Capt. Steve Smith of Lafayette shows off a speckled trout caught in Vermilion Bay. Compared to all other Gulf Coast states -- Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida -- Louisiana leads the way in speckled trout harvest.

Louisiana should get a gold star for its speckled trout management, which has resulted in excellent stock and excellent harvest numbers for anglers, according to a recent stock assessment.
City of Eunice expenses for the first third of the fiscal year were within budget despite an unappropriated $1.4 million payment to payoff the recreation park bond issue. The budget for the year starting July 1 was adopted in June. Later in the summer, the City Council decided to call the outstanding bonds and retire them.

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne cuts ribbon as a balloons launch officially begins the lead up to the first Experience Louisiana Festival.

It’s official -- the Experience Louisiana Festival will be held at LSU Eunice on Oct. 17-18, 2015, highlighting the rich cultural history and future of the state, with the full backing of the state’s considerable tourism and cultural machine headed by Lt. Gov.(and gubernatorial candidate) Jay Dardenne.

Capt. Steve Smith of Lafayette shows off a speckled trout caught in Vermilion Bay. Compared to all other Gulf Coast states -- Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida -- Louisiana leads the way in speckled trout harvest.

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne cuts ribbon as a balloons launch officially begins the lead up to the first Experience Louisiana Festival.

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From the Files ... January 1951

From files of The Eunice News
January 1951

A survey began this month to determine existing land use in the city. It is a preliminary step to establishing an ordinance. Brown and Butler of Baton Rouge is conducting the study.

Civil Service board reverses officers' discipline

The Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board last week reversed Chief Ronald Dies’ disciplining of two police officers after a hearing that could raise a perjury accusation.

Parish council sets library tax discussion

It’s official. A coalition supporting creating a St. Landry Parish public library system has asked the parish council to call a special tax election.
The council voted at its January meeting to hold a special meeting on Feb. 5 to consider the proposal.

Arrests

January 16
Charles Wesley, 22, 301 Meyers Street; bench warrant for no seatbelt, bench warrant for no driver’s license.
Lonnie James Lanclos, 25, 412 East Dean Street; warrant for simple robbery, warrant for home invasion.

St. Landry arrests

Jan. 17
Charles Roy Lavergne, age 52, 1674 Hwy. 754, Opelousas, LA, driving while intoxicated – 1st offense, improper lane useage, arrested by Louisiana State Police.

And the winner is...

An Opelousas artist, Theon Guillory, was selected by the Eunice Chamber of Commerce as the winner of the 29th Annual World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off poster contest.

Arrests

January 15
David Edmondo Frank, 51, 110 West Park Street; bench warrant for disturbing the peace.
Christopher Leon Ashworth, 33, 1630 West Vine; bench warrant for theft of goods.

St. Landry arrests

Jan. 16
Dana Lynn Leblanc, age 33, 339 E. Gloria Switch Rd., Lafayette, LA, hold for deputies, hold for outside agencies, 10 counts of monetary instrument abuse.

Dollars for development said more needed than library funding

When it comes to economic development, it’s “boom” over books.
A proposed library tax for St. Landry Parish– which would finance establishing a parish- wide library system – is gaining no ground with one local economic development official.

Council calls tax reallocation vote

The Eunice City Council on Tuesday night called a May 3 election to ask voters to re-allocate the capital improvement sales tax.
The proposed change would give the city access to up to 10 percent more of the tax revenue on a one-time emergency basis in any given fiscal year.

City moves to get parked vehicles off sidewalks

By their very definition, sidewalks and parking lots are not the same.
And Tuesday night’s meeting of the Eunice City Council marked a re-defining moment in what many have called a problem that has been growing in downtown Eunice for the last eight years.

St. Landry arrests

Dudley Melancon, Jr., age 25, 1834 Prayer House Rd., Opelousas, LA, 1st degree robbery, hold for deputies.

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Sports

Seven LSU Eunice baseball players finalized their commitments during the 2014 NCAA early signing period on where they will be playing baseball after their Bengal careers are completed.

Lifestyle

Parker Jodon chosen Student of the Year at Eunice Junior High.

Parker Jodon has been named Eunice Junior High 8th Grade Student of the Year.
Jodon, 13, an honor roll A’s & B’s student, enjoys school as he has a full class schedule including, Math, science, English, Reading with his favorite, he says -science.

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