From the August 1993 files of The Eunice News Arlene Tucker has been appointed vice chancellor for business affairs at LSU Eunice.

Improvements on U.S. 90 are being made Thursday, while nearby, at the Billeaud Companies offices on St. Nezaire Road, One Acadiana officials explain why upgrading U.S. 90 to interstate status is one of the regional development organization’s top priority. Supporters say creating I-49 south would improve safety and hurricane evacuation efficiency and attract economic development. (Photo by Bill Decker of the Morgan City Daily Review)

Hurricane evacuation. Economic growth, especially along the U.S. 90 “Energy Corridor.” Fewer car crashes on a stretch of highway once known as Blood Alley.

Bill Rodier, St. Landry Economic Development director, announces a branding campaign Thursday in Opelousas. Rodier was joined by Parish President Bill Fontenot in launching a campaign designed to highlight positive aspects of St. Landry Parish. See additional photos from the branding rollout in the gallery section of the webpage at the bottom right. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A campaign to brand and bring the good news about St. Landry Parish to the forefront was introduced to about 50 people at the St. Landry Economic Development office Thursday. “We’re Moving Forward” signs are to mark sites were good news is happening.

Improvements on U.S. 90 are being made Thursday, while nearby, at the Billeaud Companies offices on St. Nezaire Road, One Acadiana officials explain why upgrading U.S. 90 to interstate status is one of the regional development organization’s top priority. Supporters say creating I-49 south would improve safety and hurricane evacuation efficiency and attract economic development. (Photo by Bill Decker of the Morgan City Daily Review)

Bill Rodier, St. Landry Economic Development director, announces a branding campaign Thursday in Opelousas. Rodier was joined by Parish President Bill Fontenot in launching a campaign designed to highlight positive aspects of St. Landry Parish. See additional photos from the branding rollout in the gallery section of the webpage at the bottom right. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice police.
Aug 7
Dwayne Lee Bertrand, 46, 100 block of College Road, Eunice; Domestic abuse battery.
Jody Landreneau, 53, homeless; Vagrancy, criminal trespassing, simple criminal damage to property and simple escape.

St. Landry School Board OKs request for $10M bond issue

Eric LaFleur, a bond attorney, explains a $10 million bond issue the St. Landry Parish School Board approved Thursday night. The 20-year bond issue is to fund capital improvements such as new buildings. There is no tax increase associated with the bond issue. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

After approving $3.8 million in construction at Leonville Elementary, the St. Landry Parish School Board voted for a $10 million bond issue.
The bond would be used to pay for the Leonville project to build a new cafeteria and 18 classrooms, and other, as yet undecided, projects.

Master plan panel may be named

Eunice Mayor Rusty Moody conducts a meeting to discuss the agenda for Tuesday’s city council session at the Eunice Municipal Complex, 300 South 2nd St. The meeting begins with a public hearing on a rezoning of the north part of 1700 West Laurel. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Eunice city council may name its appointees to a master plan steering committee at its meeting Tuesday.

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Sports

The Eunice High Bobcats scored three touchdowns on their first three possessions on the way to a 27-7 victory over the Sacred Heart Trojans in the nightcap of the Joe Nagata Memorial Jamboree playe

Lifestyle

Eunice High recognizes and welcomes its newest teachers on campus. Front, from left, are K.K. Devillier, Leah Leblanc, Jade Fontenot, and Carla Lafleur. Standing, from left, are Tre’ Brown, Nina Fontenot, Wayne Fontenot and Dale Guillory, (Submitted info and photo)

Principal Mitch Fontenot at Eunice High School welcomes new teachers on campus.

Obituaries

Gloria Granger Landreneau passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at the age of 75.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at St. Augustine Catholic

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