The Rev. James Edwards, pastor of Calvary Tabernacle, prays during the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at the Dr. J.G. Frank Family Life Center in Eunice Saturday. Edwards was the master of ceremony for the program. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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Sports

Catholic HIgh of Pointe Coupee grabbed a key District 5-1A sweep over St. Edmund Friday night.

The defending softball national champion LSU Eunice Lady Bengal softball team released its2017 schedule this week.

The Eunice High Lady Bobcats opened District 5-3A play with a 62-35 victory over the Port Barre Lady Red Devils in basketball action Monday night at the Bobcat gym.

Lifestyle

Richard Elementary donated a check for $1,627 to Slemco for Welcome House before the school’s Christmas program on Dec. 22. The proceeds will be used to pay the home’s electric bill, which averages $1,500 per month. The money was raised by donations to the school’s Kindness Tree and by a drawing for the painting by Bailey Lavergne displayed in this picture. Third-grade student Dax Murphy was the lucky winner of the painting. Behind Dax, from left, are, Welcome House representative Stacey Miller, Richard Principal April Briscoe and Slemco representative Mary Laurent. (Photo by LSN Carolyn Hart)

Richard Elementary presented its Christmas program, “Santa’s Holiday Hoedown" on Dec. 22 in the filled to capacity school gym.

Receiving their 25-point ribbon for Accelerated Reading in East Elementary’s Danielle Daigle’s third-grade class is Reiana Celestine. She is pictured with her teacher.

Public Safety

David Meche receives a shoe shine from inmate Kenneth “KoJack” White in a photo announcing that shoe shines will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the main Public Safety Complex, 1592 E. Prudhomme, Opelousas. (Submitted Photo)

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz announced today that his office will offer old- fashion shoe shine services to St. Landry Parish.

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A 19-year-old Baton Rouge woman, Shelby Bersuder, died in single-vehicle wreck on La. 104 west of U.S. 190 at about 11 p.m.

Obits

Church Point, LA ~ Funeral Services was held at 11:00 am Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point, LA for Lowray Joseph Chachere, 95.

Johnie Dean Hall passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at the age of 76.

MAMOU-It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Christina Maria Ardoin announces her passing in Kissimmee, FL on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at the age of 45.

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