Last year, head coach Ashley Ray led the Lady Jays to the playoffs and No. 29 St. Edmund gave fourth-seed Central Catholic of Morgan City all they could handle before falling, 2-1 in the bi-district round.
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has sent Susan and Robbie Arnaud’s claim they were defamed by Eunice Police Chief Ronald Dies back to St. Landry District Court for hearing.
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St. Landry arrests

April 17
Corey Deon Fruge, age 19, 131 Avenue A, Opelousas, LA, aggravated assault, criminal trespass, disturbing the peace.
Matthew Kyle Wedlock, age 22, 1160 Prairie Ronde Hwy., Opelousas, La, simple burglary, theft, possession of marijuana.

Radio Logs

Wednesday, April 16
0826 Simple burglary reported at the Dresser building.
1030 Theft reported in an unknown area of Eunice.
1137 Aggravated battery reported in an unknown area of Eunice.
1142 Traffic crash reported in the area of South C.C. Duson and Maple Avenue.
2137 Shoplifting reported at Walmart.
2355 Suspicious person reported in the area of Acadian Street; resulted in arrest.


April 16
Delridge Robinson,18, 155 Townhome Drive; bicycle lamps required, resisting an officer by flight, possession of schedule two CDS (crack).
Glenn Poullard, 47, 150 Goldman Street; careless operations, failure to report accident, no driver’s license, money warrant.

3rd Circuit sends wrecker service case back to district court

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has sent Susan and Robbie Arnaud’s claim they were defamed by Eunice Police Chief Ronald Dies back to St. Landry District Court for hearing.
In the same ruling, the 3rd Circuit upheld Dist. Judge Alonzo Harris’ ruling that the Arnauds failed to produce factual support of financial damages when he ruled against that claim and that he was correct in using his discretion to rule against the Arnauds’ move for sanctions against the defense.

Gallow is Mercy Award winner


Wanda Gallow has been awarded Mercy Regional Medical Center’s 2014 Mercy Award in recognition of her caring spirit and passion for serving others.
The annual award was established in 2002 to honor the life of Scott Mercy, founding Chairman and CEO of LifePoint Hospitals, of which Mercy Regional Medical Center and Acadian Medical Center are a part.
Being named the local award recipient makes Gallow eligible for LifePoint’s companywide Mercy Award, the highest honor an employee can receive from LifePoint.

Ham give-away winners picked

Winners have been drawn in The Eunice News annual Easter Ham Give-Away.
Those winning hams and the sponsoring merchant are:
Acadiana Lawn & Cycle - James Leger
Al’s Paint & Body - Jackie Gaspard
Champagne’s Supermarket - Charlotte Oliver
Craig’s Automotive - Luther Young
DC’s Sportsbar - Theresa Guillory
Double Action - Kylee Deshotel
EB Feucht - Lisa Fruge
Eunice Developmental - Linda Langley
Eunice Superette - Elena Sonnier
1st Franklin Financial - Sharlene Williams
Gatti’s Pizza - Joan Latour

Early voting opens Saturday

Early voting begins Saturday for the May 3 election which includes proposed rededication of a Eunice sales tax and renewal of two St. Landry Parish School District property taxes.
Registrar of Voters Cheryl Milburn said her office in the courthouse in Opelousas will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday for early voting, which will close on Saturday, April 26.
Eunice city officials propose of rededicate an existing 1 percent sales tax, allowing the city to use up 10 percent for emergency response needs.

Radio Logs

Tuesday, April 15
0920 Theft reported in the 200 block of North St. Joseph Street.
1014 Ungovernable child reported in the 1300 block of Duck Avenue.
1045 Subject needs police officer at DC’s.
1122 Suspicious person reported in the area of Meyer Street.
1604 Fight reported in the 600 block of North 2nd Street.
2128 Disturbance reported in the 100 block of West Maple Avenue.
2305 Subject needs police officer in the 500 block of North 3rd Street.


April 15
Juan Grimaldo, 29, 1310 Darrell Street; money warrant for resisting an officer.
Abeslon Hebert, 18, 1014 Booker T. Washington, Opelousas; hold for investigation, simple criminal damage to property, simple burglary.
Toronoski Terrez Thomas, 24, 520 Fuselier; resisting an officer with violence, possession with intent to distribute schedule two narcotics, aggravated battery, possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice.
Jimmy Ray Gallow, 62, 440 North Cane Street; theft, criminal trespass.

St. Landry arrests

April 16
Larry Bellow, Jr., age 20, 608 W. Cherry St., Opelousas, LA, theft from interior of an auto, bench warrant, arrested by Opelousas Police Dept.
Darren Shane Doiga, age 41, 138 Della Drive, Opelousas, LA, hit and run, failure to carry/secure registration, no insurance, driving under suspension, following too close –with accident.
Richard Brock Guidry, age 31, 618 Old School Road, Arnaudville, LA, 2 counts of simple burglary, hold for deputies, 2 counts of felony thef



Last year, head coach Ashley Ray led the Lady Jays to the playoffs and No. 29 St.


East Pre-k students dye Easter Eggs


East Elementary Pre-k students "Pock" Easter Eggs

East Elementary Pre-k students in Aimie Fontenot and Sophia Cole’s class enjoyed “pocking” eggs and dyeing Easter eggs this past week.

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