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So long, high school baseball and softball

With spring high school baseball and softball seasons over in Jeff Davis Parish, it was refreshing to see all six squads make the playoffs, and even firsts occurring in there as well. For the Lake Arthur Lady Tigers’ softball team, not only did they make their firstever playoff appearance in the history of the school, […]

Small business is the backbone of communities

Without small businesses, our communities would lack the quality of life we often take for granted. They truly are the backbone of our towns, and America. After all, no business starts out as a major operation. Even Henry Ford and Sam Walton started small. While large corporations might offer the convenience of one-stop shopping, small […]

Yes, let’s move forward

Anyone who follows Welsh news is aware of the uproar that has plagued the town for the past month, so let’s not rehash the details. If last night’s contentious yet informative meeting was an indication, some will hopefully leave baseless accusations and petty tactics behind in order to tackle relevant issues and achieve new goals. […]

Change the future with the push of a button

Here we are again, discussing the importance of casting a vote. Tomorrow brings a final round of voting on important seats and issues that will affect communities in Jeff Davis and Acadia parishes. The hot topic, of course, is the race for mayor of Jennings. A mayor’s race is always an important issue but this […]

Attitude is often the most important quality

Losing seasons in sports are by no means fun. They can be long and sometimes can cause animosity between players, coaches and fans. This year’s Jennings High School (JHS) baseball season was not one of the better campaigns in recent years, but one thing is for sure: the players in maroon and white represented the […]

Death penalty serves a purpose

Tuesday, a bill that would end the death penalty in Louisiana passed a Senate committee. Now heading to the full Senate floor, SB-142 would go into effect for those convicted of first-degree murders and rapes after Aug. 1 of this year. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Dan Claitor (R-Baton Rouge). According to a report […]

Students should be able to keep their earnings

When coal mining companies monopolized Appalachian states, miners easily found jobs but were paid with scrips. Instead of earning actual money for a hard day’s work, a company paid its miners with its own type of currency, or scrip, that could only be used at the company’s general stores. It was a way for a […]

Acknowledge survivors by decorating a window

Businesses appreciate when patrons show support for them through positive feedback. In Jeff Davis Parish (JDP), establishments currently have the opportunity to show patrons affected by cancer just how much the business community supports them. As part of this year’s Relay for Life, organizers are asking businesses to help paint the parish purple – the […]

Who knew dodge ball was so serious?

Is dodge ball one of the great evils lurking on school campuses? The Louisiana Physical Education Standards (LPES) Committee seems to think so. As part of proposed revisions to its standards and guidelines, the committee asked the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to ban “human target games (e.g. dodge ball) and drills that […]

Traditions are symbolic, not secular

Easter Sunday is one of the most meaningful days on the Christian calendar because it commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who died by crucifixion as a sacrifice to atonement. Many symbols are associated with Easter, and understanding these symbols can help Christians and non-Christians alike gain a stronger grasp of this deeply meaningful day […]

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