Eunice ham radio operator Tom Dischler speaks at the Eunice Rotary Club on Wednesday. Dischler’s own portable ham radio station, at right, includes a radio and a digital adapter, and the gear can run for 24 hours on one car battery, which he can recharge on a solar charging station. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

By Claudette Olivierclaudette.olivier@eunicetoday.com When all else fails, there will always be ham.
By Tom Dodgetom.dodge@eunicetoday.com

Ryan LeJeune of Eunice holds up two of the bass he caught during the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma. LeJeune won a Ranger Z117 boat with a 90 horsepower outboard engine and $5,000 Ranger Cup Bonus. (Submitted photo)

Most people have to wait until Christmas or tax return time for a new bass boat, but Ryan LeJeune of Eunice earned himself a new vessel by winning the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma.

Eunice ham radio operator Tom Dischler speaks at the Eunice Rotary Club on Wednesday. Dischler’s own portable ham radio station, at right, includes a radio and a digital adapter, and the gear can run for 24 hours on one car battery, which he can recharge on a solar charging station. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Ryan LeJeune of Eunice holds up two of the bass he caught during the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma. LeJeune won a Ranger Z117 boat with a 90 horsepower outboard engine and $5,000 Ranger Cup Bonus. (Submitted photo)

Crop duster pilot killed in Acadia Parish identified (updated)

The wing of the crop duster that crashed Tuesday afternoon west of Eunice juts skyward in this photo submitted by Maxine Trahan, public information officer for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office.

The crop duster pilot killed in a crash Tuesday has been identified as Jed Lucas Toups, 32, of Heinen Road, Basile.
Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Wayne Melancon released the pilot’s identity Wednesday morning.

Cane River Music Festival features Louisiana traditional performers

Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys will be returning for a sixth appearance at the Cane River Music Festival. (Photo Courtesy of the Cane River Creole National Historical Park)

The Cane River region has a rich tradition of live musical performance. The community was once home to numerous juke joints and dance halls, where farmworkers could enjoy an evening of live Creole music, blues, jazz or early rock and roll.

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Glendale Elementary held its Pre-K graduation Wednesday morning inside the school’s cafeteria.
Parents, grandparents and family members attended the “Luau” ceremony.

Obituaries

EUNICE ~ Visitation for Haaymen “Pumpkin’’ Doresseau, Jr., age 38, will be from 8:00 am to 11:00 am with funeral services following at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 23, 2015 at New Hope Fellowship, 865 S

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