News notes

Mt. Olive Cemetery volunteers needed
Families of the Mount Olive Cemetery, located at 1199 E. Ardoin (on Old Crowley Road), are in dire need of volunteers for lawn maintenance, grass mowing, and up keep of the cemetery. It is a public cemetery, established many years ago.
Family members of families buried at this cemetery are asked to help in the upkeep.
Interested people should contact Tank Minor at 337-466-5035, Ron Whaley at 337-550-9628, or Gerald Melancon at 337-896-3231.

ELTL registration is underway
The ELTL (Eunice Ladies Tennis League) fall registration is underway.
High school senior girls and women 18 years and older are welcomed to join fall tennis league. One has to be knowledgeable on tennis skills, keeping scores and tennis etiquette to join.
Registration continues through today. Dues are $25, which includes 12-weeks of playing and a banquet. Register at Eunice City Mayor’s office or by calling 337-580-1954 or 337-207-1869.
Tennis matches are played every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in Eunice. First match is set tentatively for Sept. 10.

Church of Annunciaiton bazaar set Sept. 14, 15
The Church of Annunciation in Duralde will hold its annual bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 at the church grounds located at 4476 Duralde Hwy, Eunice.
A Bingo and Burgers event is set for the Saturday in the church hall following the 4 p.m. Mass.
Sunday’s events include the barbecue plate lunches, burgers, cold beverages, and sweets. Plate lunches will be available following the 9 a.m. Mass.
A live auction and silent auction will be held along with a raffle. Kiddie games and fun jumps will provide activities for the youth. The live auction begins at 1.
For more information, contact Rebecca Cormier at 337-831-2559 or Monica Joubert at 337-580-3617.

Zydeco festival set at Yambilee
The 37th Annual Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival will be held Friday and Saturday in Opelosuas.
This year’s theme is “All Road Lead to Opelousas, its Zydeco Country.”
On Friday, a kick-off dance is scheduled at 9 a.m. at Eavangeline Downs with Jeremy Fruge & the Zydeco Hot Boyz and DJ Troy Dee.
On Saturday, there will be a Zydeco Breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Opelousas Courthouse Square and a parade to the Yambilee. Mike Broussard and Nu Edition is to peform at the breakfast
A zydeco dance and accordion contest is planned from noon to 10 p.m.
Bands scheduled Saturday beginning at noon include:
Nathan Williams and Zydeco Chas Chas;
Geno Delafose and French Rockin Boogie;
Lil Nate and the Zydeco Big Timers;
Step Rideau and The Zydeco Outlaws; and
Leroy Thomas and The Zydeco Roadrunners.
Gates open at 11 a.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Bulb & Blossom meeting set Tuesday
The Eunice Bulb and Blossom Garden Club will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Lonell White.
The topic will be the City’s 125th celebration and how the Garden Club can be involved.
All members are asked to call to RSVP by today for a dinner head count.
Anyone wishing to join is invited as well. For more information or to RSVP call 337-288-2882.

EHS Bobcat Auction set for Sept. 17
The annual Eunice High School Bobcat Auction, sponsored by the EHS Booster Club, will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Nick’s on 2nd.
It will be broadcast on 105-5 KEUN. Items may be viewed on Facebook (EHS Booster Club Auction 2019). Auction viewers and participants are invited and welcomed to come to the event and view the auction live.
Gumbo will be served for a small fee and a cash bar will be available.
There will be a ticket raffle going on at Nick’s on 2nd during the live auction with many items to choose from.
To donate, help, or for more information, contact: Monica Joubert at 337-580-3617 or email
All donations are due by Sept. 11, and may be dropped off at RE/MAX Rice Realty (1651 W. Laurel Ave. Suite B).

ABC presents Survivor Man event
Does your young boy know how to walk through life making wise decisions?
Acadian Baptist Center of Eunice will present a two-day event, SurvivorMan, Sept. 13-14, for boys in 1st through 6th grade and their dads.
Activities include Awareness/Protection/Self-Confidence/Walking-In-Wisdom Safety, Rifle Training, and other fun activities.
The cost is $45 per person and includes meals and lodging.
For registration information go to or call 337-457-9047.

EHS Cheer and Dance Clinic set
There will be a Cheer and Dance Clinic from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at Eunice High gymnasium.
The cost is $45, with lunch and a T-shirt included. The proceeds will go toward cheer and dance teams uniforms.
The clinic is designed for ages 6 to 13. Pre-registration will be at Eunice High from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Voter registration deadlines listed
Cheryl Milburn, St. Landry Parish registrar of voters, has announced that the last day to register to vote in person or by mail for the Oct. 12 election will be Sept. 11.
The deadline for online electronic registration will be Sept. 21.
Persons interested in participating in the upcoming election must register to vote and make any change to their records by this deadline.
Registration applications may be completed at the registrar’s office in Suite 114 at the St. Landry Parish Courthouse, 118 S. Court St., Opelousas. You must be 18 or turn 18 by the date of the election. Additionally, individuals can pick up mail-in registration forms at city halls, banks, and libraries in the different municipalities and online at These forms must be postmarked or submitted by the Sept. 11.
For more information, call the registrar’s office at 337-948-0572.

