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It’s Gumbo Season

Seniors across Jeff Davis Parish were served gumbo Friday morning at the Welsh Community Center during Sheriff Ivy Woods and the Council on Aging’s annual Fall Fest Gumbo.

Welsh holds Old Time Rice Threshing

The Old Time Rice Threshing returned to Welsh Saturday. The free event welcomed guests to the Welsh Airfield, where the Welsh Threshermen’s Association demonstrated rice harvesting techniques of the past through the use of antique equipment.

Jennings Alive

Hundreds crowded Main Street Saturday for the 2016 Jennings Alive festival, where more than 60 vendors debuted glass art, handmade wooden furniture, toys, garden decor, homemade foods and much more.

Early voting opens Tuesday

Early voting will be underway from Oct. 25 until Nov. 1, giving locals the chance to cast ballots ahead of the Nov. 8 Election Day. Jeff Davis Parish voters can cast ballots at the Registrar of  Voters Office at 302 N. Cutting Ave. in Jennings from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. each scheduled day of […]

Second arrest in infant injury case

A second suspect was arrested in a case involving the recent injury of a Jennings infant. Detectives with Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) arrested 29-year-old Justin Brock King, of 1095 Lake Cove Road in Ville Platte, on Wednesday night. The arrest  followed an incident that began on September 23, when an 11-month-old infant was […]

Tupper Museum adds Winnie the Pooh-themed room

The Tupper Museum in Jennings is in the process of adding a new playroom for children to enjoy. The outside of the Winnie the Pooh-themed room will be painted as Pooh’s treehouse, with a kid-sized door for an entrance. Inside children will find a small kitchen set puppet theatre, characters and other activities. “The room […]

School board denies millage rate increase

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board was unable to come to an agreement on 2016 millage rates at a meeting Thursday. “This is a reassessment year,” said Finance Director Bill Hebert. “Property values are reassessed and if there is an increase in value, then millage rates go down. If there is a decrease in value, […]

Open enrollment approaching

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is advising Louisiana families that the Open Enrollment period for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace is November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017. During the enrollment period individuals and families who do not receive healthcare through their employers can sign up through the online Health Insurance Marketplace and purchase individual […]

Reader weighs in on abortion issue

Dear Editor, Abortion IS a moral and political issue. It became political when the Supreme Court made abortion legal across our nation. It is impossible to separate the two if a person wants to do right by our Maker. Isn’t it wiser to vote our conscience and be morally correct? Many women who have had […]

Still truckin’: Dogs move to 8-0 behind Etienne, strong defensive showing

LAKE CHARLES – Chants of “overrated” echoed from the St. Louis Catholic (STL) student section midway through the first quarter as the Saints took an early 7-0 lead over the Jennings Bulldogs. However, thoughts of an upset were put to bed shortly after as the Dogs scored 34 unanswered points to remain undefeated at 8-0 […]

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