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Celebrate safely

Many have been celebrating Mardi Gras for a few weeks but the biggest celebrations in towns and homes will take place over the next several days. Mardi Gras is perhaps one of the biggest party holidays in Southwest Louisiana and with that comes danger. The biggest danger usually stems from free-flowing alcohol and, in other […]

Well-Ahead, LRA join efforts for healthier dining options

Well-Ahead Louisiana and the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) are joining efforts to help state residents live healthier lifestyles by offering healthier options on restaurant menus. “Louisiana is renowned for its food and culture. Unfortunately, we also have the highest obesity rates in the nation and lead the nation in other preventable chronic diseases such as […]

Mardi Gras dos and don’ts for pets

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine wants to remind owners that Mardi Gras is not always “Party Gras” for pets. Mardi Gras season is a traditional and special time of year for Louisianans, filled with parades, parties, southern food, King Cake and more, but it is important for pet owners to be mindful about their […]

Come to forum prepared to listen

If you are a registered voter in the city of Jennings, be sure to pencil in a 6:30 p.m. appointment for Thursday on your calendar. That is when Jennings Daily News (JDN) will host a public forum at the Strand Theatre with the five candidates seeking the office of mayor of Jennings . JDN received […]

Girls’ basketball receiving support it deserves

High school playoff basketball gets underway today, and for a lot of people around this area, that means it’s the best time of the year for them. Although Jeff Davis Parish is known for being a football hotbed, people around these parts do love their round ball as well and with so many teams having […]

Improve teen driver safety

Learning to drive and receiving a driver’s license makes for some exciting times for young drivers. Those first moments of freedom on the road open up many new possibilities for teenagers accustomed to relying on their parents to get them around town. Although being a new driver is exciting, it also carries with it very […]

Make heart health matter

Everyone has a heart, which means everyone has a vital organ that needs a little TLC. Heart health is becoming a hotter topic each year as the health of America’s overall population continues to gain weight and live on processed foods. Here in Cajun Country, the story is not different. February is recognized as American […]

Back off the kids

Is so much emphasis being put on children’s sports activities these days that is necessary for coaches to degrade children as young as 8 or 9 years old? That is the atmosphere that has become prevalent in towns across this country. Children simply want to enjoy playing with their friends in a sport they enjoy, […]

One More Disappointment

No Child Left Behind, Common Core and costly campus meals – these are just a few of the failures the US Department of Education (ED) has brought us since President Jimmy Carter pushed to recreate a cabinet-level education department in the 70’s. We should not expect improvements any time soon, thanks to Vice President Mike […]

5 things to know about painkiller addiction

Fifty-two people die every day from opioid overdoses nationwide, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 12 million U.S. residents used prescription painkillers non-medically in the past year. Unfortunately, even a small dosage can depress respiratory function, and these drugs can be especially dangerous when combined with other common substances like […]

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