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.

News notes

Christmas Ball fundraiser set for Dec. 3
St. Mathilda “Women of His Story” (formerly known as Youth Group parents) will host its 12th annual Christmas Ball fundraiser Dec. 3 from 9 until 2 a.m.
The festivities will take place at the Bishop Caesar Center on N. MLK Drive. Pre-sale tickets may be purchased for $10 per person   or $15 at the door of the evening.
Formal to semi-formal attire is required.
Door prizes will be awarded during the event. DJ will be The Hitman-Tommy C.

From The Eunice News files

The following is from the November 1998 files of the Eunice News.
April Guillory, 17, was named Miss Black Eunice in a pageant sponsored by the Eunice Chat-A-While Social and Civic Club.
The Eunice Players’ Theatre plan to present “Bad Year for Tomatoes” in December. Cast members were Jim Bird, James Cormier, Van Reed, Barbara Voinche, Deborah Ardoin, Missy Benoit and Jackie Thevis. Directors were Reed and Sharlene Montz.

Garden centers offer a variety of cut Christmas trees for sale. LSU AgCenter experts recommend being sure to choose a fresh tree that’s right for your location. (Photo by Rick Bogren, LSU AgCenter)

LSU AgCenter offers tips for selection, care of Christmas trees

It’s time to think about choosing this year’s Christmas tree. But before you do, the LSU AgCenter suggests a few things to consider.
First, measure the area where you will place the tree to make sure you don’t buy a tree that’s too large.
LSU AgCenter forestry specialist Niels de Hoop recommends making sure you get the freshest tree you can. As faculty advisor in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, he oversees selling Christmas trees by the Society of American Foresters student chapter at LSU.


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