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Gathering Together


   Students at OLI enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal together last week before heading out for a week-long break.

Cart learning to live with epilepsy

Kyler Cart shows support for his sister’s struggle living with epilepsy, as well as all those who deal with the complicated disease. He initiated the ‘purple shirt day’ among his classmates at OLI because he wanted people to recognize and appreciate the impact that it has on those that suffer with the disease as well as their families.
Submitted photo

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Almost three years ago, when she was only 12, Kaileigh Cart’s life changed in a way that she never imagined.

Shooting suspect still on run

Damien Guidry

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A Welsh man wanted for his involvement in a Crowley shooting is still on the run from the law.

Kassidi’s Kloset remains open after 20 years

Kassidi’s Kloset founders and supporters include Vicki Stringfellow, Jackie Hymel, Gertrude Vaughan, Rev. David DeWitt and his wife, Ellen.

By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News In October of 1994, a group of women brought their gifts of love to the aid of bereaved mothers at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Now, 20 years later, Kassidi’s Kloset is still giving.

‘Tis the Season

Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

   The Jennings, Lake Arthur and Elton football teams represented Jeff Davis Parish on the football field Friday night with playoff appearances. See today’s Sports for full coverage of the games.

Two arrested, one at large in rash of shootings

D’Avondre Williams

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The Crowley, Jennings and Welsh police departments, along with the Jeff Davis and Acadia Parish district attorney’s offices, have teamed up to solve two separate shooting cases that have already led to two arrests. Meanwhile, a third suspect, Damien Guidry of Welsh, is still being sought for home invasion […]

Operation Christmas Child in full swing

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Operation Christmas Child is in full force at Bethel Ministries Church.

One Cool Cat

soft kitty, warm kitty

Kitty Assassin, a hairless Sphynx cat, didn’t appreciate the cold spell this week so her owners, Amy and David Guillot of Lake Arthur, bought her this classy winter sweater. Kitty Assassin loves the new look, although her “grumpy cat” face makes her appear unappreciative. Submitted photo

Cop Car Involved in Crash


   A three-vehicle accident at the intersection of La. 26 and Shankland Avenue resulted in moderate injuries around 9:30 p.m. Thursday evening. According to Jennings Police Department (JPD) Chief Todd D’Albor, the crash is under investigation by Louisiana State Police, as per his department’s policy any time an officer is involved in an accident. D’Albor […]

Coushatta continue friendship with State of Israel

Tribal Council Member Davis Sickey presents Israeli Ambassador David Roet with a gift at a recent meeting in New York City.
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By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer ELTON – Last month, David Sickey, a member of the Tribal Council of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, met with and presented gifts to Deputy Permanent Representative of the Israeli mission to the UN, Ambassador David Roet, in New York City. The meeting reflected the shared friendship that […]

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