Darrel J. Papillion

Darrel J. Papillion, a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm of Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, L.L.C., was installed June 9 as the 76th president of the Louisiana State Bar Association during the association’s annual meeting in Destin, Florida.

Lynn Lejeune

Former Eunice mayor and St. Landry Chamber of Commerce president Lynn Lejeune is poised to become CEO of the Port of Krotz Springs on Friday. Lejeune will succeed Gary Soileau, who has served as the port’s chief executive officer since 1989.
Unemployment rates fell over the past 12 months in seven of Louisiana’s metropolitan statistical areas in May. That’s according to not-seasonally-adjusted data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Darrel J. Papillion

Lynn Lejeune

Regular session ends with dramatic moment

Sen. Karen Carter Petersen, D-New Orleans, listens to Gov. John Bel Edwards address the joint session of the Legislature on the opening day of the second special session of the year. The night before she single-handedly killed a bill to allow juveniles who were sentenced to life without parole would have become eligible after serving 30 years in prison. Credit: Samuel Carter Karlin

With three minutes left in the 2016 regular session, a life-and-death drama was unfolding on the Senate floor. Sen.

Eunice Police Arrests

June 3
Juvenile, 16, Eunice. Possession of tobacco under 18 years of age, possession of marijuana, simple escape.
Dwayne Scott LeBouef, 33, 1409 Moon Road, Basile. Driving under suspension, no insurance, obstruction of a public passage.

Eunice Police Radio Logs

June 3
00:06 Caller advised hearing noise coming from abandoned home next to 1100 block on College.
01:05 Caller advised and called. Suspicious person in front of her home, shining a light, and not sure.
00:15 Unlock vehicle, and Loud music at Beulah Gardens



Rebecca Skains

Three Lady Bengals were named to the 2016 National Fastpitch Coaches Association NJCAA Division II All-American teams.


The Eunice High varsity cheerleaders attended SCA Cheerleader camp the week of June 6 in Destin, Florida. The cheer team received Overall Camp Grand Champion in both Home Cheer and Home Dance, SCA Spirit and Safety Award, first runner-up in Award of Excellence.


EUNICE--It is with heavy hearts that the family of Hilda Fruge Vezina announces her passing on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Acadian Medical Center at the age of 97.

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