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Local gridiron standouts selected for I-10 Bowl

A group of local high school football players will have the chance to extend their season by one more game when they take part in the inaugural I-10 Bowl to be held on December 17 at 2 p.m. from Sulphur High School. The game will pit Lafayette area all-stars against a team of all-stars based […]

I would do it all over again

The Way I See It by Don West We watched a television movie this past week and the theme allowed the main character to relive a part of her life whereby she chose a different path than the one she actually had lived. Bobbye and I later discussed that fictional possibility and we each offered […]

DCFS needs stronger funding

Over the past few years, many important areas in the state have experienced steep cuts due to budget woes. But something, somehow, needs to be done to aid certain departments. Children and Family Services (DCFS) Secretary Marketa Garner Walters told the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday without additional funds, “we are not serving children and […]

Church hosts annual tree lighting ceremony

ELTON – First Baptist Church (FBC) here is planning to host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at the church, which is located at 915 2nd Street. FBC spokesperson Mary Brown said the ceremony has been a tradition of the church for over 30 years. “It’s something we look […]

JDSO holds Fall 2016 DARE graduation

Guest speaker Pastor Clifton LeJeune has fun with a student while talking with youth about the dangers of certain activities and behaviors.

Over 200 fifth grade students received a certificate of completion for the 2016 Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) Fall DARE Graduation ceremony Tuesday morning, held at the Jennings Elementary School (JES) auditorium. Students from Fenton Elementary School (FES), Welsh Elementary School (WES), Lacassine Elementary School (LES), Elton Elementary School (EES) and Our Lady Immaculate […]

Lake Arthur moves forward with improvements

LAKE ARTHUR – Wednesday, the council approved hiring Aucoin and Associates for the Lake Street water line improvements and advertising for bids for the project. “The condition of Lake Street right now is bad,” Lake Arthur Mayor Robbie Bertrand said. “There are potholes all over the road and there’s leaks in the old water line, […]

Welsh seeks funds for water, sewer projects

WELSH – Officials here are hoping to receive state funds to assist in water and sewer projects. After Louisiana Department of Hospitals (LDH) determined the town’s water storage tank needed to be replaced, it will be swapped with two wells, according to Mayor Carolyn Louviere. Bonding attorney Alan Offner told the mayor and Board of […]

JDP Economic Development Commission presents new award

Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development Commission presented the first ever Agriculture Impact Award to Kabir Ahmad of IFG Port Holdings for  making outstanding contributions to the agriculture industry in Jeff Davis Parish. The award was presented in a meeting held at Cajun Tales Seafood Restaurant in Welsh Tuesday afternoon.

Marcella Wilson Tatum

Funeral services for Marcella Tatum, 96, of Monroe, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe, with Rev. Dr. Tim Neustifter officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. A private family interment will be […]

Write to Santa via JDN

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus … and he just so happens to subscribe to Jennings Daily News (JDN). Each year, JDN assists Santa in his busiest time of year by delivering the letters of local children so that they may be published in upcoming special editions of your hometown newspaper. With the help […]

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