Bull riding is his life. Peyton Olivier, a former Eunice resident, is entering high school this fall and will compete in the Arkansas High School Rodeo Association. He is the grandson of Diane Olivier of Eunice and the late James Pat Olivier.

Gayle Keller

Gayle Keller, daughter of Reginald and Gerry Keller of Eunice, has received a 2014 Emmy nomination. She is an independent casting director who has been working in television and film in New York City for the past 20 years.
Prices for long-grain rice, which makes up 85 percent of Louisiana’s rice crop, are projected to drop this year, said LSU AgCenter economist Mike Salassi. The price of long-grain rice was $15.40 per hundredweight in 2013, but that could decrease to $13.30 per hundredweight this year.

Gayle Keller

St. Landry arrests

July 16
Kimbala Kay Guillory, age 51, 3553 Hwy 182 South, Opelousas, LA, disturbing the peace by loud and abusive language, simple criminal damage to property.
David Wayne Clark, age 55, 132 B Mila Lane, Port Barre, LA, introduction of contraband-penal institute, malfeasance in office, possession of schedule I drug w/intent to distribute, illegal carrying of weapons, transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses , attempted introduction of contraband in a penal institute.

Radio Logs

Tuesday, July 15
0354 Vehicle vandalism or hit and run, 1400 block West Gum.
0717 Traffic stop, narcotics seized, Brownie’s.
0843 Subjects went into store, wanted items free; when owner threw them out, they threatened to burn store and his vehicle, East Maple.
1021 Dog locked in hot car, Walmart.
1124 Accident, 200 block West Park.
1250 Disturbance, 1600 block West Laurel.
1330 Woman says 14-year-old daughter, under house arrest, is not home, Bacciochi.
1403 Daughter returned.
1411 Officers with daughter.

Noted retired U.S. magistrate Methvin takes interim St. Landry judicial appointment

Retired Judge Mildred “Mimi” Methvin has been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro tempore of Division “D,” of the 27th Judicial District Court in St. Landry Parish, according to Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll. Methvin will fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Donald Hebert on July 9, 2014. She will serve from July 14, 2014, through December 31, 2014, or until further order of the Court.

Eunice arrests

July 15
Christopher Mallet, 27, Lafayette, resisting an officer, misrepresentation during booking, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Radio Logs

Monday, July 14
1135 Stolen phone located, Camellia St.
1206 Man threatens to beat another man with chain, 1600 block West Laurel.
1445 Accident, East Laurel near Eunice Poultry.
1703 Bunch of girls keeps passing caller’s house and cussing and hollering at her, 400 block Nimitz.
1708 Two female subjects located in 500 block Fred, advised to stay away from Nimitz address.
1857 Fire, Eunice Poultry.

St. Landry arrests

July 14
Joseph Kenneth Major, age 45, 256 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Opelousas, LA, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Joshua Martin Vincent, age 22, 200 Oakwood Lane, Pineville, LA, driving while intoxicated-2nd offense, stopping in roadway.

Jeremy Menard, age 33, 149 Arthur-Daigle Loop, Church Point, LA, theft.

Hydi Renee Guillory, age 28, 359 Macarthur Drive, Sunset, LA, entry/remain on premises after being forbidden, simple battery, simple criminal damage to property.

Radio Logs

Friday, July 11
0021 Trespass, Walmart.
0344 Four juvenile males throwing rocks at houses, Boudreaux.
0658 Disturbance, 200 block Acadia.
0921 Vehicle vandalism, 1400 block Lawrence.
1053 Accident, Maple & LSUE Dr.
1144 Debit card stolen, no location.
1418 Accident, 1300 block West Laurel.
1540 Juvenile shoplifting, Walmart.
1750 House sitter reports break-in, 100 block Bernard.
1755 Break-in, 300 block Sheila.
2148 Disturbance, Maple & 2nd.

Eunice arrests

July 11
Kenneth Cart, 54, 256 Acadia Lot 9, disturbing the peace, resisting an officer.
Mickey Valerie, 51, 251 East Magnolia, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, entry/remain on premises after being forbidden.

July 12
Sayias Deville, 38, Branch, domestic abuse battery.
Daniel Gaspard, 44, 713 Tate, theft warrant.
Heather Perkins, 25, 1459 Jacob Road, bench warrant Cameron Parish.

Two murder cases on docket; beating case, theft case languish

Trials are scheduled this month and next in two notable Eunice cases, while two others have seen no official action in months.
Robert H. Miller, III is set for trial July 29-30 before Judge Alonzo Harris.
He is charged with the February 2013 second-degree murder of 19-month-old Victoria LeJeune, daughter of his girlfriend.
A conviction requires a mandatory life sentence.
Jury selection is set for Aug. 5-6 in the first-degree murder trial of Robert Heard, accusing of killing his wife in September 2012.

City appeals officer discipline ruling; Chief Dies on Civil Service agenda

Police Chief Ronald Dies is appealing the Fire and Police Civil Service Board’s reversal of his discipline against one officer. Meanwhile, the board is being asked to consider an investigation of Dies.
The board ruled in May of this year that Dies waited too long to give Richard Abadie, Jr. five days off without pay as a result of an incident in February 2013.
A video of that traffic stop, in which it appeared that Abadie held a perp in a choke hold, entered the public realm in November 2013.

From the Files ... July 1943

From files of The Eunice News
July 1943

Sgt. Clarence P. McGee, son of Clarence McGee, Jr. and nephew of Mrs. Burleigh McManus, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for action with the Army Air Corps in India-Burma.

Paratrooper Henry Cummings, 22, spent 70 hours fighting behind enemy lines after he and another soldier were separated from their unit in a drop over Sicily. The last 12 miles of their return to Allied ground was covered crawling to avoid enemy detection. Cummings is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cummings.

Jay Caswell in city judge race

Caswell: City Judge candidate.

Viel P. “Jay” Caswell, Jr. said Friday he will be a candidate for Eunice city judge the Nov. 4 primary.
He is an assistant district attorney for the 27th Judicial District Court and has been a prosecutor in Eunice City Court for 18 years.
Caswell estimates that over the last 10 years he has prosecuted approximately 15,000 adult criminal cases and 4,000 juvenile criminal cases, and abused or neglected , children in need of care cases in Eunice City Court.



As a kid I remember reading books about Roger Bannister (first runner to break the four- minute mile), Jim Ryun (1968 Olympics) and Jesse Owens (four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics).


Creating Moon Dough

A handful of children attended a Moon Dough workshop held at Eunice Public Library Thursday, July 17.

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