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Joseph Lee LaFleur Jr.

Funeral services for Joseph Lee LaFleur Jr., 49, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Celsius Offfor will officiate. Burial will be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services, […]

Donald Beard

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mr. Donald Beard, 65, of Lake Arthur, will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Msgr. Groth officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur. Funeral home […]

Agnes Matthews

GUEYDAN – Mrs. Agnes “Jane” Matthews passed away on April 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, at the beautiful age of 88. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Gueydan on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 3 p.m. with Father Charles McMillin and the Very Rev. Anthony […]

Coloring Contest Winner Announced


William Sonnier, 8, of Jennings, was the winner of the Jennings Daily News’ annual Easter Coloring Contest. For his artistic abilities, William won $25. Local businesses who made the contest possible include Jennings Credit, LLC, Gatti’s, Avenue Boutique (formerly Briar Patch), Rosebud’s, La Petite Boutique, Jennings Flower Shop, Cajun Tales, Acadiana Acceptance, McDonald’s, Walmart and […]

Lil’ Egg Hunters


Children in First Baptist Church of Jennings’ Mothers’ Day Out program enjoyed an Easter egg hunt last week in the sunshine, despite chilly winds. Daily News photo by Christine Touchet

Emergency managers urged to educate public

Two of the country’s top disaster experts on Wednesday challenged emergency managers and forecasters from Texas to Maine to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards. Speaking at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency urged city and county officials to factor disaster preparedness and risk […]

Dogs earn district honors

Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

Daily News Staff Report Jennings took on league-mates Iota, Iowa, South Beau, St. Louis and Westlake Tuesday, April 14 in the outdoor district track meet at Iowa, qualifying multiple athletes for regional competition at Westlake on April 30. The top four athletes in each event advance to the regional round, with fifth place serving as […]

Sharon Lynn Clark

Sharon Lynn “Sheila Faye” Clark, 57, was born Oct. 19, 1956, in Lafayette to the late Ernest and Lillie Mae Carrier Clark. Sharon resided in Welsh for most of her life. She was a member of Jones United Methodist Church where she served as an usher, communion steward, past church security and a United Methodist […]

One month in April

by SARAH MORRISON STEPHENS This time four years ago I was back home in Louisiana spending a month with my little mama, Jeanette Holland Morrison. My father had died four months earlier. Three days after his funeral my mother went into the hospital and never rebounded. She had spent those four months in the hospital […]

April is National 9-1-1 Education Month

Local officers posed for pictures with Jennings Head Start students following their speech on 9-1-1.
Daily News photo by Denver Brown

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer April is National 9-1-1 Education month and the Jennings Police Department (JPD) is spreading awareness on the importance of knowing the correct way to use 9-1-1 services.

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