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Prime Time reading sessions scheduled

The first Prime Time Family Reading Time held Monday night was a success, as attending children were captivated with story hour.

The Jeff Davis Title I Parent Center will be hosting the Prime Time Family Reading Time again. The center received a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) to host a family literacy program at James Ward Elementary School (JWES). “The program targets children ages six to 10 who are experiencing difficulty or […]

In the crosshairs: Women’s hunting group to spotlight JDP


The women’s hunting group DIVA-Women Outdoors Worldwide (WOW) is returning to the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) area to take advantage of the first teal duck hunt of the season. The mission of DIVA-WOW is to help, teach and support women worldwide in a women-friendly, non-threatening, supportive environment by introducing them to shooting sports and a […]

Firepower: Jennings rolls up 577 yards on offense, 3 backs rush for over 100

Tyrik Sonnier (6) cuts upfield for extra yardage in the Dogs’ 40-27 win over Eunice.

EUNICE – After the Jennings Bulldogs defense received most of the recognition for their shutout win over Kinder last week, the Dogs’ offense made sure they got the headlines this time around as they rolled up 577 yards of total offense to cruise to a 40-27 win over the rival Eunice Bobcats here Friday night. […]

Prepping the garden

Jennings Elementary School sixth graders in Paulette Adams’ 4-H group were busy last week cleaning, weeding and preparing last year’s garden bed for the next planting season. Although recent weather conditions delayed the project, these budding gardeners weren’t deterred, as they devoted their Friday afternoon to the school garden project.

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102 years young: Jennings woman shares over a century of lessons and blessings


Not many people are able to celebrate 102 years, but one Jennings woman has. A birthday celebration was held for Gertrude Ford Robinson this week at Camelot Brookside. She has experienced more than most people in a lifetime, including surviving a major car crash, the loss of a child, two types of cancer, congestive heart […]

Tigers looking for 2-0 start


LAKE ARTHUR – Coming into the 2016 season, Lake Arthur head coach Mark Deshotel said knew he had a pretty good club on his hands, even saying it was arguably the fastest team he’s had in his time with the Tigers. It was apparent last week that Deshotel knew exactly what he was talking about […]

Dogs looking to rebound against St. Edmund


are looking to lick their wounds tonight as they travel to Eunice to battle the 1A St. Edmund Blue Jays with a chance to pull their record to 1-1. Iota not only lost their season-opening game against Sacred Heart of Ville Platte by a final of 34-26 last Friday night, but lost their starting quarterback […]

On the Hunt: Local boys participate in alligator adventure

Paul Sweeney, left, and Keizer LeJeune, right, show some of the alligators harvested during a recent hunt.

Two local boys were given the unusual opportunity to participate in an alligator hunting adventure they won’t soon forget. Trinity Outdoors Disabled Adventures, which sponsored the hunt, is an outdoor ministry which caters to children and adults with disabilities, as well as veterans. The non-profit organization’s mission is to help individuals with disabilities by sharing […]

Dog and Cat Fight: Storied programs collide in one of areas oldest rivalries


After a historic and emotional win over the Kinder Yellow Jackets last Thursday night, the Jennings Bulldogs now face another heated rival, the Eunice Bobcats in what the late Tom Precht always tabbed as the “Dog and Cat Fight”. The two teams have locked paws since 1926, with the Dogs holding a 34-26 advantage over […]

Fall into Autumn

Members of the Jennings Garden Club began draping Main Street with the warm colors of autumn on Tuesday. 
Pumpkins, scarecrows and crisp leaves grace fencing, lamp posts and business fronts as the City of Jennings prepares for the changing of seasons.

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