Pamela Kay Connery, founder and volunteer executive director of the Louisiana Bobcat Refuge, left, and Dr. Ned Fruge tend to bobcat kitten Susie Q. Connery was recently named the 2015 Volunteer Conservationist of the Year. (Photos by Claudette Olivier)

“I like the way you walk, I like the way you talk, Susie Q.” Well, Susie Q’s eyes aren’t even open yet, and she can’t talk, but if she could, she would say thanks to Pamela Kay Connery, founder and volunteer executive director of the Louisiana Bobcat Refuge located near Eunice.

From left, Lt. Donnie Thibodeaux, Deputy Chief Richard Daigle and Police Chief Randy Fontenot. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Eunice Police Department is increasing its focus on training with an eye to standardizing how officers are initiated into the work and veterans are kept up to date, Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said. “It has become an issue,” Fontenot said of training.
St. Edmund seniors Cullen Brown and Heidi Bieber will finish their high school athletic careers at the Class 1-A state track meet Friday at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Complex. Brown qualified for the state meet in the hurdles, while Bieber will compete in the pole vault and shot put.

Pamela Kay Connery, founder and volunteer executive director of the Louisiana Bobcat Refuge, left, and Dr. Ned Fruge tend to bobcat kitten Susie Q. Connery was recently named the 2015 Volunteer Conservationist of the Year. (Photos by Claudette Olivier)

From left, Lt. Donnie Thibodeaux, Deputy Chief Richard Daigle and Police Chief Randy Fontenot. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice police radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio logs.
Sept. 2
04:59 Man his spouse was followed home by some males and they are knocking on the door in the 800 block of South Beulah.
06:00 Two loose pit bulls in the 100 block of South Pinecrest.

Eunice man discovered rosary craft at Folklife Festival

Tommy Myers shows off rosaries he crafted from Job’s Tears and China balls. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Many in Louisiana know what it’s like to evacuate for a hurricane, taking only what is necessary, but the ancestors of many in Louisiana did not get to bring anything with them when they arrived first in Louisiana.

Park Service supports Experience Louisiana Festival with $23K grant

Lance Hatten, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park superintendent, left, announced a $23,000 grant to the Experience Louisiana Festival at the Prairie Acadiana Cultural Center Wednesday. Also shown are Angela Rathle, supervising park ranger, and Angelle Bellard, park ranger at the center in Eunice. The Experience Louisiana Festival is scheduled Oct. 17 and 18 at the Louisiana State University Eunice campus. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

National Park Service Superintendent Lance Hatten announced Wednesday that the Experience Louisiana Festival has received a $23,000 grant through the service’s Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative.

Eunice police radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio logs.
Sept. 1
07:38 Traffic stop at Oak and 9th. One citation and two violations.
09:17 Theft in the 300 block of Eisenhower.
11:58 Traffic wreck on private property at Pizza Hut.

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Sports

St. Edmund seniors Cullen Brown and Heidi Bieber will finish their high school athletic careers at the Class 1-A state track meet Friday at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Complex.

Lifestyle

The Eunice High Alumni Association, along with American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, sponsors Eunice High Girls State Delegate each summer to attend state convention. Eunice High School this year will send two juniors, Jyhreh Johnson and Katlyn Joubert.

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