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Wed
11
Jan

Bertha Morace

Wed
11
Jan

Emma Jolene Evans

Chad and Jessica Evans of Harrisonburg are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Jolene Evans. Emma was born on November 2, 2016, at 4:36 p.m. at home.

Emma Jo weighed 5 lbs. 15 oz. and was 18-3/4 in. long. She was welcomed home by her big brothers Colten, Cooper and Jace and a host of family and friends.

 

Tue
03
Jan

Jena Housing Authority makes payment ‘in lieu of 2016 taxes’

Keith Tarver, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Jena Housing Authority (JHA), operators of Tarver Park in Jena, delivered an “in lieu of taxes” check in the amount of $10,500.82 to Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards at Jena Town Hall on Tuesday night, December 13th.

Tarver delivered the check on behalf of the other board members, Khristi Sanders, Mickey Cockerham, Anthony Jackson and Brandon Joy, as well as Executive Director Casey Hall, and Assistant Director Donnia Robertson.

Since Tarver Park is basically owned by the town of Jena and operated as a low-rent housing complex, the property is not taxable by the town.

 

Tue
03
Jan

Gardening in the Winter

The folks at Good Food Project sometimes hear comments about not having much to do during the winter months, “there’s not much to grow, right?” Well, no, there’s lots to grow! In fact, we love growing vegetables in the cooler months!

With proper planning and preparation many of us gardeners planted our winter crops back in August through October and are already harvesting tender broccoli, fresh cabbage and lettuces. It’s not too late, even now, to get seeded crops or transplants into the ground if you have well-prepared beds or containers.

Look for those warmer days in the south during December and January and you can still plant beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, snow peas, and a vast array of nutritious vegetables! (See a full list below) Those cool weather crops like warm soil in the beginning, but need cooler temperatures in order to develop and mature.

 

Tue
27
Dec

Christmas at the Mission House

Christmas giving was celebrated last Thursday and Friday at the LaSalle Baptist Ministry Center thanks to the Good Pine Middle School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).
 
During weeks leading up to students being out of school for the Christmas break, the PTO conducted a raffle where an Apollo ATV was given away. The money raised from this raffle, totaling nearly $1,000, was then used to purchase Christmas presents for boys and girls of families that are regular consumers of the mission house’s free food program.
 
As the families arrived last Thursday to receive their monthly allotment, members of the GPMS PTO greeted them providing refreshments and the children were able to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
 
 
Tue
27
Dec

4-H pledging hands to larger service

Being part of the club, 4-H’ers pledge their hands to larger service and their hearts to greater loyalty for their club, community, country and world.
 
During the Central Louisiana summer retreat, LaSalle Parish 4-H Jr. Leader members planned their service projects and activities for the year. Part of what they decided was to provide a service for a nursing home.
 
Plans were placed into action and a 4-H Movie Night fund was held. Four-H members entered the movie for a set fee, however if they brought warm adult socks they attended for half price. Jr. Leader members also donated socks and wrapping paper to ensure there would be enough for every resident at the facility on December 19, 2016.
 
 
Mon
19
Dec

JJHS Singing tour visits JES students

Students at Jena Elementary School were treated to a special Christmas musical production by the Jena Junior High School Choir last Thursday morning in the school’s gymnasium. The students clapped and sang along to songs they recognized during the final days before their Christmas break began.

Mon
19
Dec

Christmas celebrated at Jena’s LADD Center

Local country artist Avery Michaels leads attendees in singing “Silent Night” during the LADD Center’s recent Christmas party. He was the party’s musical guest, and he sang several Christmas songs at the party including one he had written.

Mon
12
Dec

Gerald Mitchell with an Apollo ATV (125 CC) named the winner of the GPMS PTO Raffle.

Good Pine Middle PTO President Frances Whitehead, Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards and (far right) Southside Service Center Owner Deon Jones present Gerald Mitchell with an Apollo ATV (125 CC) after he was recently named the winner of the GPMS PTO Raffle. The raffle raised nearly $1,000 to allow the purchase of toys for the Mission House’s toy drive. GPMS also held a toy drive and all toys were donated to the Mission House.

Mon
12
Dec

Members of the Town and Country Garden Club met at 11 a.m.

Members of the Town and Country Garden Club met at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 6th, at the Whitehall Plantation for their Christmas party and meeting. Those in attendance were, front row, from left, Sis Welch, Martha Wood, Mary Ann McMillin, and Audrey Maxwell; standing, Cynthia Bradford, Pam Davis, Barbara Germany, Donna Justiss, Lisa McCann, Nelda Tarver, and Barbara Murphy, with Donna and Nelda serving as hostesses.

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