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Balancing Tragedy and Politics

Dear Editor, It seems the whole world is wracked with violence lately. One turns on the news and hears of violence on a global and even national scale. It’s easily dismissed, isn’t it? Especially when it doesn’t concern you or your loved ones. But when it hits close to home, the realization dawns that this […]

Legalize Marijuana

Dear Editor, Here are some quotes from people more influential than I. “I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the […]

Vow to Heal

Tuesday evening was an emotional night for my family, especially my 13-year-old daughter. An evening that would have been a normal family outing for us was tainted by the recent harrowing experience at the Grand 16 Theater in Lafayette. I had an uneasy, almost sickening feeling, as I stood at the ticket window debating on […]

BCS athletes overcome injuries, ready to make splash in 2015

Jaleel Berry (standing left), Bryce Bordelon (standing right) and Stephen Walker (kneeling) are all coming off season-ending injuries in 2014. Walker and Bordelon will anchor a steady Eagles offensive line, while Berry gives BCS a ton of speed in the backfield.
Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Losing players to injury is a familiar obstacle facing high school football coaches from year to year, but in eight-man football, it can be catastrophic when your roster is only comprised of around 18 players. Second-year Bethel Christian School (BCS) head football coach Frank Walker understands this dilemma […]

National Farmers Market Week declared

The week of August 2 through 8, 2015 was declared “National Farmers Market Week” by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “While many people often enjoy the benefits of their local farmers markets, this is a way to bring additional attention to those who do not frequent these markets,” said Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, […]

Randall J. Lopez

Funeral services for Mr. Randall J. Lopez, 62, will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2015, in Miguez Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Cavenah officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Visitation hours will be held from 2:30-10 p.m. today, Sunday, August […]

Clarence Broussard

The family and friends of Clarence Broussard are mourning the loss of their loved one who was called from this life on July 30, 2015, at the age of 86. A Mass of Christian burial to honor Clarence’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at Our Lady Help of […]

Robert Gordon Fulton

The family requests a gathering of loved ones from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, at which time a Christian Mass will be held for Robert Gordon Fulton, 33, of Seabrook, Texas, with Father Marshall Boulet and Father Charles McMillin officiating. A gathering of family and […]

Reel ‘Em In

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Residents at the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home dusted off their fishing gear Friday and hauled in a nice catch at the lake on property. Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

Responsible concealed carry requires education, regular practice

Firearms instructors Merrion “Steve” Taylor and Ricky Benoit led a firearms carry and concealed class Saturday morning. The class teaches basic firearms safety and handling, concluding with practice time on the range for the students to become familiar with live-firing their weapons.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Since the tragic shootings at the Grand Theatre 16 in Lafayette, the hot-button issue of gun control is again being discussed.

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