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Robert Johnson, Eunice recreation department director, stands just beyond first base on a field at the Eunice Recreation Complex. Johnson explained the use of the facility. The baseball and softball seasons open today. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Rec director explains field use policy

While the Eunice Recreation Complex is a public facility it operates under rules that preclude free use of the 10 fields off Sittig Road.
Restrictions on the use of the facility was questioned in a letter published Sunday in The Eunice News.
Robert Johnson, recreation director, said he and a committee approved by the Eunice Board of Aldermen set policy for the city’s parks.
In the case of the decade-old complex, “The facility is not necessarily open to the public to come and go as you please any time of the day or night, 24/7...” Johnson said.

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Bill moves gambling money to TOPS

Challenging what he calls misleading promises from 20 years ago, Rep. Franklin J. Foil, R-Baton Rouge, is betting he has a way to save TOPS, the publicly funded scholarship program for Louisiana students attending college in-state.
House Bill 91, the latest on a list of measures to resuscitate TOPS, whose cost has been spiraling out of control which, in turn, has prompted awards to dwindle this academic year, dedicates a portion of riverboat gaming revenues to TOPS.

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Police end umpire gun inquiry

An investigation into a report an of umpire pulled a gun after a Eunice High vs Church Point High game ended with no arrests.
Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said, We’ve got two sides with two completely opposite information about how the incident went down.”
Initially, police investigated whether an umpire pulled a gun in a dispute over the ejection of a Church Point player and said, “I’ll leave both of you dead here in the dirt.”
A confrontation did occur with two umpires present, a ball player and the brother of the ejected player, he said.

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