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Laura Rougeau of Fire District No. 6 listens to the consultant’s explanation after asking if the block grant money can be used for a new generator or subdivision for her district (yes to the first, probably not to the second). Next to her is St. Landry Parish Attorney Andrea West and Eunice Economic Development Committee Chairman Dr. Tony Baltakis.

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First day of eighth-grade begins. Brianna Jordan, Brittany Sonnier and Shantel Richardson, eighth-graders at Eunice Jr. High School, await for their first day to begin.

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EHS Alumni Tourney begins next Friday. At right, Eunice High assistant softball coach Liz Hebert and alumni tournament organizer Tara Fruge LeBlanc discuss new rules at a captain’s meeting for the 2009 EHS Alumni Softball Tournament, being held Aug. 21-23 at the Eunice Recreation Complex. This year, 40 teams will compete, and a home run derby will be held Saturday, Aug. 22 at 5:45 p.m. Brackets are being finalized.

From The Eunice News files

From the August 2009 files of The Eunice News.
Open House at Central Middle School. Fifth graders and parents attended Central Middle School’s Open House Monday evening. Parents and their children visited teachers and asked questions during the informal meeting. From left are Margaret Lavergne, fifth grade teacher; Mackie Stagg, student; and his mother, Heidi Stagg.
Central Middle fifth grade teacher Cynthia Hollier greets a new student Destiny Lafleur.
Bobcats pre-season preparation heats up. Eunice High quarterback Stuart Turner hand the ball off to a Bobcat running back during Monday’s first team practice.
Shown standing behind the Blue Jay motorbike are from left Todd Johnson, the Rev. Gilbert Dutel, Becky Manuel and Edlee Manuel. St. Edmund School is offering chances to own a custom-designed Blue Jay motorcycle. The royal blue Honda Shadow 750 was donated by Edlee and Becky Manuel of Manuel Tire and designed by Todd Johnson of Prestige, with all proceeds raised to benefit the school’s “Believe in Blue” Capital Campaign.
Coaches positive about upcoming seasons. Eunice High’s Martin Seemion attempts to avoid a tackle while returning a kickoff at Thursday’s practice.
St. Edmund’s running back Adam Wimberly races past several Blue Jay teammates in Thursday’s practice.
Out for their morning walk. Chief Deputy City Marshal Robert Johnson, with lasso in hand, approaches two goats taking a morning walk on West Oak on Monday. City Marshal Terry Darbonne, in blue SUV at left, was the other half of the roping team. The goats escaped this try but were captured a couple of blocks away, where they ran across chickens in the road, but that’s a whole other story.

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