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02
Mar

Education Program Consultant III

Education Program Consultant III Amy Willis of the Louisiana Department of Education NW LA Network 1 instructs LaSalle Parish sixth through eighth grade ELA teachers recently at the Media Center for a one day workshop. The two one-hour sessions were for third through eighth grade ELA teachers within the parish and involved the educators learning how to use the PARCC writing rubric to score students’ writing
 
Mon
02
Mar

GPMS students vs teachers basketball game enjoyed

Good Pine Middle faculty members dressed as rock stars as the opening act for the Student vs. Teacher basketball game. The participants were (left to right): Melissa Loe (Madonna), Maggie Jack and Jory Jenkins (Tina and Ike Turner), Janet Tullos and Melinda Robison (ZZTop), Dillon Long (Billy Ray Cyrus), Kacee Allen, Angie Poole, Sara Helams and Britannica McCoy (Spice Girls), Stacey Anderson (Cyndi Lauper) and Cathy Pittman (Cher).
 
Tue
24
Feb

Photo of the Week…

A lot of people get vertigo when they find themselves looking up or down from high places. I don’t get vertigo, but in small spaces, when I feel like I am hemmed in, I get claustrophobia, “big time”.. 
 
Tue
24
Feb

Two parish schools recognized for help with “fall food drive”

Two LaSalle Parish schools collected top amounts of non-perishable goods as part of the eighth annual “Connecting to Those in Need” Fall Food Drive to stock the shelves of the Food Bank of Central Louisiana and other
area hunger relief organizations.
 
Mon
16
Feb

There’s a right way to prune trees and shrubs

Winter and early spring are when many gardeners prune plants, which is the correct time for most plants in the home landscape. Prior to pruning, be sure you know the characteristics of the plant being pruned and be sure to determine whether it needs to be pruned or can be left alone for another growing season
 
Mon
16
Feb

Ray-Sims wedding planned

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ray of Jena are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jenna Marie Ray, to Joshua Blake Sims, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Sims of Olla. The bride-elect is the
granddaughter of Bobbie Gunn of Columbia, the late Bailey Gunn, the late Robert “Rip” Ray, and the late Willard and Doris Walker.
 
Tue
10
Feb

Terrific Kids at Jena Elementary School

Terrific Kids at Jena Elementary School for the month of February 2015 have been announced by the school and the Jena Kiwanis Club, sponsors of the program. Each child is selected by their classroom teacher using criterion from the Kiwanis Terrific Kid Program.
 
Mon
02
Feb

Thornton-Young wed

Mr. and Mrs. John Thornton and Mr. and Mrs. George Cook, of Tullos, would like to announce the marriage of their children, Hannah Alexis Thornton and Joshua Dean Young. The couple was married in a ceremony, which took  place on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Juliette Plantation in Boyce, Louisiana, with Rev. Bo Prather officiating
 
Tue
27
Jan

Plumlee-Chase vows planned

Rebecca Kathryn Plumlee and Chase Michael Phillips, both of Baton Rouge, will marry in a ceremony on April 10, 2015, at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Baton Rouge. The bride-elect is the daughter of Curtis and Kathryn Plumlee of Baton rouge. She is the granddaughter of G. H. “Buddy” Plumlee and Mary Lou Plumlee of Jena, and the late Montie and MaryRose Sorrells of Greenwell Springs.
 
Tue
20
Jan

Micaela Grace Lucas

Chris and Becky Lucas of Jena would like to announce the birth of their beautiful baby daughter, Micaela Grace Lucas. She was born at 5:34 p.m., Saturday, October 11, 2014, at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, weighing 7-pounds 9-ounces, and measuring 21-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Clifford and LaVone Sharp Boyd of Jena.
 

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