Eunice ham radio operator Tom Dischler speaks at the Eunice Rotary Club on Wednesday. Dischler’s own portable ham radio station, at right, includes a radio and a digital adapter, and the gear can run for 24 hours on one car battery, which he can recharge on a solar charging station. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

By Claudette Olivierclaudette.olivier@eunicetoday.com When all else fails, there will always be ham.
By Tom Dodgetom.dodge@eunicetoday.com

Ryan LeJeune of Eunice holds up two of the bass he caught during the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma. LeJeune won a Ranger Z117 boat with a 90 horsepower outboard engine and $5,000 Ranger Cup Bonus. (Submitted photo)

Most people have to wait until Christmas or tax return time for a new bass boat, but Ryan LeJeune of Eunice earned himself a new vessel by winning the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma.

Eunice ham radio operator Tom Dischler speaks at the Eunice Rotary Club on Wednesday. Dischler’s own portable ham radio station, at right, includes a radio and a digital adapter, and the gear can run for 24 hours on one car battery, which he can recharge on a solar charging station. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Ryan LeJeune of Eunice holds up two of the bass he caught during the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma. LeJeune won a Ranger Z117 boat with a 90 horsepower outboard engine and $5,000 Ranger Cup Bonus. (Submitted photo)

When all else fails ham radio fills void

Eunice ham radio operator Tom Dischler speaks at the Eunice Rotary Club on Wednesday. Dischler’s own portable ham radio station, at right, includes a radio and a digital adapter, and the gear can run for 24 hours on one car battery, which he can recharge on a solar charging station. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

By Claudette Olivier
claudette.olivier@eunicetoday.com
When all else fails, there will always be ham.

Eunice angler wins tourney

Ryan LeJeune of Eunice holds up two of the bass he caught during the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma. LeJeune won a Ranger Z117 boat with a 90 horsepower outboard engine and $5,000 Ranger Cup Bonus. (Submitted photo)

Most people have to wait until Christmas or tax return time for a new bass boat, but Ryan LeJeune of Eunice earned himself a new vessel by winning the Rayovac Fishing League Worldwide Series Texas Division tournament on Lake Texoma.

Parish Council gets an answer to its $95 garbage cart question

Timmy Lejeune, left, District 11 St. Landry Parish councilman, listens to Katry Martin, right, executive director of the St. Landry Solid Waste Disposal Distict executive director, at the Parish Council meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. Center is Jimmie Edwards, District 12 council member. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A plan to automate household garbage collection appears to be headed toward trouble in rural St. Landry Parish.

How do they pick those movies ?

Each year, The Queen Cinema shows 50 to 60 movies for an average of about one new movie each week. The theater is busiest during the summer and on holidays, and on the weekends, typically the 7 p.m. feature is the busiest. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

What do American “Sniper,” “Spongebob Squarepants” and “50 Shades of Grey” have in common?

La. 13 road work in Eunice

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development workers made repairs to the roadway at the intersection of La. 13 and Maple Avenue this week. New asphalt was laid over the old asphalt at the intersection, filling in several potholes in the road. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development workers made repairs to the roadway at the intersection of La. 13 and Maple Avenue this week. New asphalt was laid over the old asphalt at the intersection, filling in several potholes in the road. (Photo by Claudette Olivier)

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Glendale Elementary held its Pre-K graduation Wednesday morning inside the school’s cafeteria.
Parents, grandparents and family members attended the “Luau” ceremony.

Obituaries

EUNICE ~ Visitation for Haaymen “Pumpkin’’ Doresseau, Jr., age 38, will be from 8:00 am to 11:00 am with funeral services following at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 23, 2015 at New Hope Fellowship, 865 S

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