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News notes

Dr. MLK Jr. celebration canceled
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. City Wide celebration committee chairpersons Jacqueline Vallare and Mark Dupre announced that due to COVID-19 restrictions Eunice’s annual Martin Luther King celebrations and parade scheduled for Jan. 16-18 are canceled.

ELTL announces spring registration
The ELTL will hold its spring registration now until Jan. 26.
Players will play for 12 weeks and is set on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. The first date of play is set for Feb. 2.
Registration fee is $25 which includes balls and an end of the season social.
Any woman, 18 years and older, are welcomed to join. A player must be knowledgable with tennis rules, etiquette and keeping score.
To register, or questions, call: Debbie Miller at 337-580-1870 or Rachel Andrus at 337-789-5707.

March of Life set Jan. 22 in Eunice
The annual March for Life is scheduled for noon Jan. 22 beginning at Picou’s Drug Store on 2nd Street for a socially distanced march to the Eunice City Hall in prayerful silence for a concluding prayer.
Organizers encourage groups to participate with banners, logos and signs to represent their organization.
For more information or questions, contact Phyllis Pere at 337-580-0195.

EHS Alumni elections set Feb. 3
The EHS Alumni Association will hold its elections at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at Eunice High School.
All lifetime members are encouraged to attend.
For more information call 337-305-0615.

Eunice Men’s Retreat set for Feb. 4-7
The annual Eunice Area Men’s Retreat will be held at Our Lady of Oaks Retreat House in Grand Coteau beginning Feb. 4 through noon Feb. 7.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, only 40 rooms are available. For room reservations call Don Mayeux at 457-9610 or 457-7624 as soon as possible.

Players’ Theatre gift certificates available
The Eunice Players’ Theatre has gift certificates for the 51st season in 2021.
Tickets or a gift certificate for $30, will allow a recipient to see three plays, the opportunity to easily reserve their seat with a quick phone call, and the privilege of voting for the Irving Awards. Angel and Patron packages are also available.
Stop in at Beaucoup,114 South 2nd Street, or call at 337-550-4727. You can either pick up a gift certificate, or a season ticket, as they are on sale now.
Tickets purchased for what was to be our 50th season in 2020 will be honored for 2021. A new ticket does not have to be purchased.

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, extension 1, or 337-305-3672.

VFW bingo canceled
The VFW Post 8971 will not hold Bingo due to COVID-19 restrictions.

VA van trips are available again
The Veterans Administration (VA) has started making van trips to the facilities, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Riders are asked to meet at the Eunice City Hall parking lot.
For more information, call 305-1801 or 396-6392.

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.

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