Connie Gardner is honored and recognized as the Rotary Club’s Administrative Professional of the Year. The event was held at St. Thomas More on Wednesday as more than $3,000 worth of door prizes were given out to local administrative assistants.

The Rotary Club of Eunice’s Wednesday luncheon at St. Thomas More resembled a Thanksgiving dinner as local businesses gave thanks to area administrative professionals and honored the administrative professional of the year, Connie Gardner.
St. Edmund celebrated Senior Night with a 6-4 win over False River Academy as the Blue Jays kept a grip on second place in District 5-1A. Seniors Christian Walker, Drake Dubois and Kramer Rozas were honored prior to Monday’s game.
According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, last Wednesday, at 1 in the morning, two people were recovered in a burning mid to late 90”s SUV (possibly GMC Yukon) on Claude Road, just south of North Vermilion High School.

Connie Gardner is honored and recognized as the Rotary Club’s Administrative Professional of the Year. The event was held at St. Thomas More on Wednesday as more than $3,000 worth of door prizes were given out to local administrative assistants.


April 17
Sharika Gail Trim, 21, 148 Conrad Road, Crowley; Principle to theft of goods, principle to theft of goods.
Courtney Cordell Lafleur, 28, 914 Ross Avenue, Crowley; Principle to theft of goods, principle to theft of goods.
Lekideley Nocle Wright, 21, 914 Ross Avenue, Crowley; Theft of goods (shoplifting), theft of goods.
Franco Hara Guillory, 35, 1330 Darrell Street; License plate required, no driver’s license on person, open container in vehicle.

April 18
Gonzalo Ramires, 36, 1520 West Peach Street; DWI, reckless operation.

Donor decision gives Carter life with new liver

Carter Bertrand: A normal boy, except for his new liver.

Everything seemed perfect and life was blissful as the Bertrands welcomed newly born Carter into their lives on April 16, 2011 at 12:37 a.m. weighing 7 lbs 7 oz.
In that moment, Carter Bertrand knew a mother’s love, a love that knows no bounds and continues to grow with each passing moment.
Two days later the couple was home with its new bundle of joy. This is Carter’s story, in his mother’s words:
Carter was jaundiced and our pediatrician had labs drawn from him the day after discharge.

Bishop's Easter Message

Bishop Jarrell

Diocese of Lafayette Bishop Michael Jarrell’s Easter message:
“The resurrection of Jesus has been called the crowning truth of the Christian faith. ‘If Christ is not risen,’ said St. Paul, ‘Our faith is in vain.’
“The annual commemoration of the Lord’s Resurrection is a time for joyful celebration, for family gatherings and for springtime festivals.
“ It is also a time for quiet reflection, for a prayer of thanksgiving to the God who made us, who loves us and who saves us.

St. Landry arrests

April 17
Corey Deon Fruge, age 19, 131 Avenue A, Opelousas, LA, aggravated assault, criminal trespass, disturbing the peace.
Matthew Kyle Wedlock, age 22, 1160 Prairie Ronde Hwy., Opelousas, La, simple burglary, theft, possession of marijuana.

Radio Logs

Wednesday, April 16
0826 Simple burglary reported at the Dresser building.
1030 Theft reported in an unknown area of Eunice.
1137 Aggravated battery reported in an unknown area of Eunice.
1142 Traffic crash reported in the area of South C.C. Duson and Maple Avenue.
2137 Shoplifting reported at Walmart.
2355 Suspicious person reported in the area of Acadian Street; resulted in arrest.


April 16
Delridge Robinson,18, 155 Townhome Drive; bicycle lamps required, resisting an officer by flight, possession of schedule two CDS (crack).
Glenn Poullard, 47, 150 Goldman Street; careless operations, failure to report accident, no driver’s license, money warrant.

3rd Circuit sends wrecker service case back to district court

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has sent Susan and Robbie Arnaud’s claim they were defamed by Eunice Police Chief Ronald Dies back to St. Landry District Court for hearing.
In the same ruling, the 3rd Circuit upheld Dist. Judge Alonzo Harris’ ruling that the Arnauds failed to produce factual support of financial damages when he ruled against that claim and that he was correct in using his discretion to rule against the Arnauds’ move for sanctions against the defense.

Gallow is Mercy Award winner


Wanda Gallow has been awarded Mercy Regional Medical Center’s 2014 Mercy Award in recognition of her caring spirit and passion for serving others.
The annual award was established in 2002 to honor the life of Scott Mercy, founding Chairman and CEO of LifePoint Hospitals, of which Mercy Regional Medical Center and Acadian Medical Center are a part.
Being named the local award recipient makes Gallow eligible for LifePoint’s companywide Mercy Award, the highest honor an employee can receive from LifePoint.

Ham give-away winners picked

Winners have been drawn in The Eunice News annual Easter Ham Give-Away.
Those winning hams and the sponsoring merchant are:
Acadiana Lawn & Cycle - James Leger
Al’s Paint & Body - Jackie Gaspard
Champagne’s Supermarket - Charlotte Oliver
Craig’s Automotive - Luther Young
DC’s Sportsbar - Theresa Guillory
Double Action - Kylee Deshotel
EB Feucht - Lisa Fruge
Eunice Developmental - Linda Langley
Eunice Superette - Elena Sonnier
1st Franklin Financial - Sharlene Williams
Gatti’s Pizza - Joan Latour

Early voting opens Saturday

Early voting begins Saturday for the May 3 election which includes proposed rededication of a Eunice sales tax and renewal of two St. Landry Parish School District property taxes.
Registrar of Voters Cheryl Milburn said her office in the courthouse in Opelousas will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday for early voting, which will close on Saturday, April 26.
Eunice city officials propose of rededicate an existing 1 percent sales tax, allowing the city to use up 10 percent for emergency response needs.

Radio Logs

Tuesday, April 15
0920 Theft reported in the 200 block of North St. Joseph Street.
1014 Ungovernable child reported in the 1300 block of Duck Avenue.
1045 Subject needs police officer at DC’s.
1122 Suspicious person reported in the area of Meyer Street.
1604 Fight reported in the 600 block of North 2nd Street.
2128 Disturbance reported in the 100 block of West Maple Avenue.
2305 Subject needs police officer in the 500 block of North 3rd Street.


April 15
Juan Grimaldo, 29, 1310 Darrell Street; money warrant for resisting an officer.
Abeslon Hebert, 18, 1014 Booker T. Washington, Opelousas; hold for investigation, simple criminal damage to property, simple burglary.
Toronoski Terrez Thomas, 24, 520 Fuselier; resisting an officer with violence, possession with intent to distribute schedule two narcotics, aggravated battery, possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice.
Jimmy Ray Gallow, 62, 440 North Cane Street; theft, criminal trespass.



CROWLEY – The Eunice High Bobcats rallied with four runs in the top of the seventh, then held off a rally attempt by the Crowley High Gents to claim a 6-5 victory here Tuesday night at Miller Stadi


Myra Miller

Naming a pet is important, but the process should be fun.
Choose a name you like. A pet will accept it and certainly respond to his/her name.


Former ULL professor
LAFAYETTE – Services are Sunday for former head of the ULL Geology Dept. Dr. Walter Kessinger, Jr. He died April 14 at age 83.

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