The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) conducted a special meeting today to address legal issues related to Governor Bobby Jindal’s Executive Orders impacting state student assessments.
"Louisiana State University Eunice scored a perfect paper," said Chancellor William Nunez. "The paper, however, was nearly 600 pages long responding to 88 different questions some of them with multiple parts."

Col. Joey Broussard

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced Tuesday that Joseph “Joey” Broussard, a native of Pointe Coupee Parish, has been promoted and will serve as the Enforcement Division’s new colonel.

Col. Joey Broussard

Donna Baltakis a candidate for School Board

Donna Baltakis, director of Keep Eunice Beautiful, has announced she will run in the Nov. 4 primary for the St. Landry Parish School Board in District 12, a seat being vacated by Josie Frank.
Baltakis is co-chair of the LSU Eunice Performing Arts Series and a board member of the St. Landry-Evangeline United Way.
She is married to Dr. Tony Baltakis, Professor of History at LSU Eunice, and they have been active residents of Eunice for 17 years The couple has two grown sons, both of whom reside in Florida.

Evangeline arrests

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported nine recent bookings into the parish jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Almeshia Brasheall Fontenot, 22, 1186 N. Chatagnier Road, Apt. 22, Ville Platte, was charged July 19, with use of multiple beam road lighting, driver must be licensed, switched license plate, no proof of insurance and resisting an officer with misinformation. Fontenot was released from jail on a $15,000 bond.

St. Landry arrests

July 25
Brandon Devon Leday, age 35, 113 Annointing Drive, Opelousas, La, aggravated battery involving domestic violence, criminal trespass, false imprisonment.
Terance Plumbar, age 17, 154 Sarah Dr., Sunset, LA, burglary.

Eunice arrests

July 23
Donald Gene Young, 65, 1951 Betty Street, domestic abuse, battery with strangulation.
Schuyler David McGee, 41, 708 Walnut Street, Mamou, 2 bench warrants, original charges driving under suspension and expired MVI.

Radio Logs

Wednesday, July 23
0952 Animal Complaint, 1400 Numa, horse loose.
1144, Disturbance, Gino’s Bar, owner advised man strangling his wife.
1310, Theft, 411 Fuselier-C, theft of a bicycle.
1323 Investigation, Beulah Gardens
1437 Theft, 1201 Nile, theft of eye glasses
1952 Disturbance, 1538 West US 190, complaint said his check is torn in half, and bank will not cash it.
2021 Traffic crash, Fuselier Street, vehicle accident involving a car and bicycle, vehicle struck bicycle

E-cigs not without controversy

They emit vapor but health safety questions regarding electronic cigarettes are still swirling like smoke.
Electronic cigarettes, also known as vapors or e-cigs for short, have made an impact on an industry dominated by tobacco cigarettes in a short amount of time.

Bayou Mallett memoir recounts seven generations

Lovie Guillory

A Mallett native who recently retired as a telecommunications attorney in Washington, D.C. has written a memoir of seven generations of her family.
Lovey Marie Guillory was in Eunice earlier this summer talking to three schools about her book and her experiences.
“Born on the Kitchen Floor in Bois Mallett” is the story of a free black Creole family from 1740 on.
Guillory traces her family’s beginnings to a slave named Marguerite, born around 1740, who won freedom for herself and her children in a 1783 Louisiana court case.

Images sought for Vietnam War's Wall of Faces

The Eunice News needs help in locating images of five servicemen killed during the Vietnam War.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation project “Faces Never Forgotten” is seeking missing photos of Vietnam veterans from Louisiana. These photos will help complete an electronic “Wall of Faces” in the new education center at the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
Those needed from the Eunice area:
James D. Feucht, Marines, killed May 7, 1968 at Quang Nam;
Charles Ray Williams, Army, killed Feb. 8, 1966, province unknown;

Eunice native Keller has Emmy nomination

Gayle Keller

Gayle Keller, daughter of Reginald and Gerry Keller of Eunice, has received a 2014 Emmy nomination.
She is an independent casting director who has been working in television and film in New York City for the past 20 years.
She is casting director for the F/X series “Louie” and was nominated for casting the 4th season of the comedy-drama starring comedian Louis C.K.
Keller has also cast for other television series, such as “Law & Order: Criminal Intent:, “Royal Paiins”, and HBO’s “Bored to Death.”

Eunice arrests

July 22
Brandon Fuselier, 21, 1450 West Dudley, disturbing the peace.

St. Landry arrests

July 23
Pierce Matthew Pitre, age 21, 3591 Hwy. 104, Opelousas, LA, 5 bench warrants, no license plates, no insurance, driving under suspension, possession of schedule I drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, burnt tail light, failure to register vehicle, illegal tinted windshield/side windows, low rider vehicle.
Robin Lewis Barber, age 41, 642 Denny Rd., Deville, LA, 2 counts of simple burglary, felony theft.
Dylan D. Auzenne, age 20, 176 Martin Luther King Dr., Sunset, La, burglary.


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Eunice, LA 70535
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Fax: 337-457-3122

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