The following is from the August 1997 files of The Eunice News.

Grant Suire, of Crowley, meets James Carville after a luncheon meeting of One Acadiana Thursday (Aug. 25) at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. Walking behind Carville, at right, is Mary Matalin. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Grant Suire, a 13-year-old Crowley eighth-grader, asked veteran political experts James Carville and Mary Matalin for their advice to young people looking to get involved in politics. “You have to be able to stand losing,” Matlin said at Thursday’s One Acadiana luncheon at the Cajundome Convention Center.

LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry, far right, tells agricultural producers in Opelousas on Aug. 23 about the damages inflicted by flooding on farms and ranches in south Louisiana. Photo by Bruce Schultz

A series of meetings throughout south Louisiana were held by Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, to assure farmers that state and federal aid is available to help them get through the flooding crisis. Meetings were held in Indian Bayou, Opelousas, Batchelor and Donaldsonville.

Grant Suire, of Crowley, meets James Carville after a luncheon meeting of One Acadiana Thursday (Aug. 25) at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. Walking behind Carville, at right, is Mary Matalin. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry, far right, tells agricultural producers in Opelousas on Aug. 23 about the damages inflicted by flooding on farms and ranches in south Louisiana. Photo by Bruce Schultz

Eunice police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice police.
Jan. 13
Juvenile male, 13, Eunice. Communicating false information of planned bombing on school property.
Bryan King, 26, 500 block of North 3rd, Eunice. Aggravated burglary and simple criminal damage to property.

Fontenot takes oath for 2nd term as parish president; Colby Clavier, new District 13 council member, takes office

Newly elected St. Landry Parish officials gathered Monday at the Delta Grand Theatre in Opelousas to recite their oaths of office. From left, are Clerk of Court Charles Jagneaux, District 12 Councilman Jimmie Edwards, District 13 Councilman Colby Clavier and Chief Deputy Clerk of Court Lisa Doyle. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

As Parish President Bill Fontenot began his second term Monday, he reminded about 200 people attending inaugural ceremony that four years ago St. Landry Parish was known for its bad roads.

Eunice master plan advances

The Rev. Clinton Sensat reported to the Eunice Board of Aldermen a study group’s findings on a master plan. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Eunice Board of Aldermen voted to have its legal counsel draw up an ordinance to create a planning commission.
The board also asked for discussions with Steven Moosa, a Eunice accountant who advises the city on its budget, to see if the city can afford to pay for a plan.

Eunice police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice police.
Jan. 12
Elizabeth Brickley, 33, 700 block of West Vine Street, Eunice. Serving time for probation.
Terrus Rico Arvie, 31, 500 block of Railroad Avenue, Ville Platte. Habitual, theft of goods and criminal trespass.

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Sports

The dress rehearsal didn’t go as planned for St. Edmund as Sacred Heart of Ville Platte earned a 20-0 win over the Blue Jays in the finale of the Joe Nagata Memorial jamboree.

Lifestyle

Spencer Thibodeaux and Andrea Leger

Greg and Sheila Leger of Eunice are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Leger, to Spencer Thibodeaux, son of Kent and Vickie Thibodeaux of Church Point.

Obituaries

EUNICE-It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lottie A. LeDoux announces her passing on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 84.

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