology class receives pins

Members of the LSU Eunice radiologic technology class of 2016, seated from left, are Caitlyn Stykowski of Lafayette, Cora Absire of Abbeville, Jillian Jacobsen of Eunice; Hali Colligan of Rayne, Ashton St. Germain of Jennings, and LeAnn Perrodin. Standing, from left, are clinical instructors Angie Sonnier and Camille Lavigne; students, Travis Abshire of Lafayette, Amy Amiot of Eunice, Chelsie Mistric of Washington, Ashley Kelly of Opelousas, Kimberlyn Fruge of Eunice, Laura Bonilla of Lafayette, Kadi Bourgeois of Eunice, Tori Robin of Breaux Bridge, Halie Stelly of Krotz Springs, Kelly Kimball of Lafayette, Lucinda Daigle of Scott, Tammany Boutte of Kaplan, and Ashley Green of Youngsville; clinical instructor Janet Scott; and program director Rob McLaughlin.

The 2016 graduating class in radiologic technology received their pins in ceremonies held this week at LSU Eunice.
Nineteen graduates were honored at the annual pinning ceremony after spending four semesters in the top-ranked program in Louisiana.

LSUE names students to Chancellor’s List

Graduates with a grade-point average 3.8-4.0 receive Summa Cum Laude honors. From left, are Dr. Renee Robichaux, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; Catlyn Lauret of Washington, management; Allison Briscoe of Eunice, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Gregory Leger of Rayne, Louisiana transfer degree biological science and Dr. Kimberly Russell, chancellor of LSU Eunice. Not pictured are Kaliee Lyons of Eunice, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Sadie West of Church Point, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Cassie Bonin of Lake Arthur; certificate accounting technology; and David Berns Jr. of Slidell, fire and emergency services.

LSU Eunice has named 262 students to the Spring Semester 2016 Chancellor’s List in recognition of their academic achievement. The list comprises full-time students who maintained at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale during the semester.
Area students on the list are:

Cafe Mosiac owner receives Entrepreneurial Excellence award

Nathanael Johnson, owner of Cafe Mosiac, Reve Coffee Roasters, and Campus Grounds, recently received the Entrepreneurial Excellence award from St. Landry Economic Development. Johnson first opened Cafe Mosaic, located on 2nd Street, Eunice, in 2009. (Photos by Claudette Olivier)

Coffee, music and art — these are three of Nathanael Johnson’s favorite things.

News notes

10th pastor and wife appreciation May 29
The Greater Golden Light Baptist Church family coordially invites the public to their 10th year Pastor Gregory Fontenot and Wife Appreciation ceremony on May 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Energy-saving issue goes to full board

Mary Ellen Donatto, a Eunice member of the St. Landry Parish School Board, presides over a Building, Lands and Sites Committee meeting in Opelousas on Monday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Three energy-saving proposals, which have come up before St. Landry Parish School Board members for several months, will once again land in front of them without a recommendation.

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Sports

The LSU Eunice baseball team was hoping to be at the NJCAA Division II World Series this weekend.

Lifestyle

Mrs. Nicholas Danny Setliff

The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington served as the setting for the evening Nuptial Mass uniting Kaycie Nicole Fontenot and Nicholas Danny Setliff in Holy Matrimony.
The ceremony was held Saturday, May 28 at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Jared Suire officiating.

Obituaries

BEAUMONT, TX ~ Geraldine (Jerry) Thomas, 67, of Beaumont, TX, former resident of Eunice, LA, departed this life on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

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