Bill Rodier, executive director of the St. Landry Economic Development District

An increase in the unemployment rate is being blamed on the growth of the labor force in Louisiana, according to a news release from the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The employment situation in south Louisiana is likely tied to the oil and gas industry’s downturn.

Mary Ellen Donatto, a Eunice St. Landry Parish School Board member, speaks about a retreat for board members. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

St. Landry Parish School Board members may hold a retreat to discuss the school district’s finances and building plans. The board’s Building, Lands and Sites Committee agreed recently to seek to determine if the legal firm it employs could provide a mediator for a retreat.
The hot August sun is a concern for athletic trainers as the football teams put on their gear and hit the practice fields. According to Performance Therapy’s Glenn Brown, heat-related issues can be a big issue especially early in the acclimation process.

Bill Rodier, executive director of the St. Landry Economic Development District

Mary Ellen Donatto, a Eunice St. Landry Parish School Board member, speaks about a retreat for board members. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Monsignor Romero: What does prayer do?

Monsignor J. Robert Romero, center, joined the prayer and candelight vigil at the LSUE Catholic Student Center Tuesday attended by about 100 people. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan0

Numerous community prayer services have been held in the wake of the Grand 16 Theatre shooting in Lafayette that killed two people and wounded nine others on July 23.

LSUE community remembers student slain in Lafayette theater massacre

Amy Amiot of Eunice, center, holding two candles begins an intercession. LSUE radiology technology students wore purple shirts to the ceremony. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

A prayer and candlelight vigil remembered Macyi Breaux, a LSUE student who was one of 11 people shot during a one minute rampage at the Grand 16 Theatre in Lafayette, at the LSUE Catholic Student Center Tuesday evening.

Ag industry eyes trade with Cuba

Farmer Mike Fruge harvest soybeans last fall outside Eunice. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry commissioner Mike Strain expects exports of Louisiana’s rice, wheat, poultry, soybeans and beef to Cuba to increase during the next few years. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

With the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, port traffic in Louisiana as well as the exporting of the state’s rice, wheat and poultry commodities is expected to increase, according to Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry commissioner Mike Strain.

Eunice police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice police.
July 28
Darrell Lee jones, 53, 500 block of West Elm, Eunice; Disturbing the peace and simple assault.
Reagan John Manuel, 19, 200 block of South 8th, Eunice; Possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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The hot August sun is a concern for athletic trainers as the football teams put on their gear and hit the practice fields.

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Jonathan Reaux and Carmen Soileau

Claire Thibodeaux Soileau of Eunice and Joseph Soileau of Eunice are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Carmen Soileau, to Jonathan Reaux, son of Debbie Fontenot Reaux of Eunice.

Obituaries

EUNICE~It is with the heaviest hearts and great sadness that the family of David Lloyd ''Mo'' Ardoin announce his passing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Acadian Medical Center in Eunice with loving

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