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Student Pastor Weston Weaver of New Hope Fellowship Church hands backpacks to a drive thru vehicle during the church’s annual Back to School Drive held on Saturday, July 18 at the church’s parking lot. (Photos by Myra Miller)

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Members of New Hope Fellowship volunteered their time and service during a Back to School drive. School back packs, school supplies, tootbrushes, kleenex and hand sanitzers were give away. From left are Monica Daville, Ashley Sittig and Sierra King.

Back to School Drive at New Hope Fellowship

New Hope Fellowship Church in Eunice held a Back to School drive thru on July 18.
Many vehicles formed a line to receive free school backpacks, school supplies, toothbrushes, a box of kleenex, hand sanitizers at the church parking lot.
The church supplied all free supplies and backpacks. Also given out were donations of toothbrushes, provided by Dr. Justin Elfert, and small Kleenex boxes and hand sanitizers were supplied by Acadian Medical Center.
According to New Hope Fellowship pastors there were 449 school backpacks given out.

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Reverend Salinger Alcocer-Istre

New associate priest assigned at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church

The Reverend Salinger Alcocer-Istre performed his first Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on Tuesday, July 7, and at all Masses again the weekend of July 11- 12.
Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel of the Diocese of Lafayette recently posted appointments throughout parishes and one included Father Salinger Alcocer-Istre.
Father Sal Istre, as he is referred to and known as to many, is the newly appointed associate pastor at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and at the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Duralde.

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Bailey Turner

Eunice Jr. HIgh holds a Parade of Honors

Eunice Jr. High School held a Parade of Honors for its students Friday morning, July 17. The purpose of the parade was to recognize and honors seventh and eighth grade students who excelled in the 2019-2020 school year. These students normally are honored during an end of the school year honors awards ceremony usually held in May.
But since this was not held, Principal Del-timoko Clark Dunbar and teachers decided to still give them honors deserved during a drive by parade at each student’s home.

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There was a food drive by Second Harvest and the Greater Eunice Ministerial Alliance Monday afternoon at Word Ministries parking lot. Volunteers handed out food items which included frozen meats and vegetables, fruits, rice, milk, bags of sweet potatoes and canned goods. According to Mary Ann Guillory, director at The Eunice Food Bank, “There were over 500 food boxes handed out, and 893 people served. I’m also thankful and grateful for the many volunteers that helped out with the distribution.” (Photo by Myra Miller)

Food drive

There was a food drive by Second Harvest and the Greater Eunice Ministerial Alliance Monday afternoon at Word Ministries parking lot. Volunteers handed out food items which included frozen meats and vegetables, fruits, rice, milk, bags of sweet potatoes and canned goods. According to Mary Ann Guillory, director at The Eunice Food Bank, “There were over 500 food boxes handed out, and 893 people served. I’m also thankful and grateful for the many volunteers that helped out with the distribution.” (Photo by Myra Miller)

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Business Yard of the Week. State Bank at 151 S. 4th St. was rewarded the Business yard of the Week by the Eunice Bulb & Blossom Club. The bank is landscaped with flowering beds of periwinkles, Indian Hawthorn, Lily of the Nile, impatiens, azaleas, zinnas, juniper ground cover, day lilies, pintas, crepe myrtles, and gerber daisies. From left are Lillie Courville, volunteer; Lisa Young, teller; Patricia Cart, branch manager; LaDonna Guillory, teller; Josie Laird, teller; and Tom Dischler, president.

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Cheer, Twirl and Dance Camp at pavilion. The annual city’s cheer, dance and twirl camp began Monday and continues through tomorrow. Girls, ages 5-12, enjoyed learning to twirl, cheer and dance from high school instructors. The camp is held at the Northwest Pavilion.

From the July 2008 Eunice News files

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