St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot, left, and Parish Council Chairman Harold Taylor were at odds during a meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. Topics at issue included an annual audit and the powers of the Road District 1 commission, which was formed when the Smooth Ride Home Program was created. The photo of Fontenot is from Wednesday’s meeting and the one of Taylor is a file photo. (By Harlan Kirgan)

St. Landry Parish Road District 1 commissioners met for a rare meeting and on an 8-4 vote decided they do not need to know the extent of their authority. The vote left Harold Taylor, chairman, in a dither. “I can’t believe this,” he said after gaveling the meeting to a close.

Eunice Police Sgt. Stephanie Myers, left, and Police Chief Randy Fontenot show a website for the 180*: Changing the Course, a youth boot camp. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

With the assistance of the Eunice Police Department and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, 180*: Changing the Course, a youth boot camp, has come to life.

Steve Moosa, CPA, of Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick, discusses the 2015 audit of the St. Landry Parish Government. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A St. Landry Parish Government audit found nine “signficant” deficiencies in internal controls and reporting and five instances of noncompliance material to statements.

St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot, left, and Parish Council Chairman Harold Taylor were at odds during a meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. Topics at issue included an annual audit and the powers of the Road District 1 commission, which was formed when the Smooth Ride Home Program was created. The photo of Fontenot is from Wednesday’s meeting and the one of Taylor is a file photo. (By Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice Police Sgt. Stephanie Myers, left, and Police Chief Randy Fontenot show a website for the 180*: Changing the Course, a youth boot camp. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Steve Moosa, CPA, of Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick, discusses the 2015 audit of the St. Landry Parish Government. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

News notes

May public prayer at St. Anthony’s
During the month of May a rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet will be prayed daily at 5:30 p.m. at the shrine of the Blessed Mother in front of Saint Anthony’s rectory.
The public is encouraged to participate.

DOTD plans to fix U.S. 190 drains in Eunice

A drain shows the drop from U.S. 190 at the 3rd Street intersection. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Drains with sharp drop-offs on U.S. 190 in Eunice will be altered to make them more vehicle friendly, Bill Olivier, state Department of Transportation and Development district engineer administrator said.
We are trying to work on that situation,” he said.

Aldermen take another swing at golf carts on city streets

Eunice Junior High School band members perform at Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen. The band and the Eunice High School band were recognized for the success in district and state band competitions. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Rev. Lloyd Antoine returned to the Eunice Board of Aldermen in a bid to clear the way for the legal operation of golf carts on city streets.
Antoine asked for an ordinance to allow the operation of golf carts about a year ago with no results.

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Sports

Since 2011, each Lady Bengal softball player has won a ring during their LSUE career.

Lifestyle

Leah Guempel and Richard Shipley

Dr. Stephen and Mrs. (Martha) Guempel of Eunice are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Leah Guempel to Mr. Richard Shipley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Pamela) Shipley of Forest Grove, OR.

Obituaries

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Andrew Glenn Courville announces his passing.
Glenn passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at the age of 60.

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