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Well-Ahead, LRA join efforts for healthier dining options

Well-Ahead Louisiana and the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) are joining efforts to help state residents live healthier lifestyles by offering healthier options on restaurant menus. “Louisiana is renowned for its food and culture. Unfortunately, we also have the highest obesity rates in the nation and lead the nation in other preventable chronic diseases such as […]

Protecting life sometimes means shedding blood

The Way I See It by Don West This Sunday past, February 19, 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the day I wrote that blank check to Uncle Sam.  History found us in the pre-stages of the biggest troop buildup in Vietnam of the entire war.  Those of us who enlisted or were drafted had […]

Strand to host Cajun Squeezebox Shootout

The Historic Strand Theatre in downtown Jennings will host the Twelfth Annual Cajun Squeezebox Shootout Accordion Championship on Saturday, Feb. 25. Accordion players of all age ranges will perform to the public at no charge, as well as a humorous performance from well-known Cajun Comedian Mr. Kent Gonsoulin, who is a native of New Iberia. […]

Place in the heart: Israel-based journalist visits childhood home

Arieh O’Sullivan only spent one year of his high school days in Jennings, but the city made enough of an impact to merit a return visit. O’Sullivan is the son of former Jennings Police Chief Fred Efraim O’Sullivan, who served the city from 1975-76. Arieh O’Sullivan, for the past four years, has been an anchor and […]

Candidates forum set for Thursday

idates forum will take to the Strand Theatre stage Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The five candidates who are each vying to assume Mayor Terry Duhon’s seat this summer include Dusty Chaisson, Henry Guinn, Marcus Peterson, Patsy Metcalf Richard and Jimmy […]

Una Mae Champagne

LAKE ARTHUR – A Mass of Christian burial for Una Mae Champagne, 78, will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., with Father Jay Alexius officiating. Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Lake Arthur on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, […]

Chad Smith

Funeral services for Mr. Chad Smith, 50, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Miguez Funeral Home chapel, with Pastor Randy Caswell officiating. Entombment will be in Calvary Mausoleum under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Mr. Smith died at 2:43 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in St. Luke […]

Eldess ‘Bud’ Broussard Jr.

Eldess “Bud” Broussard, Jr., 86, passed away on Feb. 20, 2017. He was a native of Lake Arthur and a resident of Gramercy.  A visitation in his honor will be on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gramercy from 9-11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m.  […]

Look in the mirror

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey “Take a look in the mirror,” my daddy told me years ago. “That is the person you can count on.” He also said to me in that sweet Cajun accent of his that it is not important if everyone likes you, but it is genuinely and most imperative that you […]

Lorraine Brown

Mary Lorraine “LoLo” Wallace Brown, 84, of Beaumont, Texas, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. A gathering of Mrs. Brown’s family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Broussard’s, located at 1605 North Major Drive in Beaumont. Her funeral service will be held at […]

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