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Kendolene Merceda Emerick Hylton

Funeral services for Mrs. “Kenny” Kendolene Merceda Emerick Hylton, 90, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Miguez Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rob Wall officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Welsh under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Funeral home visitation will be held from 6-8 […]

John P. “Coach” Juneau

LACASSINE – John P. Juneau, 71, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, in his residence. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, in St. John the Evangelist Church with Father Rojo Antony officiating. Burial will follow in Lacassine Cemetery under the direction of Johnson and Brown Funeral […]

Elton Library Features Story Time

Daily News photo by Holli Bruchhaus

As part of the Jeff Davis Parish Libraries’ Summer Reading Program the Elton Library featured songs, story telling and puppets by Blum’s Song N’ Stories. Children sang along to musical stories with parents and library staff.

Chateau gators released at refuge

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Three long time residents of the Gator Chateau at the Louisiana Oil and Gas I-10 Park were released back into their natural habitat last week by agents with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries. The Gator Chateau hopes to return more gators into the wild in the future, as they focus on rescue, rehabilitate and release of natural Louisiana wildlife.

By HOLLI BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Three longtime residents of the Gator Chateau in Jennings were released back into the wild on June 16.

Rideauxs celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Mr. and  Mrs. Joseph H. Rideaux recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on May 28, 1966, 2 p.m., at St. John Evangeline in Mermentau. The couple has one son, Joseph (Nadlyn) H. Rideaux, of Jennings.

Trench warfare

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Big nasties to play prominent role in 2016 By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor 1. Robert Carter, Lake Arthur, Sr., 6’3”, 315 One of the most dominant linemen in the area for the past two seasons, Carter has the ability to dominate the line of scrimmage on either the offensive or defensive sides of […]

Happy Father’s Day

Too often, great men are overlooked or under-appreciated. Many times, these men are fathers or father-figures. Society puts much emphasis on the men who shirk responsibility and care of their children, but seldom does society show admiration for the many men who have helped to mold us into the people we are today. Dads, grandfathers, […]

Public Thanked for Relay Support

Dear Editor, On behalf of the American Cancer Society, Jeff Davis Parish Relay for Life Committee, Optimist Club Team and Relay for Life Golf Tournament Committee, I would like to express a great, big “thank you” to everyone that helped make the 10th Annual Relay for Life Golf Tournament a huge success. I would like […]

Thoughts on days that end in “y”

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH The worldwide hand-holding and chorus of “Kumbaya” only lasted two days following the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando last weekend. The periods of stunned grief are getting shorter each time a tragedy strikes a nation, probably because we have all become accustomed to such bloodshed. Another mass shooting? Just […]

Roy Joseph Hebert

A Mass of Christian burial for Roy Joseph Hebert, 64, of Evangeline, will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Evangeline with Father Paul LaFleur officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Monday, June […]

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