From July 1944 files of The Eunice News: Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Kessler have received word of the death of their son, 2nd Lt. Charles Willis Kessler, 21, killed in action in France on June 14. He was salutatorian of the Eunice High Class of 1939 and entered the Army after graduating last year from LSU.

Jack Burson, right, talks about the city’s budget during a town hall meeting Thursday at the Eunice Municipal Complex. The meeting was about the need for a master plan for the city. Also shown, from left, are Don Reber, chairman of the Eunice Economic Development Committee; Bill Fontenot, St. Landry Parish Government president; Anthony Baltakis, moderator and an LSU Eunice history professor; and Jason Bertrand, an alderman. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The development of a master plan for Eunice gained some traction Thursday night after the case for it was presented at City Hall. In a show of hands most of about 50 people attending the meeting indicated support for a plan to map.

Gregor Trumel, consul general for the Consulate General of France in Louisiana, speaks at a Experience Louisiana Festival meeting Thursday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Experience Louisiana Festival had a big day Thursday as it learned of a $10,000 state grant for marketing and met with Gregor Trumel, consul general for the Consulate General of France in Louisiana. Dwight Jodon, one of the festival organizers, announced the grant awarded through Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne’s office.

Jack Burson, right, talks about the city’s budget during a town hall meeting Thursday at the Eunice Municipal Complex. The meeting was about the need for a master plan for the city. Also shown, from left, are Don Reber, chairman of the Eunice Economic Development Committee; Bill Fontenot, St. Landry Parish Government president; Anthony Baltakis, moderator and an LSU Eunice history professor; and Jason Bertrand, an alderman. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Gregor Trumel, consul general for the Consulate General of France in Louisiana, speaks at a Experience Louisiana Festival meeting Thursday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice police.
June 29
Rayvon Dominique Semien, 21, 120 Pearl St., Eunice; Disturbing the peace, domestic abuse battery with strangulation and theft.
Lydia E. Andres, 23, 120 Pearl St., Eunice; Disturbing the peace. Released on bond.

Hurricane preparation is a yearlong endeavor

For the last 10 years, leaders from law enforcement agencies, fire departments, first responders, industries, local hospitals, non-profits and the St. Landry Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness have gathered in Opelousas to discuss the parish’s emergency preparedness plan each April.

Kiwanis scholarship winners

Four students were awarded scholarships by the Eunice Kiwanis Club on Thursday. From left, Kiwanis scholarship chairman Clint Bischoff; De’Ondre Goodley, Eunice High; Sammie Parks, St. Edmund; A.P. Sonnier, Eunice High; Pierre DeRouen, St. Edmund; and Cleveland Michaud, Jr., Kiwanis president. (Photo by Tom Dodge)

Four students were awarded scholarships by the Eunice Kiwanis Club on Thursday.

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Fourth of July celebrations, “Happy Birthday America,” were held at Eunice Public Library Wednesday with a StoryTime hour reading, door prizes, songs, outdoor Pledge to the American flag, a snack of frozen pops and chaulk art. Top photo is guest reader Claire Reed, a sixth-grader from Eunice.

Obituaries

EUNICE~It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gerald ''Jay'' Fontenot announces his passing on Thursday, July 02, 2015 in the comfort of his home surrounded by loved ones at the age of 83.

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