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Yvonne Mott

Yvonne Mott, 67, of Jennings, died on April 14, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements are pending with Matthews and Son Funeral Home.

Chester Ewing

A Mass of Christian burial for Chester Ewing, 75, of Evangeline, was held today, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Father David Broussard officiated his services. The Ewing family requested visitation to be held on Monday, April 14, 2014, from 2-10 p.m. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. […]

Jeanne Lyons: Simple life to Southern Living

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By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News South Louisiana native Jeanne Lyons, daughter of Michelle and Jimmy Lyons of Jennings, grew up coveting the glossy pages of her mother’s magazines and covered her bedroom walls with styled spreads from her favorite publications.

Let’s Play (Wee) Ball!


Three year-old “wee” ball players with the Welsh-Roanoke Summer League gathered at Sportsman’s Park in Welsh last week to start practice for a busy season. Kids’ recreational ball is getting underway across Jeff Davis Parish. To share your game pics, send the images with a brief description to jdne… Daily News photo by Christine Touchet

Landry, Portie married in sunset ceremony

Darcie Leah Landry and John Joseph Portie were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony during a sunset ceremony on Saturday, March 8, 2014, that was held on the grounds of the Spring’s Ballroom in Iota. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Gary Koopmann.

How much is a new jail truly worth?

Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) voters will have a very important decision to make on May 3 – whether or not to support a 10-year, half-cent sales tax that would fund the annual operations and maintenance costs for a new 200-bed jail. In your mind, you might have already decided yes or no. Whatever your decision, […]

Diamond teams fighting to improve power rankings

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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Area softball teams are wrapping up district play with hopes of continuing their seasons with playoff appearances.

Dr. Seuss trumps Lady Liberty every time

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH I walked in to the Iota Branch of the Acadia Parish Library recently and told the librarian, “I’d like a library card, please.” “Sure, I just need a picture ID and two forms of proof of residency,” she replied. Library card applications have apparently come a long way since […]

Joseph L. Lafleur Jr. 

Funeral services for Joseph L. Lafleur Jr., 49, will be announced later by Semien-Lewis Mortuary of Jennings.

Michael Wayne Thibodeaux

Michael Wayne Thibodeaux, 63, of Jennings, passed from this life on April 9, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his loved ones. A  memorial service will held at a later time. He was a carpenter and hard worker all his life. Michael loved horses and being in the outdoors. He loved helping people and enjoyed […]

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