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Laura Rougeau of Fire District No. 6 listens to the consultant’s explanation after asking if the block grant money can be used for a new generator or subdivision for her district (yes to the first, probably not to the second). Next to her is St. Landry Parish Attorney Andrea West and Eunice Economic Development Committee Chairman Dr. Tony Baltakis.

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First day of eighth-grade begins. Brianna Jordan, Brittany Sonnier and Shantel Richardson, eighth-graders at Eunice Jr. High School, await for their first day to begin.

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EHS Alumni Tourney begins next Friday. At right, Eunice High assistant softball coach Liz Hebert and alumni tournament organizer Tara Fruge LeBlanc discuss new rules at a captain’s meeting for the 2009 EHS Alumni Softball Tournament, being held Aug. 21-23 at the Eunice Recreation Complex. This year, 40 teams will compete, and a home run derby will be held Saturday, Aug. 22 at 5:45 p.m. Brackets are being finalized.

From The Eunice News files

From the August 2009 files of The Eunice News.
Open House at Central Middle School. Fifth graders and parents attended Central Middle School’s Open House Monday evening. Parents and their children visited teachers and asked questions during the informal meeting. From left are Margaret Lavergne, fifth grade teacher; Mackie Stagg, student; and his mother, Heidi Stagg.
Central Middle fifth grade teacher Cynthia Hollier greets a new student Destiny Lafleur.

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Flags for achievement. Six St. Landry Parish schools received flags at this month’s School Board meeting signifying Recognized Academic Growth, as measured in the accountability testing. Among those with their flags are Laura Lombas, Glendale Elementary administrative assistant; left, Mary Ellen Donatto, East Elementary principal; fourth from left; and Lakesha Miller, Eunice Jr. High School principal, fifth from left. It was announced that Glendale and East have been selected for the Ensuring Literacy for All Initiative grant for the upcoming year and that Eunice Elementary and Highland Elementary have been selected for the Ensuring Numeracy For All Initiative. Both programs are awaiting legislative funding.

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Story Time at the library. StoryTime readings began Wednesday, June 3. The theme of the hour was “Once Upon A Time Kickoff”. Guest readers were, at left, Suzanne LaHaye and Debi Crawford. They took turns reading, “Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude,” by Keith O’Malley, and “Dragon Scales and Willow Leaves,” by Terryl Givens. As an activity the children had the opportunity to make up their own story. They also received coloring sheets of a castle and dinosaur and a dragon sticker. The children enjoyed a snack of “Dragon Scales,” aka rippled potato chips. Door prizes of Dragon Tales coloring books were given.

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EHS honors top underclassmen. Eunice High recognized its top underclassmen multi-sport athletes, Camille Faul and Stuart Turner.

From The Eunice News files

From the June 2009 files of The Eunice News.
McElroy makes All-State track. Eunice High junior Ashlee McElroy was named to the Composite All-State track and field team in the discus throw after having placed second in the Class 4A State Finals with a distance of 130-7.
Austin Young fires off a pitch against Crowley. Young pitched the first four innings, giving up no runs on two hits, while striking out four batters.

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State Winner of Americanism contest. Emily Cormier, a student at East Elementary, was named a state winner in Category 2 Americansim contest sponsored by the VFW Post 8971. She received a $100 savings bond and a trophy. She is pictured with Bernita Briscoe, Dot Soileau, and Al Courville.

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In memory of Mr. Gil. Capt. Sam Andrus and Capt. Anna Daigle receive a check from Pat Frey, president of the Mardi Gras Association to go toward costs of outfitting the new fire safety trailer. The donation was in memory of the late Gil Young, who was volunteer fire chief for many years.

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Students of the Month at Glendale Elementary. Glendale Elementary recently honored its February Students of the Month. From left are Austin Stanford, Curtis Dean, Trissidy Semien, Maci Wright, Diamond Rosette, Blaine Duplechain, and Kaylee Wright. In back from left are Octavia Janice, Cassie Thomas, Abigail Young, Katelynn Miller, Kameron Givens, Destiny LaFleur, S’zabor Veal and Sarah Jerkins. Not pictured is Trey Guaraggi.

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Young Christians of the Month. St. Edmund honored its Young Christian award recipients for the fifth six weeks. In front from left are Mark Fruge, Nicholas Bertrand, Savannah DeVillier, Morgan Manuel, Jack Parks, and Alina Darbonne. Second row from left are Kathryn Fontenot, Shelby Richardson, Austin Miller, and Sam Hebert, and third row from left are Ashton Eckholdt, Wesley Parker, Rev. Thomas Voorhies, Ashlyn Fontenot, Jason Qualls and Tanner Darbonne.

From The Eunice News files

From The Eunice News files
From the April 2009 files of The Eunice News.
Eunice Recreation Director Trish Johnson serves etouffee to Kirsten LeJuen and Stephen Guillory at the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life benefit cookoff. The Relay is Friday night.
Lake Charles NOAA Observing Program leader Todd Mogged reads a letter of appreciation from National Weather Service Director John Hayes thanking Royne Fontenot for 50 years of service.

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Eunice News candidate announcement policy

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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The Eunice Kiwanis Club helped prepare Eunice for the Cleanest City Contest by picking up trash on La. 13 south of Maple Ave. last weekend. From left are Connie Thibodeaux, Chuck Richard, James Tucker, Leslie Zaunbrecher, and Dr. Jack Miller Jr. On the same day, Boy Scouts repainted parking lanes at City Hall and refurbished planters. Cleanest City judging will be March 25.

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Randy Aguillard, John Burson and Rachel Smith hand out special shirts to students during Eunice High School’s Renaissance 2009 program. The program honors academic achievers.

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Lynn Venable, left, president of the Bulb & Blossom Club, and Lynn Pavich spruce up planters on Second Street as part of preparations for the Cleanest City Contest judging, which will take place on March 25. Citizens and businesses are urged to clean up their properties.

From The Eunice News files

From the March 2009 files of The Eunice News.
Students of the Week at Glendale Elementary. Glendale Elementary honored its Students of the Week for Feb. 2 to Feb. 6. Sitting from left are Carli Boone, Chance Vidrine, Bailey Trichell, Sadie Shuff and Mark Keith Living. In back from left are Kendric Meyers, Alexander Farque, Jacob Miller, Le’Hya Bellard, Emerald Williams and TiAnna Mitchell. Not pictured is Tiffany Rozas.

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