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4-H holds Fall Contest Day

Jeff Davis Parish 4-H students attended the annual Fall Contest Day to test their cooking and sewing skills,  learn about wildlife and fisheries identification, as well as to show off their pets.

LACASSINE – Jeff Davis 4-H held their annual Fall Contest Day for a fun-filled event with contests, a pet show and educational workshops. The event was held at Lacassine High School (LHS) Tuesday morning in the gym lobby. The day began with a raffle drawing, followed by educational workshops on wildlife and fisheries identification, nutrition […]

Gobble, gobble

Before heading out for a week-long holiday, students at Welsh and James Ward elementary schools enjoyed their own Thanksgiving celebrations, complete with buffets, costumes and fun.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Strand Theatre Manager Lin Fake (left) and volunteer Shane Crochet have been working to bring the Christmas spirit to the Tupper Museum.

JDP home adopted, repaired before holidays


THORNWELL – One Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) resident here recently moved back into her home following this summer’s flooding. After receiving a wealth of support from her community, Judy Bertrand is home just in time for the holidays. In August, Bertrand found herself evacuating from her family home after approximately 18 inches of water crossed […]

Survive and advance

The Jennings Bulldogs advanced to the Quarterfinals of the Class 3A Playoffs by hammering the Brusly Panthers Friday night 56-26. The Dogs will now host Kaplan at Jerry Simmons Stadium Friday night at 7 p.m.

Soft opening date set for Old Magnolia Gift Shoppe


Volunteers have been working hard preparing for the reopening of the Old Magnolia Gift Shoppe, a division of the Jennings Festival Association, in the Tupper Museum. After closing nearly 13 years ago, the gift shop will again open its doors at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The main opening date for the store is […]

Packing up the boxes

Margia Barrilleaux, Operation Christmas Child Coordinator for the Bethel Relay Center, said as of Thursday afternoon, over 1,000 shoe boxes for children have been donated. She and volunteer Woody Dirks packed up the boxes to be shipped to children in war-torn and impoverished countries.

Friday Night Lights

The Jennings Bulldogs, Welsh Greyhounds and Elton Indians will all hit the road tonight for regional round playoff games. Jennings will travel to face the Brusly Panthers; Welsh will make the long journey to Rayville High School to battle the Hornets; and the Elton Indians will embark on a four-hour hike to play the Varnado Wildcats. Check Sunday’s edition of Jennings Daily News for game recaps.

Welsh Museum hosts Taste and Sell fundraiser

The Welsh Museum welcomed a packed house for the annual Welsh Museum Taste and Sell fundraiser. Members of the community came out to the fundraiser social to sample a plethora of delectable dishes, all featured in the 2016 Welsh Museum cookbook. The fundraiser is to help support the renovations to the Welsh Home Ec Cottage, an extension of the Friends of the Welsh Museum.

Around and around

Kids spent Wednesday afternoon at Cutting Park in Jennings, enjoying the weather and playground attractions.

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