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Tyler Couvillion, 14, of Hessmer sends the ball down the alley during the state Special Olympics Bowling Tournament on Jan. 11 in Baton Rouge.

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Tyler Couvillion, who has autism, displays his gold medal for bowling he won at the state Special Olympics tournament. Tyler is 14 and attends Bunkie Magnet High School.

Young bowler wins state Gold Medal

Tyler Couvillion, 14, of Hessmer bowled an 89 to earn a gold medal in his division at the Louisiana Special Olympics Tournament in Baton Rouge on Jan. 11.

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Sue Johnson (center) sits with her sisters Nettie Jans (left) and Ruth Dupuy during a celebration of her 100th birthday at Bayou Rouge Baptist Church in Evergreen last Sunday (Jan. 12). Sue turned 100 on Jan. 13. Nettie, of Evergreen, is 91 and Ruth, who lives in New Iberia, is 97. {Photo courtesy of Rev. David Trimbur}

100-year-old Evergreen native remains active

It was the beginning of the era known as the ‘Roaring ‘20s.” Most of the “young lions” of that era have passed away -- but not all of them.

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Tenley Bordelon, 16, of Hessmer displays her community food pantry for the needy. The pantry cabinet has been installed outside the Rateau Center at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Hessmer. {Photo courtesy of Rebecca Pollock}

LaSAS student creates pantry for those in need

Many people say Christmas is more about giving than receiving, but truth be told they are really more interested in “what Santa brought” them. That’s just basic human nature.



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