Ryan LeJeune of Eunice holds up two of the bass he caught during the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma. LeJeune won a Ranger Z117 boat with a 90 horsepower outboard engine and $5,000 Ranger Cup Bonus. (Submitted photo)

Most people have to wait until Christmas or tax return time for a new bass boat, but Ryan LeJeune of Eunice earned himself a new vessel by winning the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma.

Timmy Lejeune, left, District 11 St. Landry Parish councilman, listens to Katry Martin, right, executive director of the St. Landry Solid Waste Disposal Distict executive director, at the Parish Council meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. Center is Jimmie Edwards, District 12 council member. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A plan to automate household garbage collection appears to be headed toward trouble in rural St. Landry Parish. Three St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Commission members and the district’s executive director ran into firestorm of protest over a plan to limit rural residents to using one 96-gallon trash can a week for garbage disposal.
The Eunice High Bobcats used a balanced offensive attack and a solid defensive effort to post a 30-8 victory over the Oakdale High Warriors as both teams ended spring football practice with a game played Thursday evening at the Bobcat Stadium.

Ryan LeJeune of Eunice holds up two of the bass he caught during the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma. LeJeune won a Ranger Z117 boat with a 90 horsepower outboard engine and $5,000 Ranger Cup Bonus. (Submitted photo)

Timmy Lejeune, left, District 11 St. Landry Parish councilman, listens to Katry Martin, right, executive director of the St. Landry Solid Waste Disposal Distict executive director, at the Parish Council meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. Center is Jimmie Edwards, District 12 council member. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

St. Edmund scholarships value more than half million dollars

St. Edmund High held its Awards Night honoring and recognizing its seniors with outstanding,and distinquished awards and scholarships. Pictured from left are Valedictorian Jada Fontenot, Madelyn Andrus, Christian McFarlain and Margaret Rose Vidrine, Salutatorian. The Amazing Grace Spirit Stick Award recipient was Vidrine. Receiving the American Legion Awards were Andrus and McFarlain and the Distinguished Service Award went to Andrus. Photo by Myra Miller.

St. Edmund Catholic School held its annual Class Night Ceremony for its 2014 graduating class Thursday evening May 15 inside the high school gymnasium.
Many academic awards, recognitions, scholarships, and special distinquishment awards were given to seniors.

Kennedy, Moody bash DMV closure idea

Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy photo by Todd C. Elliott

The Eunice branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles and some other DMV offices around the state are under fire.
The Eunice News reported in November 2013 that sources speculated that the Eunice branch could face closure, as part of the Jindal administration’s budget rimming.

Man driving stolen car leads police on 100 mph chase, strikes bridge, runs, is captured

A man driving a stolen car led police on a 100-mph chase early Tuesday before hitting a bridge railing and being arrested.
While on patrol an officer observed a Dodge Stratus disobey a stop sign about 3 a.m. at the intersection of W Magnolia and Samuel Drive.

Eunice Arrests

May 20
Shelton Guillory, 28, 440 Cane Street; Probation warrant, three counts bench warrant, three counts money warrant, driving under suspension, no insurance, resisting an officer.

Eunice Radio Logs

Monday, May 19
1034 Theft reported in the 2000 block of West Dudley Street.
1534 Theft reported in the 300 block of North East Street.
2201 Traffic stop reported zat Valero; resulted in arrest.
2210 Simple burglary reported in the 1300 block of West Peach.

St. Landry arrests

May 20
Joseph Tony Levier, age 31, 114 Seneca St., Port Barre, LA, possession of schedule I drugs, possession of schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Macgyver James Jack, age 21, 5720 Thomas St., Chataignier, LA, possession of marijuana w/intent to distribute.

Eunice Arrests

May 19
Devin Sonnier, 31, 610 North 11th Street; Domestic abuse battery.
Dorsey Janice, 56, 821 South Beuhlah Street; Domestic abuse battery.
Jessie Woodruff, 23, 1111 Kim Street, Sulphur; No seat belt, driving under suspension.

St. Landry arrests

May 19
Stephen Paul Godeaux, age 25, 175 Godeaux Rd., Ville Platte, LA, simple battery involving domestic violence.

Ronnie Christopher Richard, age 47, 412 Magnolia St., Opelousas, LA, simple battery.

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The Eunice High Bobcats used a balanced offensive attack and a solid defensive effort to post a 30-8 victory over the Oakdale High Warriors as both teams ended spring football practice with a game

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Glendale Elementary held its Pre-K graduation Wednesday morning inside the school’s cafeteria.
Parents, grandparents and family members attended the “Luau” ceremony.

Obituaries

EUNICE ~ Visitation for Haaymen “Pumpkin’’ Doresseau, Jr., age 38, will be from 8:00 am to 11:00 am with funeral services following at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 23, 2015 at New Hope Fellowship, 865 S

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