The VFW Post 8971 was honored to give a speech honoring Joe Nagata and the 442nd/100th Battalion of WW2. Joe Nagata, a Japanese-American soldier was in the 442nd. He also played football for LSU and was the head football coach for both Eunice High School and St Ed High School after the war. Nagata died in 2001. The Post 8971 members, from left, are Donald Estelette, chaplain for District 7, Roger Veillon, immediate past All American Commander, Don Reber, current Commander, Gene Olivier, District 7 Commander, and Terry Matt, immediate past All-State quartermaster. (Submitted photo)
This week’s Student of the Week is Xander Bakka, a sixth-grader at Central Middle School. His parents are Estelle and Bruce Bakka.
If you had to live in another part of the world, where would you want to live and why? I would like to live in Los Angeles, because I want to meet a lot of famous youtubers that I like.
Do you have a career wish? I would like to become a youtuber and work for the oilfield.
What could you eat seven days a week? Pizza and McDonald’s.
What could you never eat? Celery.
By: Rick Bogren, firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Kirk-Ballard, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) is a native shrub of North America. It can be found growing naturally in southeastern woodlands and along the edges of forests from Oklahoma and Texas all through the South and on up into Maryland.
Eunice High School named its Homecoming Court Wednesday. The Eunice High Bobcats will play against Abbeville High Wildcats for its homecoming game on Oct. 4. Senior maids include, seated, from left, Layla Bellard, Caroline Andrus, Mone Edwards, Amanda Rougeau and Shanyia Toussaint. In back, from left, are Felicity Carrier, Taylor Alfred, Jesslyn Reed, Andrayia White and Megan Fontenot. (Photo by Myra Miller)
Members of the Dad’s with Kids organization in Eunice treated fourth grade students at East Elementary with pizza for lunch. The Dads also visited with students and encouraged them to do their best in school. From left, Bracey Ballew, Dad Paul DeRousselle and Ah’Reviona Brickey. (Submitted photo)