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Accept disappointment with grace

In My Own Little World by Aubrey Broussard Disappointments are a part of life. Learning to accept them with grace and dignity is an important skill. Complaining about them is normal but shouldn’t be done in excess. As I “preach” this, I am filled with conviction, as I know I’ve done more than my share […]

Tough choices ahead for legislature

The leader of Louisiana’s House Republican delegation offered his proposal Thursday for slashing $304 million in state spending, to close a midyear deficit without needing the special legislative session Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to call. Alexandria Rep. Lance Harris’ plan, provided to The Associated Press, would levy the deepest reduction of $147 million […]

Library hosts R&R class

LSU AgCenter releases Livestock Show results

The LSU AgCenter announced the winners of the 2017 Jeff Davis Parish Livestock Show, followed by the livestock sale. The Livestock Show was held from Sunday, Jan. 15, through Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Fairgrounds in Jennings. An awards banquet and sale were held at the JDP Multi Purpose Building on […]

Immediate raises unlikely for school board employees

The question of pay increases for school board employees was brought up during a Thursday night meeting but raises are not expected any time soon. Board member David Capdeville said it has been seven to eight years since employees received a raise and suggested officials review funds to see if any money could be provided. […]

Tenative date set for veterans cemetery

If all goes as planned, a veterans cemetery could be under construction in Jennings by the beginning of next year and completed mid-2019. State and local officials held a meeting at Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home (SWLVH) Thursday to discuss the project, which has been in the works for more than a decade. Louisiana Dept. of […]

Heart of Mardi Gras found in small towns

Mardi Gras season is underway, which means types of revelry for people throughout the state of Louisiana. However, the traditional Cajun holiday has grown to become almost nationwide, with celebrations being held all over the country. It’s blown up in Texas and even up and down the East Coast. There are basically two types of […]

An afternoon in the park with grandma

Alligator abode

Reptiles residing at the Gator Chateau inside the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park will be moving into a new, 4,800 square-foot home this year. Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission Marketing Director Dione Sabelhaus said the two-room, climate controlled facility will provide a much larger home for the gators (and Pierre, the turtle), as well as […]

Lighthouse Ministries opens second home

REEVES – Lighthouse Ministries for Unwed Mothers here has been taking in young women in need, and their children, since 2001 and recently welcomed the development of a second facility. Founded by ordained minister Patsy Cavenah, the program was designed to help teenagers and women battling situations of abuse, addiction and teen pregnancy, while providing […]

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