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DHH awards $990,000 for Estherwood water system

Pictured from left to right are; David Wolf, Adams and Reese, LLP, Bond Counsel for DHH; Jennifer Wilson, Manager of the DHH OPH Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program; Anthony Borill, Mayor, Village of Estherwood; Julie Borill, Mayor’s wife; Jason Akers, Foley & Judell, LLP, Bond Counsel for the Village of Estherwood; Jonas Harrington, Mader Engineering, Engineer for the Village of Estherwood.

Daily News Staff Report BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Office of Public Health (DHH OPH) awarded a $990,000 loan to the Village of Estherwood through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF). The low-interest loan will help improve the community’s drinking water system.

Betty Jane Hebert

LAKE ARTHUR – The family and friends of Betty Jane Hebert are mourning the loss of their loved one who was called from this life while surrounded by her family on Monday, August 25, 2014, at the age of 79. A Mass of Christian burial honoring her life will be held at Our Lady of […]

Donald Michael Courts

Donald “Don” Michael Courts, 74, died on Monday, August 25, 2014, at his residence in St. Francisville. He was born in Jennings. He retired from Angola State Prison in 2011 after 35 years as the pharmacy director. Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in St. […]

Anthony Percy David

LAKE ARTHUR – A memorial service for Anthony Percy “Tony” David, 47, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014, in Miguez Funeral Home Chapel with Msgr. Ronald Groth officiating. Funeral home visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Mr. David was a native of Jennings and […]

Help recognize those who keep La. beautiful

We can all do our part to keep our state beautiful. Meanwhile, those who go above and beyond to do so may also earn recognition for those efforts.   Nominations for the Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) annual awards are now being accepted, by the non-profit organization that is dedicated to litter prevention, waste reduction and […]

Drama queens and kings

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Approximately 22 years ago, I was privileged to be an educational advisor for a group that was wanting to revive community theatre in our parish. We hoped to use The Strand as our venue. I was seriously ecstatic about the idea, something I had wanted for so long (as if […]

Scippers welcome Aubrie Graham

Matt and Audie Scipper of Hathaway announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrie Graham, born July 24, 2014.

Welcome Home!


   After a car accident nearly claimed his life on May 17, Aaron Monceaux headed to Lake Arthur Tuesday following a long 101 days in a rehabilitation hospital. A very proud family escorted Monceaux home, where his high school and his residence donned signs of support made by loved ones. The young man will start […]

A tradition of giving continues

The Faith Tabernacle Christmas Parade became a community-involved event that the neighborhood children looked forward to every year.
Submitted photo

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Richard Waltrip and his sister, Ruth Marie, grew up in a family where helping his fellow man was a way of life and not just an occasional, random act of kindness.

Voyeurism suspect pleads not guilty

Seth J. Richard
Photo courtesy JDSO

Daily News Staff Report A Lacassine man accused of secretly videoing a nine-year-old while the child bathed pled not guilty to the charge.

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