Darrel J. Papillion

Darrel J. Papillion, a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm of Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, L.L.C., was installed June 9 as the 76th president of the Louisiana State Bar Association during the association’s annual meeting in Destin, Florida.

Lynn Lejeune

Former Eunice mayor and St. Landry Chamber of Commerce president Lynn Lejeune is poised to become CEO of the Port of Krotz Springs on Friday. Lejeune will succeed Gary Soileau, who has served as the port’s chief executive officer since 1989.
Unemployment rates fell over the past 12 months in seven of Louisiana’s metropolitan statistical areas in May. That’s according to not-seasonally-adjusted data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Darrel J. Papillion

Lynn Lejeune

New Rotary members inducted

Rotary district governor Mark LaCour, left, stands with new Eunice Rotary members Dr. John Rainey, Holly Bertrand, Phillip DeVillier, Lynn Lejeune, director of the St. Landry Parish Chamber of Commerce, Gregory Richard and Stan Feucht. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

The Eunice Rotary Club grew by five during Wednesday’s meeting.
Rotary District Governor Mark LaCour attended the meeting and inducted new members Dr. John Rainey, Holly Bertrand, state Rep. Phillip DeVillier, Dr. Gregory Richard and Stan Feucht.

Wreck at U.S. 190 and La. 367

(Photo by Claudette Olivier)

At least three people were transported to Acadian Medical Center following a four-vehicle wreck at the intersection of La. 367 and U.S. 190 on Wednesday afternoon. One of the victims, a female with a head laceration, was later transferred via helicopter to another hospital.

Louisiana Department of Revenue suspends 2015 Tax Amnesty program until Dec. 1

The Louisiana Department of Revenue announced today that Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2015 will be suspended through Nov. 30 and will resume on Dec. 1. The program will then run until December 31, 2015, which accounts for designated and legal holidays.



Rebecca Skains

Three Lady Bengals were named to the 2016 National Fastpitch Coaches Association NJCAA Division II All-American teams.


The Eunice High varsity cheerleaders attended SCA Cheerleader camp the week of June 6 in Destin, Florida. The cheer team received Overall Camp Grand Champion in both Home Cheer and Home Dance, SCA Spirit and Safety Award, first runner-up in Award of Excellence.


EUNICE--It is with heavy hearts that the family of Hilda Fruge Vezina announces her passing on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Acadian Medical Center at the age of 97.

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