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Rodeo Roundup


It was a rip-roaring good time at the Jennings Fair Grounds Friday and Saturday nights for the Bergeron Rodeo. Cowfolks, young and old, donned their hats, boots, buckles and spurs to enjoy the rodeo games. Cowboys and cowgirls enjoyed a show filled with bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, buddy barreling, calf scrambling and of […]

Jennings woman battles rare genetic disease

Christine Guidry

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Christine Guidry, 37, of Jennings, was a busy wife, mother of four and a full-time registered nurse (RN) when she began suffering with horrible back pains.

WPD IDs, seeks suspect

Roderick Anderson
Photo courtesy WPD

Daily News Staff Report WELSH – Investigators here have identified the suspect in a March 21 theft at the 90 One Stop and are asking for the public’s help in locating the man.

Light It Up Blue

Autism 5k

Jennings resident Matt Thibeaux and his daughter were just two participants in this morning’s Light it Up Blue 5k, put on by Hathaway High School’s FCCLA group. This is the run’s second year. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about autism, as well as benefit the St. Nicholas Center in Lake Charles, […]

Egg hunt planned at Coushatta market

egg hunt

ELTON – The next Coushatta Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturday, April 4, from 7:30 a.m. until noon at Koasati Plaza at the corner of U.S. 190 and Pine Street.

Toddler battles health

Easton Smith, 3, was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal syndrome when he was only 12 weeks old. Before the age of three, he suffered a heart attack and underwent two open-heart surgeries in less than a month.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer While pregnant for her third child, Tara Smith of Madisonville never had any reason to suspect that she would be having anything but a healthy baby.

JDSO seeks public assistance

Photos courtesy JDSO

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s (JDSO) detectives are currently investigating several vehicle burglaries that occurred in the Lake Arthur area. They are asking for help in identifying persons wanted for questioning regarding these burglaries.

An Afternoon at the Ballpark

KB-An afternoon at the ballpark

Thomas Smith, son of JHS head baseball coach Jordan Smith, spent some time playing on the field with his dad before the Dogs took on Iowa Tuesday. Thomas has become a staple at all JHS home games, helping Jordan around the field and cheering on the Bulldogs from the stands. Daily News photo by Kevin […]

JPD welcomes four new officers

The Jennings Police Department (JPD) welcomed four new members to the department as they completed their academy training. Pictured (from left to right) are Ptn. T.J. Simon, Jr., Ptn. Ryan Temple, Ptn. Bethany Geiger, Ptn. Nathaniel Anderson and JPD Chief Todd D’Albor.
Submitted photo

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jennings Police Department (JPD) is four more members strong, as it honors its newest official department inductees.

COA Health Fair Offers Services to Seniors

Pet Therapy

The Jeff Davis Parish Council On Aging (COA) had a two-steppin good time at the recent COA Health Fair Round Up. Seniors from all over the parish were introduced to venders representing several different services and offered free evaluations and information to participants. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

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