Archive for: January, 2013

Earned Income Tax Credit can save money for low- income workers

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can provide a substantial savings for low-income workers. EITC has made the lives of working people a little easier since 1975, according to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). EITC can be a boost for workers who earned $50,270 or less in 2012, yet the IRS estimates that one […]

Dogs drop pair of road games

By BRIAN PARKER Daily News Sports Writer The Jennings Bulldogs battled the Westlake Rams in a district showdown Tuesday with both Bulldog teams coming up short by a 56-35 count in girls’ play and 44-31 difference in boys’ action. The girls took to the court first, with the Lady Bulldogs’ Courtney Broussard scoring the first […]

What did you say about your horrible boss?

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH If you think your boss is an idiot (especially if you have proof your boss is an idiot), I think you should be able to say so. Honesty is the best policy, right? The National Labor Relations Board had ruled employees were free to complain about management without retribution. […]

One arrested, two suspects still sought in Acadia Parish

Daily News Staff Report Luck apparently ran out for a Baton Rouge woman who was arrested by Crowley Police this week for felony theft by fraud. The incident occurred over three weekends throughout the month, according to Crowley authorities. Lykendra Givens, 32 of Baton Rouge, was arrested and booked into the Acadia Parish Jail for […]

900 Wins

Lacassine Lady Cardinal Head Coach Eddie Michalko glances up at the scoreboard Tuesday as his squad won their sixth district game of the season to stay perfect in league play and improve to 31-1 on the season. The win marked Michalko’s 900th of his career and was celebrated by Lacassine fans last night with a […]

Clinic remains open for addictive disorders

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Though public programs around the state are shutting doors or facing major budget cuts, the Jeff Davis Addictive Disorders Clinic (JDADC) in Jennings is expecting its services to continue. That is good news for the growing number of individuals seeking sober lifestyles in the parish, said JDADC CIT Kaly Gist.

Heritage Trail Ride Rolls Through Jennings

The Western Heritage Trail Ride made its way through Jennings Monday. The week-long trail ride starts in Gueydan each year, then moves to Lake Arthur, Jennings, Welsh and Iowa. On Thursday, the riders will travel to their final destination in Lake Charles to line up in the parade for the 74th annual Southwest District Livestock […]

LA cleanup effort ongoing as water slowly recedes

By ALLISON CRYER Daily News Staff Writer LAKE ARTHUR – Officials here are still waiting for waters in some areas to recede in order to complete cleanup of debris left after the recent flooding. Mayor Robert Bertrand said Wednesday that all of the water on the streets in town has receded, but the lake is […]

Highly anticipated league contests on tap for local teams tonight

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Lacassine, Hathaway, Welsh and Iota will be hosting home games tonight as district action continues, while Jennings, Midland, Elton and Lake Arthur will be traveling in hopes of improving their league scorecards. Lake Arthur will have the shortest trip, as they’ll make the drive to Welsh to face a […]

Coushatta Farmers’ Market to feature food, music

Daily News Staff Report ELTON – This Saturday, Feb. 2, the Coushatta Farmers’ Market in Elton will prove that winter is still a time to enjoy fresh food and outdoor fun. This weekend’s Market will include a gumbo cook-off, fresh produce, live music from Johnny Guinn and Rue Louisiane, as well as activities for the […]

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