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Wilma “Jean” Richard Lawless

A Mass of Christian burial for Wilma “Jean” Richard Lawless, 81, will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10 a.m., with Reverend Charles McMillin officiating. A vigil service to honor Wilma’s life will be held Sunday night at 6 p.m. The family requests that visitation […]

Harry Roth

A memorial service with full military rites to honor the life and memory of Harry Roth will be held in California at a later date. Harry Roth was born in New York City on March 17, 1931.  He entered into eternal glory through Jesus Christ on July 22, 2016. Harry honorably served our country in […]

Rescue me

As part of rescue training, members of the Jennings Fire Department (JFD) participated in their annual close-confinement rescue practice drill. The drill was held at the Gulf Island Shipyard, formerly the LeeVac Shipyard, in Silverwood. Firefighters practiced rescuing patients from the close confines of a ship deck, as well as how to perform rescue operations from inside a tank section of the craft.

Village of Fenton to receive beautification award

FENTON – Village officials here will attend the 79th Annual Louisiana Municipal Association (LMA) Convention held in Alexandria next weekend to receive a Lt. Governor Beautification Award. Fenton Mayor Eddie Alfred, Jr. said his office received a letter informing the village of the honor and requesting the presence of Fenton’s municipality at the convention. “We […]

Races are on for fall elections

Qualifying for November races wrapped up Friday afternoon with a few surprises, and only one candidate has gone unchallenged. In Welsh, Alderman Charles Drake threw his hat in the race for mayor against incumbent Carolyn Louviere. Former chief Tommy Chaisson also signed up to challenge current Welsh Police Chief Marcus Crochet, who is seeking re-election. […]

JDPSB summit deemed success

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board (JDPSB) recently hosted its annual teacher summit at Jennings High School on July 13 for teachers to attend sessions on how to improve in the classroom. Title I/II Supervisor Angie Bech addressed members of the board about the success of the event, and what it had to offer teachers […]

Audrey’s Art: Hathaway teen’s creations gaining popularity

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HATHAWAY – Jack Septic Eye is a popular YouTube personality with nearly 11.5 million followers who are fans of his more than 2,000 original cartoons and videos. And now the viral star has taken notice of a Hathaway teen’s creation. Audrey Durio, 13, is one of Jack’s fans and drew her interpretation of the online […]

Just who is Billy Broussard? Former LSU QB recounts ’74 season

Billy Broussard spent one season as LSU’s starting quarterback in 1974.

Billy Broussard couldn’t blame the young man who had wandered into his dry-cleaning shop for not recognizing the photo of a tall, bushy-haired  football player encased in the wooden frame on the Broussard’s Cleaners shelf. As Broussard himself will tell you, “That was a long time ago.” “Who is that?” the young man queried Broussard, […]

Jordy Michael Thibodeaux Sr.

The family and friends of Jordy Michael Thibodeaux are mourning the loss of their loved one who was called from this life on July 20, 2016, at the age of 32.  Jordy was born in Lafayette to Michael Thibodeaux and Cheryal Hanks on March 14, 1984. He loved to hunt, fish and had a passion for […]

Nelvin Paul Leckelt

Funeral services for Mr. Nelvin Paul Leckelt, Sr., 89, will be held Monday, July 25, 2016, in Miguez Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m., with Deacon Mike Tramel officiating. Funeral home visitation will be Monday, July 25, from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Leckelt […]

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