Eunice ham radio operator Tom Dischler speaks at the Eunice Rotary Club on Wednesday. Dischler’s own portable ham radio station, at right, includes a radio and a digital adapter, and the gear can run for 24 hours on one car battery, which he can recharge on a solar charging station. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

By Claudette Olivierclaudette.olivier@eunicetoday.com When all else fails, there will always be ham.
By Tom Dodgetom.dodge@eunicetoday.com

Ryan LeJeune of Eunice holds up two of the bass he caught during the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma. LeJeune won a Ranger Z117 boat with a 90 horsepower outboard engine and $5,000 Ranger Cup Bonus. (Submitted photo)

Most people have to wait until Christmas or tax return time for a new bass boat, but Ryan LeJeune of Eunice earned himself a new vessel by winning the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma.

Eunice ham radio operator Tom Dischler speaks at the Eunice Rotary Club on Wednesday. Dischler’s own portable ham radio station, at right, includes a radio and a digital adapter, and the gear can run for 24 hours on one car battery, which he can recharge on a solar charging station. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Ryan LeJeune of Eunice holds up two of the bass he caught during the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma. LeJeune won a Ranger Z117 boat with a 90 horsepower outboard engine and $5,000 Ranger Cup Bonus. (Submitted photo)

News notes

This Week --
Blessing of St. Ed Softball field Monday
The public is invited to the official blessing, ribbon cutting and dedication of the new St. Edmund Softball field on Monday at 3 p.m.
The field, located at 1740 W. Magnolia, is next to St. Ed football stadium.

Economist says 2015 should be good for beef producers

Cattle prices should remain strong for 2015, after a brief dip during the past two months, according to an LSU AgCenter beef cattle economist. 
“Auction barn prices have been down but they’ve rebounded over the past couple of weeks,” said LSU AgCenter economist Ross Pruitt.

College savings

Kate Herke, public information and communication representative with the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, spoke about a savings program at the Eunice Kiwanis Club meeting Thursday. START, the Student Tuition Assistance and Revenue Trust, is a 529 plan under the Internal Revenue Service code, which offers federal and state incentives to fund a college education. For more information, access START at www.startsaving.la.gov. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Kate Herke, public information and communication representative with the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, spoke about a savings program at the Eunice Kiwanis Club meeting Thursday.

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Glendale Elementary held its Pre-K graduation Wednesday morning inside the school’s cafeteria.
Parents, grandparents and family members attended the “Luau” ceremony.

Obituaries

EUNICE ~ Visitation for Haaymen “Pumpkin’’ Doresseau, Jr., age 38, will be from 8:00 am to 11:00 am with funeral services following at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 23, 2015 at New Hope Fellowship, 865 S

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