Lifestyle

Mon
22
Aug

Local students at “A-HEC of a Summer”

For the fifteenth consistent year, Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center (Central LA AHEC) collaborated with La-Salle General Hospital, Hardtner Medical Center, and LaSalle Parish School Board to bring the “A-HEC of a Summer” program to students in the area. Selected high school students volunteer at LaSalle General Hospital and Hardtner Medical Center for 15 days during the summer.  

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Mon
22
Aug

‘Big Top Magic’ in Jena

America’s oldest family-owned Circus will spread some “Big Top Magic” when it rolls in to Jena’s Fairgrounds, Hwy 84-W, next to Walmart, today, Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Show times are 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. This year, a very special offer makes it possible for kids under age 12 to see the all-new 80th edition of the Carson & Barnes Circus for free when accompanied by a paying adult.  

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Mon
15
Aug

Social media policy for Catahoula school system

The Catahoula Parish School Board unanimously adopted a new employee social media policy during their regular meeting Tuesday night, August 9. The policy, which sets the parameters in which all employees of the school system may use social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., follows the legal path many other school districts across the state have adopted in recent years.     

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Mon
15
Aug

LaSalle 4-H Jr. Leadership commences

LaSalle 4-H’ers attended the Jr. Leader Retreat along with 75 other 4-H members, volunteers, and agents from across the Central Region at Honey Brake Lodge in Catahoula Parish on August 4-5, 2016. The retreat provides an avenue for youth to network with surrounding parish 4-H Jr. Leader programs to gain ideals for programs, service-learning, community service, activities, and to meet others. “We are gearing up and making plans for a great year here in LaSalle Parish. Junior Leaders is a program designed for 13 year and older 4-H members from across the parish,” stated Silas Cecil, LaSalle Parish 4-H Extension Agent.    

Mon
08
Aug

The employees of the GEO Group

The employees of the GEO Group at LaSalle Detention Facility in Jena collected school supplies during the summer. They donated 100 items of each of the needed school supplies and delivered them last week in time for the APPLES Program registration. Missy Bignar, LPSB Homeless Liaison, wishes to thank Melinda Parker and the GEO employees for their donation and generosity to the APPLES Program and the students served. GEO employees delivering the school supplies were: Amy Spence, Tierra Turner, Shelby Franklin, Melinda Parker, Ashley Aric, and Becky Francis. Thank you so much!!  
 

 

Mon
08
Aug

Children attending Vacation

Children attending Vacation Bible School at Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church designated their offering to the LaSalle Parish APPLES Program this summer. The APPLES Program is very appreciative of the generous monetary donation that will assist the students served by our program, states Missy Bignar, Homeless Liaison. A special thanks is extended to the VBS directors, Allison Hodges and Donna Justiss, and all the workers and children for thinking of our students and program. Thank you so much!!  
 

 

Mon
01
Aug

Tenley Lynn Maxwell

Tatum would like to announce the birth of his baby sister, Tenley. Tenley Lynn Maxwell arrived at 4:33 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. She weighed 7-pounds 1-ounce and measured 19½-inches long.  

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Mon
01
Aug

96th birthday…

Ms. Jane Buchanan had her 96th birthday party at Jena Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LLC, where she resides, on Friday, July 22, 2016. Ms Buchanan was surrounded by family and friends as they celebrated with ice cream and cake.

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Mon
25
Jul

LaSalle SWCD aid area conservation

In an effort to fulfill its goal of helping to save soil and water resources, the LaSalle Soil and Water Conservation District has provided financial aid to area garden clubs and 4-H groups to achieve their goals. During the regular meeting of the LaSalle SWCD on Tuesday night of last week, funds were provided to three parish garden clubs as well as the LaSalle 4-H Foundation to help them with projects, which help to protect our soil and water.  

Tue
19
Jul

CCC’s Science Camp held last week in Olla

Over two-dozen children used their hands and minds to learn more about science last week through the annual Science Camp at the Centennial Cultural Center in downtown Olla. The camp lasted from Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and featured handson activities involving homemade lava lamps, soap, solar panels, chemical reactions and much more.

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