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William Robert “Bill” Kennedy

William Robert “Bill” Kennedy, 92 of Jennings, LA, passed from this life on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  A memorial mass to honor Bill’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Jennings,with Father Charles McMillin officiating.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery with […]

Alita Landry Stewart

Funeral services for Mrs. Alita Landry Stewart, 95, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Rev. Susil Fernando officiating. Entombment will be in Calvary Mausoleum under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Mrs. Stewart died at 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in her […]

Elton ladies blast Westlake 43-24

The Elton High School Lady Indians travelled to Westlake Tuesday night to face the Lady Rams. The Lady Indians succeeded in claiming their sixth victory of the season with a 43-24 win, leaving their record at 6-3 overall. What was supposed to be a fairly easy victory for the Lady Indians, turned into a fierce […]

Lady Tigers rally late to hand Iota first loss

LAKE ARTHUR- The Lake Arthur Lady Tigers used a strong fourth quarter to rally back and knock the Iota Lady Bulldogs from the ranks of the unbeaten Tuesday night by claiming a spirited 48-46 win. Trailing by 10 heading into the fourth quarter, the Lady Tigers (6-1) roared back to outscore their guests 20-8 in […]

Raiden M. Trail

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Raiden M. Trail, 13, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Miguez Funeral Home in Lake Arthur, with Rev. Jered Thomas officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 9  p.m. Wednesday, and will continue from 8 a.m. Thursday until […]

Etienne tops in 4-3A

For the second consecutive season, Jennings High School running back Travis Etienne Jr. took home top honors on the 4-3A All-District Team by earning Offensive MVP honors. Along with Etienne, the Bulldogs placed four other players on the first team, while 6 other Jennings players found their way on to the second team. Etienne racked […]

It’s a Cajun Christmas

At the Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission, Papa Noel can be seen climbing up the stairway while alligators and pelicans don red Santa hats.


The Giving Tree: LA resident teaching kids the joy of giving back


LAKE ARTHUR – A resident here has found a unique way to make the holidays a little easier for some individuals in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP), while teaching high school students a life lesson. Lake Arthur High School’s (LAHS) Cafeteria Manager Kristy Conner has set up a Giving Tree in the school’s cafeteria. “Becky Vincent, […]

Lake Arthur schedules Christmas events

Parade Grand Marshals Poncho and Monica LeJeune.

LAKE ARTHUR – The community here is gearing up for the Christmas holiday an array of activities. The Christmas on the Lake holiday events are scheduled during the next few weeks, including a visit from Santa Claus himself, and also a very special “celebrity guest,” Elvis. A day full of Christmas cheer will be held […]

Changes, holidays cause delay for property taxes

Property tax invoices are being mailed out late this year due to a combination of factors, including changes in the reassessment year and delays caused by August flooding. Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) residents can expect to receive property tax notices starting this week. “Every year the procedures to change and set millage rates affect the […]

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