The LSU Eunice Athletic Department has announced that former Lady Bengal basketball player Amanda Clemons has been named the Interim Head Coach of the LSU Eunice women’s basketball team.

Marshail Wildridge: Church Point clerk booked.

Police knew where Marshail Wildridge was for the three years she was at large. They just couldn’t get her to turn herself in. Finally this week, Eunice arrested the Church Point Town Clerk and took her to see a district judge. Her bond on a charge of hit-and-run was set, she met it and presumably went back to work.
Early voting begins Saturday for the May 3 election which includes proposed rededication of a Eunice sales tax and renewal of two St. Landry Parish School District property taxes. Neither of the tax proposals involve new or increased taxes.

Marshail Wildridge: Church Point clerk booked.

Evangeline arrests

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported five recent bookings into the parish jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Madison Catoire 27, 431 LaHaye Loop, Oakdale, was charged December 16, with no driver’s license and DWI (second offense). Catoire was released from jail on a $15,000 bond.
•Michelle Renee White, 32, 1111 T.J. Simpson Loop, Oakdale, was charged December 17, with theft of goods and simple criminal damage to property. White was released from jail on a $20,000 bond.

St. Landry arrests

Dec. 26
Michael Cook, age 19, 116 Bridgett St., Lafayette, La, hold for outside agencies, felony theft, misrepresentation during booking, illegal carrying of weapons, possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine, unlicensed driver, expired M.V.I., introduction of contraband-penal institute, arrested by Louisiana State Police.

Augusta Rami, age 27, 206 Williams Circle, Opelousas, LA, simple battery involving domestic violence.

Paul Rami, Jr., age 29, 206 Williams Circle, Opelousas, LA, simple battery involving domestic violence.

Radio Logs

Monday, December 23
1135 Traffic crash reported in the area of 8th Street and Hwy 190.
1215 Traffic crash reported near Taco Bell.
1219 Traffic crash reported in the area of 2nd Street and Laurel Ave.
2259 Traffic stop reported in the area of 4th and Vine Street; resulted in arrest.
2300 Traffic stop reported in the area of MLK and Matilda; resulted in arrest.

Arrests

December 23
Timothy Wayne Gill, 51, 150 Mamie Street; Distribution of schedule two drugs, violation of uniform CDS in drug free zone, illegal use of CDS in presence of minor.
Joshua Dies, 26, 301 Sheila Street; Obtaining CDS by fraud, attempt and conspiracy to possess narcotics with intent, possession with intent to distribute schedule three drugs, possession with intent to distribute schedule four drugs, two counts of possession of legend narcotics
Shaun Edward Lee, 36, 204 Chataigner Street; theft felony, criminal trespass, simple criminal damage to property.

Eunice police, citizens have new eyes

Like the Christmas song asks, “Do you see what I see?”
The Eunice Police Department is becoming one of the most technologically advanced departments in the state with the issuance of Taser-brand “body cams”– which are video cameras to be worn by all full-time police officers on the Eunice force.
It’s a move that Police Chief Ronald Dies said would instill “behavior modification” for both officers and perpetrators. He said that the new devices – which are about the size of a small cell phone – were just being issued last week.

Troopers don their Santa suits

Christmas is a season of joy,love, giving, and so much more.
Two Eunice children - Tiffany Rozas and Braden Vidrine - had their “Santa Wish list” written and ready in hopes of receiving something special this year.
And they will... thanks to Troop I LSTA Grant-A- Wish program.
The Troop I LSTA Grant-A-Wish program is a non-profit organization which provides children with terminal or life-threatening, or handicapped, severly injured children, with his/her wish.

SLPSO probe husband in death of wife

Authorities continued on Monday to investigate a St. Landry Parish woman’s death after discovering her body buried in her husband's back yard Saturday.
“Sandra Tillett’s body was discovered after her husband, Arthur Tillett, told us where it was buried,”said St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz in a press release. “She was buried in a backyard shed under a concrete slab.”
“Arthur Tillett specifically admitted only to burying Sandra’s body after her death. He did not admit to contributing to her death,” Guidroz added.

Radio Logs

Friday, December 20
0046 Disturbance, 2100 block West Magnolia.
1211 Disturbance reported in the area of Lewis Street.
1302 Traffic stop reported in the area of Goldman and Fruge Streets.
1538 Traffic crash reported in the 1800 block of West Laurel Avenue.
1612 Traffic crash reported at Walmart.
2030 Traffic stop reported in the area of Camelia and 3rd Street; resulted in arrest.
2046 Simple burglary reported in the 2000 block of Dudley Street.
2328 Traffic stop reported in the area of South aymond and Hwy 13.

Arrests

December 20
Phillip Skinner, 51, 324 East Boyd Apt. #4, Norman, Oklahoma; head lamps required, driving under suspension.
Michael Bellard, 48, 510 Lewis Street; stop sign violation, driving under suspension, expired MVI.
Sonny Richard, 51, 1516 Napoleon Street, Mamou; Driving under suspension, open container in vehicle.

St. Landry arrests

Dec. 23
Rodney Miller, age 55, 121 Wisdom Rd., Opelousas, LA, driving while intoxicated – 1st offense, improper lane useage.

Jimmy Javeil Powell, age 22, 1153 Ina Clare, #431, Opelousas, LA, principle to distribution of schedule I drugs, violation of uniform CDS law, drug free zone, resisting an officer.

James Vidrine, age 33, 414 Madison St., Opelousas, LA, theft, resisting an officer by refusing to make identity.

Joseph D. DeVillier, age 50, 219 Sugarland Circle, Opelousas, LA, home invasion.

From the Files ... December 1961

From files of The Eunice News:
December 1961

Mrs. R.S. Parrot, Sr. received a certificate and pin for 15 years service to the Selective Service Board from Walter Morrison, director.

Permits have been issued for four new residents: Eddie Daigle, $7,500, Becky street; Huey Spell, $4,700, North 11th; C.A. Mornhinveg, $5,000, no location; and Moise Thibodeaux, $6,000, East Maple.

Construction will start in January on Coastal Transmission’s compressor station five miles southwest of the city near Tepetate. Charles Sikes is the company’s manager in this area.

Sen. Adley tells grads it's now time for them to produce

State Sen. Robert R. Adley reminded 139 LSU Eunice graduates Friday afternoon that the next stage of their lives commences now that they have their degrees.
“Commencement means the beginning of something new. You have worked hard and proven you can work and learn. Now you have to perform, the veteran Benton legislator told the grads.
Using a football analogy, he said, “We’re kicking to you. It’s your job, with God’s help, to run with it.”
The students:

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The LSU Eunice Athletic Department has announced that former Lady Bengal basketball player Amanda Clemons has been named the Interim Head Coach of the LSU Eunice women’s basketball team.

Lifestyle

Eunice Food Bank receives donation by Beta Sigma Phi

Beta Sigma Phi sorority’s President Janice Aguillard, left, and Vice President Maxine Clause, right, hand over a donation check to Eunice Food Bank Director Mary Ann Guillory.

Obituaries

Long-time alderman
JEANERETTE – Services are Wednesday for former city alderman Junius Legnon. He died April 14 at age 88.

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