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2014 Coaches’ All-Parish Team

Jennings Team Serious

   Seniors from the Jennings Bulldogs make up just a few of the 2014 Jennings Daily News All-Jeff Davis Parish football team. The team comprises players from Jennings, Lake Arthur, Welsh and Elton and was selected by the four head coaches fromn those schools. See pages 2B and 3B for the complete list of all […]

Lyons, Davis married in New Orleans

Jeanne Michelle Lyons of Jennings and Amos Prosser Davis of Baton Rouge were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on Nov. 22, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at the Old Ursuline Convent in New Orleans. Reverend Whitney Miller presided over the ceremony.

Fred Schlesinger

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mr. Fred Schlesinger, 80, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Msgr. Ronald Groth officiating. Burial with full military graveside honors will be in Andrus Cove Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur. […]

Richard Glynn Deshotel

A Mass of Christian burial for Richard Glynn Deshotel, 51, of Iota, will be held at St. Jules Catholic Church in Tee Mamou on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at 10 a.m. with Father Paul LaFleur officiating. Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, from 10:30 […]

John Russell Gary, Sr.

“Shorty”-“Beco”-“Loube’ ” LAKE ARTHUR – A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church for John Russell Gary Sr., 89 of Lowery, on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. with Msgr. Ronald Groth officiating. Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home today, Sunday, Dec. […]

The Power of Praise

Dear Editor, Many Christians have said, “I know that I do not praise the Lord as much as I should.” None of us gives praise the time or the effort and the intensity it deserves. Do we praise the Lord at all? Do we spend more time of prayer with praise to God or do […]

Rule of Law

Dear Editor, Associated press, 30 Nov. 2014, “Southern Dems urge a return to party basics.” “It’s time to draw a line in the sand not surrender our brand.” My thinking, it’s not only the democrats, the republicans. What is needed is both political parties working together for the good of all America, not what is […]

How are decreasing oil prices impacting you?

Oil’s plunge is spreading both pain and gain across the globe. The price of a barrel has fallen by about half since June, punishing the economies of some major exporters. Russia’s currency has nose-dived, for instance, and investors worry Venezuela could default on its debt. For countries that consume a large amount of the world’s […]

Lake Arthur man arrested for missing juvenile

Corey Davis

Detectives with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office began an investigation involving a runaway juvenile.

Belt family celebrates a “merry” Christmas

Joel Belt

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor On Nov. 20, Joel Belt of Jennings underwent open-heart surgery at St Louis Children’s Hospital, becoming only the fifth child in the United States to undergo the risky procedure. A shunt was placed in between his pulmonary and descending aorta artery to help allow his heart to function.

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