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Fall Fest a 4-H Success


Four-Hers showed off their mastery skills at the Jeff Davis 4-H Fall Fest Day held at the parish fairgrounds on Tuesday, Nov. 25. A variety of food, clothing and public speaking contests were held, as well as a pet show and number of educational workshops. Pictured here, LSU Ag Center Nutrition Educator Paula Faulk, with […]

Hard Fall

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All good things must come to an end, as the Jennings Bulldogs fell to their playoff visitors on Friday to end a fantastic season. See today’s Sports page for full coverage. Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

WWII vet honored by Belgium royal

Laurence Boudreaux served his country in World War II. Sixty-nine years after his return to Jeff Davis Parish, he has been recognized for his wartime efforts by the Kingdom of Belgium.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer WELSH – Laurence Boudreaux, a World War II veteran, recently received two  special awards from the Kingdom of Belgium – the Croix de Guerre 1940 avec palme (Cross of War with palm) and the Fourragere 1940 for his service in Belgium.

Black Friday

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   Shoppers from all around the area attempted to brave the battle of Black Friday early, as Walmart opened its doors at 6 p.m. Thursday afternoon offering numerous amounts of holiday bargains. Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

Who’s Coming to Town?

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Parker Henningan, four months, is already anticipating a Christmas surprise. She is the great-granddaughter of Salivia Guidry and the granddaughter of Connie Hebert, both of Lake Arthur, and is the daughter of Hannah Theriot and Chase Henningan of Orange, Texas. Submitted photo

Santa Baby!

Asher LaVergne santa baby

Asher Cole LaVergne, 15-month-old son of  Emily and Jeffery LaVergne of Hathaway, has been chosen the 2014 Jennings Daily News Santa Baby. Asher is the grandson of Connie and Owen LaVergne of Hathaway and Eddie and Lisa Ortego of Basile and the great grandson of Chester and Lenora Ortego of Basile and Carl and Virginia […]

Gathering Together


   Students at OLI enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal together last week before heading out for a week-long break.

Cart learning to live with epilepsy

Kyler Cart shows support for his sister’s struggle living with epilepsy, as well as all those who deal with the complicated disease. He initiated the ‘purple shirt day’ among his classmates at OLI because he wanted people to recognize and appreciate the impact that it has on those that suffer with the disease as well as their families.
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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Almost three years ago, when she was only 12, Kaileigh Cart’s life changed in a way that she never imagined.

Shooting suspect still on run

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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A Welsh man wanted for his involvement in a Crowley shooting is still on the run from the law.

Kassidi’s Kloset remains open after 20 years

Kassidi’s Kloset founders and supporters include Vicki Stringfellow, Jackie Hymel, Gertrude Vaughan, Rev. David DeWitt and his wife, Ellen.

By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News In October of 1994, a group of women brought their gifts of love to the aid of bereaved mothers at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. Now, 20 years later, Kassidi’s Kloset is still giving.

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