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From The Eunice News files

The following are from the December 2008 files of The Eunice News.
Central Middle School Principal Horace Pickney, 61, was retiring after 35 years in education.
LSUE was bracing for budget cuts as as $341 million shortfall for current was announced by the Revenue Estimating Conference. A $2 billion shortfall was estimated for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Gov. Bobby Jindal was expected to order $50 million in cuts to the LSU System, a 7.82 percent reductio
Mayor Bob Morris said FEMA had approved to pay $168,000 in Hurricane Gustav costs related to cleanup in Eunice.

Newton “Chip” Thibodeaux, chairman of the St. Landry Parish Hospital District 1 Board. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Hospital appointment business clears Council

The St. Landry Parish Council approved advertising three appointments to Eunice’s St. Landry Hospital District 1 Board.
Action to fill the seats on the six-member came after Newton “Chip” Thibodeaux, hospital Board chairman, spoke to the Council at a meeting Wednesday in Opelousas.
Thibodeaux was summoned to the meeting after the Council’s Adminstrative-Finance Committee on Dec. 6 balked at advertising the Board seats until questions were answered.

Highland Elementary School students in Randi Reed’s third-grade class include, front, from left, Braylen Coco, Jy’Terrius Dupre, Maria Mendoza, Janna Simien, Waylon Carmouche and JaMorris Simien. Back row, from left, are Reed, Nakiai Richard, Dalaysaja Green, Olivia Scott, Jaylah Curry and Jaylen Semien. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

Students in Shelly Fontenot’s third-grade class, from left, are Shareya Wilson, Jaden Carmouche, Katerra Ceasor, Yacmine Bellard, Noah Benoit, DeMarion Levier, DeReon Freeman, Ambria Minor, Jakilus Dantley, Kylan Guillory, Mazzie Mascorro, JaMorris Catille and Marion Belton.

Dear Santa, Dear Jesus ...

The Eunice News annually invites elementary school students to write their Christmas wishes. The wishes submitted to The Eunice News are in a special section today.
At St. Edmund, the wishes are “Dear Jesus” and at the public schools “Dear Santa.”
The letters are printed as the children wrote them complete with unique spellings.
The letters provide an insight into what’s on the youngsters’ minds.
What follows are two third-grade classes at Highland Elementary.
Enjoy!
Shelly Fontenot
Third grade

Eunice City Court Judge Terry Hoychick makes his case against a 15 percent cut in operational funding from the St. Landry Parish Council at Wednesday’s meeting in Opelousas. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

City judges, marshals spared 15% budget cut from :Parish Council

Eunice and Opelousas city judge and marshal operating budgets narrowly escaped a 15 percent reduction from the St. Landry Parish Council.
The 15 percent budget cut was rejected on a 6-5 vote at Wednesday’s meeting, but the Eunice and Opelousas operations were trimmed by 5 percent in the Parish Council’s 2018 budget.
The 2018 Parish Council budget reduces mandated expenses by 5 percent. Mandated expenses include offices such as district court judges,district attorney, registrar of voters, clerk of court, assessor and others.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Deputy David LeJeune was honored with a plaque of appreciation at Wednesday’s St. Landry Parish Council meeting in Opelousas. LeJeune said he has worked 40 years in law enforcement. The deputy provided security at Parish Council meetings. From left, are Jerry Red, Parish Council chairman; Bill Fontenot, parish president; LeJeune; and Bobby Guidroz, St. Landry Parish sheriff. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Retiring deputy honored at St. Landry Parish Council meeting

St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Deputy David LeJeune was honored with a plaque of appreciation at Wednesday’s St. Landry Parish Council meeting in Opelousas. LeJeune said he has worked 40 years in law enforcement. The deputy provided security at Parish Council meetings. From left, are Jerry Red, Parish Council chairman; Bill Fontenot, parish president; LeJeune; and Bobby Guidroz, St. Landry Parish sheriff. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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