The following are from the pages of the July 2002 editions of The Eunice News. The Eunice All-Star Mustangs won the state championship. They were to compete in Humble, Texas, in the next level of competition.

Darrel J. Papillion

Darrel J. Papillion, a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm of Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, L.L.C., was installed June 9 as the 76th president of the Louisiana State Bar Association during the association’s annual meeting in Destin, Florida.

Lynn Lejeune

Former Eunice mayor and St. Landry Chamber of Commerce president Lynn Lejeune is poised to become CEO of the Port of Krotz Springs on Friday. Lejeune will succeed Gary Soileau, who has served as the port’s chief executive officer since 1989.

Darrel J. Papillion

Lynn Lejeune

2nd rice harvest yields bumper crop

Farmer Blaine Frey of Eunice harvests in July rice off La. 29 east of Eunice. Rice farmers across south Louisiana had an excellent second crop harvest, according to the LSU AgCenter. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Rice farmers across south Louisiana had an excellent second-crop harvest, and St. Landry Parish rice held its own in the region.

Local law enforcement learns landing zone management

Kirk Coussan, program director for Air Evac Lifeteam’s Opelousas office, has trained local law enforcement on how to set up an emergency landing zone. The officers also learned about landing zone safety. (File photo by Tom Dodge)

Minutes can count when it comes to the response to an emergency, and a helicopter transport to a medical facility can often buy the precious time needed to save a life.

Eight UL Lafayette seniors named Outstanding Graduates

Eight UL Lafayette seniors have been recognized as Outstanding Graduates. Seated from left, are: Margot Fry, College of the Arts; Annie Briley, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration; Kevin Thomas Malone, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. Standing, from left, are: Dr. Jim Henderson, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs; Leondre' Queen, College of Education; Brittany DiNunzio, University College; Anastasiya Gromova, College of Engineering; Emily Gauthier, College of Liberal Arts; Gage Seaux, Ray P. Authement College of Sciences; and Dr. Joseph Savoie, University president. (UL Lafayette Photo)

Every spring and fall semester, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association honors outstanding graduates from the University’s eight colleges.

District gets upbeat audit report

Steven Moosa, an accountant with Darnall, Sikes, Gardes and Frederick, delivered an audit report to the St. Landry Parish Economic Development District in Opelousas on Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

An audit of the St. Landry Parish Economic Development District found “everything is in order,” accountant Steven Moosa said.
Moosa delivered the audit report by Darnall, Sikes, Gardes and Frederick at the district’s board meeting Tuesday.



Rebecca Skains

Three Lady Bengals were named to the 2016 National Fastpitch Coaches Association NJCAA Division II All-American teams.


The Eunice High varsity cheerleaders attended SCA Cheerleader camp the week of June 6 in Destin, Florida. The cheer team received Overall Camp Grand Champion in both Home Cheer and Home Dance, SCA Spirit and Safety Award, first runner-up in Award of Excellence.


Fredrick Joseph Valles passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016, at the age of 61.
No Memorial Service is planned at this time.

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