Archive for: January, 2013

The many problems our country faces

The Way I See It by DON WEST Most of us who live in this part of the country probably never heard the name Heidi Heitkamp, but she is a new Senator elected from the state of North Dakota.  She is a Democrat, but after reading a couple of news items and listening to an […]

Casinos helping recover child support payments

The state Department of Children and Family Services has intercepted more than $806,000 in casino winnings from 599 parents to cover back child support payments. Secretary Suzy Sonnier said Tuesday that the casino intercept initiative has been a very successful tool in collecting overdue support. The department says collections from 18 participating casinos range from […]

Lloyd Henry Lacour

LAKE ARTHUR –  Lloyd Henry Lacour died at his home on Jan. 30, 2013. His body will be at Miguez Funeral Home in Lake Arthur from 2:30-9 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan 31, 2013, with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, from 8 a.m. until the time of […]

“Passion Fish” tickets available

Jeff Davis Arts Council Executive Director Lanette LeJeune said that tickets to this Friday night’s showing of “Passion Fish” and 20th anniversary celebration cost $7 each for those planning to attend the reception after the showing at Evangeline’s Café. For anyone wanting just to see the film without attending the reception, tickets only cost $5 […]

Girls Little Dribbers scores announced

Jennings Girls Little Dribblers reported their scores from recent action. In the Biddy Division (4-6 year olds), My Vac (Lime Green) played My Vac (Pink). My Vac (Lime Green) scored 21 points thanks to Zyna Citizen with 11 points, Nyaisha Beriod with 1 point, Kancis Willridge with 6 points, Trinit Breaux with 1 point, Jade […]

JDN Superbowl Contest Winner Announced

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Matt Hill, of Welsh, was the winner of the 2013 Jennings Daily News Superbowl Contest for guessing the closest scores in the conference championship games. Hill won a recliner courtesy of Bordelon’s Furniture; a smoked brisket from Cormier’s Specialty Meats in Jennings; five pounds of sausage from Coleman’s Sausage and Specialty Meats in Iota; and […]

Little Friends

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Kowen Hargrave, 2, of Iota, spends one-on-one time with a quail at the farm of family friends. He is the son of Crystal Benoit and Shane Hargrave of Iota.  Submitted photo

Locals earn La. Master Farmers distinction

Daily News Staff Report Jeff Davis Parish residents Dwayne Compton and Mark Zaunbrecher have both been recognzied as new Louisiana Master Farmers. Compton and Zaunbrecher are two of 33 members of the 2013 class of Louisiana Master Farmers and were recently acknowledged at a luncheon sponsored by the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts in Baton […]

City sewer project delayed

The city began work in September laying the force main line that will help to improve drainage for residents in southwest Jennings.
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By ALLISON CRYER Daily News Staff Writer Work on the city’s project to install a force main line for the sewer system here have been temporarily delayed while awaiting state approval on new equipment. City Engineer Steve Tate said Tuesday that the project was delayed because a different type of bore needed to be used […]

Court date set for ex-JPD chief

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor A former Jennings police chief will be arraigned in the 31st Judicial District Court on March 3. Former Jennings Police Department (JPD) chief and lieutenant Johnny Lassiter, 52, was arrested by Louisiana State Police on Jan. 11, accused of stealing items from the JPD evidence room. He was charged with […]

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