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Transforming into Clairee

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY In 1996 and in 2004, I played the character, M’Lynn Eatenton, in A Block Off Broadway’s productions of the modern classic, Steel Magnolias. It was a raw and emotional role. I still know all of M’lynn’s lines. Funny how that is. Now, 10 years later, it is not so easy […]

CDC study: American’s bellies are expanding fast

Southwest Louisiana residents love their home cooking. In fact, we often celebrate with feasts and invite the whole family to indulge.  Unfortunately, over-indulgence isn’t just a problem here in Cajun Country. According to a new government study, the overall number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of […]

Elton to honor longtime coach Beard Friday

Beard pictured here holding the 1970 class A state title trophy alongside wife Barbara.
Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Writer The tiny town of Elton has seen quite a few talented football players roam the halls of its high school.  Names like Arthur Goodley, Al Woods and Donnie Bruchhaus come to mind when discussed, but no name is connected to Elton High School football quite like Coach Beard.  […]

Vehicle Fire Reported


   The Jennings Fire Department was called to a vehicle fire on Interstate 10 near milepost 63 in the westbound lane Tuesday afternoon. Jennings Fire Chief Hulin Theriot said the fire was fully involved when the department arrived on the scene. The driver of the vehicle said the car wasn’t running badly but believes something […]

Jennings man arrested for failure to appear

Stephen Scott Duhon

Jeff Davis Parish warrants division issued an arrest Monday for Stephen Scott Duhon, 27, of West Clara Street of Jennings. According to JDSO Criminal Investigations Commander Chris Ivey, Duhon was a fugitive wanted for failure to appear on a third offense driving while intoxicated charge. Duhon was booked into the parish jail without incident and […]

Revitalization plans underway in city

Local artist Ronnie Collins has been touching up the large mural in Founders Park on Main Street. The project is part of a larger goal to beautify and rejuvenate the Jennings downtown area.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jennings Industrial Development Board (JIDB) has begun major plans to rejuvenate the Historic Downtown Jennings area.

Bulldog Bites: Jennings 31, Eunice 14

Bulldog Bites by TOM PRECHT Captains: Seniors Isaiah Reed and Sherman Gant served as captains for the Bulldogs. Coin Toss: The Dogs lost the toss for the first time this season. Eunice deferred and the Dogs received the opening kickoff. They scored a touchdown two plays later. Game Ball: The game ball goes to the […]

Richard Wayne Dupont

Funeral services for Richard Wayne Dupont, 58, of Tepatate/Basile, will be held on Sept. 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. with full military rites at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings with Father Charles McMillin officiating. Burial will be in Central La. Veterans Cemetery in Leesville. The Dupont family requests visitation to be held on […]

Myrna Henry Oliver

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mrs. Myrna Henry Oliver, 61, were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Msgr. Ronald Groth officiating. Burial was in Thornwell Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur. Funeral home visitation was held from […]

Working Out for a Good Cause!


   A Saturday morning Zumbathon fundraiser held at the Hampton Inn raised over $515 for Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA). A separate fundraiser was also held last week to benefit the non-profit group. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

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