LSU AgCenter weed scientist Daniel Stephenson, far right, tells farmers at the St. Landry Parish wheat and feed grain production meeting on Jan. 22 about how to manage herbicide-resistant weeds. (Photo by Bruce Schultz)

Louisiana led the nation for the average soybean yield last year, according to the LSU AgCenter soybean specialist. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released the average state yield of 57 bushels an acre, said Ron Levy, speaking at the St. Landry Parish wheat and feed grain production meeting on Jan. 22.
The arrest of a jailer this month brings to three the number of Eunice Police Department employees on the St. Landry Parish felony court docket. Additionally, a fireman and a former fireman also have charges pending.
Sacred Heart of Ville Platte used a sweep over rival St. Edmund to finish the first half of District 5-1A play in second place behind leader North Central. The Lady Trojans began the night with a 40-24 win over the Lady Jays, while the Trojans battled to a 69-49 victory over St. Edmund.

LSU AgCenter weed scientist Daniel Stephenson, far right, tells farmers at the St. Landry Parish wheat and feed grain production meeting on Jan. 22 about how to manage herbicide-resistant weeds. (Photo by Bruce Schultz)

Special events set for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend

The city of Eunice will celebrate his birthday on Saturday and Sunday, an event leading up to two significant events 50 years ago in the civil rights movement championed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

From the Files ... December 1935

From files of The Eunice News:
January 1935

Oil industry activity is shifting to the Eunice-Basile section with the Humble Co. already locating an exploration crew there.

J.C. Keller was re-elected manager of the Tri-Parish Fair.

City wants new tax plan

The Eunice City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday night to consider a resolution that would call for a May 3 election to re-dedicate the city of Eunice’s 1-percent capital improvement sales tax, in the process changing the allocation formula.

Radio Logs

Wednesday, January 8
0854 Traffic crash reported in the area of 3rd and Walnut.
1248 Unauthorized entry reported in the 100 block of North Mallet.
1724 Shoplifting reported at Walmart; resulted in arrest.

Arrests

January 9
Victor Angelle, 22, 122 Mes Amis Road, Carencro; stop sign violation, driving under suspension, no insurance.
Jonathan Dixon, 28, 3207 2nd Street, Basile; probation warrant.
Erica Pauline Tweedel, 28, 1350 West Ash; domestic abuse battery with injuries

Basile bust puts dent in Acadia meth market

Joshua Benoit

Narcotics detectives with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office following a tip, struck the home of Joshua Benoit, 38, of Basile on December 27.

Evangeline arrests

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported seven recent bookings into the parish jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Dewayne A. Thomas, 23, 817 Cypress St., Mamou, was charged January 2, with domestic abuse battery. Thomas was released from jail on a $5,000 bond.

Mamou council seeks open burning clarification

During its monthly meeting Wednesday, January 8, the Mamou Town Council discussed the need for residents to bag leaves so ditches don’t become clogged, causing flooding.

St. Landry arrests

Jan. 10
Corey Sam Rosett, age 36, 806 Larcade St., Opelousas, LA, 3 counts of bribery, stalking, arrested by Pine Prairie Detention Center.

School Board elects Josie Frank president

Eunice attorney Josie Frank was unanimously elected president of the St. Landry Parish School Board at its Thursday meeting.
She was immediate past vice president and succeeds Harry Fruge, also of Eunice.

Arrests

January 8
Cesily Skye Moody, 23, 117 Meaux Lane; driving under suspension.
Shameka Durgin, 33, 6640 Pine Point Road, Ville Platte; theft of goods - shoplifting, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

Lake Charles Police: Former Eunice man killed woman, then himself

Investigation continues into a Wednesday shooting incident that resulted in two deaths.
Police said Kody Fontenot, 32, formerly of Eunice, and Mia Trahan, 25, were found dead shortly after noon in a duplex on Arlington Street.

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Sacred Heart of Ville Platte used a sweep over rival St. Edmund to finish the first half of District 5-1A play in second place behind leader North Central.

Lifestyle

Amber Champagne and Miles Fontenot

Leed Champagne, Jr. and Brenda Champagne of St. Martinville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Champagne, to Miles Fontenot, son of Mark and Eva Fontenot of Eunice.

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