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In light of the coronavirus pandemic, virtually all of us have considered health-related issues. But for people facing a serious, chronic illness, such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes or cancer, health concerns are an everyday matter. If you’re fortunate, you may never b… Read more

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Jordan Arceneaux, Sports Editor of the West Side Journal, and his wife Liz have launched "The Arceneaux Angle," a podcast about raising two toddlers and relationships from the perspective of a married millennial couple living through the pandemic and civil rights movement. Read more

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1988 — City Police Captain Henry “Boo” Gary retires from the city after 32 years of employment, making him the holder of the longest employment tenure for the City of Port Allen.  Read more

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Like most people, you probably have many financial goals: a comfortable retirement, long vacations, college for your children or grandchildren, the ability to leave something behind for the next generation, and so on. To achieve these various goals, you may have to follow different investmen… Read more

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In 2011, I spent a couple of months volunteering at an orphanage in Thailand. While there, I explored a lot of the country and had intentions to move there as a missionary. Read more

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Thursday afternoon, July 23rd, 2020, I spoke with the last commissioned officer to investigate both the murder of Thomas Hotard and the disappearance of Audrey Moate. And I asked the retired St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff’s deputy if he had been following my work on the case. Read more

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1960 — Port Allen Volunteer Fire Department Chief Thomas Hebert presents a gold badge to Clay Bourg upon his retirement after 19 years of service. Also congratulating Bourg is Port Allen Mayor Eugene J. Alexander.  Read more

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For a long time now, you have had the advantage. You have leaned on that sweet, southern corruption, as thick as the humid Louisiana air. I wonder if you see her face at night. Read more

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Just after 4 in the afternoon, Thursday, December 6, 1956, Audrey Moate’s former mother-in-law answered the telephone in her New Orleans apartment. The voice on the other end said, “Mom, this is Audrey. I’m in very bad trouble, and I need help.” Read more

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A few years ago, my mother and I had an opportunity to take a mother- daughter trip throughout Europe. We visited several countries, but I think our favorite city had to be Florence, Italy.  Read more

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It’s unfortunate, but true: During this period of economic uncertainty, one of the busiest “industries” has been financial scamming. But it goes on even during normal times, too, so you’ll want to know what to look for, and how to defend yourself. Read more

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Halfway between Hammond and New Orleans, turning onto Frenier Road leads travelers to Lake Pontchartrain, a 30-mile lake, surrounded at the road’s end by snake-infested swampland, a wilderness frequented by deer, alligator, black bear, and an occasional murderer. Read more

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Over the past few months, just about everyone has felt the loss of some type of freedom, whether it’s being able to travel, engage in social gatherings or participate in other activities we previously took for granted. Still, as we prepare to observe Independence Day, it’s comforting to real… Read more

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Editor’s Note: Carolyn Lorio celebrates her 92nd birthday on June 29, 2020. For decades, she has served the West Baton Rouge community through service to children. She is well-known for her community involvement and as the founder of River Road Child Care. Below is a transcript of a Q&A … Read more

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1960 — The Rev. John Naughton of Holy Family Church in Port Allen joined jubilarians for a gathering at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans in celebration of their 25th year in the priesthood. Read more

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There’s certainly been plenty of volatility and uncertainty the past few months, but one aspect of your financial picture has probably remained stable: your need for insurance. And since National Insurance Awareness Day is observed on June 28, now is a good time to review your overall insura… Read more

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"He is compassionate about his job! He cares about his community! He is trustworthy, making the community feel comfortable about having him serve and protect them! The sheriffs department couldn’t have chosen a better deputy to work for their team!" - Holley Petty Read more

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In May of this year, the editor of The West Side Journal asked me to review three Port Allen homicides. Studying the facts surrounding the murders of Fatrell Queen, Dedrick Jackson, and Larry Profit, I found myself haunted by something accused serial killer Frankie Richard said to me shortly… Read more

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It’s harder to keep in touch with people these days. Things are opening up but it’s going to be a while before we hop in a car and visit people the way we used to. Read more

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The recent market volatility has affected just about everybody’s financial and investment situations – so, if you were planning to retire soon, will it still be possible? Read more