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.
Tickets are available for purchase at David’s Hair at 204 South 2nd Street or by calling 546-0163 to charge by credit card. Single performance tickets are $15.
Information: call David at 546-0163.

DeVillier posts holiday office hours
State Rep. Phillip DeVillier will close his district office from Nov. 21 to 25 and Dec. 26 to Jan. 3.
The office’s normal hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Contact the office at 337-457-0194.

ECCBC Children’s Choir rehearsals
The Eunice Community Children’s Choir will have rehearsals for the 2016 Christmas concert at 6 p.m.. Dec. 2 at First Baptist Church in Eunice.
Children will sing during the ECCBC Concert & Choir Christmas concert set for Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 at the Liberty Center at 7 p.m.
Information: 457-1776 or visit ECCBC website,

Eunice Food Bank Food Drive Dec. 6
The 30th annual Eunice Food Bank Food Drive will be Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Eunice Food Bank located at 251 W. Park Avenue.
All non-perishable food items will be accepted, along with all canned goods, toiletries, staples, and monetary donations.
Volunteers are needed on the day of the drive. Plastic bags are also needed.
Information, details: call Mary Ann Guillory at 457-7541 or 305-0876.

Seminar to help nonprofit groups plan for emergencies
The B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration’s next Nonprofit Lunch and Learn Seminar will take place Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Center Board Room.
The event will be led by Dr. Cory Sparks, director of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Institute for Nonprofit Excellence. It will focus on the importance and effectiveness of creating a Continuity of Organizational Operations Plan. Participants will learn how to create and implement a COOP that will minimize risk and maximize the opportunity to serve.
This lunch presentation will cover elements of a COOP, the evacuation box, emergency personnel and financial policies, insurance policies, and resumption of operations.
Registration includes lunch and is $20 until Nov. 21.
For more information visit or email

Moody College of Business launches ‘Business and Breakfast’
The B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has launched a “Business & Breakfast” program, which offers businesses the opportunity to recruit and interact directly with business students at the College.
The program, in turn, enables students to network with – and learn more about – the visiting company.
As the exclusive host for the morning, the visiting company provides breakfast for the students, while the College provides setup and all promotions. For businesses seeking to meet with specific types of students, targeted partnerships with student organizations and majors are available.
For more information about this opportunity or to register your company, email or visit

Christmas Ball fundraiser set for Dec. 3
St. Mathilda “Women of His Story” (formerly known as Youth Group parents) will host its 12th annual Christmas Ball fundraiser Dec. 3 from 9 until 2 a.m.
The festivities will take place at the Bishop Caesar Center on N. MLK Drive. Pre-Sale tickets can be purchased $10 per person or $15 at the door of the evening.
Formal to semi-formal attire is required.
Door prizes will be awarded during the event. BYOB, DJ will be The Hitman-Tommy C.
Tickets, information: Jeanella Guillory at 457-3460 or Sandra Wilkins at 337-580-0462.

Changes in Farmers Market schedule
The Eunice Farmers’ Market will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays until the last Saturday before Thanksgiving, weather permitting.
A variety of home-made items and fresh produce will be available.
Information: call Sanford Wood at 457-0607 or the mayor’ office at 457-7389.

Junior Auxiliary Jingle Bell Dec. 1
The third annual Junior Auxiliary of Eunice’s Jingle Bell Rock & Run 5K will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 1.
Pre-registration is Nov. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. and again prior to the race time. Early bird registration is $25, registration is $30 and late registration is $35.
Registration forms can be picked up at the Mayor’s office at city hall and at Gossip Boutique.

Saturday program at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center
Saturday programs at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, 250 W. Park Ave., Eunice, are the Explore & Restore craft workshop for kids, from 10 a.m. to noon; Cajun Conversations meets 1 to 2:30 p.m. to learn and practice conversational Cajun French; Music and dancing kicks off at 2:45 p.m. and ends with the cooking demonstration and sampling at 4 p.m. Admission to the center and programs is free.
For more information, call 337-457-8499.

VFW bingo held Thursdays, Sundays
The VFW Post 8971 holds bingo for the public at 7 p.m. every Thursday and Sunday at the VFW Hall located on U.S. 190 East. All proceeds from Bingo games goes back to the community.


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