The Eunice News needs help in locating images of five servicemen killed during the Vietnam War.
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.

Gayle Keller

Evangeline arrests

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 11 recent bookings into the parish jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Marco Rene France, 23, 441 Acadia St., Eunice, was charged March 26, with forgery. France was being held in jail on a $7,500 bond at press time.
•Donald Lee James, 42, 119 Armand St., Ville Platte, was charged March 26, with theft. James was being held in jail on a $10,000 bond at press time.

Seven young women compete for Miss Eunice/Teen Miss Eunice Saturday

Miss Eunice Nicholette Thibodeaux

The annual Miss Eunice and Miss Teen Eunice pageant, sponsored by Junior Auxiliary of Eunice, is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the LSU Eunice Health & Technologies Auditorium.
The reigning queens Nicholette Thibodeaux, Miss Eunice; and Sadie Fontenot, Teen Miss Eunice, will relinquish their titles on Saturday evening.
Junior Bergeron will be Master of Ceremonies. Seven women will be competing for two crowns, Miss Eunice and Teen Miss Eunice.
Admission is $8 at the door.
The following are competing for the Miss Eunice title:

Driver booked after allegedly attacking officer; 2 other officers suspended for allegedly standing by

A Tuesday traffic crash led to the driver in jail on three counts of battery on a police officer and two Eunice police officers suspended pending an investigation.
Following the report of a truck that plowed into Bertrand’s Printing on North 8th St., a scuffle ensued between the first officer on the scene after the driver of the truck allegedly spit in the officer’s face.

St. Landry arrests

April 2
Scotty James Guilbeaux, age 37, 394 Longwood Dr., Opelousas, LA, illegal carrying of weapons, aggravated assault.

Corey Mitchell Lanclos, age 25, 3714 Prairie Rhonde Hwy., Opelousas, LA, interfering with duties of State Police, arrested by Louisiana State Police.

Dwayne Landry, age 41, 401 Venus Dr., Lafayette, LA, hold for deputies, sexual battery.

Duane Myers, age 48, 2668 Hwy. 93, Sunset, LA, simple assault.

Radio Logs

Tuesday, April 1
1613 Subject removal reported in the 200 block of South 9th Street; subject wants her father removed from her house.
1626 Disturbance reported in the 600 block of North 11th Street.
2108 Traffic crash reported at Bertrand’s Printing; resulted in arrest.
2312 Suspicious person reported at Joyce’s.


April 1
Larry J. Guidry, 52, 1900 West Dudley Street; Simple criminal damage to property.
Juvenile, 15, Eunice; Warrant for theft of firearm, warrant for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.
Christopher Garrett Bertrand, 38, 130 Springwood Road, Iota; Window tint restrictions, driving under suspension.

Fired employee, another suspect booked in theft of safe, its cash and guns

John Turner

Two Evangeline Parish men, including a disgruntled former employee, have been charged with the burglary of Babineaux’s Concrete Officers responded to the burglary of Babineaux’s Concrete, 550 South 12th St. Eunice on March 23.
Taken during the burglary was a safe which contained $20,000 cash, an AK-47 assault rifle , and an AR-15 assault rifle.
During the investigation detectives learned that an employee was recently fired from the business. Detectives wanted to speak to the former employee, John Turner, as part of the investigation.

St. Landry arrests

April 1
Rachel Linzay, age 19, 1968 Beaver Rd., Ville Platte, LA, driving under suspension, speeding, arrested by Louisiana State Police.
Brent Milton, age 28, 151 B.O. St., Sunset, LA, 2 counts of distribution of schedule IV drugs.
Margaret M. Stanley, age 30, 4591 Hwy. 190, Lot 4, Eunice, LA, 2 counts of cruelty to juvenile(s).

Body found along La. 13 just south of Eunice

Police believe a body found shortly before 2 p.m. Monday on La. 13 in Acadia Parish just south of Eunice to be that of a man reported missing since last Thursday.
L.J. Walker was reported by his family to have last been seen in the area of the city west of La. 13, not that far from where the body was discovered Monday afternoon.
According to witnesses on the scene, family members reported that 66-year old Eunice man suffered from Alzeihmer’s and possibly dementia as a result. It is believed that Walker wandered from his apartment complex on South Aymond Street on Thursday.

St. Landry arrests

March 31
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office arrest report for August 22, 2012
Irving Joseph Wire, age 64, 8731 Lebeau Street, Livonia, LA, driving while intoxicated, negligent injuring- vehicular.
Jason Claude Halphen, age 31, 3339 W Atchafalaya Levee Rd, Krotz Springs, LA, simple battery, simple damage to property.
Darrall Joseph Henry Jr., age 18, 469 Carrington Place, Opelousas, LA, simple battery, criminal trespass.
Wayne Dedauche Miller, age 53, 402 Menard Rd., Cankton, LA, telephone communication harassment.

Radio Logs

Friday, March 28
0726 Ungovernable child reported in the 700 block of West Oak.
0803 Traffic crash reported in the area of 4th and Park.
1144 Traffic crash reported in the area of South Aymond and Maple.
1516 Damage to property reported in the 500 block of North C.C. Duson.
1819 Missing person reported in the 400 block of South Aymond Street.


March 28
John Blake Doucet, 27, 324 Isaac Drive, Basile; No seatbelt, bench warrant for expired license plate.
Jimmy R. Coker, 43, 209 Railroad Avenue, Mamou; Aggravated burglary, felony theft, theft.
John Randall Turner, 48, 1052 Beachwood Drive, Ville Platte; Aggravated burglary, felony theft.
Quaneisha Laneise Shanquel Garlow, 19, 821 South Beulah; Domestic abuse battery.
Desmond Amos Guillory, 24, 501 South Beulah; Domestic abuse battery.

March 29
No arrests made.



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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