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By Raymond L. Daye, Co-Editor   For the second time in three three quarters, there will be no checks to local government entities from Paragon Casino.


By Raymond L. Daye, Co-Editor   Quick action by the bus driver, principal, several teachers and two parents at Cottonport Elementary School averted a possible tragedy Aug. 19 when an electrical fire broke out on a special education bus preparing to take students home.


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has Issued A
* Flash Flood watch for Portions of Louisiana and Southeast Texas, Including the Following Areas, in Louisiana
Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, East Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette
Lower St. Martin, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Mary, Upper St. Martin, Vermilion, Vernon and West Cameron. in Southeast
Texas, Jefferson and Orange.
* Through Saturday Evening
* Average total Rain Amounts of 2 to 3 Inches will be Possible By Saturday Evening, with Isolated Amounts of 3 to 5 Inches
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Flash Flood watch Means That Conditions May Develop That Lead to Flash Flooding. Flash Flooding is a very Dangerous Situation.
you Should Monitor Later Forecasts and be Prepared to Take Action Should Flash Flood Warnings be Issued.
Showers and Thunderstorms are Expected to Increase After Midnight
over Southeast Texas and Southern Louisiana As Increasing Moisture
from the Gulf of Mexico Moves Inland and Interacts with an Approaching
Upper Level Disturbance from the West. The Showers and Thunderstorms
will Continue Spreading Inland towards Daybreak...and Across
Central Louisiana Later Saturday Morning. Expect the Chances of Showers
and Thunderstorms to Slowly Diminish Saturday Evening.



Belledeau - by Tori Bordelon


Snow scene in backyard by Crystal Armand