Archive for: November, 2013

Why bully pit bulls?

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH Bobby McGee, my beloved dog, was born with his three siblings under a house in my neighborhood. His pregnant mom had been dumped and took residence under my cousin’s house. Mama Dog did not like people. She only crept from the damp, dark area to eat the food my […]

Changes in WIC should improve program

The Department of Health and Hospitals announced this week that it is enacting major changes in its administration of the State’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), following a DHH-requested audit of its operations, including enhanced procedures for monitoring vendors, their prices and their performance. In addition, DHH will improve its […]


Blaine Gary and Silena Iste of Roanoke announce the birth of their daughter, Kylee Rae Gary, born Nov. 12, 2013, at Jennings American Legion Hospital. Kylee weighed eight pounds at birth and was 19 1/4 inches long.


Josh and Krystle Bertrand of Jennings announce the birth of their daughter, Kaina Laine Bertrand, born Oct. 30, 2013, at Lafayette General Hospital. Kaina weighed six pounds, nine ounces at birth and was 19 inches long.


Scotty and Kelly Darbonne of Moss Bluff announce the birth of their son, Brody Ryan Darbonne, born Sept. 30, 2013, at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Lake Charles. Brody weighed eight pounds, four ounces at birth and was 22 inches long.  

Vernis Hinchee

The family of Vernis Hinchee announces her passing on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at the age of 93. It is with great sadness because we will miss her greatly and yet with great joy, as she goes to be with our Lord. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. […]

A Reason for Thanksgiving

Young Iota man battles late stage By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor IOTA – As 34-year-old Stephen Broussard gathers with his loved ones this Thanksgiving Day, he has much to be thankful for. He is thankful for his wife, Kay, and their three young boys. He is thankful for friends and family that have stood by […]

LA man pleads guilty to possession

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A Lake Arthur man pled guilty to illegal drug possession and no contest to second offense driving while intoxicated in district court recently, and was sentenced to serve five years at hard labor as a result of his plea. All but 18 months of this sentence was suspended for […]

Grateful Students

James Ward Elementary pre-k students gathered last week for a Turkey Day celebration before beginning spring break. Some of the kids also shared what they were thankful for this holiday season. Bethan Beazer, 4, said she was thankful for her sister; DeJohn Zenno, 4, was thankful for Christmas; and Brennen Fuqua, 5, was quite grateful, […]

WPD introduces Morning Call Program

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor WELSH – Police here have formed a program that helps them keep in touch with senior citizens to make sure they are safe. The Welsh Police Department’s (WPD) Morning Call Program is open to senior citizens and homebound residents who will be contacted every morning by an officer to check […]

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