Archive for: April, 2013

Gertrude Bourque Jones

Lake Arthur – Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Bourque Jones, 62, were held at 1 p.m. today, Friday, April 26, 2013, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Rev. Charles McMillin officiating. Burial was in St. Anthony Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur. Visitation was from 10:30 a.m. […]

Alvin Edward Haley Sr.

Memorial services for Alvin Edward (Bro.) Haley Sr., 83, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Semien-Lewis Mortuary Church Chapel. Rev. Johnell Haley will officiate. Mr. Haley entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 22, 2013, in Jennings. He was a native of Bunkie, and lived in Roanoke, Crowley and Galveston, […]

ZAM exhibit to feature local artists

By ALLISON CRYER Daily News Staff Writer The Zigler Art Museum’s (ZAM) latest exhibition features 12 artists from the Jeff Davis area who have exhibited at ZAM over the past 26 years. The exhibit, “Home Is Where The Art Is” runs April 27 through May 18.

CHIPS to bring murder and mystery to the stage this weekend

By ALLISON CRYER Daily News Staff Writer Mystery and murder are taking on new life at the Strand Theatre in Jennings this weekend. Complete with Nazi saboteurs, secret passageways, flickering lights and the blizzard of the century, Jeff Davis Arts Council Youth Theatre presents A Chip Off The Old Block’s (CHIPS) production of “The Musical […]

Welsh committee seeks youths’ input

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor WELSH – A committee aiming to form and expand youth activities here will meet Tuesday night to discuss ways to impact youth in the town. The committee, part of the Welsh Community Renewal Team, is hoping to expand local programs hosted by churches and individuals as well as looking into […]

Senators reject caps on free tuition

Daily News Staff Report BATON ROUGE (AP) — An attempt to control the costs of Louisiana’s free college tuition program known as TOPS, by establishing a cap on awards, was resoundingly rejected by the Senate Education Committee. Legislation to place limits on the popular free tuition program are killed year after year in the Legislature. […]

Local athletes qualify for Class B State Meet

Hathaway, Midland and Lacassine athletes competed at the Class B Region III meet at Bell City Tuesday and qualified multiple athletes for the Outdoor Track and Field State Championships in Baton Rouge. The state meet will be held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track and Field next Thursday, May 2. Lacassine’s boys finished third overall as […]

Knowing La. heat, fan drive needs support

Louisiana’s weather is notoriously unpredictable. Just Wednesday, we awoke to humid weather in the 70s that quickly dropped into the 50s within two hours. The heat is no exception and we all know that our late springs – and especially summers – can be unbearable. Many of us in good health have experienced a variety […]

I am a year older, and hopefully, a little wiser

The Way I See It by DON WEST Since the last time we visited, I have enjoyed another birthday, complete with harassing cards, phone calls, and the usual snide remarks about aging. Sixty-seven years God has blessed me with life, liberty, and the pursuit of whatever I deem to be happiness, regardless of all that […]

Eli Paul Champagne welcomed home

Chelsea Champagne and Shawn Benoit, both of Lake Arthur, announce the birth of their son, Eli Paul Champagne, born at 9:29 p.m. April 17, 2013, at Jennings American Legion Hospital. Eli weighed seven pounds, nine ounces at birth and was 20 1/4 inches long.

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