St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot, left, and Parish Council Chairman Harold Taylor were at odds during a meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. Topics at issue included an annual audit and the powers of the Road District 1 commission, which was formed when the Smooth Ride Home Program was created. The photo of Fontenot is from Wednesday’s meeting and the one of Taylor is a file photo. (By Harlan Kirgan)

St. Landry Parish Road District 1 commissioners met for a rare meeting and on an 8-4 vote decided they do not need to know the extent of their authority. The vote left Harold Taylor, chairman, in a dither. “I can’t believe this,” he said after gaveling the meeting to a close.

Eunice Police Sgt. Stephanie Myers, left, and Police Chief Randy Fontenot show a website for the 180*: Changing the Course, a youth boot camp. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

With the assistance of the Eunice Police Department and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, 180*: Changing the Course, a youth boot camp, has come to life.

Steve Moosa, CPA, of Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick, discusses the 2015 audit of the St. Landry Parish Government. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A St. Landry Parish Government audit found nine “signficant” deficiencies in internal controls and reporting and five instances of noncompliance material to statements.

St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot, left, and Parish Council Chairman Harold Taylor were at odds during a meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. Topics at issue included an annual audit and the powers of the Road District 1 commission, which was formed when the Smooth Ride Home Program was created. The photo of Fontenot is from Wednesday’s meeting and the one of Taylor is a file photo. (By Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice Police Sgt. Stephanie Myers, left, and Police Chief Randy Fontenot show a website for the 180*: Changing the Course, a youth boot camp. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Steve Moosa, CPA, of Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick, discusses the 2015 audit of the St. Landry Parish Government. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

La. farmers seeing few problems in fields this year

LSU AgCenter soybean specialist Ron Levy talks about the benefits of planting soybeans early during the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station field day on July 14. Photo by Bruce Schultz

Row crop farmers and consultants attending the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research Station field day on July 14 heard about research to help them improve their operations and increase profits.

Eunice Police officers assisting in Baton Rouge

Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot’s badge bears a black ribbon in honor of the slain officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday. Fontenot said police shooting deaths and the death of St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Charles “Blaine” David, of Eunice, resulted in him wearing the ribbon for more than two weeks, which is the longest period he can remember in more than 30 years of law enforcement work. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Five Eunice Police officers are in Baton Rouge this week serving there after that city’s police force has been battered by a murderous shooting and days of protests.
Baton Rouge Police and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office requested assistance on Monday.

Joyous workers

Members of the Vineyard Church of New Orleans sing in the shelter at the Martha Fisher Recreational Park on Kyries Hebert Street Tuesday after a summer storm occurred. At right is Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot. The church members were in Eunice lending a hand to some homeowners. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Singing broke through the noise of a summer thunderstorm at the Martha Fisher Recreational Park on Kyries Hebert Street around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

News notes

CFMA Acadiana Chapter scholarship
The CFMA (Cajun French Music Association) Acadiana Charter Chapter will award a $500 scholarship beginning with fall 2016 semester, $250 per semester.

Eunice Police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.
July 18
Larry Mason, 34, 100 block of North Beulah Street, Eunice. Cyberstalking.
Nathan M. Bollich, 29, 5400 block of Riverside Road, Iota. Warrant for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Sports

Since 2011, each Lady Bengal softball player has won a ring during their LSUE career.

Lifestyle

Leah Guempel and Richard Shipley

Dr. Stephen and Mrs. (Martha) Guempel of Eunice are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Leah Guempel to Mr. Richard Shipley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Pamela) Shipley of Forest Grove, OR.

Obituaries

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Andrew Glenn Courville announces his passing.
Glenn passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at the age of 60.

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