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Jennings.   Anyone interested in participating as a vendor should attend. Contact  Jo-Anne O’Quain at 821-2723 for more info.


Advance Directives Seminar

Jeff Davis Council on Aging and SouthernCare Hospice are sponsoring a free seminar, Advance Directives: Know the Facts, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10. The seminar will be held at the COA Senior Center at 210 South State Street. Light refreshments will be served.


April 11

Veterans Vietnam Veterans of America

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1058 will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the National Guard Armory. The VVA meets on the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact VVA Vice President Mike Smith at (337) 580-0598.


April 14

Rosary for Cancer

This is an open invitation for everyone to join the local CDA Court to pray for all cancer victims. Living and decease luminary bags will be available for a $10 donation. All money collected will go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The event will be held Saturday, April 14, at 10 a.m. at the KC Hall in Welsh.


Rabies/Microchipping Clinic

The Town of Welsh will host a rabies and microchipping clinic for dogs Saturday, April 14, from 2-4 p.m. in the Welsh City Hall parking lot at 201 S. Elms Street in Welsh. Rabies shots are $10. All shots are $20. Microchipping will be $20 but only 50 microchips will be available. For more information, call 734-2231.


Girl Scouts Barbecue

Hathaway Girl Scout Troop 2217 will hold a barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 14, at the Jennings National Guard Armory. Eat in or pick up from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dinners will include 1/4 barbecue chicken, rice dressing, and beans for $8. Baked goods will also be sold. An auction will be held at 1 p.m. All money raised will be used to fund a troop trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the Girl Scouts Rock the Mall 100th Anniversary Sing-along in June. Meals should be ordered ahead of time. For tickets or to donate, call Zelda Doucet at (337) 739-7589 or Michelle LaBouve at (337) 789-7675.


April 16-20

Head Start Registration

CDI Head Start will host a registration roundup at its Jennings Center at 306 South Lake Arthur Avenue April 16-20 and during the entire month of May, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Three and four year-old students are accepted but the student must be three by Sept. 30, 2012. Parents should bring a child’s birth certificate; current immunization (shot) record; income verification (preferably W-2 or 1040 forms); insurance or Medicaid card; and proof of residency (copy of utility bill).


April 17

Book Club

The Jeff Davis Parish Book Club discussion group will meet at the Carnegie Library in Jennings on Tuesday, April 17 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest J. Gaines. Everyone is invited to join. The club meets every two weeks. For more information, call Elia Richard at (337) 734-2534


April 19

FYI Class: Cartoon Drawing

The Jeff Davis Parish Public Library will hold its next FYI Class at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19 at the Jennings Branch. Learn to draw cartoons with Paul McKnight. A $10 materials fee will be assessed. Class may exceed one hour. Seating is limited. Must register. Call 824-1210.


April 20

St. Francis Crawfish Boil

St. Francis School in Iota will have a crawfish boil on Friday, April 20. It will be take out orders only. You may pick up orders between 5-7 p.m. at St. Francis School. Orders will be four pounds of boiled crawfish with potatoes for $15 each. You may purchase tickets from any St. Francis student or call the school at 779-2527 and leave a message, during the week of April 6-15. If extra crawfish is available the night of the event, the cost will be $17 per four-pound order. The sale will benefit the school.


April 21

CADA Arts and Craft Show

The Jeff Davis Communities Against Domestic Abuse will host its Spring Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, April 21, at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park in Jennings. Vendors can sign up for this year’s event by downloading the entry form at and returning it by March 16.


Roanoke High School Reunion

Roanoke High School will have a reunion on April 21 at the Welsh Fire Hut. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and lunch may be purchased for a meal at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at 1 p.m. and is open to anyone attendees or graduates of Roanoke High School before its closure in 1966. For more information, contact Barbara at (337) 753-2391 or Glenn at Please register by March 20 to reserve a meal.


Christian Ladies’ Nite Out

New Jerusalem Baptist Church will host its annual Christian Ladies’ Nite Out at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The speaker for the evening will be Sis. Terri Fontenot of Roanoke.


April 24

Rosary for Cancer

Everyone is invited to come pray with the Catholic Daughters, Court Mother Cabrini, a Rosary for Cancer at Our Lady Help of Christians Church on State Street in Jennings at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24. There will be prayers for those fighting the disease, their caregivers, and those who have lost their lives to cancer. Light refreshments will be served immediately following in St. Mary’s Center. Also, representatives from Relay for Life will be selling luminaries.

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