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Opening statements begin in Talen murder trial

A jury was seated yesterday in the trial of the first of 11 defendants arrested in connection with the killing of 73-year-old Charles Raymond Talen Sr. back in 2015. Roderick Jermaine Cawthorne Jr., who was 18 years old at the time of the murder, is facing second-degree murder and obstruction of justice charges in the […]

Agnes Myrtle Vincent Cain

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Myrtle vincent cain, 80, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2017, at Miguez Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles McMillin officiating. Visitation will be held from 3- 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, and will continue from 8 a.m. Wednesday until time of services. A rosary will […]

Jennings native, author to visit library

eagan LeJeune will be visiting the Jeff Davis Parish Library this week to introduce and discuss his recent book, “Legendary Louisiana Outlaws: The Villains and Heroes of Folk Justice.” LeJeune is a professor of English at McNeese State University, past president of the Louisiana Folklore Society and editor of its journal, “Louisiana Folklore Miscellany.” He […]

Lloyd Milton ‘Pappy’ Deshotel

 LAKE ARTHUR – Lloyd M. Deshotel, Sr. (Pappy), 77, of Lake Arthur, husband of Carolyn Deshotel, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, at his home in Lake Arthur. Funeral services for Lloyd Deshotel will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home on Monday, June 19, 2017, at 2 p.m., with Father Charles McMillin officiating.  […]

Gerald Abshire

Funeral services for Mr. Gerald Abshire, 66, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017, in Miguez Funeral Chapel, with Bro. Hoye Folks officiating.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home Sunday, June 18, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. and will resume Monday morning from 8 a.m. until time of […]

David ‘Dave’ Hebert

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mr. David “Dave” Hebert, 86, of Lake Arthur will be held Sunday, June 18, 2017, at 1 p.m. in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, with Father Roland Vaughn officiating.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at […]

Dorothy Jane Schlesinger Smith

LAKE ARTHUR – A Mass of Christian burial for Dorothy Jane Schlesinger Smith, 87, of Lake Arthur will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at noon, with Father Charles McMillin officiating. Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Lake Arthur on Monday, […]

This mom’s thoughts on Father’s Day

In My Own Little World by Aubrey Broussard I was recently asked to write, and deliver, a speech regarding my thoughts on Father’s Day. As a single mom, this is somewhat challenging, as I myself have experienced little to no actual parenting assistance from any father but my own. Playing duel-parenting roles in my family has […]

Less students dream of following in teachers’ footsteps

This week, the Jeff Davis Parish School Board declared several areas of critical shortage for the 2017-2018 school year. Some of these areas include administration, special education, 7-12 mathematics, science and Spanish, just to name a few. Superintendent of Schools Kirk Credeur commented that far less students are pursuing careers as educators. In fact, he […]

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