Archive for: January, 2013

Ronald Begnaud

WELSH – Ronald “Spook” Begnaud, 62, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in a Lafayette hospital. His service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh. Deacon Wayne Chapman will officiate. Visitation was held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, from 2-9 p.m. with a rosary at 6 […]

Early crawfish crop encouraging after two lean years

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After two lean years caused by summer drought and winter cold, it looks as if there will be plenty of crawfish for Super Bowl Sunday — one of the biggest days of the year for Louisiana’s crawfish dealers. Last year’s wetter summer and a relatively warm and wet winter are boosting […]

Study Break

Daily News photo by Sheila Smith    James Ward Elementary students enjoyed popcorn and movies during a reward party Friday afternoon. Principal Suzanne Doucet said all students recently improved in at least one area on Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) tests. DIBELS helps teachers determine which students may need additional literacy instruction […]

Welsh acquires new fire truck

Daily News Staff Report WELSH – The fire department here is acquiring a new fire engine, marking the second new vehicle added to the fleet in less than a year. According to a press release, the newest fire engine has increased water capacity, better equipping the department to fight larger fires. The $260,325 vehicle was […]

Strand Theatre to show “Passion Fish” on 20th anniversary of world premier

By ALLISON CRYER Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Arts Council, A Block Off Broadway Community Theatre and the Strand Theatre invite the public to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the world premier of John Sayle’s film “Passion Fish” at the Strand Theatre on Feb. 1, 1993. The celebration will include a showing of […]

Disabled teen’s dream comes true

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Blaize Richard, 18, of Jennings was born premature at just 25 weeks, which resulted in a number of medical issues. He is mentally disabled, autistic and because he had his large intestines removed when he was just a baby, he’s quite small for his age. Yet he still has […]

Know the facts about glaucoma

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. January is National glaucoma awareness month, and according to the Glaucoma Research Center (GRC), glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma is an eye disease that gradually steals vision. There are typically no early warning […]

Mr. Christopher Lynn Clement Jr.

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mr. Christopher Lynn Clement Jr., 24, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Arthur with Rev. Ronald Groth officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur. […]

Brenda Sue Langley

It is with great sadness that the family of Brenda Sue Langley announces her passing from this life on Jan. 22, 2013, at the age of 54. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings. She will be laid to rest in […]

New park restrooms near completion

By ALLISON CRYER Daily News Staff Writer Work on the new restrooms at two parks in Jennings is in the final phases of completion. Jennings Mayor Terry Duhon said Thursday that the new restroom at Cutting Park was opened to the public as of Wednesday, Jan. 23. Duhon said work on the restroom at Franklin […]

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