Jim Butler

By Jim Butler Almost 50 years of newspapering is a lot of words. These are the last ones and they are as much personal privilege as poblic interest. A newspaper career that began midway through one century and ends more than a decade into another spans a range of events almost too broad to summarize.
LSU Eunice Chancellor William Nunez has released a statement in response to the budget presented Friday morning by Gov. Bobby Jindal's Office. The following is Nunez's statement in full:
The second-ranked LSU Eunice Lady Bengals open the four-game series against Coffeyville Community College with a 16-0 and 4-0 sweep over the Lady Ravens on Friday. LSU Eunice (22-2) will entertain Faulker State Community College on Driday.

Jim Butler

Evangeline adding "Little Free Libraries"

Suzy Lemoine, left, and Linda Lebsack show Evangeline's first Little Free Library.

The Evangeline Parish Library is joining a movement spreading worldwide to literally put books into the community through “Little Free Libraries.”

Radio Logs

Friday, February 7
0607 Disturbance reported in the 200 block of Goldman Street.
0828 Simple burglary reported in the area of Samuel Drive.
1208 Theft reported in the 500 block of Samuel Drive.
1818 Simple burglary reported in the 600 block of West Walnut.


Friday, February 7
Clara Ann Terry, 41, 250 Goldman Street; obstruction of passage, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Donovan Roseean Phillips, 18, 403 Macarthur Drive; possession of marijuana.

St. Landry arrests

Feb. 10
Devin Michael Pfister, age 31, 104 Nine Gables Lane, Crawford, Fl, speeding, driving left of center, driving while intoxicated – 1st offense, arrested by Leonville Police Dept.

Radio Logs

Thursday, February 6
0615 Simple burglary reported in the 1500 block of Nile Street.
0625 Damage to property reported in the 800 block of North 2nd Street.
1131 Traffic crash reported in the area of 190 and 2nd Street.


February 6
Howard Wilson, 20, 902 South Prescot, Washington; theft of goods (shoplifting).
Raesha Joseph, 17, 851 East Maple; Theft of goods (shoplifting), contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

Healthcare scholarship applications open

The Opelousas General Health System Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications. 2014 marks the eighth year that the OGHS Foundation has been providing scholarships to St. Landry Parish citizens.

DWI charged in three-vehicle accident

A driver allegedly four times beyond the legal alcohol limit caused a three-car traffic crash, endangering the lives of five children, on Wednesday evening, according to the Eunice Police Department.



The second-ranked LSU Eunice Lady Bengals open the four-game series against Coffeyville Community College with a 16-0 and 4-0 sweep over the Lady Ravens on Friday.


Black National Anthem


EHS Band members entertain Highland Elem. students

Highland Elementary held a Black History program Wednesday afternoon paying tribute to African Americans.
The theme of the event was “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.”
As part of the program, Daisjdrion Hill, a second- grader, read the Black National Anthem.


EUNICE~It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Jo Ellen Fall announces her passing on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Lafayette General Medical Center with loving family by her si

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