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Tupper Museum adds Winnie the Pooh-themed room

The Tupper Museum in Jennings is in the process of adding a new playroom for children to enjoy. The outside of the Winnie the Pooh-themed room will be painted as Pooh’s treehouse, with a kid-sized door for an entrance. Inside children will find a small kitchen set puppet theatre, characters and other activities. “The room […]

School board denies millage rate increase

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board was unable to come to an agreement on 2016 millage rates at a meeting Thursday. “This is a reassessment year,” said Finance Director Bill Hebert. “Property values are reassessed and if there is an increase in value, then millage rates go down. If there is a decrease in value, […]

EHS students celebrate Unity Day

ELTON – High school students here participated in National Bullying Prevention Month by wearing orange for Unity Day on Wednesday. National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign founded in the United States by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. It unites communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Hundreds of schools and organizations […]

SWLVH to host first annual trick-or-treat event

Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home (SWLVH) will be hosting its first annual in-house Halloween event, and the home is opening its doors to ghosts, ghouls and goblins of the area to trick-or-treat with veterans. “Recently we were visiting with some of our veterans and they were expressing how much they missed sitting on their front porches […]

On hold: Two cities are keeping their chiefs of police until further notice

On Oct. 3 it was announced in a St. Martinville City Council meeting that Jennings Police Department (JPD) Chief Todd D’Albor had been chosen as the interim leader for St. Martinville Police (SMPD). Current SMPD Chief Calder Hebert had previously announced plans to leave the department in favor of a private sector job. D’Albor was […]

LAFD maintains fire rating

LAKE ARTHUR – The fire department here has maintained a Class 3 rating, according to the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana (PIAL). Fire departments are rated on a point system once every five years on a 1-10 scale, with 10 being the worst and one being the best. Jeff Davis Fire District 4 Chief Jared […]

Elton woman pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

Kennedy Isaac, 21, of Elton, pled guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide and first-degree vehicular negligent injuring Monday in state district court. Isaac was arrested in June 2013 following a fatal May crash, when she turned herself in to Louisiana State Police (LSP). According to officials, the fatal crash occurred when Isaac drove through a stop […]

EQIP application deadline approaching

Applications for the 2017 Quality Incentives Program, or EQIP,  are now being taken, but the cut-off date for  the first-ranking pool applications is  Friday, October 21.  EQIP is a USDA Farm  Bill program that provides technical and financial assistance to install conservation practices.  Producers must apply by October 21 to be considered in the first-ranking […]

Hathaway Lil’ Dribblers bingo, auction set

HATHAWAY – Members of Hornet Nation HERE are readying for a second annual bingo and auction that benefits not only the student body, but the community as well. Last year the Hathaway Lil’ Dribblers (HLD) introduced the fundraiser in hopes of bringing in more revenue to support student athletes. Hathaway High (HHS) has no official […]

Area churches join forces for praise and worship

ELTON – The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, with the support of area churches and volunteers, will be hosting its second Community Praise and Worship Music Fellowship event here. “The idea was formed at a home-based prayer group that included several people from different religions,” said volunteer Glenda Pousson of Jeremy’s House of Hope. “We spent […]

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