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In honor: WGC recognizes breast cancer survivors

Kim Myers (center) shared her personal experience as a breast cancer survivor with Welsh Garden Club members on Wednesday.

WELSH – The Welsh Garden Club (WGC) holds monthly meetings to discuss ways to beautify and clean the community, but during one special month, they take a break from town beautification to honor survivors of breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and WGC dedicates its October meeting to a local breast cancer survivor […]

Welsh to host Old Time Rice Threshing


WELSH – As fall weather brings lowered temperatures, it also brings the annual Welsh Old Time Rice Threshing event. The threshing is a public demonstration of how rice was harvested before the invention of combines and has become a local tradition. Rice threshing was once a vital part of not only rice farming, but also […]

Clash of the Titans: No. 2 JHS meets No. 4 SBHS in battle of unbeatens


The buildup for this week’s district matchup between the Jennings Bulldogs (JHS) and South Beauregard Golden Knights (SBHS) has reached a peak that has television stations and newspapers throughout Southwest Louisiana buzzing. With both schools coming into the week seven-tilt unbeaten and sitting high in the latest LHSAA Class 3A power ratings (JHS at No. […]

Band night

Bands, drum lines and color guard teams from Jennings High School (JHS), Lake Arthur High School (LAHS) and Welsh High School (WHS) joined forces Tuesday night for the first Jeff Davis Parish Band Night. Each band performed its own half-time show for parents, supporters and spectators. Following each routine, guest judges met with each group to give instructions on how to improve performances.

On the menu

Tuesday night’s Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) Annual Taste N’ Tell fundraising event brought in a packed house filled with wine, fine dining and community fellowship. Twenty-one cook teams served over 25 dishes, but only four took home prizes. The McNeese Cowgirls and Benjamin Duplantis won first place in the appetizer category with their Cowgirl salsa and chips. JDBank took home first place in the entree’ division with a blackberry pork loin. The winning side dish of the evening was the smothered okra and sausage presented by the Jennings and Welsh Rotary clubs. The sweet-tooth winner was sliced candied apples in the dessert category by Salon Couture.

Backyard Brawl

Welsh's Pearse Migl and LA's Trey Hargrave

LAKE ARTHUR – District 4-2A play heats up this Friday in Jeff Davis Parish, as the Welsh Greyhounds and Lake Arthur Tigers will renew their annual duel as league rivals. Both teams posted wins in district last week, as Welsh downed DeQuincy and the Tigers defeated Mamou. Welsh will enter the battle unbeaten for the […]

JDSO holds defense tactics training

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) Patrol Division Commander Doug Britnell demonstrated how to use pain compliance techniques to achieve subject cooperation, without using deadly force during a Monday training class.

Joining forces: JDP students to perform at Band Night debut


Three high school bands from Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) will perform this evening at the first annual Band Night. The event is sponsored by the Jefferson Davis Arts Council (JDAC), Superintendent of Schools Brian LeJeune, Assistant Superintendent of JDP Schools Kirk Credeur and Curriculum Supervisor Dr. Kieran Coleman. The event was organized by Lake Arthur […]

Backing the blue through prayer

Officers joined 
Father Charles McMillin and OLI students for a 
Monday prayer service.

A special prayer service referred to as “Back the blue and pray for them too” was held Monday morning at Our Lady Immaculate (OLI) Catholic School in Jennings. School faculty, students, and local law enforcement leaders including Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Sheriff Ivy Woods, Jennings Police Interim Chief Danny Semmes and Louisiana State Police (LSP) […]

Two of a kind

Two tagged whooping cranes, a male and a female, were spotted north of Welsh last week. According to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, both of the birds are over five years old. The female (left) is called L11-11 while the the male (right)  is L10-11, with the “L” standing for Louisiana. Wildlife agents said the pair has yet to hatch a chick but hopes 2017 brings a baby crane.

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