Winter will arrive in the Eunice area tonight, as temperatures dip to near freezing, accompanied by a wind that will make it feel several degrees colder.
The National Weather Services expects lows tonight and Wednesday night at or near 32 degrees.
High temperature Wednesday will be close to 60, forecasters believe.
Pipes, plants, pets and people will need to be protected from the chilling change.
Dozens of veterans and family members attended Monday's VFW Veterans Day ceremony at Post 8971 in Eunice on Monday morning.
On hand were veterans of every branch of the U.S. armed forces, including many who served in at least one of the wars the nation has been involved in since 1941.
The ceremony also included a Flag Retirement (burning) and lunch was provided all who attended.
Friday, November 8
0709 Hit and run reported in the 1000 block of East Laurel.
1207 Theft reported in the 200 block of South 2nd Street.
1428 Damage to property reported in the 1800 block of West Laurel.
1714 Shoplifting reported at Walmart; resulted in arrest.
2216 Suspicious vehicle reported at the NW Community Center; resulted in arrest.
2311 Fight reported in the 100 block of West Bacciochi.
2330 Damage to property reported in the 400 block of North St. Joseph Street.
Billy Ray Kennedy, 46, 601 Bernice Street; Disturbing the peace.
Candace Renee Vidrine, 19, 920 North CC Duson; Domestic abuse battery.
Drake Mallet, 27, 1422 West College Street, Opelousas; Possession of marijuana.
Juvenile; Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of uniform CDS.
Nicholas Monreau, 17, 135 Hunter Street; Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of uniform CDS laws.
From files of the Eunice News
Eunice Red Cross ladies are making an average of 2,000 bandages monthly , according to Mrs. Clint Mornhinveg, chairman of the unit.
Donot Courville, one of the last surviving members of the Louisiana Cavalry, Confederate States of America, died at age 99 at his Basile home.
Joe Johnson of St. Edmund’s is Louisiana High School Flyweight boxing champion, winning a split decision in New Orleans.
Charles Willoughby says Jesus got him through some of the toughest island fighting of World War II and the aging vet stays busy paying him back.
Iwo Jima was “rough” said Willoughby as he picked one word to describe his experience in the Pacific theater.
The moment he spoke the word “rough” a solitary tear ran down the 89-year-old Marine’s cheek and into a memory.
Janice Nix-Victorian always looks on the bright side of campus life.
LSU at Eunice students and their parents should take comfort in the fact that Nix-Victorian, the new Director of Student Support Services, is aiming to get both groups comfortable with “student-campus-life” while focusing on getting the students ready for graduation.
She said that she would like students to see her office as a part of their “campus family”.