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With a prescription drug drop-off box at the Eunice Police Department are, from left, LoVonya Malveaux, the Rev. Dale Fontenot, Denise Antoine, Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot, Kizzy Shelvin, Marvina Washington and Lorenzo Richard. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Prescription drug disposal

A prescription drug drop-box is in place by the dispatch office at the Eunice Police Department.
The box, which is intended for outdated or no longer needed prescription drugs, is available seven days a week and 24 hours a day.
The box is placed in the department, 300 S. 2nd St., Eunice, by STL PROUD Coalition — St. Landry Preventing Rx Drug Oversue and Underage Drinking.

Casey Comeaux is introduced as the new assistant principal at Eunice Junior High School at a School Board meeting Thursday in Opelousas. St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Patrick Jenkins said he plans to hire a principal by the end of the semester. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Superintendent: Help is on the way for Eunice Junior High School

Help is on the way for Eunice Junior High School, said St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Patrick Jenkins. That comment came as Casey Comeaux was introduced as the new assistant principal at the school at Thursday’s School Board meeting.
But the school does not have a principal. Lakesha Miller resigned as principal to take a job as network representative for the state Department of Education, Jenkins said. Comeaux became assistant principal the first of November.

News notes

Kiwani’s Christmas Parade set Dec. 8
The Eunice  Kiwani’s Christmas parade is set for 5 p.m. Dec. 8 with the parade route beginning at North 2nd Street.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for children to visit with at the conclusion of the parade at the City Hall lobby.
Cookies and punch will be served. Children are encouraged to make a wish list for Santa.
 
ACT Prep class is Saturday

Ben Allison, 22, of Eunice, was wounded, but survived the Sunday morning shooting on Bourbon Street. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Bourbon Street shooting survivor

Ben Allison, 22, of Eunice is one of 10 survivors of the early Sunday morning Bourbon Street shooting that killed one person.
“I was at the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Allison.
Two gunmen sprayed Bourbon Street with bullets. The gunmen have not been identifed or arrested as of Wednesday.
The man killed in Sunday’s Bourbon Street shooting has been identified as Demontris Toliver, a 25-year-old tatto artist who lived and worked in Baton Rouge.

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