The following is from the August 1997 files of The Eunice News.

Grant Suire, of Crowley, meets James Carville after a luncheon meeting of One Acadiana Thursday (Aug. 25) at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. Walking behind Carville, at right, is Mary Matalin. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Grant Suire, a 13-year-old Crowley eighth-grader, asked veteran political experts James Carville and Mary Matalin for their advice to young people looking to get involved in politics. “You have to be able to stand losing,” Matlin said at Thursday’s One Acadiana luncheon at the Cajundome Convention Center.

LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry, far right, tells agricultural producers in Opelousas on Aug. 23 about the damages inflicted by flooding on farms and ranches in south Louisiana. Photo by Bruce Schultz

A series of meetings throughout south Louisiana were held by Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, to assure farmers that state and federal aid is available to help them get through the flooding crisis. Meetings were held in Indian Bayou, Opelousas, Batchelor and Donaldsonville.

Grant Suire, of Crowley, meets James Carville after a luncheon meeting of One Acadiana Thursday (Aug. 25) at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. Walking behind Carville, at right, is Mary Matalin. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry, far right, tells agricultural producers in Opelousas on Aug. 23 about the damages inflicted by flooding on farms and ranches in south Louisiana. Photo by Bruce Schultz

News notes

Fish Fry dinners at St. Mathilda every Friday
The St. Mathilda Church Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor fish-dinner fundraiser plate lunches from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. every Friday at the Bishop Ceaser Center.
A donation of $8 will be accepted.

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Sports

The dress rehearsal didn’t go as planned for St. Edmund as Sacred Heart of Ville Platte earned a 20-0 win over the Blue Jays in the finale of the Joe Nagata Memorial jamboree.

Lifestyle

Spencer Thibodeaux and Andrea Leger

Greg and Sheila Leger of Eunice are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Leger, to Spencer Thibodeaux, son of Kent and Vickie Thibodeaux of Church Point.

Obituaries

EUNICE-It is with heavy hearts that the family of James O. Fruge announces his passing on Monday, August 29, 2016 at his home at the age of 93.

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