Archive for: August, 2013

Oberlin woman dies in JDP crash

Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle crash on La. 26 near La. 102 Hathaway on Friday that claimed the life of an Oberlin woman. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Toyota truck driven by a 16-year-old juvenile was traveling south on La. 26 when the driver attempted to make a left […]

Dogs hit Cajun Field

The Jennings High Bulldogs faced a tough opponent during jamboree action in Lafayette Friday. For full coverage from the event, see page 1B of today’s edition. Daily News photo by Margaret Sonnier

Superintendent of Schools explains school lunch program

By BRETT MARINO Daily News Staff Writer Earlier this week, the Jennings Daily News reported that federal officials have seen some isolated reports of schools around the country opting out of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The reasons cited for the withdrawal of the reimbursement program is that the healthier meals which include whole […]

Texas megachurch linked to 21 measles cases

A Texas megachurch linked to at least 21 cases of measles has been trying to contain the outbreak by hosting vaccination clinics this week, officials said. According to a report from The Associated Press, the outbreak started when a person who contracted measles overseas visited Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, about 20 miles north […]

Insurance and broken bones

Relative Truth by BRETT MARINO This past week, Jennings had the privilege of hosting two town hall meetings with its Congressional Representative, Charles Boustany, and State Senator, David Vitter. Both Republican leaders spoke on many topics, but the issue that took the forefront of conversation is the raging debate over healthcare. Many in the Republican […]

Welsh tops L.A., Elton in parish jamboree

By PAT DESHOTEL Daily News Sports Writer WELSH-The Jeff Davis Parish Jamboree kicked off gridiron action for the 2013 season, as the Elton Indians, the Welsh Greyhounds and the Lake Arthur Tigers each played two 15-minute periods Thursday. The host Greyhounds managed to win both abbreviated contests, while the Tigers went 1-1 and the Indians […]

Malayah Jones welcomed home

Melinda Dolan and Bardale Jones, both of Lake Arthur, announce the birth of their daughter, Malayah Jones, born Aug. 5, 2013, at Jennings American Legion Hospital. Malayah weighed six pounds, 13 ounces at birth and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Jimmie Dale Bertrand

Arrangements are pending for Jimmie Dale Bertrand, 71, of Jennings, with Matthews and Son Funeral Home. He died today, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.

Verbie Mae Green

Verbie Mae “Sister” Green was born March 25, 1929, to Nace and Berdie Kauogh Green. Verbie was baptized at an early age at New Jerusalem Baptist Church and stayed faithful until her health failed in May of 2009. She was a member of the mission board. She was known as the cornbread lady whenever a […]

Problem Solved

Jennings Elementary School fifth grade students Keeley Rice and Kenadie Cummings of Barbara Hoffpauir’s class practiced their math problems on a projection screen earlier this week. A special pen allows the students to write on the screen so that problems can be solved in front of the class. Daily News photo by Holli Bruchhaus

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