Graduates with a grade-point average 3.8-4.0 receive Summa Cum Laude honors. From left, are Dr. Renee Robichaux, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; Catlyn Lauret of Washington, management; Allison Briscoe of Eunice, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Gregory Leger of Rayne, Louisiana transfer degree biological science and Dr. Kimberly Russell, chancellor of LSU Eunice. Not pictured are Kaliee Lyons of Eunice, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Sadie West of Church Point, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Cassie Bonin of Lake Arthur; certificate accounting technology; and David Berns Jr. of Slidell, fire and emergency services.

LSU Eunice has named 262 students to the Spring Semester 2016 Chancellor’s List in recognition of their academic achievement. The list comprises full-time students who maintained at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale during the semester. Area students on the list are: Abbeville: Olivia Gabor, Sadi’ Seaux.

Mary Ellen Donatto, a Eunice member of the St. Landry Parish School Board, presides over a Building, Lands and Sites Committee meeting in Opelousas on Monday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Three energy-saving proposals, which have come up before St. Landry Parish School Board members for several months, will once again land in front of them without a recommendation.

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot shows where ceiling tile was removed because of a water leak at the Liberty Theater. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

The Rendez-vous des Cajuns show at the Liberty Theater is closing until water damage is repaired, Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot said. The shows will continue at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve at 250 West Park Ave., Eunice

Graduates with a grade-point average 3.8-4.0 receive Summa Cum Laude honors. From left, are Dr. Renee Robichaux, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; Catlyn Lauret of Washington, management; Allison Briscoe of Eunice, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Gregory Leger of Rayne, Louisiana transfer degree biological science and Dr. Kimberly Russell, chancellor of LSU Eunice. Not pictured are Kaliee Lyons of Eunice, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Sadie West of Church Point, Louisiana transfer degree biological science; Cassie Bonin of Lake Arthur; certificate accounting technology; and David Berns Jr. of Slidell, fire and emergency services.

Mary Ellen Donatto, a Eunice member of the St. Landry Parish School Board, presides over a Building, Lands and Sites Committee meeting in Opelousas on Monday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot shows where ceiling tile was removed because of a water leak at the Liberty Theater. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

One Acadiana celebrates its first year as regional chamber

One Acadiana President and CEO Jason El Koubi speaks at the Cajundome Convention Center on March 2. (Photo by Paul Kieu)

When someone is looking for a place in Louisiana to live, work or open a business, why not Acadiana?
One Acadiana is striving to make that not a question, but rather make the nine-parish region a driving economic force, for the state and beyond.

Lakeview Park and Beach a labor of love for owners

Since the 1960s, locals and tourists have passed a good time at Lakeview Park and Beach just north of Eunice. The park changed ownership a few times over the years before being purchased by siblings Bonnie Kyzar Pitre, Laura Pitre and Lance Pitre in 2003. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Since the 1960s, locals and tourists have passed a good time at Lakeview Park and Beach just north of Eunice, and the park’s current owners are working to make sure that tradition continues for generations to come.

Eunice house fire investigated

A fire at 410 Dean St. is under investigation. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice Fire Chief Mike Arnold said a fire that occurred at 410 Dean St. Thursday night is under investigation.
“The home was unoccupied, but power was still going to the house,” Arnold said. “There was no furniture in the home, but it is suspicious that a fire erupted in the home.”

Moody is Hall of Fame inductee

Flanked by sons Kevin, left, and Stephen, Crowley businessman Braxton “B.I.” Moody III is inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum’s Political Hall of Fame during ceremonies March 12 in Lafayette. (Submitted Photo)

Politicians and politicos from across the state were in Lafayette March 12 to honor the 2016 class of the Louisiana Political Museum’s Political Hall of Fame.

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CLINTON, Mississippi – Lady Bengal freshman Rebecca Skains hit four home runs and drove in eight runs on 14 hits over five games with 12 RBI to help LSUE win the national title.

Lifestyle

Highland Elementary held its kindergarten end of the year ceremony Thursday with parents in attendance. Kindergarten teachers Rhonda Fuselier and Anna Sonnier presented their students with awards during the program.

Obituaries

RYAN, LA ~ Visitation for Mary Etta Coleman, age 80, will be held Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am with funeral services following at 10:00 am, both at Starlight Baptist Church, Rayn

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