A 37-year-old Eunice man is accused of smacking his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. Kenneth Ray Guillory, 37, of 1621 West Vine, Eunice, was arrested by Eunice police Wednesday on charges of simple battery and kidnapping. On Feb. 14 -- Valentine’s Day -- Guillory attacked his “dating partner,” Police Chief Randy Fontenot said.
The Eunice High Bobcats dominated the early going, but the St. Edmund Blue Jays dominated the late going to earn a 6-5 victory Tuesday night at North Park. The Bobcats jumped to an early lead with a three-run first inning off Jays’ starter Drew Brown. With one out, Logan Manuel singled and stole second base.
The rains washed away St. Edmund’s scheduled softball season opener, but it could not dampen the enthusiasm present at Monday’s dedication of the new Lady Jay Field. Msgr. Robert Romero reminded the team that athletic competition allows them to develop their talents and skills as well as teaching discipline and life lessons.

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St. Landry Parish School Board meeting rescheduled

The St. Landry Parish School Board meeting has been rescheduled to 4 p.m. Monday because of the weather.
The board meeting had been scheduled at 4 p.m. Thursday.
The area has been hit with rain, sleet and scattered reports of snow Thursday.

Eunice arrests

The following are arrests reported by Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot.
March 4
Kenneth Ray Guillory, 37, 1621 West Vine, Eunice; simple battery and simple kidnapping.
Drakeeno Rashad Mitchell, 23, 100 Crestview, Apt. 101, Eunice; bench warrant for running a stop sign.

Eunice radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio logs.
March 4
05:52 Traffic crash, behind Joyce’s.
10:55 Craig’s List scam, 500 block of North 12th Street.
13:39 Traffic crash, 190 West, Oil Express.

School Board doors locked at committee meetings

Roger Young, a St. Landry Parish School Board member from Eunice, listens to a discussion on committee meeting times at Monday’s executive committee meeting in Opelousas. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

As the St. Landry Parish School Board executive committee met Monday to discuss whether to begin its meetings at 1 p.m. or continue a 4 p.m. start time, some of the concerns voiced were about public participation.
But there was a problem.

Police urging citizens to be vigilant

Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot

Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot renewed his call for Eunice residents to be on guard as a strong of breakins, a home invasion and beating have occurred this week.
“Lock your vehicles,” Fontenot said.

Beef producers pass a good time

From left, Daniel Lyons, Genevieve Lyons, St. Landry Cattleman's Queen Alyssa Aymond and St. Landry Parish Farm Bureau Queen Maggie Beard work on entries for the "Here's the Best Cook-off" Sunday at the Ag Arena in Opelousas. The Lyons, of Church Point, have been involved in the cook-off since it began 30 years ago.
(Eunice News Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The celebration at the 30th annual “Here’s the Beef Cook-off” was entirely appropriate as the beef industry enjoys good times.

Economist bullish on year for beef producers

Brisket at the St. Landry Parish "Here's the Beef Cook-off."
(Eunice News Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Cattle prices should remain strong for 2015, after a brief dip during the past two months, according to an LSU AgCenter beef cattle economist.
“Auction barn prices have been down but they’ve rebounded over the past couple of weeks,” said LSU AgCenter economist Ross Pruitt.

Here's the Beef Cookoff winners

Dupre Farms won best dressed team, best decorated booth, first-place ground meat, second-place tongue, and first-place Brisket.
(Submitted Photo)

The 30th annual St. Landry Parish Here’s the Beef Cook-off was held Sunday at the Ag Arena in Opelousas.
Grand champion overall winner was Team Mowata,  Chef Bryon Zaunbrecher,  with his first place Gourmet.

Eunice radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio logs.
March 2
03:56 Extra patrol, 1800 block of Betty, laundry door open.
07:43 Traffic stop, 9th and Oak. 07:45 Animal complaint, 300 block of Beulah.

Eunice home invaded, shots reported

Suspects to home invasion and burglary in the 400 block of Acadia Street in Eunice left a trail of drugs to a vehicle, a Eunice Police Department radio logs states.
The report also stated several shots were fired.

Vehicle burglars strike overnight

Police Chief Randy Fontenot is urging residents to lock their vehicle doors after at least four vehicle burglaries were investigated overnight.
The full tally of vehicle break-ins was not by Tuesday morning, Fontenot said. The chief expects more reports today.

Cold front approaching

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting drizzle and foggy conditions today and tonight, Roger Erickson
warning coordination meteorologist, National Weather Service, said.

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Sports

If opening day for the new Lady Jay Field had been a movie set, the game finished just like the screenwriters would have wanted it to end.

Lifestyle

EJHS students participate in one day nationwide effort "Read the Most Coast to Coast."

EUNICE - Students at Eunice Junior High School prepared for a nationwide effort to “Read the Most Coast to Coast” on Friday, Feb. 27. They were among hundreds of thousands of students who joined in this fourth-annual reading celebration.

Obituaries

MAMOU ~ A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Joseph Donald Bordelon at 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 7, 2015 in the St.

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