The state has announced that a Pineville firm is buying Eunice-based Precision Cuttling Specialities and adding about 20 $50,000-a-year jobs. The purchase price was not announced.
The state’s new abortion law’s enforcement is on hold until a federal judge schedules a hearing later this month. Judge John deGravelles issued a restraining order late Sunday that blocks enforcement of the law that requires abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
Roland Miller is a candidate for St. Landry Parish School Board Dist. 12 seat in the Nov. 4 primary election. He is a former business owner and is completing a four-year term as Eunice City Councilman from Ward 1. He is a life-long resident of Eunice, with the exception of 20 years military service.

St. Landry arrests

April 28
Jordan J. Edwards, age 35, 618 Rideau Rd., Palmetto, LA, driving while intoxicated, open container.
Tyrone Dametrick Byers, age 32, 1201 Allen St., Natchitoches, LA, aggravated escape, second degree battery.
Aaron Nathan Washington, age 29, 1358 W. Park Avenue, #27, Opelousas, LA, improper left turn, required stop lights/turn signals on new vehicle, resisting an officer, simple escape, battery of a police officer, simple criminal damage to property, driving under suspension, resisting arrest by flight, arrested by Louisiana State Police.

Farmers Market, Garage Sale set for May 10

The City of Eunice will combine the Opening of the Farmers Market with the Bi-Annual Garage Sale on Saturday, May 10, in downtown Eunice, beginning at 8 a.m.
The Farmers Market Vendors will be on Second Street at the corner of Second and Park Avenue by the Liberty Theater and the Eunice Public Library.
The Garage Sale Vendors will be on the median of Park Avenue from C.C.Duson going west.
Join us and shop for great bargains at the Garage Sale and delicious local food item, vegetables, fruits, arts, crafts, baked goods, plants, etc. at the Farmers Market.

Police chief, Civil Service board at odds over patrolman job description

The Eunice Fire and Police Civil Service Board and Chief Ronald Dies are engaged again in a debate over what is, or is not, allowed under civil service classifications.
The issue this time is whether patrol officers can be assigned to the detective division, or whether such assignment requires officers of at least sergeant rank.
Heretofore, the Eunice department has used officers at the entry grade on occasion in the detective ranks. But a complaint to the board formally raises the issue.

Audit reflects schools' overhaul

The system’s downsizing to get its finances under control is reflected in numbers included in the St. Landry Parish School Board audit for 2012-13.
Two property taxes up for renewal on Saturday provide about $9 million a year, plus $5 million in state MFP funds, money that is vital to the continuing stabilization of the system, officials note.
The public school system had 922 certified full-time classroom teachers as of Oct. 1, 2012, according to the most recent system audit.

The Rev. Turner will assist in church re-start in Carrollton

First United Methodist pastor the Rev. Billy Turner has been re-assigned.

“Follow Your Dream.. Trust in the Lord, and have Faith...” That’s exactly what the Reverend Billy Turner, pastor at First United Methodist Church in Eunice, will do.
Rev. Turner’s last sermon at First United Methodist Church will be Sunday, June 22, almost two years to the day of his first one..
He will then depart Eunice to move to Carrollton with plans to re-start the New Faith Community, Carrollton Church.

From the Files ... April 2002

From files of The Eunice News :
April 2002

The National Safety Transportation Board found that faulty tracks were the cause of a train derailment near City Lake in May 2000. More than 30 rail cars, some carrying hazardous materials, jumped the tracks. Trial of litigation in the case is scheduled for November.

A Eunice man suspected of the kidnap and murder of a 12-year-old girl killed himself.

The Eunice Food Bank held its grand opening at 1121 West Oak. Director is Allen Ortego.

St. Landry arrests

April 25
Johnathon Ortego, age 19, 109 Sylvester Street, Ville Platte, LA, simple burglary, felony theft.
Angela Christine Speyrer, age 35, 208 St. Louis Street, Carencro, LA, 2 counts possession of schedule IV drugs, illegal use of a CDS in presence of a person under the age of 17. Arrested by Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office

Eunice arrests

April 24
Albury Kyle Cortina, 19, 1881 Veterans Memorial Hwy., money warrant resisting an officer.
Russell Paul Jacobs, 33, 230 North 9th, bench warrant theft of goods, probation warrant.
Willis W. Jones, III, 26, 221 Gum, warrants for distribution of Schedule II drugs (3), violation of uniform CDS (3).
Nannette Pauline Alexander, 46, 249 Shelton Manuel Road, DWI 3rd, careless operation, open container.
Gordon Johnson, 53, 111 McKenzie, DWI 2nd, improper lane usage.

Radio Logs

Wednesday, April 23
0713 Man threatening another man, Harry Smith’s True Value.
1133 Shoplifting, West Walnut.
1319 Burglary, Health Unit.
1514 Complaint about woman with low-riding pants showing her thong, Dollar General East.
1542 Accident, 1300 block Anne.
1843 Disturbance, 300 block East Dean.
2044 Theft, 500 block West Oak.
2328 Woman threatening doctor, nurse, AMC.

Eunice arrests

April 23
Karen D. MItchell, 38, 110 West Park, possession of Schedule II, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of CDS, obtaining possession of CDS by fraud.
Jillyn E. Amy, 26, 1128 Hundley Road, DWI 1st, driving under suspension, failure to signal turn, expired MVI sticker, open container.

Sattler seeking council seat

Marion "Nootsie" Sattler

Marion “Nootsie” Sattler has announced he will be a candidate in the Nov. 4 primary for the Eunice City Council from Ward 3.
Sattler said this is the first time that he will seek elected office and that he decided to do so after a fire destroyed his home last year and help came from the community.
“It’s time for me to give back, to be there for everybody,” he said.
Sattler, who works at Sattler Supply, is married to the former Lori Simar. Their daughter Chelsea is a McNeese State freshman and their son Trevor is a Eunice High freshman.

MLK Celebration panel to award scholarships

The City-Wide MLK Celebration Committee announced this week that it will award scholarships to two students each year.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship is named in honor of the civil rights leader who showed the nation that peaceful protest could make changes that resulted in equal rights for all people.
“We are proud of the opportunity to present this scholarship to two students, one black, one white,” the committee said in a news release.



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Monica Murdock, RN, school nurse, takes the ALS Ice Challenge at Eunice Junior High, one of her schools she serves. Pouring a bucket of iced water are Demyron Skinner, left, and Austin Comeaux, both eighth-graders.

St. Landry Parish School Nurse Monica Murdock, RN, took the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) challenge at Eunice Jr. High Tuesday.

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