Jim Butler

By Jim Butler Almost 50 years of newspapering is a lot of words. These are the last ones and they are as much personal privilege as poblic interest. A newspaper career that began midway through one century and ends more than a decade into another spans a range of events almost too broad to summarize.
LSU Eunice Chancellor William Nunez has released a statement in response to the budget presented Friday morning by Gov. Bobby Jindal's Office. The following is Nunez's statement in full:
The second-ranked LSU Eunice Lady Bengals open the four-game series against Coffeyville Community College with a 16-0 and 4-0 sweep over the Lady Ravens on Friday. LSU Eunice (22-2) will entertain Faulker State Community College on Driday.

Jim Butler


February 26
Marry Ellen Andrus, 42, 4280 Gunpoint Road, Branch; Shoplifting, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule two drugs, possession of prescription of another, violation of a CDS in a drug free zone.

Mamou arrests

The Mamou Police Department reported six recent bookings into the town jail.
Arrested were the following persons:

Evangeline arrests

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 15 recent bookings into the parish jail.
Arrested were the following persons:

St. Landry arrests

Fe.b. 27
Jeffrey Lilburn Nelson, age 48, 155 Bambi Lane, Port Barre, La, stalking, telephone communication harassment.


February 24
Christopher Gray, 19, 246 East Minix Alley, Church Point; driving under suspension, license plate light required.
Lane Richard, 25, 230 South 5th Street; Driving under suspension,signals by hand and arm or signal lamps.

Well cappers on hand, slow process begins

Travel between Eunice and Crowley is likely to be detoured at least through the weekend and residents displaced by an oil/gas well blowout will remain that way.

Cing Sous, Cing Sous -- bring your coins

A runner has caught a chicken. Photos by David Simpson.

“Rendez-vouz des Cajuns weekly music show this Saturday night features a playbill of Mardi Gras performers as the carnival season swings into high gear in Eunice.

St. Landry arrests

Feb. 26
Courtney Dawn Colomb, age 30, 1422 West Grolee St., #25, Opelousas, LA, switched license plates, driving under suspension, failure to secure registration, bench warrant.

Well blow-out experts enroute, detour in effect, area closed

Emergency responders shut down the entry way to through traffic on Hwy. 3116, near La. Highway 13 south of Eunice.

Travel between Eunice and Crowley is being detoured around an area sealed off due to a natural gas/oil well blowout late Tuesday afternoon.

Acadia nabs number on narc counts

Acadia Sheriff Wayne Melancon announced the following recent narcotics arrests:
Courtney Moore, 25, Rayne, arrested and charged with 3 counts of distribution of marijuana.
Tammy Dogay, 34, Rayne, arrested and charged with possession of clonazepam.

Cleco warns of continuing payment scam

Cleco warns its business and residential customers to be aware that fraudulent callers are continuing to demand bill payment or face power disconnection.



The second-ranked LSU Eunice Lady Bengals open the four-game series against Coffeyville Community College with a 16-0 and 4-0 sweep over the Lady Ravens on Friday.


Black National Anthem


EHS Band members entertain Highland Elem. students

Highland Elementary held a Black History program Wednesday afternoon paying tribute to African Americans.
The theme of the event was “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.”
As part of the program, Daisjdrion Hill, a second- grader, read the Black National Anthem.


EUNICE~It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Jo Ellen Fall announces her passing on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Lafayette General Medical Center with loving family by her si

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