Five men who attacked a man on the 24/7 Truck Stop parking lot on U.S. 190 in Eunice were charged with second-degree battery and riot, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidoz reported.

Cindy Sue Lejeune, 57, 1400 block of Gum Avenue, Eunice. (Eunice Police photo)

A 57-year-old Eunice woman is charged with taking advantage of recent flooding to clean an 87-year-old woman’s house and at the same time help herself to the woman’s jewelry, a Eunice Police Department arrest affidavit stated.
The following is from the August 1997 files of The Eunice News.

Cindy Sue Lejeune, 57, 1400 block of Gum Avenue, Eunice. (Eunice Police photo)

Carville, Matalin discuss politics

Grant Suire, of Crowley, meets James Carville after a luncheon meeting of One Acadiana Thursday (Aug. 25) at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. Walking behind Carville, at right, is Mary Matalin. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Grant Suire, a 13-year-old Crowley eighth-grader, asked veteran political experts James Carville and Mary Matalin for their advice to young people looking to get involved in politics.

Farmers assured of flood disaster aid

LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry, far right, tells agricultural producers in Opelousas on Aug. 23 about the damages inflicted by flooding on farms and ranches in south Louisiana. Photo by Bruce Schultz

A series of meetings throughout south Louisiana were held by Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, to assure farmers that state and federal aid is available to help them get through the flooding crisis.

More than 14,000 households receive Disaster Food Assistance

National Guard soldiers and Louisiana State Police were on hand at the Southeast Community Center in Eunice where the state Department of Children and Family Services issued disaster food benefits. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services issued more than $5.8 million in disaster food benefits to 14,267 households who applied for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program aid statewide by Tuesday.

FEMA opens Eunice office

Federal Emergency Management Agency workers prepare for operations in Word Ministries on Tuesday. The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center should be in operation there from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and thereafter seven days a week. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened a Disaster Recovery Center Wednesday at Word Ministries, 1960 West Laurel in Eunice.

Church finds itself in the center of flood recovery

The Rev. Caleb Semien stands by a Federal Emergency Management Agency vehicle parked in front of Word Ministries. FEMA is to operate a Disaster Recovery Center at the church. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Word Ministries in Eunice is, perhaps, a church in the right place and at the right time.
On Monday, the former Walmart building that is home to Word Ministries, was selected as the site of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Recovery Center.



The dress rehearsal didn’t go as planned for St. Edmund as Sacred Heart of Ville Platte earned a 20-0 win over the Blue Jays in the finale of the Joe Nagata Memorial jamboree.


Spencer Thibodeaux and Andrea Leger

Greg and Sheila Leger of Eunice are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Leger, to Spencer Thibodeaux, son of Kent and Vickie Thibodeaux of Church Point.


EUNICE-It is with heavy hearts that the family of James O. Fruge announces his passing on Monday, August 29, 2016 at his home at the age of 93.

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