Cindy Sue Lejeune, 57, 1400 block of Gum Avenue, Eunice. (Eunice Police photo)

A 57-year-old Eunice woman is charged with taking advantage of recent flooding to clean an 87-year-old woman’s house and at the same time help herself to the woman’s jewelry, a Eunice Police Department arrest affidavit stated.
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.

Cindy Sue Lejeune, 57, 1400 block of Gum Avenue, Eunice. (Eunice Police photo)

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)

Senate President: Individual income changes will be 'tough'

Jeremy Alford

With a variety of issues on the agenda for second special session of the Louisiana Legislature, ranging from sales tax exemptions to corporate taxes, Senate President John Alario believes the most endangered part of the governor’s call may involve the personal taxes paid by citizens of the state.

The derailing of the bill that funds state, local construction

Rep. Neil Abramson, D-New Orleans, who was MIA much of the day prior to his capital outlay budget bill withering in the House on the final day of the general session, confers with Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, majority leader. Credit: Samuel Carter Karlin.

Louisiana’s state and local construction funding budget, one of the most complex and cumbersome bills before the 2016 Legislature, suffered a convoluted death the House Monday over controversial concerns about technical flaws and now must be taken up anew in the special session that begins immedi

Budget standoff: TOPs students may have to pay half of their tuition; safety-net hospital face deep cuts

Students receiving TOPS may have to pay as much as half of their tuition bills from their own pocket this year, and safety-net hospitals throughout the state for low income are looking at deep cuts if House Republicans reject Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan to raise money this special session.

Regular session ends with dramatic moment

Sen. Karen Carter Petersen, D-New Orleans, listens to Gov. John Bel Edwards address the joint session of the Legislature on the opening day of the second special session of the year. The night before she single-handedly killed a bill to allow juveniles who were sentenced to life without parole would have become eligible after serving 30 years in prison. Credit: Samuel Carter Karlin

With three minutes left in the 2016 regular session, a life-and-death drama was unfolding on the Senate floor. Sen.

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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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