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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 […]

John Neal Knight

A Mass of Christian burial for John Neal Knight, 78, of Jennings will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church on Monday, July 25, 2016, at 10 a.m., with Father William Miller officiating.  Visitation will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home on Sunday, July 24, from 2:30-9 p.m., with a rosary recited at 6 […]

A long time coming: Welsh Bronco All-Stars make history, advance to Zone Tourney in Laredo

Members of the Welsh Bronco All-Stars are (in no particular order) Grant Daigle, Caleb Miller, Cohen Fontenot, Nathan Hotard, Rhett Davis, Trevor Etienne, Gabe Gillett, Gavin Pousson, Cale Navarre, Landon LeDoux, Matt John, Conner Johnson and Addison Savoy. Coaches are James Daigle, Bobby Miller and Stephen Hotard. Assistants are Jamie Fontenot and Jared LeDoux.

The 2016 Welsh Bronco All-Stars simulated a ride on the old Starship Enterprise Tuesday night, going to a place where no other Welsh Recreation baseball team has ever gone before. By finishing second in the Louisiana Super Regional Bronco Baseball Tournament in Youngsville, Welsh will now have the opportunity to travel deep into South Texas […]

Call of the wild: Bass to offer duck-calling class at parish library

Competitive duck caller and hunting guide Chance Bass will demonstrate his skills and give instruction at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Jeff Davis Parish Library.

The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Library is calling on all hunting enthusiasts interested in duck hunting and learning duck-calling tips and techniques to join them at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 22. Competitive duck caller and hunting guide Chance Bass will demonstrate his talent and give instruction on duck-calling as part of the R & […]

JHS Quarterback Club raffle underway

With the 23rd annual Jennings High School Alumni Softball Tournament on the horizon, it also means the JHS Quarterback Club’s annual raffle is underway. The Quarterback Club has used the raffle to help raise funds in the past, and uses the softball tournament as a stage for its final drawing. JHS Quarterback Club Captain Tim […]


Taniyah, 6, and Tianna, 4, got in some play time at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park with their grandmother, Celeste Gradney of Welsh, before a heavy downpour hit the area Thursday afternoon.

Stolen ATVs recovered, teens arrested

Three teens were arrested when deputies and detectives with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) successfully recovered four stolen all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) from locations in and around the Roanoke area earlier this week. According to JDSO Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, some of the ATVs had not been reported stolen, as the registered owners were […]

More names slated for fall ballot

Day two of qualifying for the Nov. 8 races continued Thursday. Qualifying will continue today through 4:30 p.m.

School board to re-examine sale of building

The Jeff Davis Parish School Board (JDPSB) decided unanimously to table a request from the Ward II Ad Hoc Committee Thursday that would accept a bid by Dr. Charles Achane and the Southwest Louisiana Business Development Center (SWLBDC) for the purchase of the old James Ward Elementary. The building, located on Wilbert Rochelle Avenue, is […]

Joseph “Tom-B” Jones

 Funeral services for Joseph (Tom-B) Jones, 86, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016, in David James and Rosa Fondel Church Chapel at Semien-Lewis Mortuary. Rev. Carl Fontenot, pastor of Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Lake Arthur with military honors by a U.S. Army […]

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