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Fall is in the air – A downfall of our nation

The Way I See It by DON WEST Fall is in the air – sometimes. The weather is just teasing us at this point, but the Bulldogs are rolling, the Saints are rolling over and the Tigers are bowling over the meager opponents they have played so far. Hopefully, when the seasons end, all area […]

Study says Americans endure unwanted care near death

Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by “perverse incentives” for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday. Though people repeatedly stress a desire to die at home, free from pain, the […]

Stroderd, Sonnier to wed

Tori Camille Stroderd of Iota and Justin Quinn Sonnier of Tee-Mamou announce their plans to wed at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Evangeline. The bride-elect is the daughter of Yvette Stroderd Fruge of Eunice and Rondell Joseph of Houston. She is the granddaughter of Allen and Joan Stroderd […]

Nolan Thibodeaux

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mr. Nolan Thibodeaux, 83, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Msgr. Ronald Groth officiating. Burial with military graveside honors will be held in St. Anthony Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake […]

Welsh visits stout Knights in S. Beau

By PAT DESHOTEL Daily News Sports Writer WELSH-The road to a win gets no easier this week for the Welsh Greyhounds, as they travel to face class 3A South Beauregard. Welsh will carry a 1-1 slate into the non-district battle, while the Knights possess a perfect 2-0 record.

Diabetic Health Day Hosted


   The Jeff Davis Council on Aging hosted a Diabetic Health Day on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Several vendors were on hand to answer questions about diabetes concerns like diet, exercise and supplies. Guest speaker Katharina Bougard was there to talk to participants about understanding diabetes. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Possible plan to save the Heywood building

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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The iconic Heywood building has been given a pardon from demolition – for now.

Transforming into Clairee

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY In 1996 and in 2004, I played the character, M’Lynn Eatenton, in A Block Off Broadway’s productions of the modern classic, Steel Magnolias. It was a raw and emotional role. I still know all of M’lynn’s lines. Funny how that is. Now, 10 years later, it is not so easy […]

CDC study: American’s bellies are expanding fast

Southwest Louisiana residents love their home cooking. In fact, we often celebrate with feasts and invite the whole family to indulge.  Unfortunately, over-indulgence isn’t just a problem here in Cajun Country. According to a new government study, the overall number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of […]

Elton to honor longtime coach Beard Friday

Beard pictured here holding the 1970 class A state title trophy alongside wife Barbara.
Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Writer The tiny town of Elton has seen quite a few talented football players roam the halls of its high school.  Names like Arthur Goodley, Al Woods and Donnie Bruchhaus come to mind when discussed, but no name is connected to Elton High School football quite like Coach Beard.  […]

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