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Mayo J. Landry, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Mayo J. Landry, Jr., 79, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, with Rev. Charles McMillin officiating. Visitation will be held at Miguez Funeral Home from 4-9 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. Friday until time of service. A rosary, […]

LC author, therapy dog visit city

Jeanie, the three-legged therapy dog from Lake Charles has quite a following, and will soon visit Jennings with her owner, Lydia Crochet. Jeanie and Crochet are part of a team that helps to provide therapy and comfort to children, veterans and the disabled. “Jeanie helps to teach children about being different and finding your own […]

Senior Sunrise

Lake Arthur is full of many traditions and Lake Arthur High School (LAHS) seniors have a unique tradition of their own. “Senior sunrise is a time for our class to come together and celebrate our last beginning,” said Allie Monceaux. “ It’s a time to have a little fun before we take on all the […]

Congressman Higgins to visit parish

Congressman Clay Higgins will be visiting Jeff Davis Parish next week, and include stops in Jennings, Lake Arthur, Welsh and Fenton to meet with several area mayors. He will also be holding two other informal Q&A events, one of which is open to the public. Press Secretary Andrew David said the visits with each of […]

Two petition for Welsh mayor’s recall

WELSH – A petition to recall Mayor Carolyn Louviere was filed with the Secretary of State’s office on Aug. 2. The petitioners are residents Jeanell Jackson Vital and Calvin David Spriggings. The mayor said she was surprised by the petition, because Vital never indicated she had issues with Louviere’s performance. The mayor said while she […]

Jonas P. ‘Doc’ Faust

Jonas P. “Doc” Faust, 86, of Welsh passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Lake Charles. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh. Burial […]

Park attendants look out for ducks

Attendants of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park want to encourage the public to use the best feeding practices on the duck population in the park. Park handler Troy Prince said although park workers are glad to have so many people who come and provide snacks for the ducks, often they are unaware that the […]

Afternoon snack

Fenton discusses chicken ordinance

FENTON – Officials here are discussing plans to amend an existing livestock ordinance regarding specific standards for keeping chickens within village limits. During the July village meeting, a citizen approached the Fenton Board of Aldermen in reference to regulations regarding the keeping of chickens or fowl in the village. She shared concerns for her family […]

Elton officials OK culvert repairs

ELTON – The council here has voted on a motion to continue repairing all culverts through the town and will begin with those in the most severe condition first. Elton Mayor Pro Temp Anthony Guillory said at least six more will be done immediately, including both sides of the street on the corner of Al […]

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