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Fenton receives Beautification Award

FENTON – For the second year in a row, the village here was one of seven recipients to be chosen to receive the Lt. Governor’s Beautification Award. The award is sponsored by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation (LGCF) and was presented at the recent 80th Annual Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) Convention in Shreveport. Fenton was […]

Hear Her Roar: Sophomore wins Reebok CrossFit Games

On Sunday, Chloe Smith earned the title of Fittest Teen on Earth at the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wis. Tuesday, she was back at the box, eyeing another chance to prove her fitness next year. After fighting her way through 10 grueling workouts spread over four days, Smith took the title in the […]

JDSO to open substation

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) will soon be opening a substation to provide more convenient service to the Lacassine-Woodlawn area. Sheriff Ivy Woods said the location was chosen due to the recent influx of residents in the western part of the parish, as the population continues to spill over from Calcasieu Parish. “This is […]

Getting Ready for School

Eva LaSage

It’s with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Eva LaSage, 85, of Evangeline announces her passing from this life on Aug. 7, 2017, while surrounded by her family. Funeral services for Mrs. LaSage were held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Jennings on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at 2 p.m., […]

Teaching myths

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey As a retired educator with over 40 years experience, I have seen the good, the not-so-good and the downright ludicrous! I have heard it all as well: the negative and positive, and truly laughable ideas people have concerning teachers and their work. Admittedly, as with any profession, there are some […]

Back to school means back to safety

School zones are back in effect as teachers and faculty return to area campuses for a new school year. This is a good time to remind drivers to be cautious while driving through school zones, and be aware of children’s whereabouts. Drivers should also be aware of times and reduced speed limits posted, which vary […]

Wyatt gets his wish

Wyatt Doucet, 7, of Jennings, was finally granted his wish to have his own diabetic alert service dog. Doucet was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, commonly known as juvenile diabetes, at only three years old. He and his parents have been on a journey, from diagnosis to present day, monitoring the young patient’s blood glucose […]

LHS expansion underway

LACASSINE – A $4 million expansion project for the high school here is underway through the summer months. Lacassine High School (LHS) Principal Christina Fontenot said the current construction is a part of phase two in the overall renovations. “Phase one began back in January and included the construction of the two back buildings and […]

Emery Louvier

A Mass of Christian Burial for Emery Louvier, 91, will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Jennings on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at 10 a.m., with Reverend Charles McMillin officiating.  Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 2-8 p.m., with a […]

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