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Over 200,000 bass released in Lake Arthur

Daily News photo by Denver Brown

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer LAKE ARTHUR – Professional fisherman Dennis Tietje and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries helped to see that the Mermentau River has its fair share of bass in the future.

Jeanne Lyons: Simple life to Southern Living

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By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News South Louisiana native Jeanne Lyons, daughter of Michelle and Jimmy Lyons of Jennings, grew up coveting the glossy pages of her mother’s magazines and covered her bedroom walls with styled spreads from her favorite publications.

Let’s Play (Wee) Ball!


Three year-old “wee” ball players with the Welsh-Roanoke Summer League gathered at Sportsman’s Park in Welsh last week to start practice for a busy season. Kids’ recreational ball is getting underway across Jeff Davis Parish. To share your game pics, send the images with a brief description to jdne… Daily News photo by Christine Touchet

Local church dropping 30,000 Easter eggs from the sky

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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor It’s going to be raining Easter eggs in Jennings next Saturday, April 19, and area children and their parents are invited to participate in the event that’ll drop more than 30,000 plastic eggs from a helicopter.

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.
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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

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