Brian Thompson, left, Acadia Boy Scouts of America district chairman, presents Dale Sittig with the City of Eunice Distinguished Citizen award Thursday evening. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

The Evangeline Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America presented Dale Sittig with the City of Eunice Distinguished Citizen award Thursday night at Ruby’s Restaurant and Courtyard in Eunice.

Phillip Lafleur

A St. Landry Parish grand jury has indicted Phillip Lafleur, 22, and Candice Renee Vidrine, 21, in the shooting death of 22-year-old Akeem Adiddias Ceasar. Ceasar’s body was found Feb. 1 in a wooded area north of East Magnolia Avenue. He had last been seen Dec. 24.
The LSU Eunice baseball team was hoping to be at the NJCAA Division II World Series this weekend. But the 2015 national champions were saying their farewells to each other at the Bengals’ annual baseball awards banquet held at the Acadian Center.

Brian Thompson, left, Acadia Boy Scouts of America district chairman, presents Dale Sittig with the City of Eunice Distinguished Citizen award Thursday evening. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Phillip Lafleur

House OKs bill to give attorney general a separate budget

Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry

House Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry’s contentious proposal to give the attorney general’s office authority over its own budget devolved into a lengthy and heated debate among representatives and Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry Thursday.  

STM students give key senate testimony on Article V resolution

Giving testimony at the Senate and Governmental Affairs committee hearing last week were two St. Thomas More High School civics students, Madeline Mahtook, from left  and Anna Grace Schoeffler, far right. With the students is Sen. Page Cortez, a co-sponsor of the resolution. (Submitted Photo)

The Louisiana Senate on Tuesday passed SCR52, a resolution calling for a Convention of States to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution in accordance with Article V of the Constitution.

8 UL Lafayette students recognized as Spring 2016 Outstanding Graduates

Eight UL Lafayette seniors have been recognized as Outstanding Graduates. Seated from left, are: Emily Covington, College of Liberal Arts; Ashley Duhon, Ray P. Authement College of Sciences; Catherine Ledet, College of Engineering; Celeste Licciardi, College of the Arts. Standing, from left, are: Dr. Joseph Savoie, UL Lafayette president; Eric Carter, University College; Philip McMahon, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration; Gabrielle Gallien, College of Education; Jake Savoie, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions; and Angela Morrison, president-elect for the UL Lafayette Alumni Association. (Photo courtesy of the University of Louisiana Lafayette)

Eight students will be honored during Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association’s Outstanding Graduates.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Arrests

Justin Bradley Rosette, 36, 900 block of Mary Avenue, Opelousas. Nine counts of driving wrong way on divided highway or roadway, felon possession of firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2 counts of criminal damage to property, failure to secure registration, driving on one way roadways/rotary traffic, 5 counts of red light violation, driving under suspension, resisting an officer, aggravated flight from an officer, 18 counts of running stop sign, illegal possession of stolen firearm, firearm in presence of CDS, 2 counts of obstruction of justice, altered MVI, altered expiration on license plate. Arrested by Louisiana State Police.

Crop duster make an emergency landing

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office reported an emergency landing of a crop duster on Wednesday in the Lyon Point area of Acadia Parish. No injuries were reported.  Acadia Parish deputies and local fire departments responded. The name of the pilot and other details were not released. (Photo courtesy of the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office)

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office reported an emergency landing of a crop duster on Wednesday in the Lyon Point area of Acadia Parish. No injuries were reported.  Acadia Parish deputies and local fire departments responded. The name of the pilot and other details were not released.

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The LSU Eunice baseball team was hoping to be at the NJCAA Division II World Series this weekend.

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Victoria McGee, valedictorian; and Dylan Bieber, salutatorian of the St. Edmund High School class of 2016.

St. Edmund High School held its Senior Awards Night May 19 where seniors received academic awards, scholarships, honors and recognition.
The program began with the traditional school’s “Passing of the Candle,” with the senior class president Caroline Fontenot.

Obituaries

BEAUMONT, TX ~ Geraldine (Jerry) Thomas, 67, of Beaumont, TX, former resident of Eunice, LA, departed this life on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

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