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The sky seemed to turn blue just in time for the St. Edmund homecoming parade at 5 p.m. Friday in downtown Eunice. The 30-minute parade included alumni, current students and friends. More homecoming parade photos are in the slide show at the bottom of this page and in Sunday's edition of The Eunice News. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

St. Edmund homecoming parade

The sky seemed to turn blue just in time for the St. Edmund homecoming parade at 5 p.m. Friday in downtown Eunice. The 30-minute parade included alumni, current students and friends. More homecoming parade photos are in the slide show at the bottom of this page and in Sunday's edition of The Eunice News. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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Eunice Elementary has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and National Association of State Title 1 Directors as a nominee for the Distinguished Schools Recognition Program. From left are Connor Ramsey, fourth grade teacher Mary Dupre, Brad Sonnier, Dameon Frank, Joseph Vincent, Principal Irma Trosclair, and Sabrina Frank. All students are fourth graders.

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St. Edmund students dressed the part last week wearing Blue & White traditional attire for homecoming week. From left are Sarah Moosa, Caroline Frey, Mandy Bertrand, Laynee’ Jo DeBarge and Jada Miller.

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Homecoming scenes at St. Edmund. St. Edmund High students dressed as On The Farm during their homecoming week dress days last week. Some dressed as cows, pigs, or farmers, while others dressed as chickens. From left are Travis Smith, David Marcantel, Nick Richard, Kevin McFarlain, Trevor Thibodeaux, Lacey Fontenot and Pamela Turk, juniors.

From The Eunice News files

From the October 2009 files of The Eunice News.
Bulb & Blossom Club holds fund-raiser Bingo. The Eunice Bulb & Blossom Garden Club members held a fund-raiser bingo Monday evening. All proceeds go toward the beautification of the city said President Kristine Joubert. Approximately 200 tickets were sold. A cash prize of $25 was awarded for nine of the games played. In the final game, which was a black-out game, Monica Hebert won the $100 cash prize. Sandwiches and desserts were served and door prizes awarded. From left are Lecia Courville and Glenda McFarlain.

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The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) held its annual Matriculation Ceremony on Aug. 30, welcoming 150 new students to the school. The incoming class brings a wealth of experiences from all over Louisiana with 44 of the state’s 64 parishes being represented. New students recognized at the event included, from St. Landry Parish, front, from left, Arlo Kharod, Emily Lavergne, Claire Reed, Shelbi Rosenberg and Paegan Shaheen. In the second row, from left, are LSMSA Foundation Executive Director Angela Robinson, LSMSA Chief of Staff John Allen, Executive Director Dr. Steve Horton, Director of Academic Services Dr. Kristi Key, and Director of Enrollment and Student Services Emily Shumate. (Submitted photo)

Louisiana School students

The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) held its annual Matriculation Ceremony on Aug. 30, welcoming 150 new students to the school. The incoming class brings a wealth of experiences from all over Louisiana with 44 of the state’s 64 parishes being represented. New students recognized at the event included, from St. Landry Parish, front, from left, Arlo Kharod, Emily Lavergne, Claire Reed, Shelbi Rosenberg and Paegan Shaheen. In the second row, from left, are LSMSA Foundation Executive Director Angela Robinson, LSMSA Chief of Staff John Allen, Executive Director Dr.

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‘Pirate Gold King’ pulled colossal hoax

In late October 1908 authorities uncovered “one of the most colossal hoaxes” ever perpetrated in south Louisiana, in the words of several newspapers of the day. Five people were arrested for “a swindle which … extended over eighteen months or more, with prominent, well-to-do farmers ... as the victims.”
Joseph “Price” Choate, “an uneducated farmer and hunter living on a small farm on the edge of the sea marsh,” was the “arch-conspirator” in the scheme, according to the authorities. The other four people who were arrested were his “dupes,” they said.

Swine Fest seeking talent show contestants, pork cook-off teams

There are many activities that make up the annual La. Swine Festival held in Basile every first weekend of November. Several of those activities are competitions such as the pig chase, the boudin eating contest, the hog calling contest, the talent show, and the pork cook off.
The first two of these competitions are the talent show and the cook off.

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