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Setting Goals

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   Though the school year only kicked off three weeks ago, Lake Arthur Elementary School (LAES) is already busy tackling goals. Here, fifth grade teacher Sharon Berken met with Whitney Zaunbrecher to set yearly goals. Hosting student conferences and using student data to drive instruction is part of the educational process at LAES, according to […]

Home, Sweet Home


   Second grade students at Hathaway High recently learned about animal habitats. The kids were able to have a hands-on experience by recreating the habitats in which some of their favorite animals dwell. Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

Sex offender booked into jail

Brent Wayne Delino
Photo courtesy JDSO

A sex offender is in the parish jail without a bond after citizens complained of his presence in a park.

Local aspiring to be actor

Kaiden Benoit

By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News “Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.” These are the words of George Lucas, the famed director and screenwriter. He is known for his famous movies such as Star Wars and American Graffiti, and so many more.

Elton youth chosen to participate in Leadership Summit in Arkansas

Elliott Nichols

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Elliott Nichols, senior at Elton High School, was chosen by first-ever Native Youth in Agriculture Summit as one of 50 students to travel to the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas from July 21-25.  The weeklong summit has brought together American Indian, Alaska Native and […]

Ready For Some Football?

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   The Jennings Bulldogs kicked off high school football action Thursday night with a jamboree contest against Lafayette, while Welsh, Elton and Lake Arthur tackled each other in the Jeff Davis Parish Jamboree. See today’s Sports for more. Daily News photos by Kevin Bruchhaus, Jessica Chevallier and Margaret Sonnier

State, federal pro-business lawmakers honored

Rep. Johnny Guinn accepted a Business Champion Award for voting with the Chamber SWLA agenda more than 70 percent of the time.

Daily News Staff Report A sold-out crowd of more than 850 people from across Louisiana gathered at L’Auberge Casino Resort this week to help honor the more than 50 state and federal lawmakers receiving awards at the Ninth Annual Chamber SWLA Legis-Gator Luncheon.  

Klondike Nature


   Bernadette Lewis recently visited “friends and flowers in Klondike, where Mother Nature provides plenty of great company.

DHH awards $990,000 for Estherwood water system

Pictured from left to right are; David Wolf, Adams and Reese, LLP, Bond Counsel for DHH; Jennifer Wilson, Manager of the DHH OPH Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program; Anthony Borill, Mayor, Village of Estherwood; Julie Borill, Mayor’s wife; Jason Akers, Foley & Judell, LLP, Bond Counsel for the Village of Estherwood; Jonas Harrington, Mader Engineering, Engineer for the Village of Estherwood.

Daily News Staff Report BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Office of Public Health (DHH OPH) awarded a $990,000 loan to the Village of Estherwood through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF). The low-interest loan will help improve the community’s drinking water system.

Welcome Home!


   After a car accident nearly claimed his life on May 17, Aaron Monceaux headed to Lake Arthur Tuesday following a long 101 days in a rehabilitation hospital. A very proud family escorted Monceaux home, where his high school and his residence donned signs of support made by loved ones. The young man will start […]

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