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Welsh Animal Control holds adoption day

Welsh Animal Control held a pet adoption day this week and brought some of its furry shelter residents to the community of Jennings. J.R. Kelly of Roanoke took home  two lab mixes, a brother and sister, to enjoy a life in the country. To learn more about the animals available for adoption at the Welsh shelter, call (337) 734-2231.

Life lessons: Students learn about bullying


ELTON – Junior high students here have been learning a few life lessons with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO). DARE officers Tiffany McFarlain and Gale Richard led classes in anti-bullying practices and the dangers of intoxicated driving for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Boys and girls groups were divided up by grades. […]

Ag Day

Parish students in grades pre-k through third enjoyed a day of fun learning at Wednesday’s  Ag Day.  Attendees were able to play games, make arts and crafts and lessons on fishing, hunting, germ prevention and more.

Sweeney celebrates 95 years


Close friends and family gathered to celebrate the life of Dr. Walker Sweeney Smith on his 95th birthday Saturday at the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home. “I enjoyed the party,” Sweeney said. “About 40 of my family members and friends showed up. We had a great time visiting.” Sweeney was born on Oct. 27, 1921 to […]

Breaking the silence: CADA holds annual candlelight vigil for abuse victims


Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) held its annual candlelight vigil Monday evening to honor those who have survived the pain of domestic abuse, and remember those who lost their lives at the hands of a loved one. CADA Executive Director Janice Esthay opened the ceremony with a welcome speech followed by a prayer by Sister […]

Hounds not looking ahead to Kinder, focusing on Vinton


WELSH – There is no game that high school coaches worry about as much as the week of Homecoming. It’s the only week during the season where you can say that football actually takes a back seat to everything going on on during Homecoming week. The week is full of competition between classes, and that […]

Pumpkin party

Hathaway High School students showed off their skills in a pumpkin-decorating contst last week.  Pumpkins were decorated as storybook and movie characters.

Making learning fun

Third and fourth grade students at Jennings Elementary had fun learning in Science Club Friday.  Science teachers Peggy Ardoin and Erin Dugas led students in a project to make Oobleck, which was inspired by the Dr. Seuss’ book “Bartholomew and the Oobleck. “  ​

It’s Gumbo Season

Seniors across Jeff Davis Parish were served gumbo Friday morning at the Welsh Community Center during Sheriff Ivy Woods and the Council on Aging’s annual Fall Fest Gumbo.

Welsh holds Old Time Rice Threshing

The Old Time Rice Threshing returned to Welsh Saturday. The free event welcomed guests to the Welsh Airfield, where the Welsh Threshermen’s Association demonstrated rice harvesting techniques of the past through the use of antique equipment.

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