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Roy A. Broussard

 Roy A. Broussard, 66, formerly of Lake Arthur, passed away on June 4, 2014, in Rockville, Md. He was the son of Stephen and Maybla Broussard of Lake Arthur. He attended Goretti School. From there, he went to St. Paul High School. Upon graduation, he attended Loyola University. He was a member of the ROTC, […]

Dianna LaCombe Ardoin

Dianna LaCombe Ardoin Funeral services for Mrs. Dianna LaCombe Ardoin, 62, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, in Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, with Rev. Charles McMillin officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Welsh under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Visitation will be held […]

An extraordinary life: McCain lives more than one dream

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Byron McCain has led an extraordinary life.  According to his wife, Glenita, McCain always dreamed of doing three things in his life: to teach music, to be a pilot and to teach and mentor teenagers. God blessed him with the opportunities to do all three.

Fighting the unknown: Fox family manages rare disease

By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News The National Organization of Rare Diseases [NORD] Database provides brief introductions for patients and their families to more than 1,200 rare diseases. This is not a comprehensive database since there are nearly 7,000 diseases considered rare in the United States. Rare diseases do not get the attention […]

JDP school schedules to change

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer Many schools from around the parish will see a few changes to their schedule this upcoming school year, with one school facing dramatic changes in particular.

Residents warned of latest phone scam

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Elisabeth Landry of Lake Arthur spent the week out of town, so when she received a voicemail on her cell phone stating that her debit card had been compromised, she immediately contacted the caller. 

Granny Got Game: Local ladies bring home silver in national tourney

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor he local chapter of the Granny Basketball League, took home a second place medal in its national tournament last weekend in Norman, Okla., the team’s highest finish since it began playing in 2007. 

Adapting her talent: L.A. native finds academic success in heritage

By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News Debbie Royer graduated from Lake Arthur’s Goretti High School in 1970 with a love of literature blossoming into a bright future with definite ties to her past. She is now “Miz Pete,” or Dr. Richardson to her college students. 

Donation sites accepting school supplies

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer School season is around the corner and several community organizations are accepting school uniform and supply donations to assist students in need throughout Jeff Davis Parish.

JDP teachers to receive pay raise

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish School Board approved a motion on Thursday allowing the board to give certified teachers and all support employees raises in their base salary for the upcoming school year.

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