Chawana Fontenot: At-large candidate

Chawana Fontenot has announced she will be a candidate for alderwoman at large in the Nov. 4 primary election. She was the City Council member from Ward 3 for 12 years, choosing not to seek a new term in 2010.
A pair of 5-1, 8-6, comeback victories over Jones County (Miss.) in last year’s championship games vaulted LSU Eunice to their second straight NJCAA DII Softball national championship.
By Jeremy Alford LaPolitics News Service

Chawana Fontenot: At-large candidate

School Board executive committee tables library district talk until June

The St. Landry Parish School Board’s Executive Committee on Monday put off until June any consideration of board support for a parish-wide library district.
The delay isn’t necessarily opposition to the proposal. Instead it’s a matter of timing.
The board has vital tax renewals on the May 3 ballot, and committee members don’t want to do anything to create a spark of anti- sentiment among the citizenry.

Parish Council Balks at Parish President's Finance Director Appointment

Some St. Landry Parish Council members took issue with Parish President Bill Fontenot’s choice for a finance director and delayed ratification of her appointment at the March meeting.
Asking questions ordinarily reserved for executive sessions, some council members discussed aspects of the qualifications and the resume of Novella Moore, a former council clerk.
Fontenot said he is confident in Mrs. Moore’s abilities and that he hoped that the council would ratify his choice. He said that he did not feel, however, the matter was one for public discussion.

Radio Logs

Tuesday, March 25
0623 Damage to property regarding a simple burglary reported in the 600 block of West Maple Avenue.
0849 Simple burglary reported in the 200 block of East Laurel Avenue.
1323 Theft reported in the 900 block of West Park.
1329 Disturbance reported at Sunrise apartments.
1415 Traffic crash reported at Acadian Village.
1859 Traffic crash reported at Eunice High.


March 25
Colby Tremaine Favors, 21, 530 East Maple Avenue; Expired MVI, driving under suspension.
Zederick Zamal Gibson, 22, 259 Dixie Road, Franklin; Money warrant for criminal damage to property.

St. Landry arrests

March 26
Kristy Lynn Ledoux, age 34, 156 Verona Drive, Lafayette, LA, hold for deputies, principal to felony theft.
Judy Lynn Eckhart, age 40, 1031 Tim Key Lane, Ville Platte, LA, hold for deputies, principal to felony theft, possession of schedule II drugs, possession of schedule IV drugs, introduction of contraband – penal institute.
Jason Michael Krantz, age 31, 1103 Lense Mue, Lafayette, LA, theft.
Johnatan David Miller, age 29, 179 Faul Cove Rd., Church Point, LA, hold for outside agencies, possession of marijuana.

Mamou arrests

The Mamou Police Department reported five recent bookings into the town jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Dewayne Thomas, 22, 522 East St., Mamou, was charged March 11, with simple battery. Thomas bonded out of jail the same day.
•Cheryl Lee Jason, 53, 319 Railroad St., Mamou, was charged March 13, with remaining after being forbidden. Jason bonded out of jail the same day.
•Crystal Brown, 20, 1640 Cajun Drive, Apt. 76, was charged March 22, with domestic abuse battery. Brown was transferred to the parish jail.

Evangeline arrests

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported nine recent bookings into the parish jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Donald Fontenot, 51, 6091 Pine Point Road, Ville Platte, was charged March 17, with simple burglary, criminal damage to property and theft. Fontenot was being held in jail on a $15,000 bond at press time.

Apparently no laws broken by KKK hate-pamphlet deliverers

Recruiting hate message delivered to a number of Eunice yards, parking lots

Apparently no laws were broken by the person or persons circulating racially inflammatory materials in Eunice over the weekend.
Residents in East Eunice neighborhoods and customers of some businesses along Laurel Avenue reported fliers and pamphlets from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan being thrown in their yards or placed under wiper blades on their vehicles.
Police did stop a vehicle regarding the fliers and questioned a Eunice man, a Conroe, Texas man and a Lake Charles man and woman before sending them on their way.
Their names were not released.

Radio Logs

Monday, March 24
1026 Damage to property reported in the 900 block of North 8th Street.
1232 Damage to property reported at the Dollar Tree.
2033 Theft reported in the 1000 block of West Ash.


March 24
Jason Minix, 34, 124 Key Street, Grand Coteau; Probation violation.
Abigail Lafleur, 55, 184 Savoie Drive; Probation warrant.

St. Landry arrests

March 25
James Ventress Lewis, age 29, 171 Nicole Lane, Opelousas, LA, unauthorized entry of inhabited dwelling, arrested by Opelousas Police Dept.

Radio Logs

Friday, March 21
1519 Subject needs police officer in the 500 block of South 12 Street.
1621 Disturbance reported in the 600 block of South 4th Street.
1659 Disturbance reported in the 1500 block of Highway 190 West; resulted in arrest.
1701 Fight reported in the 300 block of North 12th Street; resulted in arrest.
1853 Traffic crash reported in the 2000 block of West Laurel Avenue.
2312 Traffic stop reported C.C. Duson and Gum; resulted in arrest.



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A pair of 5-1, 8-6, comeback victories over Jones County (Miss.) in last year’s championship games vaulted LSU Eunice to their second straight NJCAA DII Softball national championship.


Milton sisters donate all Lemonade proceeds to local shelter


Stacey Fortson Miller of The Welcome House accepts a check from Milton sisters

“Mission Accomplished...and Pay It Forward”-- Anya Milton, 5, left, and Siobhan Milton, 8, daughters of Rachel Martel Milton and granddaughters of Augie and Gwen Courville of Eunice, sold cups of c


Funeral services for Wanda Gail Burney-Joseph, 50, will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11:00 am at New Zion Baptist Church in Eunice, LA.

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