Crowley’s Edwin W. Edwards was elected governor, turning back a Republican challenge by David Treen. James Fitzmorris won the lieutenant governor’s seat and William Guste is the new attorney general.
City Councilman Louis Dischler, Jr. defeated Republican P.J. Gomer to win the state representative seat in House Dist. 41. Dischler defeated incumbent Curtis Joubert in the Democratic primary runoff.
Louisiana State University Eunice is offering a two-year associate degree program in business administration beginning with the current semester, according to Dean Anthony Mumphrey.
The last piece of “hot metal” -- a Linotype machine used for setting type from lead -- was moved from The Eunice News building. The paper is now 100 percent computer-produced, according to Publisher Matt Vernon.
The Guillory Memorial Day Care Center includes a tool shop, kitchen, and entertainment room. George Bostick is the center supervisor.
Beverly Quirk Lewis has been named registrar at LSU Eunice. She has been at the school since 1967, in charge of admissions.
Joe Bihm caught 35 sac-a-lait on shiners at City Lake. His catch weighed 32 pounds.
The St. Landry School Board and the City Council agreed to terms that will allow establishment of a vocational-technical school in buildings originally used by the Southwest Louisiana Fair near Eunice Elementary.
Eunice received $310,570 in sales tax revenue last calendar year, according to City Tax Collector Levoy Dupre.
The City Council gave Mayor Wilson Moosa the go-ahead to purchase property on the corner of South Second and Park Avenue for use as a library site. It is a former site of Tri-Parish Bank.
Ladies in Waiting at the Knights of Corinth pageant in Opelousas included Annette Pucheu, Denise Landreneau and Stephanie LaHaye, all of Eunice.
An 18-year-old DeRidder man was stabbed to death in a fight following a basketball game at Eunice High. He was stabbed in the heart while chasing someone after the game. A 17-year-old EHS student was charged with murder but released after a grand jury indicted two 16-year-olds in the incident.
Hundreds of visitors were greeted by LSU President Dr. John Hunter and others at the tour opening LSU Eunice’s new Acadian Center. The $775,000 facility was built by S.J. Lemoine Construction of Bunkie.
Eunice High senior James Jordan is the first EHS student to advance to finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship competition. He plans to study law.
Architects Jack Tolson and H.J. Rougeau have discussed final approval for 80 housing units in Eunice with federal officials. J.B. Lewis, Jr. is director of the city’s Housing Authority.