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Dogs not overlooking 0-3 Bears

With the clamor of homecoming week taking over the city, the Jennings Bulldogs still have an important football game staring them down Friday night when the dangerous Church Point Bears (CPHS) come to town. After finding another road victory in DeRidder last Friday night, the Dogs have climbed their way to No. 6 in the […]

Welsh area gearing up for The BIG Event

WELSH – Preparations for the third annual BIG Event are underway in the communities of Welsh and Roanoke.However, helping hands and hearts are still greatly needed. The BIG Event is a single day when volunteers come together to provide services for those in need in the community. The one-day event is a way for the […]

Use your time wisely

The Way I See It by Don West A friend of mine recently sent me a quote regarding the final days of Alexander the Great and his last wishes. He gathered his people to tell them that when he died he wanted the very best doctors to carry his coffin. This would demonstrate to others, and […]

Are the days of asking for a date gone?

With homecoming season in full swing all across the state of Louisiana, there are a variety of things that have changed concerning the time-honored event. Yes, there are the issues with toilet papering houses, firing certain unwanted objects at other houses and vehicles and other tomfoolery that doesn’t need to be mentioned. However, another “tradition” […]

LAHS celebrates

Students at Lake Arthur High School dressed as their favorite heroes and villains as part of homecoming week festivities.

There is a difference between hijinks and hate

It is the time of year when high school students celebrate homecoming with costumes, fun activities, community pep rallies, parades and a night of dancing in beautiful dresses and smart suits. There are pranks, too, many of which are harmless and enjoyed by most. Unfortunately, as we see each year, some use homecoming week as […]

Day by day

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey The one thing I have learned over the years is that every person  has his own story to tell. We all have troubles and  trials that make life difficult at times, to say the least. Through experience and having my dad as a role model for so many years, I […]

Pound supremacy at stake

WELSH – If you have nothing to do Thursday night, there will be a good old fashioned dog-fight on the campus of Welsh High School worth checking out. The Iota Bulldogs are coming to town to face off with the Welsh Greyhounds. The dog collars come off at 7 p.m. in Greyhound Stadium. Iota is […]

Shooting Sports Club seeks members, volunteers


Gun and bow sports are a way of life in Southwest Louisiana, and the growing numbers in Jeff Davis Parish 4-H Shooting Sports Club members reflect that lifestyle. Jeff Davis 4-H Program Assistant Tiffiany Cormier said as shooting sports are becoming more popular among youth, high schools have  begun forming shooting groups within the academic environment. […]

Harmless pranks? Oustalet: ‘This is not what homecoming is about’

Student actions related to Jennings High School (JHS) homecoming prompted Principal Ben Oustalet to call a meeting with city and school board officials Tuesday. JHS students have celebrated homecoming week by carrying out the usual pranks of toilet-papering classmates’ homes and painting messages and pictures on vehicle windows. However, some have taken it much further, […]

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