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Pamela ‘Pam’ Joyce Thibodeaux

It’s with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Pamela “Pam” Joyce Thibodeaux announces her passing from this life on April 13, 2017, at the age of 59. A Mass of Christian burial for Pamela “Pam” Thibodeaux of Lake Charles will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Jennings […]

One extrication, no one injured in two car crash

Ranchero still rolling after three generations

LAKE ARTHUR – It’s rare for a vehicle to make it through three generations of owners and come out looking as good as new, but in the case of Debbie Abshire, there is proof that sentimental value can make an item shine. The 1967 Ford FL 500 Ranchero was originally purchased on June 27, 1967, […]

Green thumbs

Town of Lake Arthur seeking lifeguards

LAKE ARTHUR – As the summer season draws near, visitors of the Lake Arthur Park and beach will soon be accompanied by a new presence. While the beach has been fortunate to see an increase in guests over recent years, the growing concern for swimmers’ safety has led town officials to implement the use of […]

LA church to hold human trafficking seminar

LAKE ARTHUR – On Saturday, April 29, the Lake Arthur First United Methodist Church Women and Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Ivy Woods are teaming up to sponsor a human trafficking seminar. The seminar will be free of charge and will include various guest speakers, educational classes for both children and adults and a question and […]

The truth and the whole truth

I’m Just Sayin’ by Sheila Smith The Sundays of my childhood followed the same schedule each week, rain or shine, sickness or health. I would awake to the sounds of “The Gospel Greats” radio show blaring Southern Gospel music from the kitchen as Mom sat at the table applying her makeup. Dad would sit in […]

Traditions are symbolic, not secular

Easter Sunday is one of the most meaningful days on the Christian calendar because it commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who died by crucifixion as a sacrifice to atonement. Many symbols are associated with Easter, and understanding these symbols can help Christians and non-Christians alike gain a stronger grasp of this deeply meaningful day […]

Easter’s on its way

Oustalet promoted to central office

Jennings High School’s (JHS) principal has been tasked with serving as the parish school district’s supervisor of child welfare, attendance and transportation. Ben Oustalet’s promotion was approved by the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) School Board on Wednesday. A 1996 JHS honor graduate, Oustalet received a bachelor of science degree in health and human performance in […]

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