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20
Jun

Fifth Annual Patriotic Concert this Saturday. . .

The LaSalle Parish Community Choir will present its fifth annual patriotic concert, “I Salute You”, Saturday evening, June 25, at 6 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Jena. In addition to the choir’s performance, the LaSalle Community Band will begin the evening with patriotic selections everyone is sure to enjoy. This year’s concert will also feature a Children’s Choir (shown in photo), a Men’s Quartet, and a Ladies Trio. “I Salute You” is a musical celebrating “Our Forces, Our Freedom, Our Flag”. The choir extends a special invitation to everyone, especially veterans, to join them for an evening of entertainment in advance of Independence Day.  
 
Mon
20
Jun

Library Summer Reading Program / Week 3

Matthew Noel of The Magic Yoyo demonstrates his advanced yoyo skills during his performance for the LaSalle Parish Library’s Summer Reading Program at the Jena First Baptist Church Family Life Center last week. Noel offered a show filled with the many antics and tricks surrounding juggling various objects, audience participation, using yoyos of all kinds and more. The Friday program was provided in collaboration with McKinney Vento’s Federal Grant. On Friday, Magician Mitch Richard will perform at 10 a.m. at Jena First Baptist Church Family Life Center and at 2 p.m. at the Olla Library.  
 
Mon
13
Jun

Olla Pinewood Garden Club in May meeting

Members of the Olla Pinewood Garden Club met at the Centennial Cultural Center for their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. President Ruby Moody called the business meeting to order with the members reciting The Pledge of Allegiance and the Collect. Minutes of the April meeting were read and approved and a financial report was given by treasurer, Hilda Franklin. 
 
Mon
13
Jun

Celebrates anniversary

Alvin Lewis Freeman and Carolyn Faye Smith Freeman of Jena were honored on their golden (50th) wedding anniversary with a cookout at their home on Saturday, May 28, 2016, hosted by their children, Kimberly Freeman Tate and Tracy Alan Freeman, and others. Alvin and Carolyn were married on May 21, 1966 at Standard Baptist Church of Olla with Rev. Hoyt Gandy officiating. Alvin is the son of Alvin and Lillie Freeman and Carolyn is the daughter of Curtis and Louise Smith.
 
Mon
06
Jun

Catahoula Memorial Day program…

While many Catahoula Parish residents were grilling or enjoying water activities last Monday, a crowd of residents gathered in Jonesville to recognize the many from the parish who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation’s freedom.  The annual American Legion Auxiliary Boyd Mann Unit 163 Memorial Day Program was held at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. on Memorial Day as several parish residents and invited guests paused to remember those from the parish who died during military service.

Mon
06
Jun

Kick-off for Summer Reading Program

Magician Chris Miller blindfolds Bryson Gainey as the crowd awaits Miller’s next magic trick during his show at the LaSalle Parish Library-Olla Branch last week, which was part of kick-off week for the Summer Reading Program.  

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Tue
31
May

Jena resident honored for 5-year fight against cancer

On May 20 Jena resident, Vicky Crooks, returned to Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia  to celebrate a milestone in her cancer journey - five years of cancer survivorship - a momentous occasion deemed “Celebrate Life®” by CTCA®
 

 

Tue
31
May

4-H’ers learn safe choices at Activities Day

The 2016 LaSalle Parish 4-H Activities Day concluded on Friday, May 6, 2016. Over 185 youth participated in the event. This year’s theme was “4-H’ers Make Safe Choices,” which complemented the safety educational series present at school club meetings.
 
Mon
23
May

Good Pine Middle School lists honor roll

Honor roll students at Good Pine Middle School for the final six weeks grading period of the 2015-16 school session have been announced by Principal Janet Tullos, as follows:
 
Third Grade All A’s – Sarah Alexander, Seth Andrews, Emily Calk, Calex Campbell, Mallory Francis, Alex Hodges, Madeline Loe, Ethan Reaves, Kylie Smith, Tatum Trisler, William Vercher, Hayden Vickers, Jack White, Coben Willis.  
 

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Mon
23
May

Anniversary

The children of Joe and Liz (Buchanan) Cruse happily announce their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Joe and Liz were married June 4, 1966 at New Union Baptist Church in Tullos, LA with Bro. E.D. Dearmon officiating. They have been blessed with two children, Joey Cruse and wife Maria and Brandi Cruse Kelly and husband DeWayne, as well as one  grandchild, Ethan Kelly. 

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