Eunice City Marshal Terry J. Darbonne is a candidate for re-election in the Nov. 4 primary. A Eunice native and 1982 gdraduate of Eunice High, Darbonne is the son of the late Agnes Guidry Darbonne and Howard Darbonne and is married to Suzanne Thiobodeaux Darbonne. They have two children, Nicholas and Amber.
DeRidder High kicker Kevin Erpelding made a 32-yard field goal with 3:53 remaining in the game to lift the Dragons to a 10-7 victory over the Eunice High Bobcats in the opening contest of the Coach Joe Nagata Memorial Football Jamboree held Thursday evening at the St. Edmund Blue Jay Athletic Complex.

Grand Opening/ Ribbon Cutting of Turning Point, Oct. 1978

By Myra

Grand Opening/ Ribbon Cutting of Turning Point, Oct. 1978

St. Landry arrests

Aug. 6
Larry Lazard, age 57, 568 Old Spanish Rd., Opelousas, LA, driving while intoxicated – 1st offense, speeding.
Adonus Taylor, age 26, 1170 Montgomery Rd., Lot #2, Opelousas, LA, theft by fraud.

Eunice arrests

August 5
Jillian Sonnier, 31, 610 North 11th, domestic abuse battery.
Devin Sonnier, 31, 610 North 11th, domestic abuse battery.
Jody Thomas, 35, disturbing the peace.
Female juvenile, 13, disturbing the peace by profanity.

Briggs Brown & the Bayou Cajuns play Liberty this week

Briggs Brown. Photo by David Simpson.

Saturday, AUGUST 9, 2014, the weekly "Rendez-vous des Cajuns" Cajun Music Show in Eunice will present a performance by Briggs Brown & the Bayou Cajuns..
The "Rendez-vous des Cajuns" show is performed live every Saturday night at the historic Liberty Theater in downtown Eunice.
Best described as the "Cajun Grand Old Opry" the family-friendly show features an emcee who hosts the show in Cajun French and a dance floor where people can dance to the music of Cajun bands performing live in the restored 1924 Vaudeville house.

Radio Logs

August 4
0316 Break-in, 200 block North St.
0336 Theft, 200 block North 11th.
1236 Man broke window on trailer, 300 block Aymond, arrest made.
1244 Break-in, 300 block Cotton.
1356 Dog stolen, 800 block North 3rd.
1607 Theft, 100 block Julie.
1702 Air conditioner stolen, Benoit.
1902 Accident, La. 13 & Laurel.

Eunice arrests

August 4
Scottie Hill, 53, 321 Aymond, simple criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace, warrants for disturbing the peace, aggravated assault, resisting an officer.
Hunter Guillory, 21, 328 Acadia, theft.

St. Landry arrests

Aug. 4
Jacob Allen Perry, age 25, 4133 Dora Beth Rd., Youngsville, LA, bench warrant, 2 counts of simple criminal damage to property, 2 counts of burglary of an inhabited dwelling, 2 counts of felony theft, motor vehicle theft. Arrested by River Bend Detention Center.
Marlene Marie Langley Cortina, age 51, 901 N. 5th St., Eunice, La, possession of schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jacob Ray Compton, age 20, 237 St. Andrew Rd., Opelousas, La, simple battery involving domestic violence.

Eunice arrests

August 1
Tylor Fontenot, 19, 630 Bernice, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Joseph Heinen, 23, 1463 Jacob Road, bench warrants felony theft, one in St. Landry, one in Acadia.

August 2
Doris Fontenot, 29, 450 North Beulah, aggravated second-degree battery, simple battery.

August 3
Djuana Reed, 33, 403 MLK, Iota, simple battery, negligent injury two counts.

From the Files ... August 1930

From files of The Eunice News:
August 1930

A fire destroyed the largest model barn of George Joubert’s dairy, as well as smaller buildings used as an office, bottling room and pump house. Joubert, currently building a large home on Park Avenue, said the loss cost about $5,000. He will rebuild.

Mrs. K. Moosa plans to build a brick building at Walnut & Second Streets with room enough for three stores. Cost will be about $15,000.

Dies says two deputy police chiefs needed

Police Chief Ronald Dies has come to the conclusion that his deputy chief has too much to do.
He initially appointed a provisional second deputy chief, on July 25, but reversed that action when he realized current city ordinance does not give him that flexibility.
Some background:

Water company asks 15.2% hike in base service rate

Louisiana Water Co. is seeking a base rate increase of about 15 percent in the price of water it provides Eunice and surrounding areas.
The company last received a change in November of 2010, when the Public Service Commission approved a base rate change of 8 percent. The water company had asked for 9.3 percent.
The current minimum base rate for customers in Eunice is $12.96 for the first 2,000 gallons used in a billing period.
Louisiana Water Co., in the rate proposal submitted to the PSC, wants that increased to $14.92. The $1.96 change is 15.2 percent.

Plenty of roles available at Eunice Players Theater

Debi Crawford says there are plenty of roles to be filled at Eunice Players Theater.

Auditions have been held for acting parts in the Eunice Players Theater’s next production but there are plenty of other roles still available
Theater board member Debi Crawford, in remarks to the Rotary Club, said volunteers are always needed to help with the myriad of tasks that have to be accomplished before the curtain goes up.
The next presentation, in September, of the theatre’s 45th consecutive year will be a reprise of The Diary of Anne Frank, last done by the Eunice troupe in the 1970’s.

St. Landry arrests

Aug. 1
David Coulon, Jr., age 18, 258 Robertson Rd., Palmetto, LA, simple battery.
James Psschell Innerarity, age 55, 2786 Hwy. 107, Morrow, La, driving while intoxicated – 2nd offense, left of center. Arrested by Louisiana State Police.
John Brandon Jolivette, age 32, 505 E. Madison St., Opelousas, LA, distribution of schedule I drugs.



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DeRidder High kicker Kevin Erpelding made a 32-yard field goal with 3:53 remaining in the game to lift the Dragons to a 10-7 victory over the Eunice High Bobcats in the opening contest of the Coach


Monica Murdock, RN, school nurse, takes the ALS Ice Challenge at Eunice Junior High, one of her schools she serves. Pouring a bucket of iced water are Demyron Skinner, left, and Austin Comeaux, both eighth-graders.

St. Landry Parish School Nurse Monica Murdock, RN, took the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) challenge at Eunice Jr. High Tuesday.

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