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Roanoke Home Destroyed by Fire

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   District 1 Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department answered a call Friday to a residential fire on East First Street at approximately 3 a.m. Upon arrival to the home, the northeast corner of the house was fully involved. Only one occupant was living in the house and the resident made it out of the burning building […]

Beatrice Comeaux

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Beatrice Comeaux, of Evangeline, announces her passing from this life on Nov. 14, 2014, at the age of 95. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Evangeline on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. with […]

Esta Mae Benoit

WELSH – Esta Mae “Maw Maw EIO” Benoit, 92, of Welsh, passed away on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, with her family at her side. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. Father Allen Trouille will officiate. Entombment will follow the […]

Jennings handles business in first round

Senior linebacker Jude Bonin (45) closes in for a tackle in Friday’s win over Miller-McCoy.
Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

By DAMIAN JUNEAU Daily News Sports Writer The Jennings Bulldogs started off fast and received excellent play from the defense all night long in taking a 31-14 win over the Miller-McCoy Lions to advance during the Class 3A Bi-District round of the playoffs.

Local boy learning to live with Type I diabetes

Wyatt Doucet
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By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor He’s only four, but Wyatt Doucet is tough. Like his dad Casey says, “He’s already fought twice for his life and won. He’s fearless…That, and he thinks he’s Batman. That helps.”

A Boy and His Dog

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   Four-year-old Derrick Adickes of Lake Arthur and his new Catahoula puppy, Optimus Prime, spent the afternoon on the lake recently while proud mom, Michelle Landry, supervised the pair as they enjoy each other’s company. To submit your favorite feature photo for possible publication, email the picture with a brief description to jdne…@bellsouth.net. Submitted photo

Overcoming the odds

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD Everyone experiences personal setbacks and obstacles in life, some more than others. I have always firmly believed that no matter what we endure or must overcome, that we all possess the ability to maintain a steady pace and strive to our goals. When I hear someone make […]

Net neutrality issue has pros and cons

Let’s say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago. Depending on whom you listen to, the rules could unleash future innovation and create jobs – or stifle innovation and kill jobs. The divisive and often confusing debate […]

Sylvia Clark Valrie

Funeral services for Sylvia Clark Valrie, 87, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Union Baptist Church, 1014 S. Main St., Jennings. Rev. Gerald Perkins will officiate. Burial will be in Benevolent Cemetery under the direction of Fondel Memorial Chapel. Visitation will begin at  9 a.m. in the church. Mrs. […]

Epsie Lee Duhon Fontenot

WELSH – Epsie Lee Duhon Fontenot, 95, passed away peacefully and was welcomed into God’s loving embrace on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh. Deacon Rick Hinchee will officiate. Burial will follow the service at St. […]

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