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Clinetta  Ann Jones

Funeral service for Mrs. Clinetta Ann Jones, 59, will be announced by Semien-Lewis Mortuary of Jennings. Mrs. Jones entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 24, 2015, in her residence. She was a native of Jennings and was employed at Wal Mart for 20-plus years.

On The Way Down

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Elizabeth Wirtz, 6, of Jennings, enjoys some after school play time at the Shankland Park with her new friend Trestyna Klumpp, 3, of Mermentau. Wirtz is the daughter of Chris Wirtz and Kellie Wirtz, also of Jennings, and Klumpp is the daughter of Tresa Guidry of Mermentau and Peter Klumpp of Gueydan. Daily News photo […]

Clay shoot to benefit Sonnier kin

Rick Sonnier

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer A memorial sporting clay tournament honoring the late Richard “Big Rick” Sonnier is being planned for Saturday, October 10, in Welsh. The event is being held to help alleviate costs of funeral expenses for the Sonnier family.

Heywood must be demolished

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Remaining walls compromised during storm By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor Attempts to restore the iconic Heywood Building will not continue after a structural engineer and architect determined the remaining walls at the site must be torn down.

Bethel upended by NEBS 56-36

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer LAKE CHARLES – For two quarters of football, the Bethel Christian (BCS) Eagle football team put a scare into defending LHSCA state champion Northeast Baptist (NEBS), but in the end, just couldn’t muster up enough defense to stop the high-powered attack from North Louisiana and fell by a […]

Michael Lynn Comeaux

Funeral services for Michael Lynn Comeaux, 50, of Jennings, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at Matthews and Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 3-9 p.m. today, Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at Matthews and Son Funeral Home . Visitation will resume at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26, […]

Brazillian exchange student calling Elton home

Pietro D’Elia

By KEVIN BRUCHHAS Daily News Staff Writer ELTON — Elton High School (EHS) has not only added some international flare to its staff by recently welcoming foreign language teacher Benoit Embrechts, the school has also embraced a foreign exchange student from the South American nation of Brazil.

Storm downs trees, zaps power

Some of the Heywood Building’s south wall fell into Market Street during Monday’s storm.
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor The city of Jennings seems to have felt the brunt of Monday night’s storm that dumped rain across the parish, knocked down trees and even took out a wall from the historic Heywood.

Local law enforcement remembers trooper

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Steven Vincent

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The shooting death of Louisiana State Trooper (LSP) Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, 44, has shaken the Southwest Louisiana community.

Cormier, Guidry united in marriage

Rhett Michael Cormier of Morse and Haley Dawn Guidry of Mermentau were married at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 15, 2015, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Lyons Point, with Father Clint Trahan officiating the ceremony.

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