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4-H holds pumpkin workshop

Jeff Davis 4-H held its annual pumpkin workshopat the Fairgrounds in Jennings Monday evening. Youth participated in a variety of activities, including pumpkin games, a pumpkin carving contest, and the grand finale, a pumpkin’ chunkin’ contest.

Over 65 4-H members participated in the workshop.

Welsh woman shares breast cancer survival story

Kim Myers

In February of this year, Kim Myers, 38, of Welsh, was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. After her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis over 15 years prior to her own, Myers never thought she’d be facing the same experience. “When mom was diagnosed 2001, she had a double mastectomy and went through chemotherapy,” said Myers. […]

United Way aids Welsh family


WELSH – One family here has been receiving an outpouring of assistance from the community since the August floods. The United Way of Southwest Louisiana and the Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) has “adopted” a home in Welsh that received extensive flood damage. VOAD, in collaboration with Catholic Charities, Church of Christ Disaster Relief […]

Hathaway holds walk-a-thon

The student body of Hathaway High School (HHS) held their annual walk-a-thon classroom drive. Each class participates in a competition to raise funds for classroom supplies, activities and even a class trip to the movies. Students raced, walked, ran, hopped, crawled and rode through the obstacle course, and also enjoyed games and face painting.
Daily News photos by 
Aubrey Broussard

JFD teaches kids about fire safety


Members of Jennings Fire Department (JFD) have observed Fire Prevention Week by teaching children the importance of fire safety. JFD firefighter operator Shawn O’Quinn said knowing what to do in the event of a fire is important in helping kids escape to safety. “Depending on their age, keeping their attention on such an important issue […]

House fire reported in Hathaway


HATHAWAY – A Wednesday house fire that occurred on Panchoville Road here is under investigation by the state fire marshal’s office. Jeff Davis Parish Fire Dist. 2 Chief Tim Landry said his department was notified of the blaze shortly after 5 p.m., and the first truck was on the scene seven minutes later. Heavy smoke […]

JPD receives special request from West Coast boy


Jennings Police Department (JPD) received a special request from a five-year-old boy from Irving, Calif., who wants to be a police officer when he grows up. Christopher Jennings, often referred to as “Officer Jennings” by his classmates, combined his love for law enforcement with a class project to learn more about the agency bearing his […]

In honor: WGC recognizes breast cancer survivors

Kim Myers (center) shared her personal experience as a breast cancer survivor with Welsh Garden Club members on Wednesday.

WELSH – The Welsh Garden Club (WGC) holds monthly meetings to discuss ways to beautify and clean the community, but during one special month, they take a break from town beautification to honor survivors of breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and WGC dedicates its October meeting to a local breast cancer survivor […]

Welsh to host Old Time Rice Threshing


WELSH – As fall weather brings lowered temperatures, it also brings the annual Welsh Old Time Rice Threshing event. The threshing is a public demonstration of how rice was harvested before the invention of combines and has become a local tradition. Rice threshing was once a vital part of not only rice farming, but also […]

Clash of the Titans: No. 2 JHS meets No. 4 SBHS in battle of unbeatens


The buildup for this week’s district matchup between the Jennings Bulldogs (JHS) and South Beauregard Golden Knights (SBHS) has reached a peak that has television stations and newspapers throughout Southwest Louisiana buzzing. With both schools coming into the week seven-tilt unbeaten and sitting high in the latest LHSAA Class 3A power ratings (JHS at No. […]

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