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Marchers at the Right for Life in Eunice Wednesday. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Right to Life March held here

The annual Right for Life March was held in Eunice at noon Wednesday, which marked the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the U.S. throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
Since then, it is estimated that 50 million pregnancies have been aborted each year.
The march allows participants to grieve that loss and show support for strong Right-to-Life legislation.

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Prairie Acadian Cultural Center of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Prairie Acadian Cultural Center displays Alma Brunson Reed art exhibit

The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve presents an art exhibit featuring the work of Eunice artist Alma Brunson Reed. “Images of Acadian Louisiana” is on display through Jan. 29.
Admission to the exhibit and to the center is free. The center is located at 250 Park Ave in Eunice. For more information, call 337-457-8499 or visit www.nps.gov/jela.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson

Johnson named to Trump impeachment team

U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, who represents District 4 that includes Eunice, announced he is on President Donald Trump’s defense team.
Johnson is a Republican from Benton.
The Senate impeachment trial began Tuesday. The House accused the president of abusing his power by withholding military aid to Ukraine as he pressed for an investigation in Joe and Hunter Biden, and obstructing Congress’ investigation.
Johnson released the following statement.

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Donald Washington, head of the U.S. Marshals Service, speaks the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Saturday at New Zion Baptist Church. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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Bobbi Brown receives a Carlton Frank Jr. Humanitarian Award. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

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The Rev. James Edwards receives a Carlton Frank Jr. Humanitarian Award.

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Elliot Mitchell, fifth from left, receives a Carlton Frank Jr. Humanitarian Award.

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The Rev. Kayla Givs receives the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award from Josie Lemelle.

Top lawman honors MLK

The Eunice celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a unique speaker, Donald Washington, director of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Washington heads the nation’s oldest law enforcement service and prior to that was U.S. Attorney for Western Louisiana, which includes Lafayette, Shreveport, Alexandria, Monroe and Lake Charles.
King provided the foundation for his life, he said. “I think the same is true for you that the foundations of my life were laid by Dr. Martin Luther King.”

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Eunice Fire Department Capt. Garrett Daville checks Kiauna Bolton’s backpack at Eunice High Wednesday morning as students arrived on campus after a bomb threat was posted on Instagram Tuesday. Police Lt. Tony Kennedy is in background. (Photo by Myra Miller)

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The threat on Instagram. (Photo courtesy of Eunice Police)

Bomb threatened at Eunice High School

There was a heavy police presence at Eunice High School Wednesday morning following a bomb threat Tuesday afternoon on Instagram, a social media website.
Two K9 units were employed to search the school Tuesday evening, Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said.
Eunice Police radio dispatch logs indicate police were made aware of the threat at about 6 p.m. The school was declared cleared at about 9:15 p.m.

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