Tri-Parish residents among philanthropists honored by Community Foundation of Acadiana

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s 2016 Leaders in Philanthropy Awards recipients pose for a photo with their awards at the annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon. Back row, from left, are Roy Poché, St. Martin Parish award recipient; Phil Haney, Iberia Parish award recipient; Alex Voorhies with Chevron – Gulf of Mexico Business Unit, corporate award recipient; Dr. Alan M. Hoberman, St. Mary Parish award recipient; James Devin Moncus, Lafayette Parish award recipient; Richard E. Zuschlag with Acadian Companies, corporate award recipient. Front row, from left, are Catherine Poché, St. Martin Parish award recipient; Reneé Haney, Iberia Parish award recipient; Peggy Gielen, Acadia Parish award recipient; John Daniel Gielen, III, Acadia Parish award recipient; N. R. Broussard, Vermilion Parish award recipient; Ruth Moncus, Lafayette Parish award recipient; Anita M. Fontenot, Evangeline Parish award recipient; Sue Soileau Brignac, St. Landry Parish award recipient. Not pictured is Dr. Mildred S. Christian (1942 – 2009), St. Mary Parish award recipient. (Submitted Photo)

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s 2016 Leaders in Philanthropy Awards recipients pose for a photo with their awards at the annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon. Back row, from left, are Roy Poché, St.

Did you know? La. concealed weapon permit is recognized in other states

Once you have obtained the State of Louisiana Concealed Permit there are states that honor our permits and some that do not.
Reciprocity
Effective Aug. 15, 2004, the concealed handgun laws were amended concerning reciprocity with other states. The statute provides as follows:

Truck fire scene in Acadia Parish

Eunice firefighters responded to a truck fire on August Leonard Lane off Attebury Road in Acadia Parish at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, according to Fire Chief Mike Arnold. The fire involved a vacuum truck serving oilfield tanks, he said. The driver was injured and taken by helicopter to a hospital in Lafayette, he said. Arnold did not know the identify of the driver or the extent of his injuries. The fire appeared to have started around a compressor on the truck, he said. Arnold said he was called to the fire by Dusty Edwards, Richard Volunteer Fire Department chief. Three Eunice fire trucks responded, he said. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice firefighters responded to a truck fire on August Leonard Lane off Attebury Road in Acadia Parish at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, according to Fire Chief Mike Arnold.

Success against truancy

Truancy rates for Eunice’s seven public schools have dropped since Eunice Police and school officials began a program that intervenes soon after a pattern of absences develops. Among the schools participating is Eunice High where administrators and police gathered for a photo on Tuesday. From left, are Sgt. Stephanie Myers, Principal Mitch Fontenot, Police Chief Randy Fontenot, Vice Principal Kristy McLemore and Vice Principal Brett Simien. (Photo by Harlan Kirga

Success against truancy

Superintendent eyes strategic plan, board retreat

St. Landry Parish Superintendent of Schools Patrick Jenkins, left, makes a point during a School Board committee meeting Monday in Opelousas. At right is School Board President Raymond Cassimere. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

New Superintendent Patrick Jenkins put a day long retreat for the St. Landry Parish School Board and development of a strategic plan on the board’s radar at a committee meeting Monday.

Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish seeks info on stolen motorcycle

2014 Aprilia Motorcycle

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the felony theft of a 2014 Aprilia Motorcycle from the 1100 block of Meche Road, in Rayne.
The bike was reported stolen on Oct. 29 and is described as being white and black in color with a red cougar design on both sides of the tank.

News notes

Eunice Player’s ‘Black Coffee’
Eunice Players’ Theatre will present “Black Coffee” an Agatha Christie comedy murder mystery.
Show dates are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Sports

MAMOU – In an impressive showing, Mamou earned a sweep over Eunice Monday in the season opener for both teams.

Lifestyle

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Karla Bellon, left, and Michelle Brown shop Saturday at Gossip Boutique during the annual Noel on The Prairie.

The 17th annual Noel on the Prairie held Saturday and Sunday in Eunice drew many pre-holiday shoppers with 32 Eunice merchants offering customers discounts and sales. Above are shoppers at Holly’s Hobbies. (Photos by Myra Miller)

Obituaries

Irice Ann Darbonne Lavergne passed away on Thursday November 17, 2016 at the age of 73.
Burial will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Eunice.

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