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FBC pumpkin patch back for second year

Wednesday, First Baptist Church opened its pumpkin patch to local elementary classes.
Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer First Baptist Church (FBC) of Jennings member Derek Laughlin no longer wanted to drive his children to Lafayette to visit a pumpkin patch in autumn, so he came up with a solution – he built his own. 

Tough Enough


   Jennings COA seniors attended a self defense class Wednesday afternoon hosted by Jennings Police Department PTN Don Lirette who was assisted by his son, Jonah. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Scaredy Cat


Jennings cat, Blackjack Moses, carefully peeks out from behind a fall pumpkin display on his owner’s front porch. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2014 begins

Delinquent taxpayers now have a chance to settle up with the government. A one-month amnesty program is underway for individuals and businesses who have fallen behind on their taxes. Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2014 begins today and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2014. During the amnesty program, delinquent taxpayers and non-filers can bring their […]

Grandkids keeping it real!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Just when you think you are smart and a get a little bit cocky, God gives you grandchildren. Their innocence and sheer honesty keep us humble. My six year old grandson Slade was asking his mother what did the “Granny in the red house” teach in school? She answered: “English.” […]

Indian Power

Elton linemen (standing from left) Kyle Battise, Zack Guillory, Elliot Nichols (seated) Dylan Landry and Josh Newell have opened gaping holes for a running attack averaging 356 yards a game 2014.
Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

By DYLAN BROSSETTE and KEVIN BRUCHHAUS The five hulking Elton offensive linemen ambled onto the field at Cleve Beard Stadium, laughing and ribbing one another for the curious odors wafting from their helmets – linemen problems.

JHS Hosts Career Day


   JHS hosted a career day for its junior and senior classes last week. Representatives and recruiters gathered from surrounding colleges, technical schools and military branches to answer questions and share career options and information for the students. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

1935 alumnus is WHS parade marshal

Photo by Bengt Lindell

By BENGT LINDELL Special to the Daily News WELSH – In May 1935, legendary baseball player Babe Ruth hit his last three homeruns. Another legendary athlete, Jesse Owens, set six world records within 45 minutes at a track meet in Ann Arbour, Mich. The Hoover Dam, initially known as the Boulder Dam, was competed that […]

Chalk Talk


by DYLAN BROSSETTE Well, it may have taken seven games – seven long agonizing games – of people throughout our fare Bayou State holding their bated breath, but Leonard Fournette at long last fulfilled the hype and lived up to what so many talking heads said for years he would become. Fournette almost single-handedly led […]

Mercedes Virginia Hebert

A Mass of Christian burial for Mercedes Virginia Hebert, 78 of Egan, was held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Mermentau today, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. with Msgr. Paul Mertejean officiating. Visitation was held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Monday, Oct.13, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. until […]

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