Last year, head coach Ashley Ray led the Lady Jays to the playoffs and No. 29 St. Edmund gave fourth-seed Central Catholic of Morgan City all they could handle before falling, 2-1 in the bi-district round.
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has sent Susan and Robbie Arnaud’s claim they were defamed by Eunice Police Chief Ronald Dies back to St. Landry District Court for hearing.
Since 1904, The Eunice News has been the newspaper of choice for readers who want the most complete record of Eunice’s history, personalities and stories of interest – and the unique, first-hand perspective that only a local newspaper can provide.


April 11
Joshua James Ashworth, 24, 340 Rodney Street; Probation warrant.
Marshial Shalioma Wildridge, 42, 110 Wildflower Lane, Church Point; Aggravated battery.
Napoleon James Freeman, 36, 208 Williams Street, Oakdale; Disturbing the peace by public intoxication.
Russell Shane Lovejoy, 36, 107 North 12th Street, Kinder; Driving left of center, open container, resisting an officer, driving under suspension, warrant for Kinder.

April 12
No arrests made.

April 13
No arrests made.

From the Files ... April 1941

From files of The Eunice News:
April 1941

Oliver Reed, appointed last summer to succeed the resigning J.B. Lewis, was elected to a full term as mayor.

A Bureau of Information has been opened in the Liberty Theater building for the purpose of answering Selective Service questions. Mrs. Sam Herrod and Misses Lorraine Young and Nola Guillory will assist all registrants, white or colored.

Former police chief A.C. Matt (three terms) has accepted a post at the State Penitentiary at Angola. He has also been a deputy sheriff and a state highway policeman.

DAY TRIP: The National World War II Museum is a national treasure

A security guard stands under a hanging DC-3 American military transport plane used during World War II at the entry way to the National World War II Museum.

Day trekkers should set a course for wonder, excitement and 945 Magazine Street in New Orleans. With the upcoming 70th anniversary of the historical D-Day landing of WWII and the 14th anniversary of the treasure that is The National World War II Museum, a day trip is a must and should be in order. Any of the staff members at the museum will brag that the New Orleans museum is the seventh-ranked museum in the United States and 14th-ranked in the world based on attendance statistics.

Analysis: Library vote not likely this year

When the St. Landry Parish Library Coalition launched its campaign for a parish-wide public library system several months ago, members likely thought that by this week -- National Library Week -- the question would be well on its way to voters.
Instead it is as far from a vote now as it was then, waylaid by infighting, misunderstanding and a general resistance to change.
St. Landry is the only of the state’s 64 parishes without a publicly finance library system.

Mercy Regional, AMC earn Joint Commission gold seal

Mercy Regional Medical Center and its Eunice campus, Acadian Medical Center, have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
The accreditation award recognizes Mercy and Acadian’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Salt dome ruling stands, parish benefits

St. Landry Assessor Rhyn Duplechain was convinced he was right and, armed with an initial supporting ruling from now-retired Dist. Judge Ellis Daigle of Eunice, stuck to his case.
Last week, the Louisiana Supreme Court essentially said he, and Daigle, were right, in the belief that salt domes used as natural gas storage caverns are an improvement to land, and taxed at 15 percent of assessed value, rather than the 10 percent for unimproved land.

St. Landry arrests

April 11
Jentre Gerard Perrodin, age 32, 2249 Woodlawn Dr., Opelousas, LA, driving while intoxicated – 3rd offense, simple obstruction of highway, stopping in roadway, no seat belt, possession of marijuana, arrested by Louisiana State Police.

Randall Joseph Chastant, age 30, 504 Amanda Drive, Lafayette, LA, driving while intoxicated – 1st offense, speeding, arrested by Louisiana State Police.

Monique Lafaye Ramar, age 33, 1326 Nash Drive, #71, Opelousas, LA, bench warrant, hold for 2 outside agencies, possession of marijuana.

Radio Logs

Thursday, April 10
0820 Medical emergency reported in the 300 block of South MLK.
0916 Subject needs police officer in the 500 block of Halsey.
1432 Traffic crash reported in the 100 block of South 9th Street.
1702 Traffic crash reported in the area of C.C. Duson and Dean Street.
2008 Disturbance reported in the 1000 block of West Peach Street.
2029 Theft reported in the 100 block of North 10th Street.

Three Busted for allegedly "busting a sag"

Shaiheen Mitchell

Three Eunice youths were busted for allegedly “busting a sag”on Wednesday, according to the Eunice Police Department.
Police received a complaint stating that three individuals were walking west on West Vine Street towards 6th Street with their pants hanging below the waist line.
Upon arrival in the area an officer detained the three individuals and requested identification. While speaking to the individuals the officer detected the possible odor

Radio Logs

Wednesday, April 9
0741 Traffic crash reported in the area of 4th and Hwy. 190.
0928 Subject needs police officer in the area of 4th and Vine Street; resulted in arrest.
0943 Subject needs police officer in the 300 block of Ulysses Street.
1347 Traffic crash reported at Walmart.
1548 Suspicious vehicle reported in the area of South 9th Street; resulted in arrest.
1724 Simple assault reported at Coburn’s Supply.
2335 Simple burglary reported in the 200 block of Fuselier Street.


April 9
Brandon Joseph Barrilleaux, 29, 222 Mars Road, Morgan City; Bench warrant for damage to property.
Gujuan Malik Freeman, 18, 210 North Mallet; Resisting an officer, obstructing public passage, wearing pants below waist in public.
Shaiheem O. Mitchell, 20, 110 West Park; Wearing pants below the waist in public.
Devacques O’Brian Senegal, 19, 430 North Saint George Street; Wearing pants below the waist in public.
Logan Seth Morrison, 18, 198 Oak-Knoll Drive, Ville Platte; Driving under suspension.

St. Landry arrests

April 10
Cortlyn R. Ventress, age 17, 169 Fleur Des Coteau, Opelousas, LA, simple battery.

Eric Darnell Celestine, age 29, 143 Veterans Blvd., Opelousas, LA, bench warrant, distribution of schedule II drugs.

Jason Riley Jenkins, Sr., age 25, 214 Malapart Rd., Carencro, LA, 2 bench warrants, simple battery involving domestic violence, arrested by Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Dept.



Last year, head coach Ashley Ray led the Lady Jays to the playoffs and No. 29 St.


East Pre-k students dye Easter Eggs


East Elementary Pre-k students "Pock" Easter Eggs

East Elementary Pre-k students in Aimie Fontenot and Sophia Cole’s class enjoyed “pocking” eggs and dyeing Easter eggs this past week.

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