Last season he was hurt and watched the game from the sidelines. Today, Tharold Simon’s biggest stage is the Super Bowl as the Seattle Seahawks face the New England Patriots. “I am very excited to be on the field,” Simon said. “It is a whole different feeling to be able to play in it and say you were a part of it.
Some years, the freshmen have a chance to sit back and learn how the college game is played. That may not be the case for LSU Eunice as Bengals open the season at 6 p.m. Friday night against North Lake College.
Eunice police continue their search for the man who held up Family Dollar store Thursday morning, escaping with an undetermined amount of money. The suspect is describe as black with chin-length dredlocks. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a grey hoodie.


(No arrests reported.)

Police name two in meth lab bust

Breaking Bad is hard to do.
Eunice Police released the names of the couple arrested during the fallout of an investigation into an active crystal meth lab on Friday.

Too much TV lands three in Jail?

Too much television can be bad for some people.
One 55-inch television appeared to be too much for a trio of would-be shoplifters on Friday.

Mardi Gras free exhibit set; reception scheduled

A Mardi Gras weekend reception for Le Courir – Explorations of Community and Culture in a World turned upside-down – artwork by Herb Roe will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 1 at the Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve, Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, 250 W.

Radio Logs

Friday, January 3
0619 Damage to property reported in the 500 block of Fuselier Street.
0819 Ungovernable child reported in the 300 block of Mayers Street; resulted in arrest.
1040 Traffic stop in regards to a suspicious person reported in the 100 block of Mill Street.

St. Landry arrests

Jan. 6
Joshua Goodley, age 23, 405 N. Oak St., Opelousas, LA, 2nd degree murder, arrested by Opelousas Police Dept.


January 3
Gabriel Oaks, 27, 3307 East 2nd Street, Basile; two counts of bench warrants.
Jamie Herrman, 19, 3573 Hwy. 107 South, Plaucheville; creation or operation of clandestine lab, possession of drug paraphernalia.

From the Files ... January 1926

From files of The Eunice News:
January 1926

A power plant for Eunice, which will supply electricity to Ville Platte, Mamou and Iota, is likely, at a construction cost of $500,000.

Parish Council to get library tax proposal

It’s a case of “drainage and clean ditches” versus “books and reading”.
Either way, a parish-wide property tax proposal is likely coming this year.

First Born of 2014

Acadian Medical Center’s First Baby of 2014 is Kennedy Rae Fontenot, daughter of Troy Fontenot and Ashtyn Lavergne of Pine Prairie. The baby girl, born on Jan. 2 at 4:28 p.m., weighed 5 pounds and 10 ounces, and is 17-3/4 inches in length.

Evangeline arrests

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 15 bookings recently in the parish jail.
Arrested were the following:



Last season he was hurt and watched the game from the sidelines.
Today, Tharold Simon’s biggest stage is the Super Bowl as the Seattle Seahawks face the New England Patriots.


Luke Vidrine, Fifth-Grade Student of the Year at St. Edmund Elem.


Victoria Heinen, Twelfth-Grade Student of the Year at St. Edmund High; and Anna-Claire Heinen, Eighth-Grade Student of the Year at St. Edmund.

Each year, St. Edmund Catholic School participates in the Louisiana Department of Education’s Student of the Year Program. This program is designed to recognize outstanding elementary, middle/junior high, and high school students.


NASA communications expert
BATON ROUGE – Services for NASA communications expert Teddy Morrison will be Jan. 30. He died Jan. 27 at age 66.

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