News notes

St. Mathilda PoBoy fundraiser set July 11
The St. Mathilda KPC Knights & Ladies Auxiliary will have a PoBoy fundraiser sale from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 11 at the Bishop Ceaser Center.
A donation of $6 will be accepted.

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 are asked to call Miguel Pousson at 337-396-6392 for more information and details.

Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot

Fireworks display to begin at 9 p.m. Wednesday

Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot advises extra precaution this 4th of July holiday when using fireworks.
He added, “Please use caution when using fireworks paying attention to areas with tall grass or dry areas which easily ignite. Never allow small children to handle the fireworks and teach older children to always use proper safety techniques when lighting fireworks, never holding them while lighting.
“When using fireworks that are propelled, always poiunt them away from structures and consider your neighbors safety as well.

Some of the tubes and cyclinders are shown above to be used for fireworks shots that are dropped inside. Eunice will celebrate the Fourth of July Wednesday and many people look forward to the large fireworks display each year at the Eunice Recreation Complex. The fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m. (Photos by Myra Miller)

Kenneth Peart, former mayor, once again prepares for the Fourth of July by organizing fireworks, cyclinders, tubing, and much more for the annual fireworks display. The fireworks display will be held at the Eunice Recreation Complex on Sittig Road Wednesday beginning at 9 p.m. Peart is pictured with aerial display shells, from 12 inch to smaller 3 inch ones.

Preparations for the Fourth

By Myra Miller
Lifestyle Editor
Kenneth Peart is preparing for The Fourth of July holiday. He has two volunteer helper, his grandsons Carter Cashen and Nick Bertrand, at his business helping with everything needed for the big day.
The Fourth of July is fast approaching, and Peart is ready with more than 3,000 rockets to be fired on the holiday.
The Fourth of July fireworks display is scheduled at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Eunice Recreation Complex on Sittig Road.

Burning of property alongside Sittig Road.

Burning of property southeast of Eunice, south of E. Maple and alongside the Perchville Road.

A controlled burning on two properties

This past week Eunice citizens smelled smoke in the air. A controlled burned on properties along side Sittig Road and another piece of property behind Southeast Center, south of E. Maple Ave. and alongside the Perchville Road, were cleared and burned of trees and debris. Both properties are within the city limits. According to Eunice City Mayor Scott Fontenot, he was told, “Sean Renfro of Eunice bought the Sittig Road property with intentions of cleaning it up and may in the future develop it.


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