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Lake Arthur to host Art in the Park on Saturday

art in the park

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer LAKE ARTHUR – Art lovers will be gathering at the Lake Arthur Park on Saturday, April 26, for the annual Art in the Park Arts and Crafts Market.

Grave Vandalism Reported


A gravesite located in Broussard Cemetery in Lacassine was found vandalized on April 5. If anyone has any information regarding the incident, please contact the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office at 824-3850. Submitted photo

Full Bloom

red amaryllis

This giant red Amaryllis is in full bloom at Donna McCormick’s residence in Jennings, while Theresa Lyons of Lake Arthur captured this caterpillar admiring her passion flower. Submit your nature photos to the Jennings Daily News for possible publication by emailing the picture with a brief description to jdne…

Achievement Day provides hands-on learning

Elton Elementary 4-H members construct newspaper flower pots from recycled newspaper.
Submitted photo

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

Coloring Contest Winner Announced


William Sonnier, 8, of Jennings, was the winner of the Jennings Daily News’ annual Easter Coloring Contest. For his artistic abilities, William won $25. Local businesses who made the contest possible include Jennings Credit, LLC, Gatti’s, Avenue Boutique (formerly Briar Patch), Rosebud’s, La Petite Boutique, Jennings Flower Shop, Cajun Tales, Acadiana Acceptance, McDonald’s, Walmart and […]

Lil’ Egg Hunters


Children in First Baptist Church of Jennings’ Mothers’ Day Out program enjoyed an Easter egg hunt last week in the sunshine, despite chilly winds. Daily News photo by Christine Touchet

April is National 9-1-1 Education Month

Local officers posed for pictures with Jennings Head Start students following their speech on 9-1-1.
Daily News photo by Denver Brown

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer April is National 9-1-1 Education month and the Jennings Police Department (JPD) is spreading awareness on the importance of knowing the correct way to use 9-1-1 services.

JD 4-H and FFA members conduct service project

Local youth took to the Rockefeller refuge for a volunteer service project on April 12, during Youth Wetlands Week.
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Jeff Davis Junior Leaders and Elton Future Farmers of America (FFA) members joined together to plant 4,000 plugs of smooth cord grass in the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge marsh.

Fishing for Success


Professional angler Dennis Tietje and his friend, “The Gopher”, spoke to students at Hathaway High School on Wednesday. Tietje explained the importance of setting goals and following your dreams. Daily News photo by Denver Brown

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