From the August 1993 files of The Eunice News Arlene Tucker has been appointed vice chancellor for business affairs at LSU Eunice.

Improvements on U.S. 90 are being made Thursday, while nearby, at the Billeaud Companies offices on St. Nezaire Road, One Acadiana officials explain why upgrading U.S. 90 to interstate status is one of the regional development organization’s top priority. Supporters say creating I-49 south would improve safety and hurricane evacuation efficiency and attract economic development. (Photo by Bill Decker of the Morgan City Daily Review)

Hurricane evacuation. Economic growth, especially along the U.S. 90 “Energy Corridor.” Fewer car crashes on a stretch of highway once known as Blood Alley.

Bill Rodier, St. Landry Economic Development director, announces a branding campaign Thursday in Opelousas. Rodier was joined by Parish President Bill Fontenot in launching a campaign designed to highlight positive aspects of St. Landry Parish. See additional photos from the branding rollout in the gallery section of the webpage at the bottom right. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A campaign to brand and bring the good news about St. Landry Parish to the forefront was introduced to about 50 people at the St. Landry Economic Development office Thursday. “We’re Moving Forward” signs are to mark sites were good news is happening.

Improvements on U.S. 90 are being made Thursday, while nearby, at the Billeaud Companies offices on St. Nezaire Road, One Acadiana officials explain why upgrading U.S. 90 to interstate status is one of the regional development organization’s top priority. Supporters say creating I-49 south would improve safety and hurricane evacuation efficiency and attract economic development. (Photo by Bill Decker of the Morgan City Daily Review)

Bill Rodier, St. Landry Economic Development director, announces a branding campaign Thursday in Opelousas. Rodier was joined by Parish President Bill Fontenot in launching a campaign designed to highlight positive aspects of St. Landry Parish. See additional photos from the branding rollout in the gallery section of the webpage at the bottom right. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Parish council asks 2X weekly pickup or 2 carts in rural areas

Timmy Lejeune

A resolution asking for twice-weekly garbage collection in unincorporated areas, or two carts for those residents, was approved by the St. Landry Parish Council’s public works committee.

Eunice police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice police.
June 3
Cody Nicholas Ardoin, 22, 2148 Hwy. 95, Eunice; Warrant for theft and five counts of warrant for forgery.
Raesha Tronshanique Joseph, 18, 851 E. Maple, Eunice; Bench warrant on two counts of simple battery and trespassing.

Where to cool off this summer

The swimming area at Lakeview Park north of Eunice features a water trampoline and two inflatable water slides. Day passes to the park are: weekend, Saturday and Sunday - $10 per person; weekday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - $7 per person; Tuesdays, $5 per person; holidays, $10 per person and children 3 and under get in free. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Is there anything hotter than a Louisiana summer?

Free clinic extends health care to uninsured, under-insured

Alisha Ardoin, a medical assistant at the Eunice Community Medical Center, is in the center’s pharmacy. The center d oes not dispense narcotics, but has a wide variety of other drugs. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Eunice Community Health Center has its finger on more than the pulse of its patients.
Yancy Fontenot, the center’s executive director, said the free clinic and pharmacy has seen an increase in patients since last summer.

Area jobless rates up

St. Landry Parish’s unemployent rate dipped slightly to 7.8 percent in April from 7.9 percent in March, but remained above the 6.1 percent in April 2014, according to not seasonally adjusted data released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Sports

The Eunice High Bobcats scored three touchdowns on their first three possessions on the way to a 27-7 victory over the Sacred Heart Trojans in the nightcap of the Joe Nagata Memorial Jamboree playe

Lifestyle

Eunice High recognizes and welcomes its newest teachers on campus. Front, from left, are K.K. Devillier, Leah Leblanc, Jade Fontenot, and Carla Lafleur. Standing, from left, are Tre’ Brown, Nina Fontenot, Wayne Fontenot and Dale Guillory, (Submitted info and photo)

Principal Mitch Fontenot at Eunice High School welcomes new teachers on campus.

Obituaries

Gloria Granger Landreneau passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at the age of 75.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at St. Augustine Catholic

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