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Dariel Mays arrested for stealing crawfish in Acadia Parish

Dariel Mays of Opelousas was arrested for stealing multiple sacks of crawfish. Dariel Mays, 34, was charged with theft of livestock, a felony. It is believed that Mays has committed similar thefts in northern Acadia Parish for the last five years, costing farmers thousands of dollars.
"Three weeks ago, the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office launched its Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) with the goal of this unit focusing on crime infected areas / specific problems. Thus far, the unit has been making good progress.

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LSUE OLLI French Table discussion set Friday
The LSUE OLLI will have a French Table Friday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. in the Community Education Building, Room 117 at LSUE.
The topic of discussion will be celebrate Mardi Gras by wearing or showing costumes. And also a discussion of how Mardi Gras was celebrated years ago.
Bring a friend, have a cup of coffee, listen and speak French in a relaxed atmosphere. Admission is free.
Information, details: call Ching Wasmuth at 457 4645.

St. Landry Parish tourism Commission issues annual report

The St. Landry Parish Tourism Commission released an annual report Monday.
The marketing plan and year end report stated there were 10,060 visitors to the parish information centers.
The parish tourism organization is led by Celeste Gomez, exeutive director, of Eunice.
“We are really pleased with what we were able to accomplish this year,” she said. “We were really excited about the activity on our website, which was a substantial increase. It shows a lot of the effort that is being put into it is paying off.”

From The Eunice News files

The following are from the 1998 files of The Eunice News.
Rebecca Erin Moser, daughter of Drs. Michael and Rhonda Moser, of Eunice, was named the Eunice High School Student of the Year.
Newly elected U.S. Sen. John Kennedy was profiled in The Eunice News when he was secretary of the Department of Revenue in the administration of Gov. Mike Foster.

St.Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz urged the Parish Council to raise speed limits on newly paved parish road. Guidroz also volunteered to help the parish conduct a study to establish speed limits. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Sheriff requests Parish Council raise speed limits on newly paved roads

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz urged the Parish Council to raise speed limits on newly paved roads in the parish.
“We are probably going to make the social media tonight because this probably is going to be one of the first times a sheriff comes to you and asks you to raise the speed limit on parish roads,” he said at Wednesday’s Parish Council meeting.
Speed limits are as low as 20 mph on some parish roads that up until the Smooth Ride Home Program were either pot-holed or gravel.

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