Eunice native returns home with a story about success

Leroy “Pete” Burney, fourth from left, explains a keepsake designed at Hallmark Cards to mark his retirement. Burney spoke at the Eunice Rotary Club meeting Wednesday. From left, are Shirley Vige, Jerome Fontenot, Jacque Pucheu, Burney, Robert Fontenot, Don Mayeux and Dr. Jason Smith. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Leroy “Pete” Burney left Eunice in 1984 for LSU in Baton Rouge and eventually a career at one of the nation’s most well-known corporations.
“I literally grew up two blocks from here,” Burney said at the Eunice Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday at Ruby’s Restaurant and Courtyard.

Fire at Eunice Superette

A fire broke out in the smokehouse of the Eunice Superette shortly after 9 a.m. Monday morning. The Eunice Fire Department, several St. Landry and Acadia parish fire districts as well as the Eunice Police Department and City Marshal's Office responded to the incident. No injuries were reported.


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