The following are from the pages of the July 2002 editions of The Eunice News. The Eunice All-Star Mustangs won the state championship. They were to compete in Humble, Texas, in the next level of competition.

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.

Darrel J. Papillion

Lynn Lejeune

VETERANS DAY

Terry Matte, an Army veteran, shows his uniform. Matte joined the Army as part of the draft lottery, and he served from 1970-1973. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

The Eunice area has its share of living veterans, from WW II POW Harold Gournay to those who fought in the War on Terrorism, and three locals shared their stories of service prior to Wednesday’s observance of Veterans Day.

Land swap on Eunice city agenda

The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Eunice Board of Aldermen began to take shape at a meeting Thursday at City Hall. Clockwise, from bottom, Police Chief Randy Fontenot; City Attorney Vernon McManus; Andy Young; Alderman Marion “Nootsie” Sattler; Mayor Scott Fontenot; Alderwoman Connie Thibodeaux; and Alderwoman Germaine Simpson. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Final approval of a property swap between the city and Bayou States Investments is on the Eunice Board of Aldermen’s agenda at its Tuesday meeting.

Parish charter change may be considered

Coby Clavier, right, visited the St. Landry Parish Council committee meetings Wednesday in Opelousas. Clavier won the Oct. 24 primary election by defeating incumbent District 13 council member Gary Courville. From left, are Timmy Lejeune, District 10 councilman; Jimmie Edwards, District 12 councilman; and Clavier, who takes office in January. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The St. Landry Parish Home Rule Charter, which took effect in 2004, banned Parish Council members from day-to-day operations.
The council members are relegated to legislative duties.

Eunice police radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio logs.
Nov. 5
06:08 Woman said her estranged boyfriend stole her key to residence in the 700 block of East Peach.
11:58 Subject fell out of vehicle . Having problem with vehicle.

Eunice police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice police.
Nov. 5
Wilbert Ned, 33, 200 block of Natalie Street, Eunice. Probation warrant for first offense DWI.
Gregory Scott Bihm, 42, 500 block of South 7th Street, Eunice. Probation warrant for theft by fraud.

Donation to Bobcat Refuge

The Louisiana Bobcat Refuge recently received a $14,000 donation from the French, Reyes & Huber Investment Group and UBS Financial Services in Lafayette. From left are Michael Huber, UBS; Rebecca Johnson, UBS; Carolyn French, UBS: Pamela Kay Connery, Bobcat refuge; and Byron Reyes, UBS. Connery, Louisiana Bobcat Refuge’s Volunteer executive director, “Without the generosity and kind hearts of individuals who make up teams like the French, Reyes & Huber Investment Group, the bobcats would die, which very simply means, less going back into the environment to repopulate. Since 2003, there seems to have been a decline in the bobcat population in Louisiana, which is why we’ve been given permission from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to pursue a GPS/Scent Pad tracking study. (Submitted Photo)

The Louisiana Bobcat Refuge recently received a $14,000 donation from the French, Reyes & Huber Investment Group and UBS Financial Services in Lafayette. From left are Michael Huber, UBS; Rebecca Johnson, UBS; Carolyn French, UBS: Pamela Kay Connery, Bobcat refuge; and Byron Reyes, UBS.

Community Foundation of Acadiana celebrates local philanthropists

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s fifth annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon was held Tuesday at the Cajundome Convention Center. The event celebrated outstanding philanthropists from eight parishes across Acadiana who have made a positive impact in their communities. Standing, from left, are Mark Suellentrop, Cabot Corporation Corporate Award; Johnny Indest, Iberia Parish award recipient; Kermit Miller, Evangeline Parish award recipient; Joe Freeland, Acadia Parish award recipient; Pat Morrow, St. Landry Parish award recipient; David Buck, St. Martin Parish award recipient; Fulton C. “Butch” Felterman, Jr., St. Mary Parish award recipient; Paul Hilliard, Lafayette Parish award recipient; William “Bill” Bacqué, Van Eaton & Romero, LLC, a Latter & Blum Company Corporate Award; Paul Patout, Vermilion Parish award recipient; Patrick Patout, Vermilion Parish award recipient. Seated, from left, are Cathy Indest, Iberia Parish award recipient; Sheila Miller, Evangeline Parish award recipient; Charlotte Freeland, Acadia Parish award recipient; Alice Morrow, St. Landry Parish award recipient; Sylvia Felterman, St. Mary Parish award recipient; Gail Romero, Van Eaton & Romero, LLC, a Latter & Blum Company Corporate Award; Nancy Van Eaton Prince, Van Eaton & Romero, LLC, a Latter & Blum Company Corporate Award. (Submitted Photo)

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s fifth annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon was held Tuesday at the Cajundome Convention Center.

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Sports

Rebecca Skains

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

Lifestyle

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.

Obituaries

Fredrick Joseph Valles passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016, at the age of 61.
No Memorial Service is planned at this time.

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