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St. Ed fair ontinues

St. Edmund Catholic School’s spring fair continues today at the the campus at 331 N. 3rd St.
The school’s largest fundraiser provides family fun events such as fair rides; a variety of foods, including boiled crawfish, shrimp and crawfish, fried fish, burgers and fries, cotton candy and funnel cakes; kids’ games and activities; live auction; bingo; Blue Jay Boutique; and a 5K Color Fun Run/1 Mile walk.
The fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today

The National Day of Prayer was held Thursday at the Liberty Theater. Above, ministers gathered to pray for Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot. From left, are Rev. Tim Moffett, Monsignor Robert Romero, Judge Terry Hoychick, Fontenot, Rev. Chris Frye and seen in back right, Youth minister Weston Weaver.( Photo by Myra Miller)

Eunice observes National Day of Prayer

The 2017 National Day of Prayer was held Thursday evening at the Liberty Theater.
This year’s theme “For Your Great Name’s Sake,” based on scripture from Daniel 9:19, “Hear us...forgive us...heal us,” brought the community together in prayer.
Some local civic and church ministers led prayers for our nation, families, to end abortion, schools and teachers, churches, prayer to stop racism, the community, policemen, firefighters, first responders, and a prayer for neglecting intimacy with God.

Air Force Tech Sgt. Lance Todd Daigle surprised his children at a baseball game where stayed behind a catcher’s mask. Daigle is with his children, Cameron, 11, and Karley, 13. The sergeant had returned to North Carolina following a six-month deployment. (Submitted Photo courtesy of Sgt. Lance Todd Daigle)

With the Carolina Mudcats mascot are, from left, Emily, Cameron, Todd and Karley Daigle. (Submitted Photo courtesy of Sgt. Lance Todd Daigle)

Eunice military father surprises children at baseball game

What a surprise when two children threw out the first pitch before the April 26 Carolina Mudcat’s minor league baseball game in Zebulon, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh, only to be surprised that the catcher was their father.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Lance “Todd” Daigle, a Eunice native, surprised his two youngest children, Karley and Cameron, during a pre-game ceremony at Five County Stadium.

Flood water flows through the channel at Bobcat Drive and Maple Avenue on Thursday where a bridge project is under way. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

City leaders point south to flooding problems

Eunice officials estimated from 15 to 18 inches rain fell from April 30 through Wednesday flooding streets and low-lying areas.
The worst of the weather occurred Sunday, but severe storms returned Wednesday morning to renew the threat of flooding.
Floodwaters threatened Faith Christian Worship Center on Stanford Road, but the church was spared.
Heather Ardoin, senior pastor, said the water backed up from Bayou Des Cannes lapped at the sandbags along the church, but stopped there.

Lorie LeDoux, left, Highland Elementary principal, accepts a certificate from Ginger LeCompte, executive director of the St. Landry-Evangeline United Way, naming the school as The Leader in Me participant. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Highland is one of 4 schools tapped for leadership program

Highland Elementary is one of four St. Landry Parish elementary schools selected for a leadership program intended to transform schools by instilling leadership skills into students.
The pilot program through the St. Landry Parish-Evangeline United Way and the United Way of Acadian was announced at Thursday’s meeting of the St. Landry Parish School Board.
The other elementary schools to participate are North and Grolee in Opelousas and Lawtell Elementary.

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