The season ended too soon for the Lady Cats as Beau Chene grabbed an 11-0 win over Eunice to close District 4-4A competition. Eunice (8-16, 6-6) finishes the season at No. 38 in the power rankings with the top 32 earning playoff spots.
Early voting begins Saturday for the May 3 election which includes proposed rededication of a Eunice sales tax and renewal of two St. Landry Parish School District property taxes.
The LSU Eunice Athletic Department has announced that former Lady Bengal basketball player Amanda Clemons has been named the Interim Head Coach of the LSU Eunice women’s basketball team.

Crawfish Etouffee chefs prep for championship Cook-Off

The secret is in the etouffee roux.

While it’s been an up-and-down year for crawfish production, there’s no down when it comes to the 29th Annual World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off scheduled for next Sunday at Northwest Paviliion.
A field of perhaps as many as 30 teams is already gathering ingredients, curing pots, blending secret seasonings and doing other things they think will win the coveted best etouffee honors.
Those cooking teams will compete to see who can prepare the best crawfish etouffee.

From the Files ... March 1952

From files of The Eunice News:
March 1952

Ward 6 voters rejected a $250,000 bond issue to provide funds for a hospital. The proposal lost by 32 votes.

Chris Duplechain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francois Duplechain, is studying at Nottingham, England, on a Fulbright Scholarship, secured as a student at Southwestern Louisiana Institute.

The Mowata Rice Drier was damaged by fire which destroyed two wooden rice bins and about 8,000 barrels of rice. Dewey Stutes of Crowley is owner of the drier.

St. Landry Library Plan Again Tabled by council

Head of the Library Coalition effort for St. Landry Parish, Bruce Gaudin, listens to the SLP Council at the Wednesday night meeting.

St. Landry Parish Council members aimed to vote last week on an ordinance establishing “The East St. Landry Parish Library District.” However, the champion of the initial ordinance – which originally called for a “St. Landry Parish Library District”– urged the council to table the vote on the proposed, amended ordinance, which it did.

Diversion graduate booked on new charges

Jean Marshall Arabie, 23, of Eunice, who avoided prosecution after his arrest four years ago for simple burglary and theft, again faces felony charges.
Arabie’s bond was set at $3,750 after his Feb. 1 arrest on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of the CDS/Drug-Free Zone law.
He completed the District Attorney Office’s pre-trial diversion program in August.

Radio Logs

Thursday, March 20
1230 Ungovernable child reported in the 500 block of South MLK.
1540 Theft reported in the 100 block of West Magnolia.
1608 Animal control requested in the 500 block of North; caller advised that she was attacked by her neighbor’s dog.
1801 Traffic stop reported in the area of North 10th and Laurel; resulted in arrest.
2030 Disturbance reported in the 500 block of West Bacciochi.


March 20
Annette Gary, 31, 162 Langley, Elton; Probation warrant.
Justin Manuel, 24, 251 June Street; Bench warrant.
Kelli Nicole Langley, 20, 1234 Necessity Loop, Basile; No MVI, driving under suspension.
Derek Wayne Lecompte, 32, 420 North St. Joseph; Improper lane usage, resisting an officer, driving under suspension, open container in vehicle, no proof of insurance, flight from an officer.

St. Landry arrests

March 21
Paul Marshall Fontenot, age 40, 1277 Hwy. 13 North, Eunice, LA, simple battery involving domestic violence, simple assault.

Roy James Rubin, age 20, 315 W. Leonard St., Opelousas, LA, cruelty to animals

SLEIDD Rep Office now in Eunice on weekly basis

Judy Meche and Don Reber in the Eunice office on Thursday.

Parish economic development officials have announced the formation of a satellite office located in the city of Eunice.
The St. Landry Parish Economic Industrial Development District team said recently hired a new community and business resource coordinator to work at Eunice city hall every Thursday. Judy Meche said that while she is working on behalf of the parish, she is also working for the betterment of the city of Eunice.

Radio Logs

Wednesday, March 19
1102 Traffic stop reported in the area of 12th and Dudley; resulted in arrest.
1726 Harassment reported in the 400 block of East Peach Street.
2338 Fight reported in the 200 block of South 2nd Street.


March 19
Christy Renae Freeman, 33, 220 South Beulah; Bench warrant for running stop sign, money warrant for running stop sign, money warrant for open container, resisting an officer.
Mark Edwards , 24, 110 Threatt; Possession with intent to distribute schedule one narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of uniform controlled dangerous substances, transactions involving proceeds from drugs, illegal use of CDS in presence of minor.
Thomas Adam Thibodeaux, 26, 219 Chataignier Street; Disturbing the peace.

Son of a legend making movie on Eunice icon

Gerry McGee in period costume and on location in Avoyelles Parish.

Eunice native Gerry McGee is a music legend to many in his hometown. He’s known as a session musician who has played and recorded with the likes of Elvis Presley, The Monkees, Bobby Darin, Roseanne Cash, The Ventures and Kris Kristofferson. McGee is well known for playing the guitar. But he’s soon to be known for playing his father, the legendary Denus McGee, in an upcoming movie called “Amede and Denus” – which is based on the life of Cajun French music pioneers Denus McGee and Amede Ardoin.



The Rayne High Wolves exploded for eight runs in the third inning on their way to a 14-4 victory over the Eunice High Bobcats in District 4-4A action Tuesday night at Bobcat Field.


Eunice Branch NAUW honors Women in the Community

Members of the Eunice Branch National Association of University Women (NAUW) recently held their annual Women In History program and honored several local women in the community.


Long-time alderman
JEANERETTE – Services are Wednesday for former city alderman Junius Legnon. He died April 14 at age 88.

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