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.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz speaks at the St. Landry Parish Council meeting on Nov. 22. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Sheriff offers help to Parish Council

Facing a $670,000 deficit for its fiscal year that ends in December, the St. Landry Parish Council examined expenses at a special meeting and decided to meet again this Tuesday.
The meeting may result in the Parish Council approving an amended 2016 budget, which can be used for the next nine months if that is needed.
Charles Going, an Opelousas CPA assisting with the budget preparation cautioned that parish government should not delay budget cuts.
Those cuts include laying off 17 employees, including 11 in the Road and Bridge Department.

Concealed handgun course scheduled

A state certified handgun course is scheduled Dec. 10 at the Masonic Lodge, 211 W. Park Ave., Eunice.
The course presented by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with Harmony Lodge 410 of Eunice.
The course is required by law to obtain a state concealed handgun permit.
The fee is $100 for single and $80 for spouse.
The course includes the application, fingerprint, notary, live range firing, lunch and soft drinks.
The course fee does not include state fees.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz, standing, talks with employees at a celebration of his 10th year iin office as sheriff on Tuesday in Opelousas. (Submitted Photos)

St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office employees were treated to gumbo Tuesday in observance of Sheriff Bobby Guidroz’ 10th year in office.

Sheriff observes 10th year in office

A celebration was held Tuesday at the St. Landry Parish Sheriff Office in Opelousas to mark Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz’s 10 years as sheriff. Guidroz took the oath of office on Nov. 20, according to a news release from Maj. Eddie Thibodeaux, public information officer.


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