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Lisa Fuselier is the facilitator at the Eunice Career & Technical Education Center on 10th Street. The schools offers high school students an opportunity to learn work place skills before graduating. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

Jessie Folse and Shania Decoux practice feeding in the certified nursing assistant class.

The Eunice Career & Technical Education Center at 421 S. 10th St., Eunice.

One of Eunice’s hidden jewels: Eunice Career & Technical Education Center

There may be many jewels in Eunice — Liberty Theater, LSUE, the walking trail — but there is one that is so off the  beaten track that most people don’t know it is there.
That jewel is the Eunice Career & Technical Education Center at 421 S. 10th St.
Don’t expect to see a school at the location. The building looks more like an old barn or warehouse.
‘We love to see people’s faces when they come in the front door because it looks like a barn and it was a barn,” Aimee Summerlin, a secretary at the school said.

Mary Ann Guillory, Eunice Food Bank director, stands by empty shelves highlighting the need for donations. (Photo by Myra Miller)
 

Food Bank food drive planned

It’s that time of the year again, the annual Eunice Food Bank Food Drive.
The food drive is set ffrom 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the food bank location, 251 W. Park Ave., Eunice.
Mary Ann Guillory, director, said, “Please consider to give to those that are in need. The Eunice community has always come through during the past years and has always proven to be generous.”
She added, “Every little bit of help is appreciated. We appreciate your continued support at the food bank.”

Frozen turkeys at Champagne’s await a Thanksgiving table. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Thanksgiving dinner costing a little less

For the first time in four years, consumers can expect to pay a little less for their Thanksgiving meal.
 The American Farm Bureau Federation has conducted an informal price survey for the past 31 years on grocery items used to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal for 10 people. This year the price came in at $49.87, 20 cents less than the average cost in 2015.

Unidentified person dies in fiery cash on U.S. 90 in Acadia Parish

An unidentified person was killed after the vehicle they were driving crashed and caught fire in a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. 90 in Rayne about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a Louisiana State Police Troop I news release.

The State Police investigation revealed that a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer was traveling west on U.S. 90 in Acadia Parish when it crossed the centerline, ran off of the left side of the roadway, entered a ditch and struck a utility pole.  
After impact with a utility pole, the Lancer caught fire, the report stated.  

Super moon

On Monday the moon was at its closest to Earth since Jan. 26, 1948. The next close pass, a super moon, will be Nov. 25, 2034. The photos were taken on Tuesday, however the moon was spectacular even then.

 

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