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Vivian Bundick, 11, looks at books at Beaucoup Saturday during Noel on the Prairie. She is a sixth-grader at Richard Elementary.

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Even dogs had a blast Saturday during the annual Noel on the Prairie. Duke, a 2 year old male Shihpoo, was seen with his owner Mackenzie Leonards of Basile shopping at Double Action.

21st annual Noel on the Prairie

Shoppers lined up before opening at 9 a.m. Saturday at Gossip, one of the participating merchants of the 21st annual Noel on the Prairie. The pre-holiday shopping gala event was held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and some businesses was opened Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Over 30 businesses were among the Noel on the Prairie. (Photos by Myra Miller)

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LSUE Pathways “outstanding.” LSU Eunice’s Pathways to Success was one of three institutions recently named a 2008 Outstanding Program Award for Academic Advising according to the National Academic Advising Association at its national meeting. The structured program targets first year students who need to brush up on writing, mathematics, and reading prior to taking their first general education course in college. LSUE Pathways to Success academic advisors are from left Steve Gervais, Cindy Darbonne, Crystal Rougeau, Doug Narby, Paul Fowler, Quinten Dronet, Gloria Hernandez, Jeanne Soileau and Chris Vick.

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Eunice Elementary celebrates Drug Free week. Eunice Elementary celebrated Drug Free week. Trae Michaud’s grandfather August Courville and father Glynn Michaud, local pharmacists, came to school to give a talk to prek students about remaining drug free.

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Students of the Week at Glendale Elementary. Glendale Elementary honored its Students of the Week for Oct. 13 to Oct. 17. Students receiving special recognition are in front from left Gavin Dupre, Kobe Glasscock, Kelsi Gotreaux, Joel Clavier, Katelyn LaCour, Cameron Fontenot, and Audrey Fontenot. In back, from left, are Kelsey Fruge, Anna Vidrine, Rodney Lazard, Devyn Clark, Caleb Baudoin, and Mariyah Aucoin.

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Eunice Elementary celebrates Drug Free week. Eunice Elementary celebrated Drug Free week. Trae Michaud’s grandfather August Courville and father Glynn Michaud, local pharmacists, came to school to give a talk to prek students about remaining drug free.

From The Eunice News November 2008 files

From The Eunice News November 2008 files

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Edward Francois Sr. was presented with a 50-year certificate and pin from the Knights of Peter Claver 3rd Degree by Sr. Knight Joseph R. Bernard, the Grand Knight of Council 92 at St. Mathilda Catholic Church. From left are Bernard, Francois; and the Rev. Blaine Clement, pastor at St. Mathilda Catholic Church in Eunice.

Francois honored at St. Mathilda for service to Knights of Peter Claver

As he entered St. Mathilda Catholic Church for Mass, Edward Francois, Sr. thought he recognized some strange faces present, but then said to himself “that’s not possible!” As he got closer to where he usually sits, he noticed it was possible. It was his family, it was his children with their families.
After the church service, Francois was presented a 50-year certificate and pin from the Knights of Peter Claver 3rd Degree by Sr. Knight Joseph R. Bernard, the Grand Knight of Council 92 of St. Mathilda Catholic Church.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Members of the Eunice Branch of the National Association of University Women and citizens recently participated in a “Walk to Squash Cancer.” Their walk was around the area near Highland Elementary School. Each participant received a gift bag of goodies and information from the organization. This walk is held in conjunction with the observance of “Domestic Violence Month.” In front, from left, are Shakonda Arvie, Shelsy Williams and Rosaline Williams.

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Keep Eunice Beautiful board members conducted the Litter Index in Eunice Monday and Tuesday. The Community Litter Index is a metric to determine the impact of community appearance on quality of life. From left, are Andrea West, Erin Jones, Elvonia Reed, Dale Francois, Herman Francois and Mark Dupre. (Photo by Myra Miller)

KEB board conducts Litter Index

Keep Eunice Beautiful, as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, conducted the Litter Index on Oct. 26 and 27.
The KEB Board members and volunteers first met up at 8:30 a.m. each day at the City Hall parking lot. Those board members include Herman Francois, Mark Dupre, Andrea West, Connie Thibodeaux, Erin Jones, Dale Francois, and Elvonia Reed.

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