Archive for: February, 2013

Former JDN publisher dies

William George “Bill” Oberst Sr.

William George “Bill” Oberst Sr., longtime Panama City newsman, joined Inga, his wife of 43 years, in Heaven on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Bill passed away at his home on Panama City Beach. Born Nov. 23, 1943, in Birmingham, Ala., to William Andrew and Frances Oberst, Bill grew up in Owensboro and Russelville, Ky. Part […]

Residents should be wary of vehicle warranty offers

warranty letter

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor A Jennings resident is warning others to think twice before responding to what seems like a legitimate offer for an extended vehicle warranty. As Terry Navarre was going through his mail earlier this week, he came across an envelope from a group identifying itself as Motor Vehicle Services (MVS). The […]

Come Together

Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

About 30 Jennings residents gathered on South Main Street Wednesday evening for a community prayer service and walk. Organizer Kiara Charles said the event was in response to the weekend murders of husband and wife Charles and Katrenna Williams Jr. of Jennings. The couple was found dead inside their Seagraves Street home Sunday evening. Their […]

Biofuels to benefit state

Daily News Staff Report Louisiana has been a national leader in energy for generations, said Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M. regarding biofuels. Louisiana’s vast natural resources – including crude oil and natural gas – help power a state economy that is outperforming the national average in terms of unemployment rates. […]

Deadline set for voter registration, changes

Jennings residents’ last day to register to vote or make changes to their voter record for the April 6 Spring Municipal Primary Election is March 6. During the spring election, voters will decide on the next City of Jennings mayor. Those needing to register or make changes may do so from 8 a.m. until 4:30 […]

Certified child passenger safety technicians needed

The Interim LSU Public Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center in New Orleans invites the public to help decrease the number of injuries and fatalities on Louisiana roadways by becoming a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. The National Child Passenger Safety Technician Program is coming to the Lake Charles area March 6-9, according to a […]

A name like that is hard to forget (and pronounce)

While going through a document that listed a number of children’s accomplishments, I stumbled across a name that left my jaw hanging on my desk. “Please do not tell me this is actually a child’s name,” I said, staring in confusion at the paper in my hand. “This is a joke, right?” A co-worker leaned […]

Mr. Nathaniel Benfield

Funeral arrangements are pending for Mr. Nathaniel Benfield, 68, with Fondel Memorial Chapel of Jennings. Mr. Benfield, a Roanoke native, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.

Shirley A. Crader

Funeral arrangements are pending for Shirley A. Crader, 76, with Matthews and Son Funeral Home of Jennings. She died Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 12:35 a.m. at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

Joseph Dudoit

Funeral arrangements are pending for Joseph Dudoit, 89, with Matthews and Son Funeral Home. He died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at 1:30 a.m. at his residence in Welsh.

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