St. Louis Cemetery asking for donations
The St. Louis Cemetery, located at the corner of St. Louis Road and Sittig in Eunice is seeking donations for the upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. The cemetery strictly operates by donations and volunteers. The cemetery is not a private one.
Families who wish to donate are asked to send to Keith Lavergne, cemetery manager, at St. Louis Cemetery, P.O. Box 325, Eunice, LA 70535.
For details, questions, call: 337-305-0328 or 337-580-0340. Email address is:

Farmers Market at DMV parking lot
The Eunice Farmers’ Market is held in the DMV parking lot, and normally is open from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays.
However, on the third Saturday of each month the market is joined by outside vendors and the market remains open until 3 p.m. The market always has fresh produce, honey, and canned goods. On third Saturdays there are also baked goods and arts and crafts.
For more information, call Sanford Wood at 337-457-0607.
Additional vendors are always welcome.

Rendez-Vous De Cajuns at Liberty
The Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler Au Rendez-Vous De Cajuns is scheduled at the Liberty every from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday with live entertainment.
The Liberty opens at 4 p.m. the show begins at 6 p.m.
For the month of August the bands include:
Saturday: Ray Landry & The Vermilionville Ramblers.
The Liberty performance admission is $5 at the door.

Dates set Catechism classes at St. Anthony
The elementary (grades kindergarten through sixth grade) Faith Formation/Catechism classes for the 2019-2020 year will begin at St. Anthony’s Church on Sept. 9. Sessions will be held from 4 to 5 p.m.
Junior High (grades 7 and 8) will begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 9.
High School (grades 9-12) will begin with the 6 p.m. Life Team Mass on Oct. 6, followed by the first Life Night of the semester.
If one has not yet registered, one can call the CCD office at 457-7505.

Applicants asked for girls’ camp
The next girls only Kops & Kids hunting/fishing and camping adventure is scheduled for Sept. 21 to 22. The camp is located in St. Landry Parish with sleeping accommodations and is chaperoned by full time law enforcement officers.
The Kops & Kids outdoor activities program is designed to allow children to have an opportunity to experience outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing free of charge.
The program is an effort to touch the lives of children between the ages of 9 and 13, the formative years, and create an atmosphere of trust between the youths and law enforcement. The ultimate goal is to mentor youths in order that they help themselves complete their education and achieve economic self-sufficiency, and meaningful value to society. The children develop positive self-esteem and clarify their values on which to build a successful life.
Any child 9 to 13 is eligible. To refer a child for a Kops & Kids adventure weekend, contact Debbie Savoy at 337-948- 6844 and make arrangements to obtain an application. Applications must be complete and sent to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff Fleet Office at 1130 W. Landry St., Opelousas.

LSUE Testing Center offers HiSET exam
The Testing Center on the LSU Eunice campus has expanded its offerings after being named a HiSET (GED) testing site.
The HiSET exam is a test used to measure high school equivalency skills. It is designed for out-of-school youth and adults without a high school diploma.
The LSUE Testing Center added HiSET and CLEP to its lineup of exams that it proctors. LSUE also offers Accuplacer, Peregrine, TEAS, and proctored exams for LSUE and non-LSUE college students.
The Center is open Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and is located on the first floor of the LSUE LeDoux Library.
For additional information contact the LSUE Testing Center at 337-457-6116 or visit

Hour of Prayer at New Zion Baptist Church
The New Zion Missionary Baptist Church invites the public to an Hour of Power Prayer every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the J.G. Frank, Senior Christian Life Center, located at 251 Nimitz in Eunice.
On the third Thursday of each month, senior citizens are invited to fellowship with a meal immediately following the prayer service.
Details, information, call: 337-212-8828.

Free hearing aids, amplified phones
Free amplified telephones and hearing aids are available to Louisiana residents. The program is funded by a state agency, Louisiana Commission for the Deaf.
Call Stacy at Affiliated Blind of Louisiana for more information on how to qualify at 337-234-6492.

Clovis Crawfish books on sale
The City of Eunice is selling Clovis Crawfish books by Mary Alice Fontenot as a fundraiser connected to the city’s 125th anniversary.
Anyone wishing to purchase these books, can call 457-7389 or 305-3672.

DAV volunteer drivers needed
The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is in dire need of volunteer drivers to drive veterans from Eunice to Alexandria.
Those interested, and one does Not have to be a veteran, are asked to call Miguel Pousson at 337-396-6392 for more information and details.

Free child car seat installation
Free installation of child car safety seats is being offered from 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday at Word Ministries, 1960 W. Laurel Ave., Eunice.
The seats will be installed by a nationally certified technicians.

VFW bingo held Thursdays, Sundays
The VFW Post 8971 holds bingo for the public at 7 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday at the VFW Hall located on U.S. 190 East. All proceeds from Bingo games goes back to the community.

Evangeline Parish adult education classes
The Evangeline Parish adult education classes will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. every Monday at the Basile police station.
Information, details: call adult education office at 363-3653.

Funeral honor guard for vets needs help
A foundation has been set for the St Landry Parish Veteran Funeral Honor Guard and now it needs donations to become a reality, according to Lincoln “Link” Savoie, coordinator.
Donations can be made to American Legion Post 514, In care of Veterans Funeral Honor Guard, P.O. Box 1145, Opelousas, LA, 70571.

Eunice Today

465 Aymond St.
Eunice, LA 70535
Phone: 337-457-3061
Fax: 337-457-3122