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Frozen fountain


Jerry Fontenot, a resident at Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home, captured a moment frozen in time as the water fountain in the facility’s prayer garden turned icy during the extreme weekend temperatures.

Principal for a day


HATHAWAY – One third grader here won the opportunity to start  off the week as Principal for the Day. On Monday, 9-year-old Ian Albro’s first order of the day at Hathaway High (HHS) was to grant the entire student body a free dress day, as well as to treat the teachers to lunch. “The Principal […]

Southern Sneaux

Winston Guidry, one and a half, son of Lyle and Megan Guidry of Iota, was able to enjoy “snow” Saturday morning thanks to his dad. Lyle explained he made a “snow gun” using plans found online.

“All the parts are from a local hardware store,” he said. “Water and compressed air are forced through a small hole that supercools the mist, resulting in snow.”

The pictures show what the machine produced over the course of two hours but Lyle said more complex devices give much higher yields. He added that temperature and humidity are important factors when making snow. Both must be low enough, usually 27 degrees or lower with humidity less than 90 percent, to achieve snow.

2017 Mardi Gras events scheduled


With the 2017 Mardi Gras season around the corner, several local events are scheduled to celebrate one of Southwest Louisiana’s most beloved traditions. Although more events are still in the planning stage, festivities scheduled thus far in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) will begin Saturday, Feb. 18 in Lake Arthur, with the annual chicken run and […]

Preparing for the cold

Jennings Animal Control Officer Debbie Breaux added extra blankets for the many four-legged guests currently housed at the shelter in preparation for the upcoming frigid weekend temperatures.

WES announces Student of the Year


WELSH – One fifth grade student here was selected as the 2016-17 Student of the Year. Lillian McCreary, a student at Welsh Elementary School (WES), was chosen among several of her peers to represent her school at the parish level competition for Student of the Year in District 4. McCleary, the 11-year-old daughter of Howard […]

Celebrating the Legacy: Welsh event to honor MLK


WELSH – Children will be the focus of Bethune and Richmond Parks LTD’s annual program and parade in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Jan. 16 and include an open forum for kids, a parade and refreshments. Events will kick off […]

Going up

Construction on the new Sowela site has been underway since last spring. Located on a 10-acre site near Jennings High School, the new facility will include a library, computer, math and nursing labs, a culinary arts area, classrooms and an auditorium, with future hopes bring in a CDL course and a diesel mechanics program.

Iota tops Pine Prairie despite sloppy outing


IOTA – It wasn’t the best of games for the Iota Bulldogs Wednesday in their non-district showdown with Pine Prairie. In fact, it might have been their worst of the season in some respects. The Bulldogs (15-5) missed countless shots in the paint, turned the ball over nearly 20 times and missed 11 free throws […]

Road repairs underway

The public can expect West Plaquemine Street near the Carnegie Library in Jennings to be closed for the next several days due to road repairs. One lane of the street is expected to reopen after several days while the remaining repairs are underway. The entire project is estimated to take 2-3 weeks for completion.

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