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Paul Vide, 83, Simmesport

Paul Vide passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Ochsner Hospital in Lafayette. Mr. Vide was 83 years old and a resident of Simmesport. He was preceded in death by his parents, Simon Vead, Sr. and Eudolie Graham Vead; brothers, Joseph Vead, Emile Vead, Douglas Vead , Jeffery Vead, and his two sisters, Linda Ortego and Brenda Carlson.
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Mansura Post Office temporarily suspends operations

The following has been provided by the United States Postal Service:. Due to safety concerns, retail and delivery operations have been temporarily suspended at the Mansura Post Office, 2109 Leglise St., Mansura, LA 71350. Until repairs can be made to the postal facility, Mansura customers can pick up their Post...
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Southern Cuisine - July

It was time for my yearly pilgrimage to Saint Francisville, Louisiana. It was time for the literary festival celebrating Walker Percy's life and works. There are lectures about “The movies of the Moviegoer” by Read Mercer Schuchardt, “The History and Culture of Barbecue.” with John Shelton Reed and “Walker Percy–A Personal History” by a friend of mine since college, Dave Duty and much more for any Walker Percy fan. And if you know anything about Walker Percy, there is always Crayfish and bourbon. The celebration was canceled last year because of COVID. There was not enough time to make up for the lost time from last year but there was enough good food, good drinks (bourbon, of course) and new friends to make the weekend enjoyable.
West Side Journal

New Roads resident’s cookbook includes fresh use for leftovers

The saying “waste not, want not” plays a major role in the love of cooking for Susanne Duplantis – so much, in fact, that it’s the subject of her new book. “Lagniappe Leftovers,” from Pelican Publishing of New Orleans, documents how the New Roads resident turns yesterday’s dinner into today’s culinary delight.

Firefighters suffer heat exhaustion while battling New Roads blaze

NEW ROADS, La. (BRPROUD) – A Sunday (June 26) evening house fire in New Roads led to the temporary closure of False River Road and left more than one firefighter with heat exhaustion, officials say. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department (BRFD), the blaze occurred at a residence...

Notre Dame's Corine Poncho, Port Barre's Jacques Soileau claim top honors on All-Metro softball team

This year's Acadiana All-Metro softball team. Corine Poncho, Notre Dame, Sr. — Another year and another softball state championship was earned by the Notre Dame Pioneers, who have proven to be quite the offensive juggernaut in recent seasons. Poncho established herself as a key cog to the Pioneers' offensive threat as she made life for opposing pitchers extremely difficult. In her senior campaign, Poncho merely picked up from where she finished with what Pioneers coach Dale Serie said was both a state and national best 32 home runs. In addition to the 30-plus home runs, Poncho had seven doubles and 71 RBIS.

Crisis on Louisiana roads emerges from pandemic

Film screening of ‘Uncommon Allies’ at SU to start conversation on violence in the community. Officials behind Mayor-President Broome's Summer of Hope initiative are hosting a discussion panel and screening of the film "Uncommon Allies" on Tuesday. Firefighters extinguish New Roads house fire, re-open False River Road. Updated:...

Firefighters extinguish New Roads house fire, re-open False River Road

The 7th annual Freedom Fest Triathlon in New Roads has everyone sweating this year. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says our roads actually became more deadly during the peak of the pandemic lockdown. Film screening of ‘Uncommon Allies’ at SU to start conversation on violence in the community.

Louisiana State Police Investigating June 24 Officer Involved Shooting After Deputies Return Fire Striking a Suspect

Louisiana State Police Investigating June 24 Officer Involved Shooting After Deputies Return Fire Striking a Suspect. Louisiana – Louisiana State Police reported that on June 24, 2022, shortly after 6:00 p.m., the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office requested the LSP Bureau of Investigations to investigate a shooting involving one of their deputies. According to the preliminary investigation, shortly before 6:00 p.m., the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a second 911 call of the day involving a suspicious person in the Indian Mound, Louisiana area. As deputies arrived on the scene, the suspect opened fire. The deputies returned fire, striking the suspect and inflicting minor injuries. The suspect was later identified as Deandrick Brown, 24, of St. Francisville.

Vibes in the Ville brings music to hot St. Francisville evening

The Remnants played songs from the 1960s live and loud at the June 24 Vibes in the Ville at Parker Park. The Vibes in the Ville monthly music series is held at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in St. Francisville. The concert series provides free music and refreshments sold by various local vendors.

Freedom Fest held in New Roads

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - While some are trying to beat the summer heat, others are choosing to embrace it. “You’ve accomplished something huge, especially in this heat,” says Michelle Forte, who is the race coordinator. The 7th annual Freedom Fest Triathlon in New Roads has everyone sweating...
Sylva Herald

Motorcyclist is airlifted to Mission after Cowee crash

A motorcycle wreck last week on Cowee Mountain sent a Louisiana man to Mission Hospital in Asheville in a Mountain Area Medical Airlift helicopter. A call came in at around 3 p.m. about a wreck on U.S. 23/441 at the Stardust Motel, according to N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Brook Sanders.

Denham Springs, Hammond, Donaldsonville and St. Francisville among Louisiana's Main Street programs

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and Louisiana Main Street announced 20 Louisiana communities have been designated as 2022 Accredited Main Street America programs, a news release said. Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier recognition demonstrating a commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully implementing...