St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot, left, and Parish Council Chairman Harold Taylor were at odds during a meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. Topics at issue included an annual audit and the powers of the Road District 1 commission, which was formed when the Smooth Ride Home Program was created. The photo of Fontenot is from Wednesday’s meeting and the one of Taylor is a file photo. (By Harlan Kirgan)

St. Landry Parish Road District 1 commissioners met for a rare meeting and on an 8-4 vote decided they do not need to know the extent of their authority. The vote left Harold Taylor, chairman, in a dither. “I can’t believe this,” he said after gaveling the meeting to a close.

Eunice Police Sgt. Stephanie Myers, left, and Police Chief Randy Fontenot show a website for the 180*: Changing the Course, a youth boot camp. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

With the assistance of the Eunice Police Department and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, 180*: Changing the Course, a youth boot camp, has come to life.

Steve Moosa, CPA, of Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick, discusses the 2015 audit of the St. Landry Parish Government. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A St. Landry Parish Government audit found nine “signficant” deficiencies in internal controls and reporting and five instances of noncompliance material to statements.

St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot, left, and Parish Council Chairman Harold Taylor were at odds during a meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. Topics at issue included an annual audit and the powers of the Road District 1 commission, which was formed when the Smooth Ride Home Program was created. The photo of Fontenot is from Wednesday’s meeting and the one of Taylor is a file photo. (By Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice Police Sgt. Stephanie Myers, left, and Police Chief Randy Fontenot show a website for the 180*: Changing the Course, a youth boot camp. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Steve Moosa, CPA, of Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick, discusses the 2015 audit of the St. Landry Parish Government. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice police.
Jan. 13
Juvenile male, 13, Eunice. Communicating false information of planned bombing on school property.
Bryan King, 26, 500 block of North 3rd, Eunice. Aggravated burglary and simple criminal damage to property.

Fontenot takes oath for 2nd term as parish president; Colby Clavier, new District 13 council member, takes office

Newly elected St. Landry Parish officials gathered Monday at the Delta Grand Theatre in Opelousas to recite their oaths of office. From left, are Clerk of Court Charles Jagneaux, District 12 Councilman Jimmie Edwards, District 13 Councilman Colby Clavier and Chief Deputy Clerk of Court Lisa Doyle. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

As Parish President Bill Fontenot began his second term Monday, he reminded about 200 people attending inaugural ceremony that four years ago St. Landry Parish was known for its bad roads.

Eunice master plan advances

The Rev. Clinton Sensat reported to the Eunice Board of Aldermen a study group’s findings on a master plan. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Eunice Board of Aldermen voted to have its legal counsel draw up an ordinance to create a planning commission.
The board also asked for discussions with Steven Moosa, a Eunice accountant who advises the city on its budget, to see if the city can afford to pay for a plan.

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Sports

Since 2011, each Lady Bengal softball player has won a ring during their LSUE career.

Lifestyle

Leah Guempel and Richard Shipley

Dr. Stephen and Mrs. (Martha) Guempel of Eunice are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Leah Guempel to Mr. Richard Shipley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Pamela) Shipley of Forest Grove, OR.

Obituaries

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Andrew Glenn Courville announces his passing.
Glenn passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at the age of 60.

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