From July 1944 files of The Eunice News: Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Kessler have received word of the death of their son, 2nd Lt. Charles Willis Kessler, 21, killed in action in France on June 14. He was salutatorian of the Eunice High Class of 1939 and entered the Army after graduating last year from LSU.

Jack Burson, right, talks about the city’s budget during a town hall meeting Thursday at the Eunice Municipal Complex. The meeting was about the need for a master plan for the city. Also shown, from left, are Don Reber, chairman of the Eunice Economic Development Committee; Bill Fontenot, St. Landry Parish Government president; Anthony Baltakis, moderator and an LSU Eunice history professor; and Jason Bertrand, an alderman. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The development of a master plan for Eunice gained some traction Thursday night after the case for it was presented at City Hall. In a show of hands most of about 50 people attending the meeting indicated support for a plan to map.

Gregor Trumel, consul general for the Consulate General of France in Louisiana, speaks at a Experience Louisiana Festival meeting Thursday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Experience Louisiana Festival had a big day Thursday as it learned of a $10,000 state grant for marketing and met with Gregor Trumel, consul general for the Consulate General of France in Louisiana. Dwight Jodon, one of the festival organizers, announced the grant awarded through Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne’s office.

Jack Burson, right, talks about the city’s budget during a town hall meeting Thursday at the Eunice Municipal Complex. The meeting was about the need for a master plan for the city. Also shown, from left, are Don Reber, chairman of the Eunice Economic Development Committee; Bill Fontenot, St. Landry Parish Government president; Anthony Baltakis, moderator and an LSU Eunice history professor; and Jason Bertrand, an alderman. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Gregor Trumel, consul general for the Consulate General of France in Louisiana, speaks at a Experience Louisiana Festival meeting Thursday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice arrests

The following are Eunice poiice arrests.
April 14
Mark Jones, 36, 221 Ulysse St., Eunice; Possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Act.
April 15

Eunice arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice police reported by Police Chief Randy Fontenot.
April 13
Danny Rougeau, 29, 2902 Ruppert LakeRoad, Eunice; Possession of Schedule II drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of Controlled Dangerous Substance.

Eunice radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio logs.
April 13
07:28 Traffic stop, 9th and Fairgrounds; Citations.
08:03 Traffic stop, West Oak and 7th; Citations.
08:55 Suspicious vehicle, 300 block of Cane; Grey van with white male.

Eunice arrests

The following are Eunice police arrests reported by Police Chief Randy Fontenot.
April 10
Joshua Wayne Miller, 18, 340 Eisenhower, Eunice; Resisting an officer, simple burglary, criminal damage to a coin-operated device and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

Master plan funding said to be on hold

Don Reber, chairman of the Eunice Economic Development Committee. (The Eunice News file photo)

Funding for a Eunice master plan is hold, Mayor Rusty Moody said.
“The way the economic situation is right now, we need to kick back and take a look at the revenue coming in and what we are putting out,” he said.

Mayor: Growing leaf issue must be stemmed

Eunice Mayor Rusty Moody talks about leaves in city streets during a Thursday meeting to set the agenda for the Board Aldermen's meeting scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Leaves are taking over some streets in Eunice and Mayor Rusty Moody said the problem must be stemmed.
“We’ve got to do something,” he said of loose leaves. “It is just getting out of hand.”

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Fourth of July celebrations, “Happy Birthday America,” were held at Eunice Public Library Wednesday with a StoryTime hour reading, door prizes, songs, outdoor Pledge to the American flag, a snack of frozen pops and chaulk art. Top photo is guest reader Claire Reed, a sixth-grader from Eunice.

Obituaries

EUNICE~It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gerald ''Jay'' Fontenot announces his passing on Thursday, July 02, 2015 in the comfort of his home surrounded by loved ones at the age of 83.

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