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Jennings Lil Dribblers take state title

Pictured (from left) are members of the Jennings Boys’ Little Dribblers 9-10-year-old All-Star Team: Zihyun Citizen, Jack Doucet, Derrick Jackson, ZaKeegan Lenette Coach Chris Ned, Tylon Thibodeaux, Aiden Ward, Trevor Etienne, Michael Williams and Logan Trahan. 
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Daily News Staff Report LAKE ARTHUR – The Jennings Boys Little Dribblers 9-10-year-old All-Star Team battled back from a 29-27 overtime loss last Friday night to win the state championship on Saturday afternoon.

Della (Buller) Bruchhaus

Funeral services for Mrs. Della (Buller) Bruchhaus, 88, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, in St. Paul Catholic Church in Elton with Rev. Marshall Boulet officiating. Funeral home visitation will begin today, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 4-9 p.m. and will resume on Thursday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Elton […]

Yvonne M. Mott

LAKE ARTHUR – The family and friends of Yvonne M. Mott are mourning the loss of their loved one who was called from this life on April 14, 2014, at the age of 67. Funeral services will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Lake Arthur on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 2 […]

Emerging playwright is hometown girl

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By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News Chelsea Marcantel-Polaski, a playwright living in Virginia, once called Jennings her home. The daughter of Greg and Jean Marcantel, she has made her way around the United States making a name for herself through writing and theatre fields.

Over 200,000 bass released in Lake Arthur

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By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer LAKE ARTHUR – Professional fisherman Dennis Tietje and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries helped to see that the Mermentau River has its fair share of bass in the future.

Yvonne Mott

Yvonne Mott, 67, of Jennings, died on April 14, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements are pending with Matthews and Son Funeral Home.

Chester Ewing

A Mass of Christian burial for Chester Ewing, 75, of Evangeline, was held today, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Father David Broussard officiated his services. The Ewing family requested visitation to be held on Monday, April 14, 2014, from 2-10 p.m. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. […]

Jeanne Lyons: Simple life to Southern Living

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By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News South Louisiana native Jeanne Lyons, daughter of Michelle and Jimmy Lyons of Jennings, grew up coveting the glossy pages of her mother’s magazines and covered her bedroom walls with styled spreads from her favorite publications.

Let’s Play (Wee) Ball!


Three year-old “wee” ball players with the Welsh-Roanoke Summer League gathered at Sportsman’s Park in Welsh last week to start practice for a busy season. Kids’ recreational ball is getting underway across Jeff Davis Parish. To share your game pics, send the images with a brief description to jdne… Daily News photo by Christine Touchet

Landry, Portie married in sunset ceremony

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

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