Lee Benoit

Rayne’s “Lee” Benoit (born Bradley Dale Joseph Benoit) was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame at ceremonies held in his hometown Friday night. Benoit was inducted at the Le Cajun Award Ceremony held at the Civic Center in Rayne.
OPELOUSAS – The 17th annual St. Landry Parish football jamboree will be held on Aug. 29 at Donald Gardner Stadium in Opelousas. The jamboree’s first games were held at Eunice High School in 1997 with the six public schools facing each other in two 10-minute half contests.
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring a cluster of showers and thunderstorms east of the Windward Islands. This system is slowly becoming better organized and could become a tropical cyclone in the next day or two.

Lee Benoit

Radio Logs

Tuesday, April 15
0920 Theft reported in the 200 block of North St. Joseph Street.
1014 Ungovernable child reported in the 1300 block of Duck Avenue.
1045 Subject needs police officer at DC’s.
1122 Suspicious person reported in the area of Meyer Street.
1604 Fight reported in the 600 block of North 2nd Street.
2128 Disturbance reported in the 100 block of West Maple Avenue.
2305 Subject needs police officer in the 500 block of North 3rd Street.


April 15
Juan Grimaldo, 29, 1310 Darrell Street; money warrant for resisting an officer.
Abeslon Hebert, 18, 1014 Booker T. Washington, Opelousas; hold for investigation, simple criminal damage to property, simple burglary.
Toronoski Terrez Thomas, 24, 520 Fuselier; resisting an officer with violence, possession with intent to distribute schedule two narcotics, aggravated battery, possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice.
Jimmy Ray Gallow, 62, 440 North Cane Street; theft, criminal trespass.

St. Landry arrests

April 16
Larry Bellow, Jr., age 20, 608 W. Cherry St., Opelousas, LA, theft from interior of an auto, bench warrant, arrested by Opelousas Police Dept.
Darren Shane Doiga, age 41, 138 Della Drive, Opelousas, LA, hit and run, failure to carry/secure registration, no insurance, driving under suspension, following too close –with accident.
Richard Brock Guidry, age 31, 618 Old School Road, Arnaudville, LA, 2 counts of simple burglary, hold for deputies, 2 counts of felony thef

Radio Logs

Monday, April 14
0016 Theft reported in the 600 block of North 3rd Street.
0701 Subject needs police officer in the 900 block of West Dean Street.
0814 Disturbance reported in the 100 block of West Ash Street.
0952 Traffic crash reported at Winn Dixie.
0956 Suspicious person reported at Richard and Meyer Streets; resulted in arrest.
1424 Suspicious person reported in the 700 block of Ann Street; resulted in arrest.
1522 Shoplifting reported at Walmart; resulted in arrest.
2338 Disturbance reported in the 200 block of Acadia.


April 14
Michael Goodly, 45, 1527 North Green Avenue, Basile; Principal to theft of goods-shoplifting.
Quentin Darby, 22, 780 South Beulah Street; Possession with intent to distribute, obstructing public passages, violation of uniform controlled dangerous substances, resisting an officer.
Stuart Houston Tompkins, 35, 1150 West Ash Street; warrant for possession of marijuana, warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia, warrant for violation of uniform CDS Law - Drug Free Zone, disturbing the peace.

Mamou arrests

The Mamou Police Department reported five recent bookings into the town jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Marvin Freeman, 18, 219 Cross St., Mamou, was charged April 7, with simple battery. Freeman was transferred to the parish jail.
•Darlene Wooley, 32, 814 East St., Mamou, was charged April 8, with theft. Wooley bonded out of jail.
•Craig B. Darbonne, 50, 1009 Ash St., Mamou, was charged April 10, with simple battery. Darbonne bonded out of jail the next day.

Evangeline arrests

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 15 recent bookings into the parish jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Marvin Lee Freeman, 27, 219 Cross St., Mamou, was charged April 7, with simple battery. Freeman was being held in jail on a $1,500 bond at press time.
•Jacob David, 26, 373 Austin Road, Ville Platte, was charged April 7, with simple battery, battery of an officer and resisting an officer. David was released from jail on a $13,000 bond.

St. Landry arrests

April 15
Roy Thomas, Jr., age 60, 3818 Hwy. 35, Lawtell, LA, theft of livestock, 2 counts of theft by fraud.
Antonio L. Griggs, age 27, 10901 Sanctuary Way, Shreveport, LA, speeding, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension.

It took three years, but police finally book Church Point town clerk

Marshail Wildridge: Church Point clerk booked.

Police knew where Marshail Wildridge was for the three years she was at large. They just couldn’t get her to turn herself in.
Finally this week, Eunice arrested the Church Point Town Clerk and took her to see a district judge.
Her bond on a charge of hit-and-run was set, she met it and presumably went back to work.
Wildridge allegedly struck her husband with a vehicle during an argument on July 7, 2011.
It didn’t take long to track her to the Church Point town hall.

Early voting begins Saturday

Early voting begins Saturday for the May 3 election which includes proposed rededication of a Eunice sales tax and renewal of two St. Landry Parish School District property taxes. Neither of the tax proposals involve new or increased taxes.
Registrar of Voters Cheryl Milburn said her office in the courthouse in Opelousas will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday for early voting, which will close on Saturday, April 26.

It's time to apply fire ants controls

Fire ants mounds begin to pop up as the weather warms. Waste no time in apply insecticide control, the LSU Ag/Center advises.

Warmer weather brings many things to our landscapes – including fire ants.

Fire ants are most active when soil temperatures begin to warm up, said LSU AgCenter entomologist Alan Morgan. The critters begin to move around the landscape and forage when temperatures are above 70 degrees but below 90 degrees.

Fire ants can be controlled with baits or granular insecticides, Morgan said.

Protect plants -- forecasters warn of possible freeze

Accepted advice is you shouldn’t plant in the Spring before Good Friday. But this year, that’s quite late and many planted sooner. Maybe they should have waited.
Weather forecasters say low temperatures Tuesday night-Wednesday morning are going to approach freezing.
If the mercury gets to 32 degrees many tender plants already in the ground are going to be in harm’s way unless covered by some sort of protective material.
Before the cold air gets here there’s going to be some turbulent weather.




OPELOUSAS – The 17th annual St. Landry Parish football jamboree will be held on Aug. 29 at Donald Gardner Stadium in Opelousas.


Mary Allison Williams celebrates her 90th birthday.


Eleven children of Mary Allison Williams host a birthday party

Mary Allison Williams celebrated her 90th birthday on July 4 at her home in Eunice with family and friends.


Visitation for Prince Kajiki-Rnoki Noel will be held at on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am with funeral services following both at Frank Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Eunice, LA.

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