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Remembering Rhoda

Longtime Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Library employee Rhoda Marsh will soon have a permanent monument of remembrance in her honor at the Library Main Branch. JDP Library Director Dr. Linda Lebert-Corbello recalls Marsh’s three decades plus of service as a steadfast testament of dedication, loyalty, hard work and love. “For over 33 years, Rhoda served […]

Harvey rolling in

JDP volunteers aid Houston

A few local volunteers packed up their trucks, boats and supplies and did what most people only talk about doing. A 12-man volunteer team left Sunday evening with five boats and headed to Texas to aid in rescue efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The team included Ryan Courville and Rockie Roy of Jennings […]


Water barriers in place in LA

LAKE ARTHUR – Residents and officials here are taking no chances with Hurricane Harvey. “The last big storm we dealt with taught us a lot on how to be better prepared for any future weather or flooding issues,” said Interim Mayor Sherry Crochet. “We know at this point anything could happen, and this storm could […]


Let’s hear it for the boys

Gulf Coast prepares for Harvey

As forecasters continue to monitor Tropical Storm Harvey’s movements Thursday morning, Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office announced that sandbags were being made available across the parish. Harvey regained tropical storm strength as it drifted in the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas early Thursday, and forecasters said it could become a hurricane, the Associated Press reported. A […]

Making cards at the library

Community to hold third annual anti-violence crusade

The Third Annual Stop the Violence Crusade Community Event is scheduled for this weekend and is quickly becoming a highly anticipated event of peace and unity. Following the shooting death of Jawon Lennette in 2015, local volunteer Natalie Mitchell began hosting the event as a way to bring awareness to senseless violence in the community, […]

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