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Gracie Mae LaBauve Villemarette

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mrs. Gracie Mae LaBauve Villemarette, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, with Rev. Aubrey Guilbeau officiating. Burial will be in Andrus Cove Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur. Funeral home visitation […]

Alice Daigle

It’s with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Alice Daigle announces her passing from this life on April 23, 2017, at the age of 84.  Funeral services will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Jennings on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 10 a.m., with Reverend Lawrence Daigle officiating.   […]

Vines and Tynes a community success

No injuries, foul play not suspected in house fire

A home on Wilbert D. Rochelle Avenue was completely destroyed when it became engulfed in flames this weekend. Jennings Fire Chief Hulin Theriot said shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, April 21, the department received the call regarding the fire. “The first unit arrived at one minute after 11,” he said. “Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a […]

Dances celebrate, share Cajun culture

Cajun music stands out as one of the unique elements of Louisiana culture, and two local men are on a mission to preserve the beloved tradition. Cajun Music Radio Program Director Jeremy LeBlanc and Marketing Director Dwayne Coots have teamed up with Friends Supporting Friends (FSF) of Jennings to hold a series of Cajun French […]

JPD makes weekend arrests

Jennings Police Department (JPD) made several narcotics arrests during the weekend, including some involving repeat offenses, probation violations and animal cruelty. According to Deputy Chief Danny Semmes, the narcotics and patrol divisions executed a no-knock search warrant at 4026 South Wilbert D. Rochelle on Thursday, April 20. Upon arrival, officers discovered several subjects in the […]

Math and Mona Lisa

I’m Just Sayin’ by Sheila Smith Last year I decided to cut household expenses. I opted for a cell phone plan with less features, cancelled my internet subscription and nixed using movie and music streaming services. I felt that such cuts made sense when my only other options were canceling utilities and insurance plans. So […]

Students should be able to keep their earnings

When coal mining companies monopolized Appalachian states, miners easily found jobs but were paid with scrips. Instead of earning actual money for a hard day’s work, a company paid its miners with its own type of currency, or scrip, that could only be used at the company’s general stores. It was a way for a […]

Clyde Joseph Leger

A Mass of Christian burial will be held for Clyde Joseph Leger, 93, of Jennings at 10 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, with Father Charles McMillin officiating.   Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home beginning on Sunday, April 23, from 3-8 p.m., with […]

Fun at the Festival

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