Jack Burson, right, talks about the city’s budget during a town hall meeting Thursday at the Eunice Municipal Complex. The meeting was about the need for a master plan for the city. Also shown, from left, are Don Reber, chairman of the Eunice Economic Development Committee; Bill Fontenot, St. Landry Parish Government president; Anthony Baltakis, moderator and an LSU Eunice history professor; and Jason Bertrand, an alderman. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The development of a master plan for Eunice gained some traction Thursday night after the case for it was presented at City Hall. In a show of hands most of about 50 people attending the meeting indicated support for a plan to map.

Gregor Trumel, consul general for the Consulate General of France in Louisiana, speaks at a Experience Louisiana Festival meeting Thursday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The Experience Louisiana Festival had a big day Thursday as it learned of a $10,000 state grant for marketing and met with Gregor Trumel, consul general for the Consulate General of France in Louisiana. Dwight Jodon, one of the festival organizers, announced the grant awarded through Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne’s office.
They all left their mark at their high schools as stellar athletes and quality individuals. The Eunice News Athletes of the Year are Eunice High’s Beauhla Bradley and Cole Prudhomme and along with St. Edmund’s Heather Bieber and Ross LaFleur.

Jack Burson, right, talks about the city’s budget during a town hall meeting Thursday at the Eunice Municipal Complex. The meeting was about the need for a master plan for the city. Also shown, from left, are Don Reber, chairman of the Eunice Economic Development Committee; Bill Fontenot, St. Landry Parish Government president; Anthony Baltakis, moderator and an LSU Eunice history professor; and Jason Bertrand, an alderman. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Gregor Trumel, consul general for the Consulate General of France in Louisiana, speaks at a Experience Louisiana Festival meeting Thursday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Radio Log

September 23
1222 Suspicious person, Maple Ave. Pharmacy
1407 Subject needs officer, Fannie/Park, caller advised live wires down on road
1624 Investigation, Lewis, arrest
1635 Shooting, W. Gum
1651 Disturbance, unknown address
1658 Disturbance, Lewis St.

Eunice Arrests

Sept. 23
Raesha Tronshanique Joseph, 18, 851 E. Maple, bench warrant, original charge is trespassing, money warrant, original charge contempt of court
Juvenile, 16, Eunice, theft of goods, shoplifting
Juvenile, 15, Eunice, theft of goods, shoplifting

Evangeline arrests

•Zackery Shane Vidrine, 20, 1400 Savoy Lane, Mamou, was charged September 14, with hit and run, underage possession of an alcoholic beverage, reckless operation, no seat belt and open container. Vidrine was released from jail on a $5,000 bond.

St. Landry arrests

Sept. 23
Terri Leigh Poole, age 55, 103 East Lawrence St., New Iberia, LA, driving while intoxicated – 1st offense, ran stop sign, driving under suspension, open container. Arrested by Louisiana State Police.
Lorraine Guillory, age 27, 720 Lewis St., Eunice, LA, home invasion.

Bicyclist struck on Fournerat Road, airlifted to hospital

A bicycle struck by a pickup truck is seen through the door window on Fournerat Road on Tuesday morning. The bicyclist, who was on the way to classes at LSU Eunice, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to a Lafayette hospital.

An LSU Eunice student riding her bicycle to school was struck by a pickup truck Tuesday morning of Fournerat Road south of the campus.
She was airlifted to a Lafayette hospital.

Radio Logs

September 19
0123 Traffic stop, 100 block South East, male driver asked if any weapons in vehicle, driver reached inside and grabbed pistol and pointed in officer’s direction, ordered to drop it, ended up that weapon was BB pistol.

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Fourth of July celebrations, “Happy Birthday America,” were held at Eunice Public Library Wednesday with a StoryTime hour reading, door prizes, songs, outdoor Pledge to the American flag, a snack of frozen pops and chaulk art. Top photo is guest reader Claire Reed, a sixth-grader from Eunice.

Obituaries

EUNICE~It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gerald ''Jay'' Fontenot announces his passing on Thursday, July 02, 2015 in the comfort of his home surrounded by loved ones at the age of 83.

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