Randy Courville, of Eunice, and Kathleen Bergeron, of Mamou, talked about their uncle, Lee Earl Aucoin, who was killed in action during World War II, at The Eunice News. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Lee Earl Aucoin’s name is among the names inscribed on one of the monuments at the Veterans Memorial brick-courtyard, located at Park Avenue and South 2nd Street in Eunice. Aucoin’s name is also associated with VFW Post 8971, Doucet-Aucoin, in Eunice.

Irma Darphin, of Iota, is one of the last World War II Army nurses in the state. She helped to treat soldiers injured in the Battle of the Bulge.
(Photo by Claudette Olivier)

A shy young girl from south Louisiana never thought she’d make so many friends or travel so far from home and perform a role in World War II.

Brian Thompson, left, Acadia Boy Scouts of America district chairman, presents Dale Sittig with the City of Eunice Distinguished Citizen award Thursday evening. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

The Evangeline Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America presented Dale Sittig with the City of Eunice Distinguished Citizen award Thursday night at Ruby’s Restaurant and Courtyard in Eunice.

Randy Courville, of Eunice, and Kathleen Bergeron, of Mamou, talked about their uncle, Lee Earl Aucoin, who was killed in action during World War II, at The Eunice News. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Irma Darphin, of Iota, is one of the last World War II Army nurses in the state. She helped to treat soldiers injured in the Battle of the Bulge.
(Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Brian Thompson, left, Acadia Boy Scouts of America district chairman, presents Dale Sittig with the City of Eunice Distinguished Citizen award Thursday evening. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Main to Main this Saturday: Garage sale starts at 7 a.m.

Main to Main is announced on a banner on 2nd Street. The mini-festival will be held from 7 a.m. to 6:50 p.m. Saturday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

This year’s Main to Main event will feature a car show, live entertainment, a garage sale, a boudin eating contest and many arts and crafts vendors.

LSUE students learn about economic development

Eight Louisiana State University Eunice students in the Community Engagement Program attended a meeting of the St. Landry Parish Economic Industrial Development District Board of Directors meeting Tuesday in Opelousas. At the board meeting, the met with Bill Rodier, right, executive director, for a question and answer session. From left, are Launey Patton Griffith, director of continuing education; Ray Zorn Jr. of Opelousas; Jasmine Robinson, of Crowley; and Stephanie Middlebrooks, of Richard. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Keesha Menard was one of eight LSUE students who learned about economic development by attending the St. Landry Parish Economic Industrial Development District meeting in Opelousas on Tuesday.

New fire truck in District 6

St. Landry Fire District 6 recently purchased a new fire truck costing $222,495 with a 3,000 gallon tank and a 1,000 gallon pump. From left, are Wayne Lavergne, acting district fire chief; Gilbert Guillory, fire district board member; Chester Wimberly, chairman of the board; Charley Andrepont, vice chairman of the board; Donald Papillion, board member; Bill Fontenot, St. Landry Parish president; Jimmie Edwards, District 12 parish council member; Timmy Lejeune, District 11 parish council member; and Izzette Darbonne, board treasurer and secretary. Not pictured are Gary Courville, District 13 parish council member, and Rodgers Richard, board member. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

St. Landry Fire District 6 recently purchased a new fire truck costing $222,495 with a 3,000 gallon tank and a 1,000 gallon pump.

Eunice police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice police.
The following are arrests by Eunice police.
Nov. 18
Jared Christopher Ortego, 37, 1200 block of Clifford Street, Eunice. Wreckless operation and driving under suspension.

New Rotary members inducted

Rotary district governor Mark LaCour, left, stands with new Eunice Rotary members Dr. John Rainey, Holly Bertrand, Phillip DeVillier, Lynn Lejeune, director of the St. Landry Parish Chamber of Commerce, Gregory Richard and Stan Feucht. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

The Eunice Rotary Club grew by five during Wednesday’s meeting.
Rotary District Governor Mark LaCour attended the meeting and inducted new members Dr. John Rainey, Holly Bertrand, state Rep. Phillip DeVillier, Dr. Gregory Richard and Stan Feucht.

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Sports

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will accept applications through June 20 for waterfowl group hunts for up to 12 hunters per group at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area  

Lifestyle

Mrs. Nicholas Danny Setliff

The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington served as the setting for the evening Nuptial Mass uniting Kaycie Nicole Fontenot and Nicholas Danny Setliff in Holy Matrimony.
The ceremony was held Saturday, May 28 at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Jared Suire officiating.

Obituaries

BEAUMONT, TX ~ Geraldine (Jerry) Thomas, 67, of Beaumont, TX, former resident of Eunice, LA, departed this life on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

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