The LSU Eunice baseball team was hoping to be at the NJCAA Division II World Series this weekend. But the 2015 national champions were saying their farewells to each other at the Bengals’ annual baseball awards banquet held at the Acadian Center.

Graduates with a grade-point average 3.8-4.0 receive Summa Cum Laude honors. From left, are Dr. Renee Robichaux, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; Catlyn Lauret of Washington, management; Allison Briscoe of Eunice, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Gregory Leger of Rayne, Louisiana transfer degree biological science and Dr. Kimberly Russell, chancellor of LSU Eunice. Not pictured are Kaliee Lyons of Eunice, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Sadie West of Church Point, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Cassie Bonin of Lake Arthur; certificate accounting technology; and David Berns Jr. of Slidell, fire and emergency services.

LSU Eunice has named 262 students to the Spring Semester 2016 Chancellor’s List in recognition of their academic achievement. The list comprises full-time students who maintained at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale during the semester. Area students on the list are: Abbeville: Olivia Gabor, Sadi’ Seaux.

Mary Ellen Donatto, a Eunice member of the St. Landry Parish School Board, presides over a Building, Lands and Sites Committee meeting in Opelousas on Monday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Three energy-saving proposals, which have come up before St. Landry Parish School Board members for several months, will once again land in front of them without a recommendation.

Graduates with a grade-point average 3.8-4.0 receive Summa Cum Laude honors. From left, are Dr. Renee Robichaux, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; Catlyn Lauret of Washington, management; Allison Briscoe of Eunice, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Gregory Leger of Rayne, Louisiana transfer degree biological science and Dr. Kimberly Russell, chancellor of LSU Eunice. Not pictured are Kaliee Lyons of Eunice, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Sadie West of Church Point, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Cassie Bonin of Lake Arthur; certificate accounting technology; and David Berns Jr. of Slidell, fire and emergency services.

Mary Ellen Donatto, a Eunice member of the St. Landry Parish School Board, presides over a Building, Lands and Sites Committee meeting in Opelousas on Monday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Some Republicans question if there is a a $600M shortfall in the budget

Gov. John Bel Edwards in the well of the House chamber during happier times. Credit: Samuel Carter Karlin

Some House Republicans, wary of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ budget figures and reluctant to raise more taxes, are questioning whether the state truly has a $600 million shortfall, with one legislator estimating the shortfall could be up to half that figure.

Hargroder to demonstrate fricasse de boulette at Prairie Acadian Cultural Center

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.

Barefoot troubles

My nurseryman tells me this will be a bad summer for barefooted kids. A hardier than usual crop of Soliva sessilis sneaking into lawns across south Louisiana is the cause of the trouble.

Teacher lagniappe pay check reduced

St. Landry School Board members, from left, Mary Ellen Donatto, Raymond Cassimere and Randy Wagley confer during the board's May 19 special meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

State budget cuts dipped into the pockets of St. Landry Parish public school teachers to reduce a $542 supplemental paycheck to $433 this month.

Eunice residents area to be notified of Community Action Agency offerings

Kirsten Brown-Thomas, St. Landry Parish Community Action Agency executive director, speaks at the St. Landry Parish School Board meeting on May 18. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice residents area to be notified of Community Action Agency offerings
Kirsten Brown-Thomas, St. Landry Parish Community Action Agency executive director

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The LSU Eunice baseball team was hoping to be at the NJCAA Division II World Series this weekend.

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Victoria McGee, valedictorian; and Dylan Bieber, salutatorian of the St. Edmund High School class of 2016.

St. Edmund High School held its Senior Awards Night May 19 where seniors received academic awards, scholarships, honors and recognition.
The program began with the traditional school’s “Passing of the Candle,” with the senior class president Caroline Fontenot.

Obituaries

BEAUMONT, TX ~ Geraldine (Jerry) Thomas, 67, of Beaumont, TX, former resident of Eunice, LA, departed this life on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

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