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Thank you to the red and blue

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15, as Peace Officers Memorial Day, as well as the beginning of Peace Officer Memorial Week. In an effort to recognize, honor and show appreciation to all area law enforcement agencies throughout the parish, several businesses, […]

Let’s not go there

The Associated Press reported Thursday that Louisiana is joining a call for the first U.S. constitutional convention since the nation’s founding, under legislation backed by state lawmakers. The House voted 62-36 Wednesday to support the call, giving it final passage. Less than 10 states have signed onto the effort, which requires 34 states to consent […]

Folse features Cajun feast at Bayou Rum

Chef John Folse

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Staff Writer LACASSINE – Like any number of cultivators of classic Cajun cuisine, world-renowned Chef John Folse traced his culinary roots back to the family kitchen and his “Unc Paul,” the best cook in Folse’s hometown of Donaldsonville.

Daigle named State Principal of the Year finalist

Rae Daigle

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor ROANOKE – Welsh-Roanoke Jr. High School (WRJH) Principal Rae Daigle is one of nine finalists for the 2017 state Principal of the Year Award. On Tuesday, 18 teachers and principals were chosen from a field of 48 semifinalists, representing every school district in the state.

Burglary suspect caught after chase

Melissa Perkins

An Oakdale burglary suspect was arrested following a vehicle pursuit Thursday afternoon.

Smith steps down at JHS


By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor Members of the Jennings High School baseball team received startling news on Wednesday when head baseball coach Jordan Smith announced his resignation to the players. Smith, who was at the helm of the Diamond Dog program for the past three seasons, informed the players of his decision at […]

It’s time for rediscovery

The Way I See It by DON WEST Sometimes it seems that no matter how old we get, how mature we think we are, how humorous we try to be, we would be better off having said nothing. I can hear my mother’s voice again, “Let people think you are stupid, don’t open your mouth […]

Cherry-picking patriotism

With the 2016 Summer Olympics set to take place in a few months in Brazil, the question of how important the games still are is one that continues to be repeated throughout the world. For many years, the Olympic Games were the ultimate test of athletic prowess throughout the globe, however, with the rise and […]

Courtship of the Cardinals

Photo by Theresa Lyons

While nibbling seed from a feeder, a male cardinal offers a bit of food to a female as part of a courtship ritual.

Woods competes at NCAA regional

Photo by Meredith Woods
Morgan Woods

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Staff Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – When McNeese State freshman women’s javelin thrower Morgan Woods made her summer plans, she said a trip to the NCAA regional track meet wasn’t on the intinerary.

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