For the second season in a row, the St. Edmund Blue Jays stunned a second-ranked team in the Class 1-A playoffs.

Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, responds to questions from one of his bill’s four opponents, Sen. Eddie Lambert, R-Gonzales.

Seventeen-year-olds may no longer go to adult prison facilities in non-violent crimes moved closer to reality Monday when the Senate passed 33-4 a bill increasing juvenile status from 16 to 17 years old. It now goes to the House for consideration.

Sparkle Core Lee Ethel Williams

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office has issued arrest warrants for 13 more people who are part of a counterfeit check ring that was operating across Acadiana.

Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, responds to questions from one of his bill’s four opponents, Sen. Eddie Lambert, R-Gonzales.

Sparkle Core Lee Ethel Williams

AMC holds health fair

Andrea Celestine, associate health information management director at Acadian Medical Center, has her blood pressure checked by AMC dietitian Melissa Reynolds. AMC held health fairs this week at its Eunice and Ville Platte campuses (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Acadian Medical Center held health fairs this week at its Eunice and Ville Platte campuses.
“We want people to know what a stint is and what a blockage looks like,” said emergency room director Lisa Johnson. “If you have a heart attack or cardiac event, don’t drive. Call 911.”

Eunice Players’ open ‘Boeing Boeing’ Sunday

The Eunice Players’ Theatre opens “Boeing Boeing” at 2 p.m. today at Eunice Players’ Theatre, 121 S. 2nd St., Eunice. From left, are Bonnie Pitre Kyzar as Gretchen, Van Reed as Robert, and Gabe Ortego as Bernard. (Submitted Photo)

The Eunice Players’ Theatre opens its second show of the 46th Season, “Boeing Boeing,” at 2 p.m. today at the Eunice Players’ Theatre, 121 S. 2nd St., Eunice.

Parish Council wants Solid Waste Commission records

Chad Pitre, left, waits outside the Old City Market in Opelousas during a closed session of the St. Landry Parish Council. Pitre is the council’s attorney, but has removed himself from matters concerning the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Commission. Charles Cravins now represents the council in commission issues. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Capping months of turmoil between the St. Landry Parish Council and the parish Solid Waste Commission, the council decided to request financial records from the commission.

Hospital board members

The St. Landry Parish Hospital District 1 board, from left, back row, are Scott Smith, CEO of Acadian Medical Center; Newton “Chip”Thibodeaux, chairman of the board; Brett Garcille, secretary and legal counsel; the Rev. Lloyd Antoine, board member; and Bobby Quirk, board member. Members seated from left, are Brenda Hardy, board member; Michelle DeRouen, board member; and Sandifer Burson, vice chairman. This is the new board for 2015. The board we oversees hospital operations for Acadian Medical Center, donates scholarships for local students majoring in medical fields and supplies the free clinic with their building free of charge, Thibodeaux said. (Submitted Photo)

The St. Landry Parish Hospital District 1 board, from left, back row, are Scott Smith, CEO of Acadian Medical Center; Newton “Chip”Thibodeaux, chairman of the board; Brett Garcille, secretary and legal counsel; the Rev. Lloyd Antoine, board member; and Bobby Quirk, board member.

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Riding the Horses fair ride at St. Edmund Spring Fair are Michael Oliver, left, Anna Claire Briscoe and Maria Heinen, and Dr. Monty Heinen. (Photo by Myra Miller)

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