Jack Burson, right, talks about the city’s budget during a town hall meeting Thursday at the Eunice Municipal Complex. The meeting was about the need for a master plan for the city. Also shown, from left, are Don Reber, chairman of the Eunice Economic Development Committee; Bill Fontenot, St. Landry Parish Government president; Anthony Baltakis, moderator and an LSU Eunice history professor; and Jason Bertrand, an alderman. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The development of a master plan for Eunice gained some traction Thursday night after the case for it was presented at City Hall. In a show of hands most of about 50 people attending the meeting indicated support for a plan to map.

Gregor Trumel, consul general for the Consulate General of France in Louisiana, speaks at a Experience Louisiana Festival meeting Thursday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Experience Louisiana Festival had a big day Thursday as it learned of a $10,000 state grant for marketing and met with Gregor Trumel, consul general for the Consulate General of France in Louisiana. Dwight Jodon, one of the festival organizers, announced the grant awarded through Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne’s office.
They all left their mark at their high schools as stellar athletes and quality individuals. The Eunice News Athletes of the Year are Eunice High’s Beauhla Bradley and Cole Prudhomme and along with St. Edmund’s Heather Bieber and Ross LaFleur.

Jack Burson, right, talks about the city’s budget during a town hall meeting Thursday at the Eunice Municipal Complex. The meeting was about the need for a master plan for the city. Also shown, from left, are Don Reber, chairman of the Eunice Economic Development Committee; Bill Fontenot, St. Landry Parish Government president; Anthony Baltakis, moderator and an LSU Eunice history professor; and Jason Bertrand, an alderman. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Gregor Trumel, consul general for the Consulate General of France in Louisiana, speaks at a Experience Louisiana Festival meeting Thursday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice arrests

The following are Eunice police arrests reported by Police Chief Randy Fontenot.
April 1
Leonard Miller, 28, 421 Cotton St., Eunice; Driving under suspension and possession of crack cocaine.
Thomas J. Cooley, 41, 245 Acadia St., Eunice; Criminal trespassing.

Crowd, weather stir up a cook-off success

Sam Moran of Baton Rouge and Ronnie Chenevert of Ascension dance to Steve Riley and High Performance at the World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off Sunday in Eunice. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

From 5,000 to 6,000 people attended the 30th annual World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off, estimated Kelly Pitre, Eunice Chamber of Commerce presidnet.

Vitter warns against short- term budget fix

U.S. Sen. David Vitter is shown at the World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off in Eunice Sunday.
(Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Crawfish briefly trumped the issues of concern to U.S. Sen. David Vitter, but the candidate for governor said stabilizing the state’s budget is an obvious concern.
“I’m laying out a lot of ideas,” he said as he visited the World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off Sunday.

Eunice radio logs

The following are excerpts from Eunice Police Department radio logs.
radio logs.
March 31
14:14 200 block of North 8t; woman said man hit in the eye.
14:28 Shoplifting, Family Dollar; Manager has shoplifter in custody.
15:49 Traffic stop, 500 block of Pearl.

Eunice radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio logs.
March 30
05:13 Suspicious vehicle, Jennifer and City streets; two vehicles parked by the Southeast Center.
06:57 Suspicious vehicle, 300 block of East Laurel; 18-wheeler parked where employees park.

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Fourth of July celebrations, “Happy Birthday America,” were held at Eunice Public Library Wednesday with a StoryTime hour reading, door prizes, songs, outdoor Pledge to the American flag, a snack of frozen pops and chaulk art. Top photo is guest reader Claire Reed, a sixth-grader from Eunice.

Obituaries

EUNICE~It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gerald ''Jay'' Fontenot announces his passing on Thursday, July 02, 2015 in the comfort of his home surrounded by loved ones at the age of 83.

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