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Olympic-hopeful LeBlanc qualfies for U.S. Olympic Trials

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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor HOUSTON – Former Hathaway High and McNeese State running phenom Jarrett LeBlanc took a huge step toward his Olympic dreams over the weekend, meeting the B standard qualifying time Saturday at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon and reaching the Team USA marathon trials next year in Los Angeles.

The gift of family

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Family may come in different forms. Growing up in a small town and then attending an even smaller Catholic School for twelve years makes for close attachments, much like extended family. I entered first grade at St. Maria Goretti Elementary/High School when I was only 5 years old. There was […]

Can authorities curtail teen drinking parties?

Authorities in DeSoto Parish are working to close a loophole in the law that allows teenagers to drink at parties held on private property. They may actually be on to something. DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle wants a new ordinance to let deputies ticket anyone too young to drink who is found with alcohol on […]

Rev. Willie Alvin Benoit

CROWLEY – Rev. Willie Alvin Benoit, 79, passed away in Encore Health Care in Crowley on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at 11 a.m. at H. O. P. E. United Pentecostal Church of Evangeline with Pastor Thomas Patterson and the Rev. Scott Benoit officiating. Burial will […]

Toddler Time

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The staff of the Jeff Davis Parish Library hosted Toddler Time for area children. The children were divided into stations and each were given different hands-on activities such as crafts, iPad games and group reading time. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: A Personal Journey

Kim Guidry Neal battled cervical cancer in 2012.
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By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News The American Cancer Society’s estimates for cervical cancer in the United States for 2015 are as follows: About 12,900 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed, and approximately 4,100 women will die from cervical cancer.

Elton football coach charged with two counts of molestation

Justin Joseph Fruge
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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor ELTON – Elton High School (EHS) football coach and teacher Justin Joseph Fruge, 35, was arrested and booked into the parish jail with no set bond Monday night, charged with two counts of molestation of a juvenile stemming from allegations dating back to 2008.

Mid-season report

After last season’s disappointing conclusion, seniors Anna Shaw (30) and Morgan Woods (41) have guided Lake Arthur to a state No. 1-ranking and a shot at a deep playoff run.
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Top-ranked Lady Tigers set eyes on Burton Coliseum By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor LAKE ARTHUR – The massive blue banner hangs just to the right of the backboard in the Lake Arthur basketball gym, motivating or mocking, depending on whom you ask, the No.1-ranked Lady Tigers as they take the floor each game […]

Frankie Lee Miller Williams

Mrs. Frankie Lee Miller Williams, 74, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in her residence. Funeral services will be announced later by Semien-Lewis Mortuary of Jennings.

Betty Monceaux Price

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Monceaux Price, 83, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur with Msgr. Ronald Groth and Rev. Jered Thomas officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery. Funeral home visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. today, […]

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