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Disaster Recovery Center open in Acadia Parish for La. survivors

CROWLEY – A disaster recovery center opened Sunday, Sept. 4, in Acadia Parish to assist Louisiana flood survivors. The center is operating at the Old Wells Fargo Building, located at 10 N. Parkerson Ave. in Crowley from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice. Survivors may locate other centers near […]

French radio station provides online Cajun heritage

What began as a lifelong passion for Cajun French music and Louisiana culture developed into the realized dream of two local Cajun French enthusiasts. Cajun Music Radio is an on-line Cajun French radio station which streams authentic Cajun French music, true to the local flavor and culture of Southwest Louisiana. “It was happenstance, really,” said […]

Elton audit reveals $84,049 deficit

ELTON – The town received a C rating by an external CPA, due to an $84,049 deficit during the 2015 audit report. “This is due to an $88,000 deposit that was made after the last quarter, that didn’t show up before the quarter ended,” said Elton Mayor Roger “Tony” Laughlin. “It was a late transfer […]

Fair talent show prep underway

The 23rd annual Jeff Davis Parish Fair Talent Show is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the fairground pavilion. There is no entry fee but the event is only open to Jeff Davis residents. There will be first, second and third place winners in the solo and duet divisions in each age […]

Officer injured in altercation

A Jennings police officer received minor injuries Thursday afternoon during an altercation stemming from a shoplifting attempt. “The Jennings Police Department (JPD) received a complaint of a shoplifter in the local Wal-Mart department store,” said JPD Deputy Chief Danny Semmes. “Upon the officer’s arrival, he was advised by store security the subject was in the […]

LA to review millage rates

ere will hold a special meeting Monday, October 10 at 10 a.m. to discuss millage rates due to a drop in property value. Lake Arthur Mayor Robbie Bertrand said there may possibly be an adjustment to millage rates because of the value decrease in the town. However, millage rates will still not exceed the prior […]

Sheriff weighs in on ATS

At this week’s Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Police Jury meeting, jurors were reminded of a cost-saving alternative to consider when dealing with inmates. Academy of Training Skills (ATS) Superintendent Forrest Strickland, with the support of JDP District Attorney Michael Cassidy, went before the jury to explain how utilizing the program could save taxpayers thousands of […]

On the court

Three-year-old Tripp Solari received his first tennis lesson from his dad, John Solari, Wednesday evening. The two were seen practicing young Solari’s backhand swing at the Jeff Davis Parish Recreation Department tennis courts.

Welsh Museum Prairie Supper Fundraiser scheduled

WELSH – The Friends of the Welsh Museum is holding another fine-dining fundraising event. The Louisiana Prairie Supper Fundraiser has been added to the list of fundraisers for the museum and Home Economics Cottage project in the works since the building was donated to the museum just three years ago. “We didn’t have this one […]

UBC celebrates 100th anniversary

This October, the congregation of Union Baptist Church will be holding a public celebration in honor of a century of worship and service, as they celebrate their 100th anniversary. Pastor Gerald Perkins explained the church has been a cornerstone in community development, advancement and growth. “At this time, the church will be celebrating its 100th […]

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