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Danny Tyree

Come on, get happy: The Partridge Family at 50

Realizing that September 25 marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of “The Partridge Family,” I am reminded that time moves more swiftly than a 45 RPM turntable.
It seems like only yesterday that I was a fifth-grader and my mother was teasing me because 10-year-old Danny Partridge (played by Danny Bonaduce) was in love.
In the blink of an eye, it’s 2020 and I feel compelled to sing, “I woke up in Depends this morning/ I woke up in Depends this morning/ Went to sleep with Hot Wheels on my mind…”

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War hero’s cause moves forward

The movement to proclaim Father Joseph Verbis Lafleur a saint has taken an important step with the opening of his Cause for Canonization by the Vatican.
The heroic World War II chaplain, who was born in Ville Platte, is now the third person from south Louisiana to be entered into the official process of investigation for sainthood. Bishop Douglas Deshotel began the process for Charlene Richard, the young girl from Acadia Parish, and Auguste “Nonco” Pelafigue of Arnaudville in January, but the announcement for Father Lafleur was delayed by red tape.

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Eunice Police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.
September 17
Robert L. Watford, 44, 500 block of College Road, Eunice. Domestic abuse battery.
September 18
Casey Tate, 32, 100 block of South Soileau, Ville Platte. Theft valued at $1,000 to $5,000 and simple criminal damage to property less than $1,000.

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Eunice Police radio dispatch logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
September 17
00:32 Call from Acadian Wrecker advised that he got a call in reference to a vehicle flipped over in front of Fruge Lumber.
00:38 Caller in 500 block of Fuselier advised that she asked her boyfriend to leave and he is refusing.
00:40 Caller in 300 block of North Cane advised that there are several juveniles around the home banging on fences and being loud.
01:52 Caller from Crestview Apartments advised that there are a lot of yelling going on outside.

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Michael Anthony Guillory

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Bethany Walters

Trial to begin in case of man accused of killing Church Point woman

The trial of the man charged with the 2016 murder of Church Point native Bethany Walters is set to begin Sept. 28.
Michael Anthony Guillory, 32, of Church Point, was scheduled to go to trial on April 28, which would have been the young woman’s 26th birthday, but the trial was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The trial will begin at 9 a.m. in the St. Landry Parish Courthouse in Opelousas in front of 27th Judicial District Judge Jason Meche. The trial is scheduled to conclude on Oct. 2.

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Phone: 337-457-3061
Fax: 337-457-3122