The following is from the August 1997 files of The Eunice News.

Grant Suire, of Crowley, meets James Carville after a luncheon meeting of One Acadiana Thursday (Aug. 25) at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. Walking behind Carville, at right, is Mary Matalin. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Grant Suire, a 13-year-old Crowley eighth-grader, asked veteran political experts James Carville and Mary Matalin for their advice to young people looking to get involved in politics. “You have to be able to stand losing,” Matlin said at Thursday’s One Acadiana luncheon at the Cajundome Convention Center.

LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry, far right, tells agricultural producers in Opelousas on Aug. 23 about the damages inflicted by flooding on farms and ranches in south Louisiana. Photo by Bruce Schultz

A series of meetings throughout south Louisiana were held by Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, to assure farmers that state and federal aid is available to help them get through the flooding crisis. Meetings were held in Indian Bayou, Opelousas, Batchelor and Donaldsonville.

Grant Suire, of Crowley, meets James Carville after a luncheon meeting of One Acadiana Thursday (Aug. 25) at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. Walking behind Carville, at right, is Mary Matalin. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry, far right, tells agricultural producers in Opelousas on Aug. 23 about the damages inflicted by flooding on farms and ranches in south Louisiana. Photo by Bruce Schultz

House honors Eunice native

Les “Pe-Te” Johnson is with Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot on Tuesday in the mayor’s office. Johnson was honored with a resolution in the House of Representatives presented by Rep. Phillip DeVillier, R-Eunice. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice native Les “Pe-Te” Johnson may have made his home in Texas for more than 30 years, but he kept his ties to the Cajun prairie alive and even promoted the culture on Houston radio stations.

News notes

Cake sale at St. Anthony church
The Northwest Vocation Club will have a cake sale at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 310 W. Vine Ave., Eunice, before and after all Masses Saturday and Sunday. The proceeds for support seminarians and religious.

DeVillier explains state road options

State Rep. Phillip DeVillier talks about state roads in Eunice at the Board of Aldermen’s meeting Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

There are three options to repair state-owned roads in Eunice, State Rep. Phillip DeVillier, R-Eunice, said at Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen.

Police forming tactical unit

Rifles, pepper spray and masks are among the gear Eunice Police are gathering to equip a special response unit. Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot plans to equip about 10 officers for the unit to be used in situations such as bomb threats, active shooting and forced entries into buildings. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A patrol officer may always be the first responder to active shooting situations or most other calls, but within a year Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot plans to have a tactical unit in place to bring an additional level of expertise to dangerous situations.

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Sports

The dress rehearsal didn’t go as planned for St. Edmund as Sacred Heart of Ville Platte earned a 20-0 win over the Blue Jays in the finale of the Joe Nagata Memorial jamboree.

Lifestyle

Spencer Thibodeaux and Andrea Leger

Greg and Sheila Leger of Eunice are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Leger, to Spencer Thibodeaux, son of Kent and Vickie Thibodeaux of Church Point.

Obituaries

EUNICE-It is with heavy hearts that the family of James O. Fruge announces his passing on Monday, August 29, 2016 at his home at the age of 93.

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