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Toddler Time


The staff of the Jeff Davis Parish Library hosted Toddler Time for area children. The children were divided into stations and each were given different hands-on activities such as crafts, iPad games and group reading time. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: A Personal Journey

Kim Guidry Neal battled cervical cancer in 2012.
Submitted photo

By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News The American Cancer Society’s estimates for cervical cancer in the United States for 2015 are as follows: About 12,900 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed, and approximately 4,100 women will die from cervical cancer.

Elton football coach charged with two counts of molestation

Justin Joseph Fruge
Photo courtesy JDSO

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor ELTON – Elton High School (EHS) football coach and teacher Justin Joseph Fruge, 35, was arrested and booked into the parish jail with no set bond Monday night, charged with two counts of molestation of a juvenile stemming from allegations dating back to 2008.

Mid-season report

After last season’s disappointing conclusion, seniors Anna Shaw (30) and Morgan Woods (41) have guided Lake Arthur to a state No. 1-ranking and a shot at a deep playoff run.
Daily News photo by Christy Broussard

Top-ranked Lady Tigers set eyes on Burton Coliseum By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor LAKE ARTHUR – The massive blue banner hangs just to the right of the backboard in the Lake Arthur basketball gym, motivating or mocking, depending on whom you ask, the No.1-ranked Lady Tigers as they take the floor each game […]

Frankie Lee Miller Williams

Mrs. Frankie Lee Miller Williams, 74, entered into eternal rest on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in her residence. Funeral services will be announced later by Semien-Lewis Mortuary of Jennings.

Betty Monceaux Price

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Monceaux Price, 83, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur with Msgr. Ronald Groth and Rev. Jered Thomas officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery. Funeral home visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. today, […]

Joan Belveal

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at 1 p.m. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley for Joan “Hebert” Belveal, 63, who passed away at her home in Crowley on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at 11 p.m. Pastor Frank Walker, pastor of Liberty Baptist will be officiating for the services. […]

The Right to Vote


The Reg. of Voters office in conjunction with the Jeff Davis Parish Library visited JHS as well as other area schools to teach students how to read and operate a voting machine. Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

Researching heritage leads to Cajun chronicle

Brad Crochet

By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News Native of Jennings and Army veteran, Brad Crochet, is of Cajun descent and proud of it.

Union Baptist hosts MLK Day festivities

Representatives from area schools, businesses, law enforcement as well as several church leaders came together Monday morning to celebrate the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King with a Community Career, College and Health Fair and Parade.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Monday morning saw a fun-filled family day for the community at the Union Baptist Church in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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