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Lacassine sends off 35 seniors

Lacassine High School Co-Valedictorian Dillon Huval is presented his diploma by Principal Christina Fontenot during graduation last night in John Juneau Gymnasium. Huval was one of four valedictorians for Lacassine.
Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor LACASSINE – The class of 2015 at Lacassine High School was honored Thursday during graduation exercises held at the school, as 35 seniors were sent on to their futures.

Law, emergency personnel honored

JPD Sgt. Ricky Benoit was guest speaker at a Thursday event honoring local law enforcement and rescue personnel.
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor The men and women who work to keep their communities safe were recognized Thursday during a special Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony at the Burton J. LeBlanc Training Facility.

There can be no shame in answering the call of duty

The Way I See It by DON WEST Recently, the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War (notice I did not call it a “conflict”) was observed. For those who were part of that atrocity, few would call it a conflict. Over 58,000 young men and women lost their futures in that small […]

Technology will revolutionize 2016 voter registration

When President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, only two states offered a website where citizens could register to vote. By the 2016 presidential election, it’s possible that a majority of states will offer that service, helping to cut down on errors resulting from bad handwriting and reducing time spent by voters in line […]

Kendyn Amar and Kenlynn Saige Riley

Graveside services for Kendyn Amar and Kenlynn Saige Riley will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2015, in Benevolent Cemetery under the direction of Fondel Memorial Chapel. Pastor Lawrence Shelvin will officiate. Kendyn and Kenlynn were born Friday, May 8, 2015, at 7:45 a.m. and 7:47 a.m. in Jennings American Legion Hospital. Moments […]

Dr. John Allen Miller

Funeral services for Dr. John Allen Miller, 73, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2015, in Miguez Funeral Home with Dr. Perry Webb officiating. Funeral home visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. today, Thursday, and resume at 8 a.m. Friday until time of services. Dr. Miller died at 11 p.m. Monday, […]

Marjorie Delome Comeaux

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Marjorie Delome Comeaux announces her passing from this life on May 12, 2015, at the age of 83. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Jennings with Brother Jack […]

OLI girls win CCAL track title

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Special to the Daily News LAKE CHARLES – Our Lady Immaculate School seventh and eighth grade girls won the CCAL Track Championship meet Saturday, May 2, held at Barbe High School.  They will have a board placed in the gym listing all the team members and coaches.

Welsh High School bids farewell to Class of 2015

WHS boasted eight valedictorians at Wednesday night’s graduation ceremony. Those eight students are pictured here (from left to right) Annie Marie Watkins, Hailey Alizabeth Maldonado, Kourtney Ann Soileau, Courtlyn Riley Iguess, Emily Kathryn Hendricks, Cassidy Blair Ardoin, McKay Andre Hicks and Morgan Whitney Manuel.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer WELSH – The students of the 2014/2015 senior class of Welsh High School (WHS) bid farewell to their alma mater at Wednesday night’s graduation ceremony.

DARE graduates honored with ceremony

Motivational speaker Clifton Lejeune and JES student Sean Mooneyham partake in a skit demonstrating the dangers of drugs and tobacco. 245 JDP students were honored for completing requirements necessary to finish the D.A.R.E. program.
Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) D.A.R.E. program conducted its spring semester graduation on Wednesday at the Jennings Elementary School (JES) auditorium. Sixth grade students from JES, Lake Arthur Elementary (LAES), Hathaway High School (HHS) and Bethel Christian School (BCS) were recognized for completing the program designed to encourage […]

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