What's Lifestyles?

This section is dedicated to promoting people, places and events important to people's lifestyles in West Baton Rouge Parish. We encourage readers to submit club news, community events, fundraising opportunities, milestone birthdays and notable accomplishments. Please include the who, what, when, where and how as well as contact information so we can get in touch if we have additional questions.

2021 Easter Coloring Contest

The West Side Journal is hosting the 2021 Easter Coloring Contest open to West Baton Rouge residents in kindergarten through third grade! Winners will be featured in the Thursday, April 1 print edition and receive a prize. Here's how to participate: 1) Print & color your page - remember creativity counts! 2) Ask a parent or teacher to help you fill out the "About Me" form. Please note if you do not include your name and a parent or teacher's contact information, we will not be able to contact you should you win. 3) Drop your completed work off at The West Side Journal located at 668 N. Jefferson Ave. Port Allen, LA 70767 before Thursday,

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Opinion Section

What is an Op-Ed? An op-ed may be many things - Commentary on local news and events, reflections, explanatory essays, open letters and much more. We’re happy to run just about anything well-written with a fact-based viewpoint we believe the residents of West Baton Rouge will find worthy of their reading. Personal or explanatory essays, commentary on news events, reflections on cultural trends and more are all welcome. We’re interested in anything well-written with a fact-based viewpoint we believe readers will find worthwhile.