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.
Unemployment rates fell over the past 12 months in seven of Louisiana’s metropolitan statistical areas in May. That’s according to not-seasonally-adjusted data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Darrel J. Papillion

Lynn Lejeune

DeVillier, Edwards Clavier speak to Rotarians

Phillip DeVillier, left, District 41 state representative winner, Jimmie Edwards, St. Landry Parish District 12 parish council member, Colby Clavier, St. Landry Parish District 13 parish council member; and Eunice Rotary Club President John Pucheu gather at Wednesday’s Rotary meeting. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Two new politicians and one incumbent politician thanked local constituents at Wednesday’s Rotary meeting.

News analysis: Major endorsements lining up in governor’s runoff

Two of the strongest forces in Louisiana politics have already taken sides for the Nov. 21 runoff in the governor’s race, with sheriffs coalescing behind state Rep. John Bel Edwards and an influential faction of the oil lobby backing U.S. Sen. David Vitter.

Blackpot Camp offers music, cooking classes, and a good time

Fiddle players take a class during the Blackpot Camp at Lakeview Park and Beach. The event is part of the Blackpot Festival, which will be this Saturday and Sunday in Vermilionville. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Music, dancing and food are all slices of the pie that make up Louisiana’s history, and out-of-towners are camping out to get a piece of the action.



Rebecca Skains

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


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.


EUNICE--It is with heavy hearts that the family of Hilda Fruge Vezina announces her passing on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Acadian Medical Center at the age of 97.

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