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Shooting Club welcomes banner turnout

The Jeff Davis 4-H firearms safety meeting welcomed over 50 new members to the Shooting Club. Four-H members from all over the parish attended the meeting to sign up for this year’s club, where they will learn all about firearm safety, marksmanship and archery.

A jolly good read

Students at James Ward Elementary took time to read a few books Monday while checking out all that the pirate-themed book fair had to offer.

LAPD hosting National Night Out

LAKE ARTHUR – The Lake Arthur Police Department (LAPD) invites the community and surrounding areas to join them in celebration for the National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 4. National Night Out is an annual event promoting police-community relations, offering the opportunity to bring residents together with local law enforcement personnel who protect them each […]

Firing up the grill: JFD plans annual barbecue fundraiser

The Jennings Fire Department (JFD) may be in the business of putting out fires, but every November, they also light one up during the annual JFD barbecue dinner fundraiser. Although the barbecue itself is still a month away, the Jennings Fireman’s Association barbecue dinner sales have already begun, and firefighters are busy selling dinner tickets. […]

City offering fun family weekend

Jennings is the place to be this weekend for those looking to experience a little family fun. Both the 36th annual Stearman Fly-In and the second annual Battle of the Bows fiddle competition will be held in the city this weekend.    Festivities will begin Saturday, October 1 at 6:30 a.m. with the Stearman Pilots […]

Homecoming 2016

The Jennings community rallied for the Bulldogs’ homecoming parade on Main Street Friday.

While preparing to attack the Rosepine Eagles, Lake Arthur Tigers enjoyed homecoming week fun. Thursday evening, the community enjoyed a bonfire while Friday morning at Lake Arthur Elementary, students had their own block party where they danced and played ahead of that night’s football.

Reader questions political system

Dear Editor, When people or governments engage in immigration for the purposes of bringing in cheap labor to replace existing American workers, to expand a voter base for the purpose of an election, change population numbers and demographics, or increasing a taxable base, how is that NOT “human trafficking?” As far as I can tell, […]

Discussion on election continues

Dear Editor, What is it about politics and party loyalty that has such a strong hold on people? People who would normally look upon a person like Donald Trump with dislike, disdain and disgust and have revealed those sentiments about him prior to his becoming their party’s candidate now embrace him and wholeheartedly support him. […]

Fun October planned in parish

Even though it is still quite warm outside, fall is here, which means festival season is getting underway in Jeff Davis Parish. Locals can look forward to plenty of activities this year and it seems each week is bringing something for everyone to enjoy over the next month. Next weekend will see the annual End […]

Donald R. “Tony” Guidry

CROWLEY – A Liturgy of the Word service was held for Donald R. “Tony” Guidry, 78, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Duhon Funeral Home-Crowley Chapel, with Rev. Charles McMillin as celebrant. Visitation was held at Duhon Funeral Home-Crowley from 4-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 and continued on Saturday, Sept. 24, from […]

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