St. Edmund seniors Cullen Brown and Heidi Bieber will finish their high school athletic careers at the Class 1-A state track meet Friday at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Complex. Brown qualified for the state meet in the hurdles, while Bieber will compete in the pole vault and shot put.
A lineup of chefs has been scheduled on Saturdays at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve’s Prairie Acadian Cultural Center for free foodways cooking demonstrations.

A natural gas leak on East Maple next to Central Middle School occurred at about noon Thursday. The school was evacuated for about 15 minutes as the leak was repaired. East Maple Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive were closed to traffic until about 12:10 p.m. No injuries were reported. Students were taking standardized tests at the time of the leak and reportedly resumed their test when they allowed back into classes. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A natural gas leak on East Maple next to Central Middle School occurred at about noon Thursday. The school was evacuated for about 15 minutes as the leak was repaired. East Maple Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive were closed to traffic until about 12:10 p.m. No injuries were reported.

A natural gas leak on East Maple next to Central Middle School occurred at about noon Thursday. The school was evacuated for about 15 minutes as the leak was repaired. East Maple Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive were closed to traffic until about 12:10 p.m. No injuries were reported. Students were taking standardized tests at the time of the leak and reportedly resumed their test when they allowed back into classes. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

One Acadiana’s plan for workforce development

Jason DeVillier, Acadiana Regional Airport director, addresses reporters, industry representatives and public officials at a news conference at South Louisiana Community College in New Iberia on Aug. 20. Backing him up are (from left) Dr. Natalie Harder, SLCC chancellor; UL Lafayette president Dr. Joseph Savoie; Dr. Mark Zappi, dean of the College of Engineering, UL Lafayette; Raymond Reaux, vice president of Engineering, Fenstermaker; Jason El Koubi, One Acadiana president and CEO; One Acadiana chairman Joe Zanco; Michael Tarantino, president and CEO, Iberia Industrial Development Foundation; and Erroll Babineaux, vice president, Air Services, Acadian Companies. ( Photo by Ken Grissom)

South Louisiana Community College needs to be able to train commercial pilots.
UL Lafayette needs a new facility for its growing engineering school.

Eunice police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice police.
Aug. 24
Allen Ray Thomas, 49, 200 block of Bradley Street, Scott. Disturbing the peace by intoxication.
Corey Hannon, 38, 1400 block of Williams Avenue, Eunice. Illegal possession of a stolen firearm.

Bayou Teche kayak, canoe racers to use GPS

From the mobile command center, Tour du Teche official Ray Pellerin watches the real-time progress of a team in the Chitimacha Race held last May. Using GPS technology specially designed for adventure races, TDT will be able to keep up with teams in the upcoming 275-mile Tour de la Rivière Rouge. (Photo by Ken Grissom)

Tour du Teche is putting on two new ultra marathons, Tour de la Rivière Rouge, 275 miles from Shreveport-Bossier City to Port Barre, and the 410 de Louisiane, 410 miles from Shreveport-Bossier City to Berwick, near Morgan City.

Hog hunters enlist GPS to track dogs

Rick “Shoo-Shoo” Brown of Eunice and Matt Alexander of Jennings put a protective vest on Bubba the bulldog prior to a hog hunting trip south of Basile. Brown, Alexander and several other hunters regularly assist area farmers with removing hogs from their property. (Photos by Claudette Olivier)

Daisy and Tick had their noses in the air, but they weren’t on their way to any highfalutin tea party — they were on their way to a hog hunt.

The Purple Peacock property was sold for an undisclosed amount last week. The new owners currently have no plans for the property. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

The Purple Peacock in Eunice. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

The town of Eunice has long been synonymous with The Purple Peacock, with generations of dancers hitting the night spot from the late 1960s until as recently as last Christmas.

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St. Edmund seniors Cullen Brown and Heidi Bieber will finish their high school athletic careers at the Class 1-A state track meet Friday at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Complex.

Lifestyle

The Eunice High Alumni Association, along with American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, sponsors Eunice High Girls State Delegate each summer to attend state convention. Eunice High School this year will send two juniors, Jyhreh Johnson and Katlyn Joubert.

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