Parish Council drops talk of new split of racino money

From left, St. Landry Parish Councilmen Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards at Wednesday’s special meeting in Opelousas to discuss the parish budget. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The St. Landry Parish Council dropped a proposal to talk about racino money, but that didn’t stop three mayors and a city councilman from speaking against any change in how the money from Evangeline Downs is split.

Veterans honored, thanked

Troop 425 Scouts, from left, Bricen Leger, Chase Douget and Brodie Fontenot raise the flag as ceremonies opened for the Veterans Day ceremony at VFW Post 8971 in Eunice on Friday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The selfless service of military veterans was honored in a ceremony at VFW Post 8971 Friday — Veterans Day.
Eunice City Judge Terry Hoychick said those who served didn’t care what he believed but did so in the name of freedom.

Judge: Court trying to change lives

From left, Jackie Vallare, community service supervisor; Terry Hoychick, Eunice City Court judge; and Eunice Police Sgt. Stephanie Myers; at Thursday’s Eunice Kiwanis Club meeting. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

When Eunice City Court Judge Terry Hoychick says his being a judge is a ‘calling’ and he isn’t talking about a phone call.

Eunice Police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.
Nov. 10
Justin Marc Aymond, 32, 7400 block of Eunice Iota Highway, Eunice. Arrest warrant for driving under suspension.
Shantel Richardson, 21, 700 block of Nimitz, Eunice. Theft of goods and remaining after being forbidden.

Medical marijuana project needs $11M in private funding to get growing

LSU Vice President for Agriculture Bill Richardson talks about the medical marijuana project at a forum in Baton Rouge on Oct. 28. (Photo by Olivia McClure)

The state-mandated initiative to grow marijuana and process it for medical purposes will need at least $11 million in private funding to get off the ground, and it will be at least 18 months before any product sales are made, according to a project concept recently released by the LSU AgCenter.


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



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)


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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