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Welsh native writes book of bayou tales

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Growing up in the bayous of south Louisiana, Welsh native and Cajun Dwaines Lawless said she was always fascinated with bayou tales of folk healing and voodoo. Lawless, like all Cajuns, loves telling a good story, except she took it one step further by writing a chilling fiction […]

Rains further soak a saturated parish

For the second time in just under a week, Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) withstood the wrath of a violent line of thunderstorms that moved across the area just before 8 a.m. on Monday. Heavy rains and strong winds knocked down tree limbs and left some residents of JDP without power for an extended period of […]

Childhood makes a comeback

You have to let the past go. You cannot constantly live under the cloud of what once was. Sometimes, it is hard to move on and find the next phase in life for which you are destined. After dedicating so much time to one certain thing, you suddenly have to say goodbye and move on […]

Help us honor the motherhood workforce

What’s so special about Mother’s Day? It honors some of the strongest, most selfless women we are privileged to know. So why not take the time to show her just how special she is by sharing your story with the Jennings Daily News? Next month, mothers throughout the world will be honored, and for good […]

John ‘JB’ Trahan Jr.

JENNINGS – Funeral services for Mr. John (JB) Trahan, Jr., 91, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church with Rev. Charles McMillin officiating. Burial will be in the St. Anthony Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Funeral home visitation will […]

Charles Leroy Cormier

JENNINGS – Funeral services for Mr. Charles Leroy Cormier, 85, will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2015, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Susil Fernando officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Funeral home visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Sunday and […]

Eva Richard Deshotel Klumpp

Eva Richard Deshotel Klumpp A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, April 27, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Jules Catholic Church in Tee Mamou for Eva Richard Deshotel Klumpp, 89, who died Friday, April 24, 2015, at 4:30 a.m. at Camelot Brookside in Jennings. Fr. Paul Lafleur, pastor of St. Jules Catholic […]

Huey Paul Capdeville

Huey Paul Capdeville A Mass of Christian burial will be held for Huey Paul Capdeville, 79, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Celsius Offor will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of service at […]

Abstract Art

Daily News Photos by Aubrey Broussard Students in Kris Reed’s eighth grade class at Our Lady Immaculate (OLI) studied abstract artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Jackson Pollock. The class also made their own abstract paintings on canvas thanks to the Zigler Art-In-Educationww Mini Grant from the Jeff Davis Arts Council.  

New Zealanders experience local culture

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer A tour group visiting Louisiana from New Zealand went out of their way to include Jennings as one of the prime attractions to visit during their tour. They enjoyed Cajun cuisine and music at the Tourist Commission and learned about alligator habitats and traits as well as had […]

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