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Local elementary works to build super leaders

These Super Learners at James Ward Elementary School recite the Seven Habits of Happy Kids, which are based on Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Super Leaders Kaidence Hawkins and Jacques Person lead the James Ward Elementary School Synergy Assembly. These assemblies are part of the school’s Leader in Me program, which seeks to develop leadership skills in young people across the country.
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Daily News Staff Report Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” was blaring through the speakers of the James Ward Elementary School (JWES) gym recently, with little “super heroes” inside singing and dancing to the music during their first Leader in Me Synergy Assembly.   

Veterans Saluted

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

JHS and JES hosted Veterans Day celebrations throughout the day Tuesday. Visiting veterans enjoyed refreshments after the JES program.

Welsh man causes HHS lockdown

Cody Downen

A Welsh man’s behavior caused Hathaway High School to be placed on lockdown Monday morning.

Thank you, veterans

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Several programs and ceremonies were held all over Jeff Davis Parish to honor the members of every branch of military service and the sacrifices that were made for our freedom.

Smoke shop raid leads to five arrests

Jennings Police Officers detained several people while conducting a raid in Blaze’s Smoke Shop on Main Street on Monday afternoon.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Blaze’s Smoke Shop on 542 North Main Street was raided Monday afternoon, leading to the arrest of five people before the day’s end.

Welsh Hosts Program for Vets

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Welsh High School welcomed veterans and members of the public to honor men and women who have served America ahead of Veteran’s Day. The school event included music, readings, and guest speakers. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Benoit appreciates home after serving country

Aaron Benoit

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer When most people think of veterans, they see older men and women who have served in Vietnam, Korea or Desert Storm. But one local veteran in Jennings happens to be a 24-year-old Operation Enduring Freedom veteran, Aaron Benoit.

Walter Butler “blessed” to experience three combat tours

Retired Major Walter Butler

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Stubborn, hard-headed, ambitious – These are three words that can probably be used to describe quite a few of our great military veterans throughout the country, but according to retired Major Walter Butler, nobody exemplified these descriptions more than he did. 

Flamingos flocking local lawns for a worthy cause

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The Key Club of Jennings High is joining forces with Kiwanis and Key Club members across the globe in an effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a painful disease that kills one baby every nine minutes (about 160 newborns each day) and a significant number of women.

Bertrand remains Mayor of Lake Arthur

Robbie Bertrand

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Robbie Bertrand was elected to serve a second four-year term as the Mayor of Lake Arthur.

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