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Stories written by Brigette Boudreaux

Bag Lady Syndrome

W omen carry everything in their purses and their cars. I know I do. When I say everything, I do mean everything. To view the contents of my purse, one would think I’m preparing for the apocalypse or that I’m living out of it, and in a sense, I am. As a mom, I have […]

Volunteering has multiple benefits for youth

Volunteerism can help young people grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills. In addition, a 2011 study from researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine found that people are generally happier and healthier when giving […]

Kinder’s Cooley blanks Hounds 4-0

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor WELSH — Despite Welsh starter Cole Navarre restricting the booming bats of the Kinder Yellow Jackets to just 7 hits and 2 runs over 6 innings of work yesterday on Senior Night in Welsh, Kinder starter Welles Cooley suffocated the Hound hitter to just two hits, propelling his […]

Huey Paul Capdeville

Funeral services for Huey Paul Capdeville, 79, of Jennings, will be announced by Semien-Lewis Mortuary. Mr. Capdeville entered into eternal rest, Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in a local hospital.

Miss Jane Mary Vaughan

LAKE ARTHUR — Funeral services for Miss Jane Mary Vaughan, 73, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, in the Miguez Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Arthur with Msgr. Ronald Groth officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Anthony Cemetery. Funeral home visitation will be in Lake Arthur  from 3:30-9  p.m. on […]

Town of Elton sprucing up

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By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer ELTON — When newly-elected Elton Mayor Roger “Tony” Laughlin took office in January, he said one of his main goals in office would be to spruce up the town and clean up some of the rough spots of overgrown brush and trees. In less than four months, Laughlin […]

Army sergeant returns from Kuwait, surprises daughter

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I didn’t know the exact date until about two days ago. We told Hailey we’d be going to pick him up tonight at about 10 p.m. but I knew he would be in earlier. I wanted this to be a surprise for her today so I didn’t tell her.” The fifth grader at Bethel Christian […]

Why is the 2016 Democratic field so old?

There are five Democrats who have either declared or are thinking about running for president. Three – Joe Biden, Bernard Sanders and Jim Webb – will be over 70 years old on Inauguration Day 2017. Front-runner Hillary Clinton will be nine months short of 70. Only Martin O’Malley, who will turn 54 a couple of […]

Parents should be assets in youth sports

Sometimes kids set better examples than adults, especially when it comes to sports. Consider the ongoing investigation into a female head coach who suffered a broken nose in Youngsville. Police investigations are ongoing to identify a man accused of punching and breaking her nose. The head coach for the Broussard Youngsville Youth Association was punched […]

Welsh, LA send big numbers to regionals

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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor DEQUINCY — Welsh and Lake Arthur’s track teams hit the road Tuesday to DeQuincy to compete in the 4-2A district track meet, in hopes of qualifying for regionals and a shot to run in the state meet at LSU on May 9.

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