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LAHS alumni bring back softball tourney

Class of 2015

By K’REES BROUSSARD Special to the Daily News LAKE ARTHUR – Long ago, Lake Arthur High School (LAHS) alumni looked forward to playing their annual softball tournament every year. However, for the past several years, there has been no action.

“You showed us what we had to lose”

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH When I arrived at worked one day in 2011, my then-assistant editor asked, “Did you know the Iota Marine that was killed?” At the time, I was unaware there had been a casualty. I did not personally know the young man or his family. But the assistant editor passed […]

Our freedom was paid for in blood

“As I approach the gates of Heaven; St. Peter I will tell, “One more soldier reporting, sir; I’ve served my time in hell.” Mark Anthony Gresswell Can any one person truly fathom all the costs of war? Should we simply say many have given their lives and offer no more thought? This world is not […]

Stephen L. Hicks

Funeral services for Stephen L. Hicks, 58, of Jennings, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Matthews and Son Funeral Home with Brother Anthony Green officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, at Matthews and Son Funeral Home. Visitation will resume at 8 a.m. on […]

LA woman arrested

Lindsey McZeal

Lake Arthur Police Department (LAPD) and Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) deputies served a search warrant on an apartment in the Evangeline apartment complex early Saturday morning. 

SWLVH honors deceased during ceremony

Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor Three rifle shots barked in the cool morning air, as the haunting bars of “Taps” floated from Colin Fake Sr.’s bugle during the Memorial Day remembrance ceremony Friday at the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home.

Young corporal remembered as hero

Cpl. Matthew Thomas Richard

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer IOTA – Most servicemen and women know from an early age that they will lead the life of a soldier, even though that could mean making the utmost sacrifice.

Hathaway’s LeBlanc aims for history in ‘Cowboy Elite Mile’

Jarrett LeBlanc
Submitted photo

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor LAKE CHARLES – Former Hathaway High School and McNeese State long-distance specialist Jarrett LeBlanc will put history on the line tomorrow as he returns home to the Cameron Communications Track Complex at McNeese and attempts to become the first male Louisiana native to run a sub four-minute mile […]

I want to hear your story

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD If there’s one thing I’ve learned since I started this job, it’s that everyone has a story. One of the first things I’ve noticed when I sit down to interview almost anyone is they all say the same thing: “I don’t know what you want me to […]

Jindal’s religious order has no purpose

As politicians continue to push for their chance to be the next presidential nominee of their particular party, they are using a number of tactics to lure supporters. One way politicians have been baiting their constituents is by loudly standing up against either homophobia or religious persecution. Gov. Bobby Jindal is the latest character in […]

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