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In memory of Dr. Ray Robicheaux

The St. Thomas More’s garden plot at the Eunice Community Gardens dedicated their vegetable garden in memory of Dr. Ray Robicheaux. A retired Math professor at LSUE and an avid gardener, especially vegetable gardener, it seemed fitting to name the garden in memory of Robicheaux. The late Robicheaux always shared his produce from his garden, especially golden cherry tomatoes, with the staff at St. Thomas More Church. From left, are Jan Fruge, a staff member at St. Thomas More Church; Randy Miller, director at Eunice Community Gardens; and Pat Robicheaux, wife of the late Ray Robicheaux.

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An arborist attaches a strap holding a damaged tree branch to a crane’s hook. Licensed arborists should be called when cleaning damaged branches from trees in preparation for hurricane season. (Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter)

Prepare lawns, landscapes, gardens for hurricane season

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will begin on Monday and last until Nov. 30. Now is the time to prepare your yard, gardens and landscapes for bad weather. According to AccuWeather’s top hurricane expert Dan Kottlowksi, this season will be “above average,” with an increase in the normal number of tropical storms and hurricanes.

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Birth note

Ashley Dietz of Mamou announces the birth of her daughter, Oakley Rose Dietz, born at Acadian Medical Center on May 21 weighing 3 pounds and 9.4 ounces.
Maternal grandparents are Crystal Dietz of Eunice and Eugene Manuel of Mamou.
She was welcomed home by her mother, her sister Haisley, grandparents and godparents Matthew and Kathrine.

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Glendale Elementary held a not-so-traditional pre-kindergarten graduation on May 19. Pre-k teachers, Natisha Gil, Katie Richard, Wendy Nugent and Brandi Thompson lined the driveway, as pre-k students and their families drove through for a special graduation parade. Students were led through the parade route by a Fire District 6 fire truck, and were presented with a summer treat bucket, mementos from the school year and enrichment activities to get them ready for kindergarten. Natisha Gil, pre-k teacher, waves to Audrey Prudhomme, pre-k student, who is waving back. (Submitted photo)

Pre-kindergarten graduation

Glendale Elementary held a not-so-traditional pre-kindergarten graduation on May 19. Pre-k teachers, Natisha Gil, Katie Richard, Wendy Nugent and Brandi Thompson lined the driveway, as pre-k students and their families drove through for a special graduation parade. Students were led through the parade route by a Fire District 6 fire truck, and were presented with a summer treat bucket, mementos from the school year and enrichment activities to get them ready for kindergarten. Natisha Gil, pre-k teacher, waves to Audrey Prudhomme, pre-k student, who is waving back. (Submitted photo)

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Travis Marcantel receives the Scout of the Year presented by the VFW Post 8971 and Auxiliary. Marcantel, an eighth grader at Eunice Junior High, is an active scout with Troop 425. From left are Gene Olivier, District 7 commander; Marcantel; and Don Reber, post commander.

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First place winner of Patriot’s Pen Essay sponsored by the VFW Post 8971 and Auxiliary was Caroline Heinen, a student at St. Edmund. Presenting her with a cash prize and a trophy are Bernita Briscoe, Auxiliary; Heinen; and Post Commander Don Reber.

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The VFW Post 8971 and Auxiliary held its annual Americanism Essay winners by means of a drive-thru ceremony. Teacher of the Year was honored and recognized as Tonya Guillory, a second grade teacher at Highland Elementary, accepted her trophy and cash prize. From left, are Don Reber, post commander; Guillory; and Bernita Briscoe, Auxiliary.

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Ryder Johnson, a kindergarten student at Glendale Elementary, won first place with his participation of the VFW and Auxiliary sponsored Americanism contest. From left, are Bernita Briscoe, Auxiliary; Johnson; and Don Reber, commander of the VFW Post 8971. (Photos by Myra Miller)

VFW Post and Auxiliary held a drive-thru for essay winners

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8971 and Ladies Auxiliary each year host and sponsor an Americanism essay contest for Eunice students.
Students from all Eunice elementary, junior high and high schools enter and participate in the contest.
First, second and third place winners are awarded for their creativity and originality of the essays and drawings. They receive certificates, cash prizes and trophies.

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