Editorial

Following up on a previous letter

I feel compelled to offer a small amount of information about “The Party of No” that I left out of my “Remember to vote’ letter in Sunday’s Eunice News.
This group has about 20 members who pledge to vote “No” on any bill that raises taxes in the Legislature. I read in The Advocate that our own representative from Eunice joined the group when he elected and it is one of the divisive groups in the current sessions.

Legislator defends prisoner release

Critics of our criminal justice reform are consistently misleading the public, trying to make it look like we released a crime wave on the streets of Louisiana’s cities. It just isn’t so.
One writer said we are putting the public at risk by granting early releases. That’s just fear mongering.
Under no circumstances would I risk the safety of the community where I live with my family and where my children are now raising my grandchildren.
Besides, most of these people were released only 60 days earlier than their normal release date.

Honor Guard reported on solid foundation

A great big thank you for participating in the formation of the St. Landry Veteran Funeral Honor Guard. The Honor Guard is on a solid foundation with the purchase of new rifles and a top of the line ceremonial bugle with a multi-call mode bugle insert providing different selections of military music. The “Taps” mode will be the most used for military funeral honors ceremonies.
Of course we are paying as we purchase therefore we have no debts. Although we have progressed quit well and are still accepting donations for the uniform side of the Honor Guard.

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot opens the 2018 Marid Gras celebration in downtown Eunice. At right is Heather Lanclos, city event coordinator. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

City thanks many who made Mardi Gras a success

On behalf of the members of the Eunice City Council and all of the citizens of Eunice who benefit directly and indirectly from visitors to our City, we wish to thank everyone who helped make 2018 Eunice Mardi Gras a success,
Thank you, sponsors and city workers, City Marshal’s Office, Sheriff Department, and Fire and Police departments for all the work you did in so many capacities — we could not have done it without you!
Thank you, merchants, cooks, and participants, who donated food and cooking skills for the boucherie and barbecue.

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