Archive for: June, 2014

What will summer hold for Common Core decisions?

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration said Thursday that public school fourth-graders and eighth-graders who retook their standardized tests this summer should get their results on time, despite Jindal’s suspension of the testing contract. The Associated Press reported the retests for students who previously failed the high-stakes tests are used to determine if the students advance to […]

Jennings Aquadogs enjoy strong showing at Swimfest

Kenzie Touchet
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Five swimmers for the Jennings Aquadogs youth swim team landed first-place overall finishes at the 21st annual JASL Swimfest last weekend. 

Story Time

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   Local kids were entertained by author and storyteller Rosanne at McBurney Memorial Library in Welsh Thursday. The event was part of Jeff Davis Parish Libraries’ Summer Reading Program. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Event to focus on booster seat safety

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By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer While adults can simply adjust a seatbelt then buckle up, children below a certain age and size need a little extra security.

LDWF biologist offers insight on snake season

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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), Southwest Louisiana is in prime snake mating and laying season, so it isn’t uncommon to see more snake activity in and around yards and homes. 

Anticipate average dead zone

Researchers say the annual low-oxygen “dead zone” that forms every summer off the coast of Louisiana will be about average size this year. According to forecast modeling done through research at a number of universities, including LSU and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, and through support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the dead […]

Hopefully, I’ve done more good than harm

The Way I See It by DON WEST God has a way of getting my attention when He wants to. He puts people around me that have the guts to tell me when I am wrong. It’s not an easy thing for me to accept, but God makes it so obvious, I cannot deny the […]

Lake Arthur’s Guidry living her dream

Gabby Guidry
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By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor Lake Arthur basketball star Gabby Guidry said it was an opportunity she had been dreaming about since she was 8.  

Passenger arrested for weed possession

Micah Cheatham
Photo courtesy JDSO

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle on La.102 near Cleopha Road Wednesday and found the passenger to be in possession of marijuana.  

Library Time

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   The Elton Library hosted its summer story time Tuesday. After an interactive story, children learned to make homemade play dough while younger children enjoyed an activity table with their mothers. Daily News photos by Aubrey Broussard

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