News notes

Community Yard Sale set April 1
The annual Community Yard Sale at North Eunice Baptist will be held from 8 a.m. to noon April 1.
The church is located at 2080 Veteran’s Memorial Hwy., Eunice.
The public is invited to sign-up now for a free booth space.
Information, details: 546-0461 or 580-1840.

Pre-kindergarten registration dates set
All Eunice public schools will be have pre-kindergarten signup from April 3 through May 18 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 30 in order to qualify for the pre-K program.

From the 2015 World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off.

Etouffeé is ready at 10 a.m. Sunday at Cook-off

There is plenty of time today to drop by the 32nd annual World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off.
The Cook-off is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Northwest Pavilion, 651 Samuel Dr., Eunice.
Admission is free for a day of music by Coz Fontenot, Paul Daigle and Cajun Gold, and Jamie Bergeron & Kickin Cajuns.
The cooking teams will compete in Amateur, Professional and Club- Organization categories.
The rules suggest the teams sell their etouffeé for $3 a cup.

Dr. John L. Couvillion,

Scholarship memorial for LSUE educator Couvillion

A scholarship is planned for the longtime LSUE professor and administrator Dr. John L. Couvillion, who died March 15 at the age of 75.
Couvillion’s obituary in The Eunice News stated, “Dr. Couvillion devoted his life to God, family and LSUE.”
Couvillion worked for nearly 33 years at Louisiana State University Eunice. During that time he taught many students who became medical doctors, Cary Lawson, director of University Advancement at LSUE, said.

LSUE statement confirms softball team incident

An anonymous report of an incident involving the LSUE softball team was, in part, confirmed in a statement from Van Reed, LSUE director of public relations.
”LSU Eunice has been made aware of an incident involving members of the Lady Bengal Softball team at an off-campus location.
“The LSUE administration is investigating the incident and will determine if disciplinary action is necessary after the investigation is complete.
“The University will not comment on the incident until after the investigation is complete.”

Dr. Melanie Haney of NYU, second from right, hugs Mavis Fruge at the March 15 St. Landry Parish Council meeting. (Photo by Harlan)

George Marks, director of NuNu’s Art and Culture Collective

Hospital transfer raises complaint

St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontneot is expecting a judicial decision within days on the validity of the dissolution of the hospital district that had governed St. Luke Hospital in Arnaudville.
Fontenot said he authorized Adams and Reese, the firm that drafted the ordinances for both St. Landry and St. Martin parishes, to proceed with the legal action.
The council voted that its’ legal counsel, Chad Pitre, ask the 27th Judicial Court District for a declaratory judgement about its decision to dissolve the district at its March 15 meeting.


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