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LeBlanc leads NSU rowing to first conference title

Photo: Kevin Shanahan
Jami LeBlanc

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Staff Writer NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University second-year graduate student Jami LeBlanc said there was never a doubt in her mind as to the outcome of her four boat’s historic race last Sunday during the SIRA Conference Championships for Club Rowing teams in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Disability applicants, be aware of scammers

Scammers are trying to get personal information from people by pretending to help with applications for disability benefits and claims. A recent alert from the Social Security Inspector General warns of this phishing scam, and – whether or not you’ve started an application for benefits – these scammers could contact you. They’re taking a shot […]

What’s in a name?

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH I do not feel that I have an odd name. I was named after a relative and I have met several other Sheilas in my life. The restaurant industry feels otherwise. Any time I call in a food order, I have to repeat my name, stressing each syllable, about […]

Billy James Manuel

IOTA – Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in the Chapel of Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home in Iota for Billy James Manuel, 65, who died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 9:50 p.m. Pastor Gary Dardar, pastor of River of Life Church, will officiate for the services. The family requests visiting […]

Golf tourney for CADA a success

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard
Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’ Ivy Woods held his Fourth Annual Three-Man Scramble Golf Tournament and auction to raise money for Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) Friday. Golfers enjoyed the sunny day on the green while also raising money to benefit victims of domestic violence.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The recent rains didn’t stop the sheriff’s efforts to raise money for Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA).

Cardinal Rules

Photo by Theresa Lyons

A cardinal enjoyed sun this weekend while nibbling on seeds.

Traffic stop leads to burglary bust

Ralph King III

Two men were arrested Friday morning when officers with the Welsh Police Department (WPD) discovered stolen tools and guns while conducting a traffic stop.

District Champs

Maycie Fuselier

Lady Indians capture first title in 13 years; Indians grab third By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor CREOLE – The Elton Lady Indians wrapped up the district 4-1A track and field title Wednesday night at South Cameron High School, edging Oberlin High School by a final of 149-141. The district title is the first […]

Weekend warrior

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I’m one of those people who makes big plans for weekend warrior projects, but when it comes right down to it, I’m more like a weekend passive-aggressive enthusiast. I get really excited about a project that I really want to do, but soon discover I am just […]

Rural areas want more after-school programs

As many families in rural communities struggle for economic security, experts say that the after-school programs that keep students safe and inspire them to learn are in short supply. A recently released report, “The Growing Importance of Afterschool in Rural Communities,” finds that just 13 percent of rural students in the U.S. participate in an […]

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