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Sweet Dreams

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   Bridget and Daniel Veuleman of Welsh welcomed a new baby into the world this week, but it was three-year-old big brother Anderson who gave the warmest welcome. Anderson and newborn baby girl Piper Eve cuddled up for a nap after an exhausting day. Submitted photo

Refuge serves as safe haven for abandoned wildlife

A local family resuced three baby squirrels which were then sent to the Heckhaven Wildlife Refuge in Lake Charles.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Three baby squirrels were rescued and brought into the Jennings Animal Hospital Monday morning. Bree Williams, the receptionist with the Jennings Animal Hospital, said a Jennings family found the squirrels in their yard. 

Qualifying opens for November primary

Lake Arthur Councilman Ellsworth “Wordy” Duhon was one of the first area incumbents to qualify in the parish today.
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor This fall will bring a full ballot to the voters of Jeff Davis Parish (JDP), as dozens of local, parish and state seats will be up for grabs in the Nov. 4 primary.

Indians getting offensive in 2014

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Writer “Keep your head up, sir. We’re gonna throw it a lot over here.”   The command comes from a young Elton reserve at the start of  offensive team drills at Elton High School Monday afternoon, and they did not disappoint whatsoever. Offense seems to be the strong point of […]

Joyce Mathieu

Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Mathieu, 79 , will be announced later by Semien-Lewis Mortuary of Jennings. Mrs. Mathieu entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 18, 2014, in her residence.

Mrs. Ivra D. Jones

Funeral services for Mrs. Ivra D. Jones, 98, were held today, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Miguez Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Estes officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Funeral home visitation was held today, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, from 9 a.m. until […]

Judge hears arguments in Common Core lawsuit


BATON ROUGE (AP) — A state judge heard arguments Monday from lawyers for teachers and parents who support the Common Core education standards and want Gov. Bobby Jindal’s actions against the multi-state standards invalidated.

Vincent arrested for domestic abuse and false imprisonment

Jeremy Chad Vincent
Photo courtesy JDSO

IOWA – Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Deputies made a Friday evening arrest here at a home on Hwy. 383. 

Rice season coming to an end

Despite a few changes this year, rice harvesting season is still business as usual.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer As the end of another rice season approaches, an overall recap of this year’s yields show that the rice industry is doing well, despite going through a lot of changes.

Chalk Talk


Times, they are a’changin’ by DYLAN BROSSETTE In a bold move this week, historic prep football powers John Curtis and Evangel finally managed to claw their way back to the top of the LHSAA classifications after being unceremounisly booted back to class 2A some 15 years ago. Teurlings and STM went, too, because, ya’ know […]

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