Jena High juniors Colton Montpelier (left) and Brandon Lefebvre (right) hold third place trophies with their auto instructor, Thomas Meyers, after the award ceremony last week for the 2015 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills State Competition in Alexandria.
Mary Peoples, daughter of Ezra and Helen Paul Davis of Jena, and Wyndell and Virginia Peoples of Pollock, will marry Bubba Beeson, son of Robert and Margaret Beeson of Pollock, on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at 2:30 p.m.
Kelsey Kinnison of Columbia and Trevor Evans of Jena are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Kim Kinnison of Columbia and the late Mark Kinnison of Kelly.
Matt and Tracie Wilkinson of Jena are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jesse Lee Wilkinson, to Cole Allen LeGrande. Cole is the son of Anita and Donald Stuckey.
Allison LeAnn Bradford of Belah and Ethan Charles Whatley of Belah are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Lee and Kim Bradford of Belah, and the granddaughter of the late Lonnie Lee Bradford, Jr., and Helen Bradford Viola of Belah, and Jim Bignar of Belah, and Karen Poole of Olla. Allison is a graduate of Jena High School and is employed at Catahoula - LaSalle Bank in Jonesville.
Candace Miller and Andrew Hailey exchanged wedding vows during a ceremony on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Tyrone Plantation in Alexandria, with the Honorable Rae Swent officiating. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Gayle Miller of Jena. She is a graduate of Jena High School and is employed at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. The groom is the son of Diane and John Francis of Pineville and Steve and Vernell Haley of Marksville. He is a graduate of Marksville High School and is employed by Walker Automotive.
Eating right and regular exercise are critical to a healthy lifestyle. But a third component — family involvement — is just as important, children and parents learned at Louisiana 4-H’s Food and Fitness Camp held at Camp Grant Walker near Pollock on March 21 and 22. Thirty-five families attended the camp, where joint and separate sessions were held for children and their parents, said Lanette Hebert, 4-H coordinator for the LSU AgCenter Southwest Region.
Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, applauded the decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to amend the 40-mile rule in the Veterans Choice Program, but he says more work needs to be done to ensure America’s heroes have better access to the care they need. The Veterans Choice Program was announced in 2014 to increase veterans’ access to healthcare by allowing them to visit certain community health care facilities if they live more than 40 miles from a VA facility.
Candace Miller of Jena and Andrew Hailey of Marksville are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bill and Gayle Miller of Jena. Candace is a graduate of
Jena High School and Northwestern State University, and is currently employed at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.