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Buck Leonards

Opinion: Millage renewal is a small price for farmer, 4-H future

Agriculture is the lifeblood of our economy. All together, agricultural endeavors in Acadia Parish generates millions into the parish, and those dollars are turned over numerous times.
Dr. Kurt Guidry, director of the LSU AgCenter’s Southwest Region said agriculture provided a five-year average of $170 million, and that does not include the spin-off benefits to the local economy. That would probably bring the value of agriculture to $300 million, he estimates.

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Harold Gournay shows a print depicting a B-17 bomber in action during World War II. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Celebrated WW2 veteran Gournay dies: HIs story retold

Harold Gournay, who was one of the most celebrated veterans in Eunice, died Thursday. He was 100 years old.
Gournay was a World War II veteran. He was in a B-17 bomber shot down over Yugoslavia in September 1944. Gournay bailed out, was captured and was a prisoner of war until the war ended.
Gournay is remembered in today’s edition by the reprint of a story published in 2014 and in special section saluting Eunice area veterans.

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Veterans Day program is Monday

Veterans Day in Eunice will be celebrated Monday at the VFW Post 8971 located at U.S. 190 east.
The outdoor program, weather permitting, will begin at 11 a.m. Gumbo will be served.
Guest speakers will be state Rep. Phillip DeVillier and VFW Post 8971 Commander Don Reber.
The Eunice Junior High Band will be performing. Boy Scouts troops will be in attendance as well.
All veterans and their families are invited to attend.
There also will be an official flag disposal.

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Arrest made in Shell station shooting

Eunice Police weren’t ready to discuss any details Friday, but did report that De’Vidre Domal Doyle, 19, of the 500 block of Fred Street, Eunice, has been arrested in connection with the Oct. 26 shooting at the Shell station on U.S. 190.
Doyle has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.
Police Chief Randy Fontenot identified Doyle as the person wounded in the exchange of gunfire at about 5:45 p.m. at the station in front of Super 1.

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EHS names Student of the Year. Eunice High Student of the Year Macy Bihm and her father, Kevin, at the school on Friday.

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New flag at Eunice High. Eunice High received a new football flag for Bruiser to sport at football games. From left are JoAnn Brinkman, Amber Darbonne, Principal Mitch Fontenot, Candace Fontenot, assistant principal; Macy Bihm, and Brandon Bobb, administrative assistant. The new flag was donated to the school by EHS Bruisers and their sponsor. Bihm and Darbonne are Bruisers and their sponsor is Brinkman. The Greenjackets also donated a EHS flag this year which is flown at the football field. Their sponsors are Shelly Sittig and Rebecca Berzas.

From the November 2009 files of The Eunice News.

From the November 2009 files of The Eunice News.

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