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Jensen Doucet, whose parents are Jade and Jerod Doucet, reaches for a glittering garland during Glendale Elementary’s annual Christmas program on Thursday afternoon. Students portrayed parts in the anticipation of the birth of Jesus. From left are Dylan Fontenot, a shepherd, Shakur Mitchell as Joseph, and Alexia Thomas as Mary.

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Acadian Medical Center hosted Cookies with Santa on Saturday, December 12. Pictured from left are John Patrick Fruge, Porter Pourciau and Grant Miller.

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Acadian Medical Center participated in the Toys for Tots Drive for the Eunice Fire Department. From left are Delores Ldeay, Traci Young, Janice Jones, Jeff Kurcab, Butch Frazier, Missy Joubert, Mary Fontenot, Judy Martin and Tony Johnson.

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Walk for Diabetes at Central Middle School. Central Middle School students participated in a school Walk for Diabetes on November 19. Students and teachers walked together to raise funds to support the important research information and advocacy efforts of the American Diabetes Association. Not only did the students raise funds, but they actively learned life-long lessons about the seriousness of diabetes and how eating healthy and exercise can help prevent the disease. Students raised over $3,100 for this cause. Among the students raising money, raised over $100 were Allison Manuel, Samantha Manuel, and Dylan Duplechin. One student Alex Antoine raised over $300. From left are Alex Antoine, Allison Manuel, Samantha Manuel and Dylan Duplechin.

From The Eunice News files

From the December 2009 files of The Eunice News.

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A Thanksgiving Donation. The African American Student Alliance on the LSUE campus helped a family have a happy Thanksgiving. The organization held a food drive and provided the family with a turkey. Shown with the club is the Broussard family from Eunice, Jalayna Grains of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Chad Jones, LSU Eunice Institutional liason officer and AASA sponsor, Parish Councilman Jimmie Edwards and Jacqueline Lachapelle, AASA sponsor and LSU Eunice’s Financial Aid director.

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Students of the Month at Glendale Elementary. Glendale Elementary recognized its Students of the Month for November. Seated from left are Rylee Clark, Adalie Fontenot, Sephanie Istre, Giovanni Miller, Myah Smith, Kelsey LeJeune, Jacob Miller, and Lilly Henry. In back from left are Cody Lalonde, Lainey Briggs, Christian Luben, Chad Guaraggi and Gabrielle Ardoin. Not pictured is Gavin Guidroz.

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Newest Fellows. Eunice Rotary Club President Christy Faulkner left recognized the club’s newest Paul Harris Fellowship recipients-Charles Brother Atchison, Willie Bergeron and Jason Smith. Paul Harris Fellowships are awarded to Rotarians who have donated $1,000 or more to Rotary Club International programs.

From The Eunice News files

From the December 2009 files of The Eunice News.
$20,000 for Eunice children. Blue Cross/Blue Shield representative Christie Reeves presents Angel Award winner Jean McManus with a $20,000 grant for Eunice’s Dolly Parton Imagination Liberary.

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Drug-Free talk given at Eunice Elementary. Eunice Elementary’s Tabitha Niles and Kim O’Brien’s pre-k class learn how to stay drug-free. Tina Marcantel and Glyn Michaud, pharmacists at Maple Avenue Pharmacy, paid a visit and gave a talk about remaining drug-free.

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Troop train. Girl Scouts of Troop 2325 in Mamou enjoyed a field trip including downtown Eunice on Nov. 7. Here they’re pausing for a picture-taking on the landing of the rail car at the Depot Museum.

From The Eunice News files

From the November 2009 files of The Eunice News.
Disposing of it properly. Craig Soileau, left, of Eunice waits while an employee of Phillips Reclamation Services of Houston and a St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s trusty unload paint from Soileau’s pickup during the household material day at the Eunice Recycling Center on Saturday. Soileau collected paint from neighbors in addition to taking his own.

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Tickets on sale for “Greater Tuna.” Kevin Miller, left, and Van Reed rehearse for the upcoming Eunice Players Theatre “Greater Tuna.” The play begins Sept. 12 and continues through Sept. 20. They are playing Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie, respectively for Tuna’s radio station.

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Fontenot takes Miller’s practice. After 44 years in operation, Dr. Benjamin Miller hands over the reins of his veterinary hospital to fellow Eunice native Dr. Jerome Fontenot.

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Re-connecting. Workers stretch temporary piping that will replace a broken line between the Acadian Prairie Culture Center and the Liberty Theater. A late September re-opening of the facility is tentatively scheduled.

From The Eunice News files

From the September 2009 files of The Eunice News.
Finishing touches for new season. Eunice High senior trainer Meagan McLemore and football players Aaron Charlot, Dylan Rodriguez and Jeffery Burge, from left, repair helmets and put on new stripes and decals in preparation of Friday night’s season opener against Opelousas.
Margaret Leger begins her new career. Margaret Leger, holding Paris, begins a new career with the Acadia Parish School Board on Thursday.

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Deadline nears for candidates to announce in The Eunice News

The Eunice News will publish free announcements for candidates in the Oct. 12 Gubernatorial Primary Election.
The announcements are biographical only and limited to 400 words. They will contain no campaign promises, pledges or references to other candidates. That material should be included in paid political advertising.
The announcements are used on a first-come basis and publication date depends on space available.
A photo of the candidate is used if provided.
Announcements are due by Sept. 6.

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