for liver recipient
A fund has been created for Renee Diaville of Eunice who has received a liver transplant. Money is being raised for medical expenses not covered by insurance and cost of living expenses as she remains in New Orleans for post-op treatment.
The fund is at Tri Parish Bank, under Renee Diaville liver transplant benefit. Registration open
for St. Anthony VBS
Registration is under way for Happy Days at Son World Adventure Park, a Vacation Bible School program, to be held at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall.
The program for children Pre-K through 5th grade, will be from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. June 9-13.
Registration is being held in the St. Anthony’s CCD Office and the Rectory. Teens are needed as counselors.
Information: 457-7505 or 457-5285.
ceremony is Mon.
A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at the monument on Park Ave. & South Second. The public is invited.
The ceremony will remember those killed in service to the country.
Tech College sets
Louisiana Technical College’s Acadian Campus in Crowley will conduct summer registration Monday through May 30.
Orientation for new students will be Monday at 9 a.m. Prospective students will need to call the campus to make arrangements for placement testing prior to enrolling.
All prospective jurors called for possible jury service in Dist. Judge Ellis Daigle’s court in Opelousas for Tuesday are excused and need not appear.
This dismissal is for Judge Daigle’s court only.
Eunice High office
The Eunice High School main office will relocated to an outside classroom in the rear of the school beginning Wednesday.
The move is due to construction and renovation at the school this summer.
Council on Aging
sets health fair
The St. Landry Council on Aging invites persons 60 and over to a health fair on Wednesday,.
The fair will be at Northwest Community Center from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
A box lunch will be served. There will also be bingo and door prizes
Persons planning to attend must register by Friday, May 16.
Information or to register: 942-1938.
School Board sets
driver’s ed classes
The St. Landry Parish School Board’s Driver’s Education summer program will begin on Wednesday. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. until noon.
Registration for the program will be Tuesday from 8 a.m. until noon at Eunice High.
Cost is $250, which must be paid at registration by cash or check.
The program is open to public, private and parochial school students who are age 15 by July 15 of this year. Proof of age is also required at registration.
St. Luke Baptist sets
St. Luke Baptist Church of Vidrine will celebrate 41st anniversary services for the Rev. and Sister Edges Williams on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 1, at 12:30 p.m.
Guest speakers will be Dr. A.B. Latigue of Unity Baptist Church, Lake Charles, on Friday, and the Rev. Jermaine Tezeno of Israelite Baptist Church, Oakdale, on Sunday.
The public is invited. Information: 363-2549 or 363-1531.
Learn about edible
plants from expert
If you are interested in learning about what wild plants are good to eat, the Louisiana State Arboretum is the place to be on Saturday, from 10 to 11 a.m.
The program will introduce participants to the bounty of native edible plants that can be found in our area. A short walk to search for plants will follow the program.
sets annual festival
CFMA Acadiana Charter Chapter will have its annual Cajun Music Festival on Saturday at the Northwest Community Center Pavilion.
Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold will play from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and Don Fontenot et les Amis de la Louisiane will play from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Admission is $6 per person, under 12 free.
Next week --
St. Thomas More
sets VBS signup
St. Thomas More Vacation Bible School will have its Bible School June 2-6 from 9 a.m. to noon at STM Social Hall.
The cost is set for $10 per child for grades K-6.
Space is limited to 200, register at St. Thomas More Religion Education Building
Deadline is May 28.
This years’ program is “Son Creek Junction.”
lessons to be given
The Cajun French Music Association will provide free youth and adult lessons on accordion, fiddle, guitar and dance every Tuesday and Thursday from June 3 through June 19.
The lessons will be given at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, 250 West Park Ave from 7-8 p.m.
Registration will be at 6:30 p.m. on June 3.
deadline is June 1
A “Woman’s Journey” cruise, featuring Christian speakers as well as visits to Progreso and Cozumel, Mexico, will sail aboard Carnival’s “Ecstasy” from Galveston , Texas on Oct. 13-17.
Speakers will include Cindy Townsend, World Changer minister, and Peanut Butter and Jelly -- Michelle Self and Pam Nunn of Leeville and Cheryl Edwards Turner of Sparrow’s Nest Ministries, Eunice.
Passage should be booked by June 1.
Information: Turner, 457-8872 or Holiday Travel, 480-1090.
Series debuts June 6
The Eunice Public Library’s summer Performing Arts Series at the Free Performances for all ages will debut at the Liberty Theatre on Friday, June 6, with Rick Kelley, children’s performer and singer.
The series is free and is for all ages. Each performance begins at 10 a.m.
June 11, Kahurangi: Maori Dance Theater of New Zealand.
June 25, Al Simmons, childrens’ performer
July 10, Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets.
July 18, Kuniko Yamamoto, Japanese storyteller
26th Buggy Festival
opens on June 6
The 26th annual Buggy Festival will be held at Church Point City Park on June 6-8.
Buggies, the main means of transportation in the region’s early years, will be on display and will be the focus of the grand parade at 1 p.m. June 8.
Music, food and special events are on the agenda all three days. Admission is $5, with children 12 and under admitted free.
The La. Motor Transport Association will hold its 2008 truck driving championship in Baton Rouge on June 6-7.
Registration and testing will be Friday, June 6, at the Cook Conference Center and competition will be the next day.
Three places will be decided in eight classes of competition.
Information: 225-928-5682 or email@example.com.
N.A.U.W. sponsors pageant, June 7
The Eunice Branch of N.A.U.W. will hold its Bi-annual Pageant on June 7, at the Southeast Community Center. Children between the ages of 3 and 12 are invited to participate.
Parents are asked to contact any member of the organization to sponsor their child. Entry fee is $50.
Information: 546-6937, Philomena Bernard, president
Coming up --
for facade changes
Grants for facade improvements to buildings in downtown Eunice are available through the Louisiana Main Street Program.
Application deadline is June 13.
Information: Joan McManus, 457-6503.
Culture & Music
Çlub event set
The Louisiana Cajun Culture & Music Club will host its 23rd annual celebration on Saturday, June 14, at Northwest Community Center.
Jackie Callier, Ivy Dugas & Cajun Cousins will provide music from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Admission is $5, with handicapped persons and those under 12 admitted free.
Acadia Parish Food For Seniors in the Eunice area will be distributed on Monday, June 23 at 8:30 a.m. in the St. Thomas More parking lot.
If it rains, it will be under the pavilion.
Free dog, cat
Free dog and cat vaccinations will be given under supervision of the St. Landry Parish Health Unit on June 26 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at City Hall.
Vaccination and registration of dogs and cats is required yearly
Animals must be restrained by their owner. Cats are required to be in a container.
The all-Fuselier’s reunion will be held June 27-29 in Mamou.
Information: Johnny Fuselier, 468-5151 or KJON@centurytel.net
Fun day, give-away
scheduled June 28
Word of Life Deliverance Center, 3330 East Laurel, will host a fun day and give-away on June 28.
Bring something you would like to give and you can choose from someone else’s item.
There will be a water slide and refreshments. Participants are urged to wear shorts and dark tee-shirt.
Information: Bonnie, 550-9045.