Jim Butler

By Jim Butler Almost 50 years of newspapering is a lot of words. These are the last ones and they are as much personal privilege as poblic interest. A newspaper career that began midway through one century and ends more than a decade into another spans a range of events almost too broad to summarize.
LSU Eunice Chancellor William Nunez has released a statement in response to the budget presented Friday morning by Gov. Bobby Jindal's Office. The following is Nunez's statement in full:
The second-ranked LSU Eunice Lady Bengals open the four-game series against Coffeyville Community College with a 16-0 and 4-0 sweep over the Lady Ravens on Friday. LSU Eunice (22-2) will entertain Faulker State Community College on Driday.

Jim Butler

From the Files ... February 1950

From files of The Eunice News:
February 1950

Ardoin’s Rice Mill, a mile north of the city on the Mamou highway, was destroyed by fire. Alcide Ardoin places the loss at $52,000. He was in New Orleans at the time.

St. Landry arrests

Jan. 29
Laimon Williams, age 34, 1474 Casa Calvo St., New Orleans, LA, speeding, no driver’s license, no insurance, no license plates, failure to carry/secure registration, reckless operation of a vehicle, flight from an officer.

Radio Logs

January 29
0738 Disturbance, 200 block South Vivian.
0807 Ungovernable student at St. Edmund Elementary, with knife.
0848 Armed robbery, Family Dollar.
1300 Accident, Tobacco Plus.
1330 Juveniles fighting, 300 block West Bacciochi.

Armed robbery suspect search continues

Eunice police continue their search for the man who held up Family Dollar store Thursday morning, escaping with an undetermined amount of money.
The suspect is describe as black with chin-length dredlocks. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a grey hoodie.

Eunice arrests

Jan. 29
Debra Sattler, 60, 311 North 12th, disturbing the peace.
Taylor Hanks, 19, 1358 Hwy. 758, 2nd-degree battery.
Juvenile, 15, disturbing the peace by fighting.
Juvenile, 13, disturbing the peace by fighting.

Radio Logs

January 28
0057 Traffic stop, driver wanted on Florida grand theft charge; bolt cutters in vehicle.
0158 Shoplifting, Walmart.
0733 Accident, 1300 block Duck.
0751 Ungovernable student, East Elementary.

Eunice arrests

Jan. 28
Anthony Powell, 22, 520 2nd St., obstruction of public passage.
Stephen Arvie, 41, 611 East Vine, money warrant domestic abuse battery, probation warrant domestic abuse battery.

Doris Reese Stagg is Rotary's Citizen of the Year

Eunice Rotary Club Citizen of the Year Committee chairman John Pucheu presents 2014 award Wednesday to Doris Reese Stagg. In right background is Charles F. Seale, whose nomination letter was the basis of the club’s selection of Mrs. Stagg.

Doris Reese Stagg, who will celebrate her 100th birthday on Feb. 4, was named the Eunice Rotary Club's Citizen of the Year at a luncheon Wednesday.

Eunice arrests

Jan. 27
Jeremy Horton, 21, 821 South Beulah No. 11A, felony possession of marijuana, probation/parole hold, expired MVI, no driver’s license on person.
Corey Porter, 23, 760 Carron No. 17C, money warrant disturb ing the peace.

Radio Logs

January 27
0133 Shoplifting, Walmart.
0736 Two men walking on West Vine, one has pistol in hand; gone on arrival.
0842 Shotgun stolen, 1800 block West Dudley.
1048 Accident, LSU Eunice lot.
1353 Disturbance, 4th & Park.
1855 Truck stolen from Basile.

Eunice arrests

Jan. 26
Keely Bordelon, 36, 150 Rodney, theft of goods shoplifting.



The second-ranked LSU Eunice Lady Bengals open the four-game series against Coffeyville Community College with a 16-0 and 4-0 sweep over the Lady Ravens on Friday.


Black National Anthem


EHS Band members entertain Highland Elem. students

Highland Elementary held a Black History program Wednesday afternoon paying tribute to African Americans.
The theme of the event was “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.”
As part of the program, Daisjdrion Hill, a second- grader, read the Black National Anthem.


EUNICE~It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Jo Ellen Fall announces her passing on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Lafayette General Medical Center with loving family by her si

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