The annual Lady Cat Invitational will begin Friday at Eunice High with eight schools participating in the softball tournament, Sacred Heart of Ville Platte will face Iota at 3 p.m. in the opener with St. Edmund - Livonia following at 5 p.m. The Lady Cats will entertain Jennings at 7 p.m.
In the second phase of the LHSAA’s redistricting plan, there are several suggested changes from the original list released earlier this month. The third and final meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18. Eunice High would remain in District 5-3A with Church Point, Northwest, Pine Prairie, Port Barre and Ville Platte.
LSU Eunice and other college/university campuses will learn Friday what they are expected to contribute to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget-balancing plan.

Bank robber's bomb a fake, suspect at large

Robbery at State Bank

Eunice police are searching tonight for a suspect they have in a late-afternoon robbery at State Bank.
Eunice Police Chief Ronald Dies said an alleged bomb left in the bank by the fleeing female bandit was determined by State Police to be nothing but wires and a battery.

Radio Logs

October 8 0829 Break-in, 600 block South 7th. 1214 Accident, 300 block West Laurel. 1242 Vehicle break-in, 1700 block Yukon. 1428 Man threatened by ex-worker, 700 block North C.C. Duson.

St. Landry arrests

Oct. 9
Joseph Malveaux, III, age 33, 206 Williams Circle, Opelousas, LA, simple battery involving domestic violence.

Chavis seeking Acadia Ward 3 JP post


Penny Duplechain Chavis is a candidate for Acadia Parish Justice of the Peace, Ward 3 in the Nov. 4 primary.
She is a life-long resident of Church Point and Ward 3.
She is the daughter of Lloyd and the late Lucy Duplechain.

Eunice arrests

Oct. 8
Lawrence Johnwell, 55, 141 South St. George, felony warrant for aggravated battery, disturbing the peace

'Super Chamber' would promote regional development

The Eunice Economic Development Committee is excited about possibilities posed by the proposed creation of a regional development approach.
Chairman Don Reber told committee members at their October meeting of the OneAcadia movement that is proposed.

Boo News: Trick or treating will be Thursday, Oct. 30

The question is already coming in phone calls to The Eunice News and to Eunice City Hall.
“What day is Halloween this year?” it goes. What is really being sought is what day is trick-or-treating being observed.
The answer is Thursday, Oct. 30.

Nunez reigns as King Cotton LX

LSU Eunice Chancellor and professor of biology William J. Nunez, III is serving as King Cotton LX at this week’s Cotton Festival in Ville Platte.

St. Landry arrests

Oct. 8
Carey W. Reed, age 26, 622 E. Cheney St. #1, Opelousas, LA, attempted 2nd degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, 2 counts of armed robbery. Arrested by Opelousas Police Dept.

Eunice arrests

Oct. 7
Lakeisha Anne Thomas, 32, 422 Vieux Orleans, Lafayette, theft of goods shoplifting, illegal possession of stolen property, entry/remain on premises after being forbidden, organized retail theft.

Radio Logs

October 7
0840 Theft of jewelry, Tamaran Loop.
0947 Plants stolen, 1400 block Lawrence.
0951 Disturbance, 200 block Benoit.
1707 Subject wringing chicken’s neck, kicking it, 100 block Mill.
1819 Phone stolen from display, Verizon.



The annual Lady Cat Invitational will begin Friday at Eunice High with eight schools participating in the softball tournament,


Betty Jordan


Carolyn Baldwin


Ardessie Francois

East Elementary welcomed several guest speakers and readers on campus as part of their Black History Month celebration. All women are members of Eunice Branch NAUW and read to first-graders. They also talked about famous African Americans.


Former mayor
SPEARSVILLE – Services for former mayor Oda Rockett will be Feb. 27. She died Feb. 20.

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