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Clubs prepare for National 4-H Week

Leaders and members of Jeff Davis 4-H are in the process of planning and organizing interactive programs, events and services to celebrate National 4-H week held Sunday, Oct. 2 through Saturday, Oct. 8. “National 4-H week usually falls on the same week the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Fair is held so we normally have a […]

Welsh area gearing up for The BIG Event

WELSH – Preparations for the third annual BIG Event are underway in the communities of Welsh and Roanoke.However, helping hands and hearts are still greatly needed. The BIG Event is a single day when volunteers come together to provide services for those in need in the community. The one-day event is a way for the […]

Harmless pranks? Oustalet: ‘This is not what homecoming is about’

Student actions related to Jennings High School (JHS) homecoming prompted Principal Ben Oustalet to call a meeting with city and school board officials Tuesday. JHS students have celebrated homecoming week by carrying out the usual pranks of toilet-papering classmates’ homes and painting messages and pictures on vehicle windows. However, some have taken it much further, […]

Jennings Alive 36th annual arts and crafts festival set for Oct. 22

The City of Jennings is anxiously gearing up for the 36th annual Jennings Alive Arts and Crafts Festival scheduled for Saturday, October 22. The festival will shut down three blocks of historic North Main Street in Jennings from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. to make room for informational and craft booths to line the street, […]

CADA promotes domestic abuse awareness

October is serving as domestic violence awareness month, with Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) is launching a month of events to promote community involvement in protecting survivors of domestic abuse. This month’s activities kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 11, with the CADA fundraising social event of the year, the Fifteenth Annual Taste N’ Tell Cookoff. […]

Drowning reported in Lacassine

A 21-year-old Lacassine man was pronounced dead Saturday when his body was pulled from the bayou behind his father’s home. Deputies with Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) responded to a 911 call Saturday evening, Sept. 17, at approximately 7:30 p.m., to a residence on 18284 Foreman Road in Lacassine in reference to a possible […]

Students want to shoot under WHS name

Some 4-H students at Welsh High (WHS) are hoping to be allowed to compete in shooting sports under the school’s name. Welsh parent Mark Daigle addressed the Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) School Board at its Thursday meeting and said his son and about 10 more students would like to start a shooting club. Those students, […]

Fenton denies financial request

FENTON – The village attorney here has advised the municipality not to pay for damages allegedly sustained to a private vehicle when a resident attempted to transport an injured police officer in August. Gilbert Duhe requested the town’s financial assistance for damages to the borrowed vehicle he was driving while transporting late Fenton Police Officer […]

Perkins aiming to aid residents with hotline

Most college students attending LSU may tend to worry about where their next night on the town may be or finding tickets to the next Tiger home football game. However, Jared Perkins of Jennings has managed to find a way to continue to lend a helping hand to citizens of his hometown. He has made […]

Rice Run set for Saturday at Founder’s Park

The 26th annual Rice Run will hit the streets of Jennings Saturday. Runners, joggers and walkers will head off from Founder’s Park on Main Street. Participants can register from 7:30-8 a.m. that morning for a cost of $20 per person. Refreshments will be served after the race. Special tractor trophies will be awarded to the […]

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