Mardi Gras revelers have their photo taken at the Eunice Community Health Center’s sixth annual Taster’s Choice event Wednesday at LSUE. More than 400 people attended this year’s event, and more than $10,000 was raised. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

It’s Mardi Gras time, and a twist on traditional king cake took the top prize at the Eunice Community Health Center’s sixth annual Taster’s Choice event Wednesday at LSUE.
From the February 1971 files of The Eunice News. A report on the 1970 census stated the city of Eunice population was 11,390, a gain of less than 1 percent over the 1960 census. The parish population was 80,364, down from 81,493 in the 1960 census.

Anglers fish in Eunice City Lake last summer. Crappie are biting at the lake now. The lake was restocked following the May 2000 Union Pacific derailment that closed it until 2011. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Eunice City Lake is full of fish.

Mardi Gras revelers have their photo taken at the Eunice Community Health Center’s sixth annual Taster’s Choice event Wednesday at LSUE. More than 400 people attended this year’s event, and more than $10,000 was raised. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Anglers fish in Eunice City Lake last summer. Crappie are biting at the lake now. The lake was restocked following the May 2000 Union Pacific derailment that closed it until 2011. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Shoplifting case leads Eunice police to seize $10,000 in drugs, guns, drug paraphernalia (updated)

A table full of seized weapons, drugs, cash and drug paraphernalia was on display Thursday afternoon at the Eunice Police Department office. From left, are Deputy Chief Richard Daigle, Detective Robert Brickley, Lt. Tony Kennedy, Probation Officer E.J. Fuselier and Police Chief Randy Fontenot. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice police say a shoplifting case at the Eunice Walmart led them to a cache of drugs valued at about $10,000, numerous weapons, $2,000 in cash and drug paraphernalia that they seized.
The drugs were mostly crystal meth valued at $9,000 by police, Detective Robert Brickley said

Bridge closed

The Andrepont Bridge, located between Opelousas and Lawtell off of U.S. 190 in St. Landry Parish, is closed for replacement for the next four to six months, according to a notice from St. Landry Parish Government.
The work is part of the Federal-State Off-System Bridge Program.

Attorney General Jeff Landry names civil transition committee: Daigle, McGee among those listed

Jeff Landry

Today, Attorney General Jeff Landry announced his Civil Division Transition Committee Members who will be interviewing existing and potential employees and will be making recommendations to improve the Department of Justice.

Diocese of Lafayette presents Martin Luther King Jr. awards

The Diocese of Lafayette held its Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mass and Award Ceremony Celebration,
“Blessed are the Peacemakers,” on Jan. 15 at St. John Cathedral, Lafayette.
Bishop Michael Jarrell was celebrant and presented the awards.

Dupre receives 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Josie Frank was the guest speaker at Sunday’s 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King celebration program at the New Zion Baptist Church center. She is a licensed practicing attorney with many certifications and professional association affiliations as well as also local memberships including the Socialite Club of Eunice. (Photo Claudette Olivier)

Michael Dupre, the city’s first black alderman, is the recipient of the 2016 Dr. M.L. King Award presented at Sunday’s celebration program at the New Zion Baptist Church J.G. Frank Center.

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Sports

On Jan. 26, 1986 in New Orleans the Chicago Bears defeated the New England Patriots 46–10 in Super Bowl XX.

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VFW Post 8971 members held a flag-raising ceremony at East Elementary. Members present were Roger Veillon, quartermaster, Gene Olivier, Don Estillette, chaplain, Terry Matte, commander, and Ray Olivier.

Obituaries

Edward Harry Lowe, of Mowata, Louisiana went home to be with his Savior on Thursday, February 4, 2016. He was 72 years old.

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