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Three O’Clock meals through August
The Three O’Clock Project summer meal distributions will continue through August. The extension comes as several school districts in Acadiana have delayed their school start dates.
The distribution in Eunice is from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at New Zion Baptist Church.
A requirement is that your child must be present inside the vehicle to receive food.
One box contains seven days of lunches and seven days of breakfast. The boxed meals includes frozen and healthy entrees. One gallon of milk, as well as fresh fruit, was given out to one box of food.
Any child, enrolled in school, 18-years and under, is eligible for a meal.
More information can be found on Three O’Clock Project Facebook page. (www.threeoclockproject.org/covid

Clovis Crawfish books on sale
The City of Eunice is selling Clovis Crawfish books by Mary Alice Fontenot as a fundraiser for the city’s 125th anniversary.
Anyone wishing to buy a book is asked to call 337-457-7389 or 337-305-3672.

Eunice Farmers’ Market opens
The Eunice Farmers’ Market is open to the public on Wednesday and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon on the grounds of Eunice Community Gardens, located behind the DMV building at 2101 West Ash.
For more information, details on becoming a vendor, call Randy Miller at 337-580-2993.

VFW bingo, VA van trips canceled
The VFW bingo nights have been closed by order of the governor until the coronavirus issue has passed.
Also the Veterans Administration (VA) has cancelled all VA van trips to the VA facilities until further notice.
Veterans with appointments should contact their VA facility for further information about cancellation or rescheduling.

Vet organizations seek members
The three veterans organizations in Eunice are looking for new members. American Legion Post 129, VFW Post 8971 and the DAV chapter are welcoming new members.
For more information about joining, call Don Reber, commander of VFW Post 8971 at 337-580-5444; The American Legion Post 129 Commander David Crader at 337-580-4052; and Commander Kenneth Manuel at DAV at 337-305-1801.

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.

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: stlouiscemetery@gmail.com.

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.

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