The Eunice News

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The following are from December 2008 files of The Eunice News.
Eunice Mayor Bob Morris said the city qualified for additional FEMA reimbursements for its response to Hurricane Gustav. The city’s debris removal cost was about $88,000 and the standard reimbursement would have been $66,000. The city was to receive an additional $6,100.
The Eunice Rotary Club donated $5,000 to the Eunice Fire Department to buy a fire training trailer-mobile command center.

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The following are from the October 1996 files of The Eunice News.
About 200 residents were vowing a fight over “low-rent” housing on West Maple Avenue. There was a report that a letter had been sent to the state Housing Finance Agency stating the city government had no objections to the project, which was named Sweetridge Apartments.
New Kiwanis Club officers were James Tucker, secretary; Steve Ortego, treasurer; Randall Vigee, president; Dan Fontenot, president-elect; and Clint Bischoff, assistant secretary.

From The Eunice News files

The following are from the October 1996 files of The Eunice News.
A building permit for about 40 low-income apartments was issued for a site at 1450 West Maple Avenue near the old Jantzen building. The project was named Sweetridge Apartments.
Cajun musician Nathan Abshire’s accordion was to go on display at the Cajun French Music Association’s Hall of Fame in Eunice. Abshire died in 1981 at Basile.

From The Eunice News files

The following are from the September 1998 files of The Eunice News.
Hurricane Earl bypassed the Eunice area and headed into eastern Louisiana and western Mississippi. The Eunice News interviewed L.B. Childs, of Basile and a native of Eunice, who recalled Hurricane Audrey. Childs said Audrey produced the kind of tragedy “which tugs at your heart strings.”

From The Eunice News files

The following are from the September 1998 files of The Eunice News.
Judge Nilas Young was honored for 50 years of membership in the Rotary Club. Earlier in the year, Young was honored for 50 years spent in the practice of law. Rotary members from Mamou also were present for the observance. Young was instrumental in organizing the Mamou club 48 years ago. J.B. LeRay described Young as “... a man for all seasons — a citizen, statesman and warrior.”
Rep. Chris John thanked 7th Congressional District voters for his election win in an advertisement.

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