From The Eunice News files

From The Eunice News files of December 1976.
Dr. R. E. Landreneau sent a letter published in The Eunice News protesting the lack of rice in school lunch menus. “Rice prices have a hit a new low while the cost of production and equipment have hit new highs in the past two years,” he wrote. He added that rice is served as “some gooey, gluey mess” at the state’s unversities. “... not even a dedicated Louisiana rice booster could possible eat” the rice served at the universities, he stated.

Sailing the world with strangers

The lucky accident of where I lived gave me at an early age the idea that well past the front door of my home there was a much larger world populated with people and ways and ideas not exactly like the ones I was commonly associated with.
My home was on the lakefront midway between the port of Lake Charles and “town.” Sailors from merchant ships visiting the port regularly walked past our house, and, more important, my grandmother’s home next door.

Crime surveillance cameras coming to Ville Platte

Mayor Jennifer Vidrine told the Ville Platte City Council that additional crime cameras will soon be up around Ville Platte, helping to keep the city safe.
Vidrine announced during the regular monthly meeting that the city has received a $17,595 Louisiana Government Assistance Program grant to purchase the cameras. Although she isn’t sure how many more cameras the grant would fund, Vidrine said it would be “at least three more, bringing our total up to 10 cameras across the city.”

Several graduates were recognized for having achieved magna cum laude and summa cum laude honors and two students were recognized for having served in the U.S. military. Those recognized with Chancellor Kimberly Russell are, front, Raymond Zorn of Opelousas, magna cum laude; Stephanie Cooper of Kaplan, magna cum laude; Mikayla Hollier of Arnaudville, magna cum laude; Chelsea Savoie of Opelousas, magna cum laude; Elizabeth Roberie of Church Point, magna cum laude; Taylor Gary of Lake Charles, magna cum laude; Shelly Romaine of Iota, summa cum laude; Leah Romaine of Iota, summa cum laude; Chasity Wilson, summa cum laude; Pedro Leonard of New Roads, U.S veteran; and Myra Auzenne of Opelousas, magna cum laude. Standing are Kevin Duong of Eunice, magna cum laude; Edward Babineaux, U.S. veteran; Wade Ashford of Baton Rouge, summa cum laude; Caleb Thibodeaux of Church Point; magna cum laude; Russell.(LSUE Photo)

109 degrees awarded at LSUE fall commencement

LSU Eunice awarded 109 degrees during commencement ceremonies in the LSU Eunice Health and Physical Education Building. Fall commencement includes graduates from the summer and fall semesters.
Pete Burney, retired vice president for Hallmark Cards, was the commencement speaker at the ceremony.
Summa Cum Laude students are those who maintain a 3.8 to 4.0 grade point average. Those students with Summa Cum Laude honors are Chastity Wilson of Eunice, Leah Romaine of Iota, Shelly Romaine of Iota, and Wade Ashford of Baton Rouge.


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