Darrel J. Papillion

Darrel J. Papillion, a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm of Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, L.L.C., was installed June 9 as the 76th president of the Louisiana State Bar Association during the association’s annual meeting in Destin, Florida.

Lynn Lejeune

Former Eunice mayor and St. Landry Chamber of Commerce president Lynn Lejeune is poised to become CEO of the Port of Krotz Springs on Friday. Lejeune will succeed Gary Soileau, who has served as the port’s chief executive officer since 1989.
Unemployment rates fell over the past 12 months in seven of Louisiana’s metropolitan statistical areas in May. That’s according to not-seasonally-adjusted data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Darrel J. Papillion

Lynn Lejeune

Eunice Rotary Club officers, directors

Eunice Rotary Club officers and directors took oaths at their Wednesday meeting. Directors, from left, are David Reed, Dwight Jodon, Pat Dossman, Jerome Fontenot, Drake Aguillard, Michelle DeRouen, John Pucheu, Kelly Pitre, Van Reed, Shirley Vige, Robert Fontenot and Lynn Lejeune. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice Rotary Club officers and directors took oaths at their Wednesday meeting.

McIlhenny CEO kicks off One Acadiana’s lecture series Lessons from the Corner Office

McIlhenny CEO Tony Simmons (left) responds to questioning by Jason El Koubi, president and CEO of One Acadiana, at the inaugural “Lessons from the Corner Office” lecture at Cafe Vermilionville in Lafayette. (Photo by Ken Grissom)

You can be the first, you can be the biggest, you can even be arguably the best, but you can’t rest on your laurels in today’s marketing environment.

Student journalism students covered historic Legislature

Coverage of the Legislature for The Eunice News has been provided by the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU/Baton Rouge. The students are generally seniors and graduate students taking a field experience class directed by James E. Shelledy. Students with Senate President John Alario on Tuesday, from left, are Justin DiCharia, Samuel Carter Karlin and Jack Richards. (Manship Photo)

A team of students from the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU/Baton Rouge has been covering the Louisiana Legislature from Baton Rouge for the Eunice News

Eunice Police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.
June 23
Jody Mikel Vallier, 28, 500 block of Lewis Street, Eunice. Felony theft, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile warrant, simple criminal damage to property and resisting and officer bench warrant.



Rebecca Skains

Three Lady Bengals were named to the 2016 National Fastpitch Coaches Association NJCAA Division II All-American teams.


The Eunice High varsity cheerleaders attended SCA Cheerleader camp the week of June 6 in Destin, Florida. The cheer team received Overall Camp Grand Champion in both Home Cheer and Home Dance, SCA Spirit and Safety Award, first runner-up in Award of Excellence.


EUNICE--It is with heavy hearts that the family of Hilda Fruge Vezina announces her passing on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Acadian Medical Center at the age of 97.

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