Bill Rodier, executive director of the St. Landry Economic Development District

An increase in the unemployment rate is being blamed on the growth of the labor force in Louisiana, according to a news release from the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The employment situation in south Louisiana is likely tied to the oil and gas industry’s downturn.

Mary Ellen Donatto, a Eunice St. Landry Parish School Board member, speaks about a retreat for board members. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

St. Landry Parish School Board members may hold a retreat to discuss the school district’s finances and building plans. The board’s Building, Lands and Sites Committee agreed recently to seek to determine if the legal firm it employs could provide a mediator for a retreat.
The hot August sun is a concern for athletic trainers as the football teams put on their gear and hit the practice fields. According to Performance Therapy’s Glenn Brown, heat-related issues can be a big issue especially early in the acclimation process.

Bill Rodier, executive director of the St. Landry Economic Development District

Mary Ellen Donatto, a Eunice St. Landry Parish School Board member, speaks about a retreat for board members. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Navy pilot’s fighter jet struck by lightning

Cliff Lemoine, a native of Eunice, received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for assisting a fellow pilot after an in-flight lightning strike last summer. Lemoine is a 2001 graduate of St. Edmund, and he is the son of the late Clifton Lemoine and late Linda Lemoine. (Submitted Photo)

Getting struck by lightning is never good, but it’s even scarier 23,000 feet in the air.

Heard the call?

Rev. Billy Turner

By Billy Turner
I am pouring through Adam Hamilton’s latest book, “The Call,” and through 58 pages about the life of Paul, my hero in the Bible other than Jesus, and I was struck by one thing new or at least long forgotten.

Fighting fires

Bossier District 1 Capt. Lee Hedgepeth sets a couch on fire Thursday in a training trailer at Louisiana State University Eunice during a training session, Evidence Based Scientifically Proven Fire Attack. The training was the last day of a three-day conference at LSUE. The Louisiana Company Officer Leadership Conference was held for the second time at LSU Eunice. The event is sponsored by LSU Eunice, Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana and LSU Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute. Hedgepeth is an adjunct instructor at the Institute. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

About 100 Louisiana firefighters spent three days at LSU Eunice learning skills from leadership to a fire fighting tactic that one of the state’s top trainers calls controversial.

3 jockeys arrested in horse racing investigation

Three Louisiana horse jockeys have been arrested and charged for their roles in an alleged race- fixing scheme following an extensive investigation by the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division, a Louisiana State Police Troop I news release stated.

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The hot August sun is a concern for athletic trainers as the football teams put on their gear and hit the practice fields.

Lifestyle

Jonathan Reaux and Carmen Soileau

Claire Thibodeaux Soileau of Eunice and Joseph Soileau of Eunice are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Carmen Soileau, to Jonathan Reaux, son of Debbie Fontenot Reaux of Eunice.

Obituaries

EUNICE~It is with the heaviest hearts and great sadness that the family of David Lloyd ''Mo'' Ardoin announce his passing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Acadian Medical Center in Eunice with loving

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