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Amelia Ann Guidry Meche

Funeral services to honor the life of Amelia Ann Guidry Meche, 67,  will be held at the Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at 10 a.m., with Reverend Charles McMillin officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2:30-9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 23, with a rosary […]

Melda Faye Courville

Funeral services for Melda Faye Courville, 46, a native and resident of Welsh, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh, with Father Charles McMillin officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the funeral home, with a rosary at 6 p.m. Visitation […]

New Heights: Johnson becomes first female from Jennings to play pro basketball

Jennings native Jayln Johnson seemed quite excited about the fact the she will be the first female basketball from the town to play professionally, however the humble 22-year-old lit up about becoming a role model for other young girls to follow. Johnson has never been one to bask in the limelight, as she has managed […]

Ready to roll: Jennings season underway after scrimmage with Barbe

LAKE CHARLES – The Jennings Bulldogs kicked off the beginning of their season Friday night by strapping it up with the Barbe Buccaneers in their annual preseason scrimmage at the Lake Charles campus. Due to large amounts of rain in Lake Charles, the contest was moved to the Buc soccer field where an overflow crowd […]

Reader shares views

Dear Editor, God intends for us and our leaders, as Christians, to honor and obey ALL of God’s teachings and commandments. I read nowhere in the Bible where we are given the authority to choose which of these teachings and commandments to obey or ignore, nor the authority to consider which are the most important. […]

Some legal aid available for flood victims

A toll-free legal aid hotline is now available for victims of the recent storms and flooding in Louisiana. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer, is a partnership between the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana Civil Justice Center, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and the Federal Emergency […]

Helen Virginia Wilder O’Conor

Funeral services for Helen Virginia Wilder O’Conor will be held Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Helen passed away Aug. 18, 2016, at Camelot Brookside Nursing Home in […]

Welsh community meets to fill needs

WELSH – A community meeting was held here Friday evening at the First Baptist Church (FBC) to help those in need connect with those who could meet those needs. FBC Pastor Pat Deshotel said with 25 to 30 homes within the town limits, and more in the outcropping rural areas inundated with water, many people […]

WPD launches ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’

Chief Marcus Crochet and his department are joining forces with the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to address the problem of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, and have launched the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The statewide campaign establishes high-visibility patrol and/or checkpoints and is designed to prevent drivers from operating […]

Safety urged during relief, recovery efforts

With floodwater in a number of areas and people working to clear out damaged homes, individuals are reminded that safety needs to be a priority. Dr. Rick Edwards of Jennings reminds the public that dangers aside from debris and wildlife exist in floodwater. “It’s important to take precautions like wearing waders or doing whatever you […]

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