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200K finglerlings to be released

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By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer Even though professional angler Dennis Tietje has made it to the top of his sport, he still takes pride in the fishing of his home parish.

Area Residents Tee-Off for CADA


More than 40 three-man teams hit the Jennings Country Club’s golf course Friday in support of Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA). The second annual event, sponsored by Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Ivy Woods, raised $10,000 for CADA last year, money that was used to assist and shelter victims of domestic violence. The grand total raised […]

Organ donation – sharing the gift of life

When Aaron Richard died in 2007, his mother Paula Bonin and father made the decision to donate his organs. William Ross (above, left) received a life-saving kidney because of their donation.
Submitted photo

By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News April is National “Donate Life” Month. Nationwide, over 120,000 people are waiting for an organ. Each day 4,000 more people are added to the national waiting list. All of these people are in desperate need of an organ to live, or other tissue or bone transplants to […]

Left Behind

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Fourteen baby wood ducks jumped from their nest inside a wood duck box at the home of Dr. Michael and Aimee Benoit in Jennings. Their family opened the box to find that the mother and brood had left behind this little duckling, who didn’t make the jump. The couple’s 11 year-old son, Luke, decided to […]

Elton to name gym after Oris Guidry

Buildings and Ground committee Chairman Richard McNabb spoke to supporters of the EHS gym renaming during the meeting at the school Thursday.
Daily News photo by Denver Brown

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer ELTON – The Jeff Davis Parish School Board’s Buildings and Ground Committee gathered at the Elton High School (EHS) gymnasium on Thursday to give the public an opportunity to share their concerns and support in naming the gym in honor of former EHS basketball coach, Oris Guidry.

Campus Treat!


James Ward Elementary kindergarteners enjoy a popsicle and a movie as an award for good behavior. Students are rewarded every six weeks in good conduct. Although usually held on the playground, students received their frozen awards in the gym this six weeks due to weather. Daily News photo by Saige Blanchard

My Faith, My Promise


Local Girl Scout troops across the parish attended a workshop at Welsh First Methodist Church last Saturday. The workshop was for Scouts earning their My Faith, My Promise pin. Scouts earn the pin by carefully examining the Girl Scout Law and directly tying it to tenets of their faith. The pin complements existing religious recognitions […]

Wreck Reported


A two-vehicle accident occurred this morning on the corner of Fifth and Sherman streets in Jennings. The driver of the Suburban was sent to a local hospital with minor injuries. No further details were available as of press time today. Daily News photo by Denver Brown

JDSO reports arrests

Kylie Parsons
Photo courtesy JDSO

Daily News Staff Report The Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office reported two arrests Tuesday.

Behind the Mask

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Sixth grade girls at Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School had the opportunity to create plaster masks in Kris Reed’s art class. This project was made possible by the Jeff Davis Arts Council. Pictured here, Savannah Noeske puts the finishing touches on Darcy Lavergne before the material dries. Submitted photo

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