Last year, head coach Ashley Ray led the Lady Jays to the playoffs and No. 29 St. Edmund gave fourth-seed Central Catholic of Morgan City all they could handle before falling, 2-1 in the bi-district round.
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has sent Susan and Robbie Arnaud’s claim they were defamed by Eunice Police Chief Ronald Dies back to St. Landry District Court for hearing.
Since 1904, The Eunice News has been the newspaper of choice for readers who want the most complete record of Eunice’s history, personalities and stories of interest – and the unique, first-hand perspective that only a local newspaper can provide.

Walmart plants $25K in Eunice Community Garden

Officials with Jardin Des Amis, the Eunice Community Garden, announced this week that they are the recipients of a $25,000 grant from the Wal Mart Foundation’s Louisiana State Giving Program.
The community garden was created in spring 2013 through the efforts of the LSUE Foundation in collaboration with the LSU Eunice campus and Eunice Mayor Rusty Moody.
Early partners include the Eunice Bulb and Blossom Club, Eunice High School Agriculture students and many local individuals.

Two sought in Church Point bank job

Two suspects are sought in connection with the robbery of a Church Point bank on Wednesday.
Authorities are looking for Jahmihron Lazaro and Mitchell Lazaro.
Neither the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office nor the Church Point Police Dept. said whether the two suspects are related, nor did it report their ages.
It was not reported where the two, considered armed and dangerous, reside.
Two people were arrested early Thursday in the case.

Local Restaurant expanding Eunice economy

One local business owner is making room for economic development.
Rocky Fontenot, owner of Rocky’s Cajun Kitchen, said that he hopes to stimulate the local economy by keeping tourism dollars in Eunice.
He said that he is expanding his business to deter tourists–who seek Cajun food and live music– from traveling to other cities for their Cajun fix.

Major manufacturer in aerospace industry may impact Eunice

One regional economic development leader announced on Thursday that a major manufacturer in the aerospace industry could have an impact on the Eunice economy.
Rebecca Shirley, director of the Acadiana Economic Development, said at the most recent meeting of the Eunice Economic Development Committee that the Texas-based Bell Helicopter is slated to open the door for more jobs in Acadiana by 2015.
She said that a ripple effect of that project could reach into Eunice as Bell Helicopter plans to develop its new SLS helicopter at Lafayette Regional Airport.

Radio Logs

Thursday, December 12
1310 Damage to property reported in the 3000 block of Hwy. 190 East.
1334 Forgery reported in the 1000 block of West Maple Avenue.
1346 Animal control requested in the 100 block of Acadia Street.
1929 Simple battery reported in the 1100 block of West Maple Avenue.

Arrests

December 12
Teddy Terrill Arvie, 33, 1952 Lou Anna Street, Mamou; Money warrant, bench warrant for domestic abuse battery.
Billy Emerson, 46, 4820 Old Basile Highway, Basile; Money warrant.

Former LSU Eunice employees get prison time for federal funds theft, shopping binge

Two former LSU Eunice employees received federal prison sentences and fines Thursday after earlier guilty pleas to theft of grant funds intended for student assistance.
U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote gave Dr. Marvette J. Thomas, 60, of Grambling 14 months in prison and Carra Sergeant, 60, of Ragley 12 months for theft of government funds. They were ordered to pay about $159,000 in restitution.

Two booked in Church Point bank robbery, other suspects sought

Arrests have been made in connection with the Wednesday afternoon bank heist in Church Point.
It is currently being reported that two arrested suspects – Javonta Lazaro, 17, and Alinkay Wiley, 19, both of Church Point – were allegedly involved in the incident and arrested Thursday morning, according to Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s officials said that Lazaro and two other male suspects allegedly walked into the Church Point Bank & Trust around 1 p.m. Wednesday and engaged in an armed robbery which yielded an undisclosed amount of money.

Radio Logs

Wednesday, December 11
0749 Theft reported in the 1000 block of Joanna Drive.
0938 Theft reported in the 1000 block of West Laurel.
1507 Traffic stop reported in the area of West Vine and North Beulah.
1534 Theft reported in the 5000 block of Eunice-Iota Highway.
1844 Shoplifting reported in the 1500 block of Highway 190 West.
2113 Traffic stop reported in the area of Maple and Fuselier; resulted in arrest.

Arrests

December 11
Landrus Freeman, 28, 815 Martin Luther King, Lafayette; Bench warrant for shoplifting, issuing worthless checks.
Willie Jones, 25, 912 Westlong Street, Ville Platte; Issuing worthless checks.
Jason Ashworth, 28, 259 Rougeau Lane; Money warrant.
Dylan Duplechin, 18, 150 Dulles Street; Money warrant.
Jimmy Cruz, 23, 1061 West Ash; Excessive noise, DWI, Open container, no driver’s license.

City of Eunice: 'Not in the Red'

The City of Eunice received a clean bill of fiscal health from auditors at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
According to the city auditor comparative analysis, Eunice improved its 2013 general fund balance– which showed significant improvement over the 2012 balance.
The findings came like an early Christmas gift to Mayor Claud “Rusty” Moody.

Radio Logs

Tuesday, December 10
0804 Theft reported in the 800 block of North 5th Street.
0845 Traffic crash reported in the 600 block of West Maple.
0920 Traffic stop reported in the area of Hwy. 190; resulted in arrest.
1157 Carnal knowledge reported in the 600 block of Farris Street.
1547 Shoplifting reported at Walmart; resulted in arrest.
2133 Suspicious person reported at Recreation Center; resulted in arrest.

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East Pre-k students dye Easter Eggs

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East Elementary Pre-k students "Pock" Easter Eggs

East Elementary Pre-k students in Aimie Fontenot and Sophia Cole’s class enjoyed “pocking” eggs and dyeing Easter eggs this past week.

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