The old Eunice High School building on South 9th is being torn down to make way for a new elementary school. The building was built in 1904, turning out its first graduates in 1910. The graceful, two-story high school building will be replaced by a modern, one-story one. American Legion awards at St. Edmund this year went to Douglas Longman and Linda Siffert.
Gary Fontenot, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Fontenot of Eunice, was named outstanding senior in vocational agricultural education at LSU-Baton Rouge.
The city acquired the American Legion building at the corner of Park Ave. and 3rd St. Turner-Mornhinveg-Moore Post 129 donated the property, according to commander Albert Pousson, because it had no money for necessary maintenance.
Joel S. Greene, Sr., announced his candidacy for state representative in the fall primary. He is assistant principal of Eunice High and former principal of Happy Hill
Robert K. Guillory, 39, a Eunice lawyer, has announced his bid for the Louisiana Senate. He is the son of former State Sen. and Dist. Judge and Mrs. Isom Guillory.
Ken Chapman has been promoted to assistant professor of English at LSU at Eunice and James Forester has been promoted to librarian and assistant professor of books and libraries.
Mrs. H.A. Bell showed male anglers how it’s done, landing an eight-and-one-half pound bass at Toledo Bend. She was using a plastic worm.
The new Acadian Student Center at LSUE is expected to be completed by October. The $639,000 project is being done by S.J. Lemoine of Bunkie.
David A. Kerstein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Kerstein, received his law degree from Tulane. He plans to practice in New Orleans. Philip W. LaHaye, Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. P.W. LaHaye, received his dental degree from Loyola. He will be at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, for two years.
Ed Hebert, the first Mr. LSUE of 1967-68, graduated from Louisiana Tech. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Hebert.
The new Municipal Planning and Zoning Board has completed rezoning of all property within the city and will forward its work to the mayor and council.
Baseball Inc., a new group formed to keep summer baseball operating in the city, has scheduled its first games. Dr. Carl Turk is president and Joe Doucet is secretary.
St. Edmund cheerleaders attended a summer camp at Lamar Tech, Beaumont, Texas. They are Ginger Gil, Mimi Montz, Rene Duplechin, Lucinda Young, Jan Breaux, Cathy Wyble, Annette Pucheu, Gwen Robbins, Susie Lewis and Michelle Amy.
Eunice cheerleaders also attended camp at Lamar. They are Mona Watley, Kathy Larriviere, Stephanie Edmonds, Brenda West, Debbie Courville, Betty Courville, Jill Jackson, Kayla Aucoin, Kim Burnett and Liz Fuselier.
Work is progressing on the Eunice Day Care Center on West Ash. J. Dudley Guillory donated the land initially to the Lafayette diocese.