Tri-parish unemployment rates continue to be above those of a year ago. St. Landry Parish’s unemployment rate in August was 9 percent, up from 8 percent in August 2015, according not-seasonally adjusted data reported by the federal Bureau of Labor statistics and released Friday.
A Eunice auditing office is to continue its work with St. Landry Parish Government after a bid to request proposals was turned aside at Wednesday’s Parish Council meeting in Opelousas. The move came as an $800,000 deficit surfaced at the meeting.
CROWLEY – The Eunice High Bobcats outscored the Crowley High Gents by a 13-0 margin in the second half to claim a 27-22 victory here Friday night at Gardiner Memorial Stadium.

Eunice Police Radio Logs

EUNICE, LA. --- The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department Radio Logs.
July 15
00:11 Woman requests officer to escort her to location in the 1800 block of Dudley to retrieve her dog from ex-boyfriend.
00:24 Traffic stop at Fred’s parking lot.

News notes

Upcoming OLLI topics at LSUE set
Come enjoy the OLLI French Table every Friday from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., in room 117 in the Continuing Education Building at LSU Eunice, located next to baseball field. Free admisstion.

The last Red Hot Poppas

As political conventions grab headlines and campaign rhetoric moves into full fury, I am reminded of Gov. Earl Long’s remarks during one of his campaigns in the 1950s. He said there was no way his opponents could keep the promises they were making, and everyone should know they couldn’t.

Mayor thinks GPS in city vehicle likely to save money

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot installs a GPS device on a city truck Thursday morning. Fontenot expects the devices will save the city money and make employees more accountable. Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

By Monday Eunice city vehicles in the street, wastewater and gas departments will be equipped with GPS devices, Mayor Scott Fontenot said.
Fontenot was busy Thursday helping Todd Smith, a mechanic at the City Barn, install the GPS devices in vehicles.

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Sports

CROWLEY – The Eunice High Bobcats outscored the Crowley High Gents by a 13-0 margin in the second half to claim a 27-22 victory here Friday night at Gardiner Memorial Stadium.

Lifestyle

Letha Briley from Church Points wins a door prize.

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Ellen Rider from Ville Platte, left, and Mae Austin of Eunice attend TRIAD workshop.

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Velma Rougeau, left, and Shirley McGee from Eunice at TRIAD in Eunice.

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June Gotreaux, left, Tressella Melancon and Marene Fruge of Eunice at TRIAD.

The quarterly TRIAD Senior Citizens safety and health workshop, sponsored by the St. Landry Sheriff department, was held Wednesday at the Eunice VFW Post 8971 Hall. A large crowd of seniors attended the workshop, enjoyed a luncheon of barbecue chicken, jambalaya, cole slaw and a soft drink.

Obituaries

A funeral service for Mary Frenche Boston LaHaye, 94, will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 1:00 PM

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