Improvements on U.S. 90 are being made Thursday, while nearby, at the Billeaud Companies offices on St. Nezaire Road, One Acadiana officials explain why upgrading U.S. 90 to interstate status is one of the regional development organization’s top priority. Supporters say creating I-49 south would improve safety and hurricane evacuation efficiency and attract economic development. (Photo by Bill Decker of the Morgan City Daily Review)

Hurricane evacuation. Economic growth, especially along the U.S. 90 “Energy Corridor.” Fewer car crashes on a stretch of highway once known as Blood Alley.

Bill Rodier, St. Landry Economic Development director, announces a branding campaign Thursday in Opelousas. Rodier was joined by Parish President Bill Fontenot in launching a campaign designed to highlight positive aspects of St. Landry Parish. See additional photos from the branding rollout in the gallery section of the webpage at the bottom right. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A campaign to brand and bring the good news about St. Landry Parish to the forefront was introduced to about 50 people at the St. Landry Economic Development office Thursday. “We’re Moving Forward” signs are to mark sites were good news is happening.

Melissa Ann Rene

A Eunice Housing Authority employee was booked into the Eunice City Jail Thursday on charges of felony theft and filing or maintaining false public records. Bail was set at $3,500 in district court for Melissa Ann Rene, 44, of the 100 block of Tamaran Loop, Eunice, Lt. Richard Daigle said.

Improvements on U.S. 90 are being made Thursday, while nearby, at the Billeaud Companies offices on St. Nezaire Road, One Acadiana officials explain why upgrading U.S. 90 to interstate status is one of the regional development organization’s top priority. Supporters say creating I-49 south would improve safety and hurricane evacuation efficiency and attract economic development. (Photo by Bill Decker of the Morgan City Daily Review)

Bill Rodier, St. Landry Economic Development director, announces a branding campaign Thursday in Opelousas. Rodier was joined by Parish President Bill Fontenot in launching a campaign designed to highlight positive aspects of St. Landry Parish. See additional photos from the branding rollout in the gallery section of the webpage at the bottom right. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Melissa Ann Rene

When all else fails ham radio fills void

Eunice ham radio operator Tom Dischler speaks at the Eunice Rotary Club on Wednesday. Dischler’s own portable ham radio station, at right, includes a radio and a digital adapter, and the gear can run for 24 hours on one car battery, which he can recharge on a solar charging station. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

By Claudette Olivier
claudette.olivier@eunicetoday.com
When all else fails, there will always be ham.

Eunice angler wins tourney

Ryan LeJeune of Eunice holds up two of the bass he caught during the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma. LeJeune won a Ranger Z117 boat with a 90 horsepower outboard engine and $5,000 Ranger Cup Bonus. (Submitted photo)

Most people have to wait until Christmas or tax return time for a new bass boat, but Ryan LeJeune of Eunice earned himself a new vessel by winning the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma.

Parish Council gets an answer to its $95 garbage cart question

Timmy Lejeune, left, District 11 St. Landry Parish councilman, listens to Katry Martin, right, executive director of the St. Landry Solid Waste Disposal Distict executive director, at the Parish Council meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. Center is Jimmie Edwards, District 12 council member. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A plan to automate household garbage collection appears to be headed toward trouble in rural St. Landry Parish.

How do they pick those movies ?

Each year, The Queen Cinema shows 50 to 60 movies for an average of about one new movie each week. The theater is busiest during the summer and on holidays, and on the weekends, typically the 7 p.m. feature is the busiest. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

What do American “Sniper,” “Spongebob Squarepants” and “50 Shades of Grey” have in common?

La. 13 road work in Eunice

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development workers made repairs to the roadway at the intersection of La. 13 and Maple Avenue this week. New asphalt was laid over the old asphalt at the intersection, filling in several potholes in the road. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development workers made repairs to the roadway at the intersection of La. 13 and Maple Avenue this week. New asphalt was laid over the old asphalt at the intersection, filling in several potholes in the road. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

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Sports

The Eunice High Bobcats scored three touchdowns on their first three possessions on the way to a 27-7 victory over the Sacred Heart Trojans in the nightcap of the Joe Nagata Memorial Jamboree playe

Lifestyle

Eunice High recognizes and welcomes its newest teachers on campus. Front, from left, are K.K. Devillier, Leah Leblanc, Jade Fontenot, and Carla Lafleur. Standing, from left, are Tre’ Brown, Nina Fontenot, Wayne Fontenot and Dale Guillory, (Submitted info and photo)

Principal Mitch Fontenot at Eunice High School welcomes new teachers on campus.

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