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Achievement Day provides hands-on learning

Elton Elementary 4-H members construct newspaper flower pots from recycled newspaper.
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Daily News Staff Report 4-Hers in Jeff Davis Parish kicked off their spring break by attending the 2014 4-H Achievement Day on Monday, April 21, at the Jeff Davis Parish Fairgrounds. Over 400 4-Hers, leaders and volunteers attended the event, which kicked off with a welcome from JDP Superintendent of Schools Brian Lejeune.

Warm Weather Visitor


The return of hummingbirds is a welcome sight after a long, cold winter. To submit your favorite spring photos to the Jennings Daily News for possible publication, email us the picture with a brief description to jdne… Photo by Bernadette Lewis-Murphy of Andrus Cove

Lady Tigers earn district track team title

Lake Arthur’s ladies finished as the top femme team in district track this week. Numerous Lake Arthur and Welsh athletes qualified for regional competition.
Daily News photo by Donna Fontenot

Daily News Staff Report Welsh High played host to the 2014 District 4-2A track meet on Wednesday, with the Lake Arthur Lady Tigers taking the top team honor with 187 points, well ahead of Kinder in second with 133; Mamou in third with 83; Welsh in fourth with 57; Vinton in fifth with 50; and […]

Myers celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Jerry J. Myers, son of Dewey T. Myers and Lilliy Mae Simar Myers of Midland, and Ruby M. Myers, daughter of Ovellian Miller and Eva Istre Miller of Crowley, were married on April 4, 1964, and have three children, including Randall Kieth Myers, Darlenne Michille M. Cormier and Marlene Anne M. Monceaux. They celebrated their […]

Landry, Portie united in marriage

Darci Leah Landry and John Joseph Portie were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony during a sunset ceremony on Saturday, March 8, 2014, on the grounds of the Spring’s Ballroom in Iota. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Gary Koopmann.

Native Sons bring Pride to Jennings

Dear Editor, I was pleased to read in the current issue of Tulane University’s magazine that Jennings native Daniel B Lestage, retired Navy admiral, had been installed as president of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine during the organization’s 61st congress in Jerusalem. He was also a retired vice president of Blue Cross […]

Making all things new

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH “Whatever happens Whatever you see Whatever your eyes tell you has become of me This is not, not the end I am making all things new again”   I have heard it said many times that hope is a beautiful thing. Of course, I only recently realized hope seems […]

Is last minute change of course on Common Core a mistake?

The Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) believes that Governor Bobby Jindal’s recent “concerns with Common Core” should be cause for concern for the State of Louisiana. Jindal has said he’s opposed to “federal, one-size-fits-all testing that potentially breaches student privacy” and added that Louisiana should withdraw from the consortium of states developing a new […]

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 […]

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