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Downtown mural coming to life

The mural on Walnut Street came to life with colors, but is not finished. Artist Hannah Gumbo said the mural is to be completed by the end of the month. The mural is funded through a $5,000 grant from the Acadiana Center for Arts ArtSpark program and Lafayette Economic Development. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Early voting begins Saturday

Early voting for the Dec. 8 election begins at Saturday at the Eunice Municipal Complex, 301 South 2nd St.
Cheryl Milburn, St. Landry Parish registrar of voters, said early voting is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 1 except for Sunday.
There are three runoff elections on the ballot in Eunice. They are:
Secretary of state with Kyle Ardoin and Gwen Collins -Greenup.
Eunice Alderman District 1 with Chad Andrepont and Roland Miller; and
Eunice Alderwoman District 2 with Germaine Simpson and Jackie “JuJu” Vallare.

MAMOU — The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office reported the arrest of a Mamou man for setting a fire that led to his family’s home being damaged. Tyler Byrd, 29, was booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail on Nov. 18, on one count of simple arson, accor

By Elizabeth West
Ville Platte Gazette
Ville Platte Chief of Police Neal Lartigue reported the arrest of Evangeline Parish Police Juror Bryan K. Vidrine after he allegedly shot toward a vehicle of possible burglars.
In a news release the chief, it stated at 5:45 a.m. Nov. 16 Ville Platte Police responded to a report of trespassing and possible attempted burglary on Scenic Drive.
It was reported that a male subject approached two vehicles parked in a driveway, and then fled the scene in a white car occupied by other male suspects.

Mamou man charged with simple arson

MAMOU — The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office reported the arrest of a Mamou man for setting a fire that led to his family’s home being damaged.
Tyler Byrd, 29, was booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail on Nov. 18, on one count of simple arson, according to a news release from the fire marshal’s office.
On Nov. 17, the Mamou Fire Department contacted the fire marshal to assist with determining the origin and cause of a house fire in the 1200 block of Hebrard Road in the Mamou area.
Investigators determined that the fire began in the garage and was incendiary.

Eunice News Thanksgiving turkey winners

The 22 winners in the Eunice News Thanksgiving Turkey contest are listed below.
The deadline to redeem turkeys is Nov. 30 at Champagnes. Turkey vouchers can be picked up from The Eunice News Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is closed on Thanksgiving and Friday.
The winners are as follows.
Lisa Fruge, EB Feucht & Son.
Kyle Fontenot, Sattler’s Supply.
Beverly Vidrine, Smith’s True Value.
Joe Lucerro, Coburn’s Supply Co.
Amanda Carter, Southwest Loan Co.
Nancy Bertrand, Oil Xpress.

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