The Federal Emergency Management Agency may place its representatives in Eunice at the Northwest Community Center in two to three weeks, Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot. The operation may include the Small Business Administration and state Food Stamp workers, he said.

Windcrest Apartment residents Brandon Delaphous, left, and Derrick Ford talked about flood experiences Thursday as Brittany Miller showed a photo on a phone of a boat used at the apartments on La. 13 in Eunice during the Aug. 13 flooding. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Many people have described the Aug. 13 flood as surprising because it occurred in areas that had not flooded before. But for others the flooding was a familiar sight. Keith Lafleur, who lives on Stanford Road in Eunice, said the water got up to top of his mobile home’s skirting.
OPELOUSAS – The St. Landry Parish jamboree has been around for 19 seasons. Eunice head football coach Paul Trosclair has been a part of every contest since that first jamboree held at Bobcat Stadium on 1997. This year’s jamboree will be held Friday at Opelousas’ Donald Gardner Stadium.

Windcrest Apartment residents Brandon Delaphous, left, and Derrick Ford talked about flood experiences Thursday as Brittany Miller showed a photo on a phone of a boat used at the apartments on La. 13 in Eunice during the Aug. 13 flooding. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Prairie Acadian Cultural Center to celebrate National Park Service centennial

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve’s Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice announces a special day of centennial fun on Saturday, August 27, to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. The center is located at 250 West Park Avenue, Eunice.

United Ways helping with flood recovery

Word Ministries open its doors for a shelter and a collection and distribution site for flood-relief supplies after Saturday’s flooding. On Thursday, this group gathered for a photo after unloading supplies from the St. Landry-Evangeline United Way. From left, are Rhonda Deshotel, Jennifer Benoit, Trista Bourgeois, Donna Baltakis, Emma Lanthier, Janet Campbell, Susan Marcantel, Pam Semien and Heather Allison. (Photo by Harlan Krigan)

United Ways across Acadiana are accepting donations and volunteers to assist those impacted by flooding in the region.

Evangeline Parish Superintendent Hamlin announces retirement plan

Evangeline Parish Superintendent Toni Hamlin

Evangeline Parish Superintendent Toni Hamlin at Wednesday night’s board meeting announced that it was time for her to retire and leave the position that she has held for nearly 10 years.
Hamlin read a letter that she had written to the board.

FEMA: Begin flood cleanup as soon as possible

As if the Aug. 13 flooding was not enough, rain showers, some heavy, peppered Eunice in the days to follow. The Brentwood Apartments, some of which flooded, were inundated Thursday with more water as residents there cleaned up up from the historic flooding. Flooded-out residents were to leave by the end of the week so repairs could begin. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

It’s not too early to begin cleaning up from Louisiana’s severe storms and floods that began Aug. 11.

DeVillier hands out flood assistance information

District 41 State Rep. Phillip DeVillier, R-Eunice, left, speaks to the St. Landry Parish Council Wednesday about flooding issues. DeVillier handed out a list of phone numbers and websites related to flood assistance. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

State Rep. Phillip DeVillier released the following contacts related to the flooding at the Wednesday meeting of the St. Landry Parish Council.
— St. Landry Parish residents call St. Landry Parish Government for assistance with federal assistance at 337-948-3688.

Flood-relief supply opens at DMV

The Oberlin Farmers Market donated flood-relief supplies to a supply depot set up by the Eunice Community Garden, in cooperation with the Eunice Police Department, behind the Department of Motor Vehicles Office on West Ash. From left, are: Kristee Montou, Oberlin Farmers Market; Pam Wood, of Eunice; Brenda Byrd, Oberlin Farmers Market; and Mary Guillory, Eunice Police. (Submitted Photo)

The Eunice Community Garden, in cooperation with the Eunice Police Department, opened a temporary emergency relief center to distribute supplies for those affected by the recent severe weather and flooding.

Eunice Community Health Center offers help with prescriptions lost in flooding

Johnny Fontenot and Willona Bertrand Haley of Eunice Community Health Center open and tag medical supplies delivered and made possible by AmeriCares. Yancy Fontenot is director of the Eunice Community Health Clinic. (Photos by Myra Miller)

Eunice Community Health Center is available to offer a hand-up to Louisiana residents affected by the flooding.

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Time flies when you are having fun.
I started reporting on sports in St. Landry Parish back in 1996.

Lifestyle

Cherie Fontenot and William Bibb

Paula and Gary J. Fontenot of Eunice are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cherie Claire Fontenot, to William Evans Bibb, son of Bonita and Richard Sullivan of Baytown, Texas and Gina and Wallace Bibb of Houston, Texas.

Obituaries

Church Point, LA – Funeral Services was held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Richard, LA for Lorenza “ Tee” LeJeune, Jr, 87. Mr.

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