RAYNE – Eunice High scored 122 points to edge out Opelousas High as the Lady Cats captured their third straight district title. OHS finished with 98 points, followed by Beau Chene (84), Crowley (72), LaGrange (67), Rayne (59) and Washington-Marion (52).

Chambers

Eunice police arrested a suspect Monday in the Easter burglaries for at least four Bengal Village apartments. Records indicate offices went to the privately owned and managed LSU Eunice student housing after a complaint and discovered the burglaries had happened while students were asleep, evidently sound asleep.

Connie Gardner is honored and recognized as the Rotary Club’s Administrative Professional of the Year. The event was held at St. Thomas More on Wednesday as more than $3,000 worth of door prizes were given out to local administrative assistants.

The Rotary Club of Eunice’s Wednesday luncheon at St. Thomas More resembled a Thanksgiving dinner as local businesses gave thanks to area administrative professionals and honored the administrative professional of the year, Connie Gardner.

Chambers

Connie Gardner is honored and recognized as the Rotary Club’s Administrative Professional of the Year. The event was held at St. Thomas More on Wednesday as more than $3,000 worth of door prizes were given out to local administrative assistants.

St. Landry arrests

Jan. 6
Joshua Goodley, age 23, 405 N. Oak St., Opelousas, LA, 2nd degree murder, arrested by Opelousas Police Dept.

Craig C. Belton, age 44, 702 N. Lombar St., Opelousas, LA, driving while intoxicated – 1st offense, possession of marijuana, driving under suspension, speeding, arrested by Louisiana State Police.

Arrests

January 3
Gabriel Oaks, 27, 3307 East 2nd Street, Basile; two counts of bench warrants.
Jamie Herrman, 19, 3573 Hwy. 107 South, Plaucheville; creation or operation of clandestine lab, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sean Babineaux, 25, 100 Crestview Loop; creation or operation of clandestine labe, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Juvenile, 16, domestic abuse battery, flight from an officer.
Joshua Cole Jagneaux, 28, 200 Block Avenue, Lafayette; no MVI, driving under suspension.
Diane Mayne, 47, 301 Mayers Street; domestic abuse battery.

From the Files ... January 1926

From files of The Eunice News:
January 1926

A power plant for Eunice, which will supply electricity to Ville Platte, Mamou and Iota, is likely, at a construction cost of $500,000.

Installation of a modern pickling operation will occur in Eunice soon. The Chamber of Commerce is negotiating with a Texas firm immediate erection of a pickling vat.

C.A. Ives, dean of the Teachers’ College at LSU, has praised the “Prairie Breeze” newspaper published by Eunice High students. Lucille Jackson is editor.

Parish Council to get library tax proposal

It’s a case of “drainage and clean ditches” versus “books and reading”.
Either way, a parish-wide property tax proposal is likely coming this year.
St. Landry is the only parish that does not have a parish library system. It’s a fact that a coalition of citizens in the area would like to see changed.
In February, the St. Landry Parish Council is likely to be asked to schedule a library tax election.

Alleged meth lab raided, two arrested

Narcotics officers discovered an active meth lab in a Highway 13 apartment shortly after 2:00 p.m. Friday.
Eunice Police Department officials confirmed that dangerous fumes from the active meth inside one of apartments in the Crestview Apartment complex caused the Eunice Fire Department officials to be scrambled to the scene.
Police said that the EFD were called in to assist in the removal of the toxic fumes and materials – materials which could be hazardous to other residents in the apartment complex.

First Born of 2014

Acadian Medical Center’s First Baby of 2014 is Kennedy Rae Fontenot, daughter of Troy Fontenot and Ashtyn Lavergne of Pine Prairie. The baby girl, born on Jan. 2 at 4:28 p.m., weighed 5 pounds and 10 ounces, and is 17-3/4 inches in length. Kennedy’s arrival was an early one, as Ashtyn’s due date was Jan. 21. The delivery was a Ceaserean-section, with no complications, by her OB/gyn, Dr. Monty Heinen.

Evangeline arrests

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 15 bookings recently in the parish jail.
Arrested were the following:
•Patrick Deville II, 27, 1032 Pine St., Basile, was charged December 23, with DWI (first offense), driving under suspension, no insurance and careless operation. Deville was released on a $7,500 bond.
•Bradley Doucet, 20, 814 W. Cotton St., Ville Platte, was charged December 23, with simple burglary. At press time, Doucet remained incarcerated on a $15,000 bond.

St. Landry arrests

Jan. 3
Michael Melancon, age 52, 112 Chachere Rd., Lot #3, Church Point, LA, aggravated incest.

Shawn Paul Sittig, age 27, 211 Childs St., Eunice, LA, here for court, intimidating of a witness.

Donald Ray Vallier, age 51, 1823 Hwy. 103, Opelousas, LA, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Harris J. Bellard, Jr., age 48, 1206 Credeur Rd., Cankton, LA, simple battery involving domestic violence.

Radio Logs

Thursday, January 2
0944 Theft reported in the 800 block of Alexander Street.
1055 Subject needs police officer in the 1000 block of West Laurel.
1542 Traffic crash reported in the 100 block of South 9th Street.
1805 Subject needs police officer in regards to a simple burglary reported in the 100 block of Private Street.
1956 Subject needs police officer in the 400 block of Acadia Street.

Arrests

January 2
Jody Thomas, 34, 193 Devillier Road; disturbing the peace.
Lexis D. Lanclos, 23, 101 West Part Street; bench warrant for Lafayette.

Weapons of choice in alleged Acadia abuse cases: belt, extension cord

Deputies have arrested three Acadia Parish residents in two separate alleged child abuse cases.
Sheriff Wayne Melancon said Kelly Dugas, 32, of Church Point is charged with battery with a dangerous weapon.
Her alleged victim was seven years old and the alleged weapon was a belt.
Her bond was set at $5,000.
He said Michael Champagne, 24, and his wife Irene, 24, are charged with two counts of battery with a dangerous weapon, in this case allegedly an extension cord.
Their alleged victims are ages 3 and 5, Melancon said.

Addtional charges pending in pedestrian fatality

A Eunice man is charged with DWI after running over and killing a pedestrian late New Year’s Eve night on West Laurel.
Police said Wilbert Ned, 31, was driving his Crown Victoria eastbound when it struck Herbert Honeycutt, 53, of Eunice, who was trying to cross the highway just west of Bobcat Drive.
Honeycutt died a short time after being taken to Acadian Medical Center.

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RAYNE – Eunice High scored 122 points to edge out Opelousas High as the Lady Cats captured their third straight district title.

Lifestyle

Myra Miller

Naming a pet is important, but the process should be fun.
Choose a name you like. A pet will accept it and certainly respond to his/her name.

Obituaries

Former ULL dean
LAFAYETTE – Services for former dean of the ULL Graduate School, Dr. Robert Jones, will be Friday. He died April 22 at age 80.

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