Lifestyle

Tue
22
Jul

Lil’ Bit of Everything clothing and gift shop

Lil’ Bit of Everything clothing and gift shop was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. The shop is located at 2690 Main Street (Section A) Hwy 165 North in Olla (by the intersection of Rosefield Rd and Hwy 165)
 
Tue
22
Jul

Presley Kate Lindsey

Josh and Rae Humphries Lindsey of Jena are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Presley Kate Lindsey. Presley was born at 3:35 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in  Alexandria. She weighed 7-pounds 1-ounce and was 20 inches long  
 
Tue
15
Jul

Ranton-Ganey vows planned

Anna-Marie Ranton and Caleb Lyle Ganey, both of Jena, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Anna-Marie is the daughter  of Charlene Ranton of Jena and Ricky Ranton of Lafayette, and the granddaughter of the late Anna Boyd and the late William “Dub” Boyd. She is also the granddaughter of Rose Hemphill of Olla, and the late Wayne Ranton of Boyce. 
 
Tue
15
Jul

Taylor-Jewell vows are slated

Lloyd “Tebo” and Kristie Taylor of Summerville are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter,  Candice LeAnn Taylor, to Jesse James Jewell of Winnsboro, son of C. J. Browning of
Grayson and Kenneth Jewell of Winnsboro  
 
Tue
08
Jul

Late-summer gardening

LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Oppressive heat and humidity are part of late summer in Louisiana as much as good food and music are part of our local culture. Despite the heat, garden activities continue for those who can stand it. Be sure to work in the cooler times of the day, stay in the shade as much as possible and drink water before during and after working outside.  Don’t forget to take frequentbreaks to cool down
 
Tue
08
Jul

Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival set July 18-19

The 35th Annual Natchitoches- NSU Folk Festival will be held July 18-19 in Prather Coliseum on the Northwestern State University campus.  The Festival will be on Friday, July 18 from 4:30 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. and Saturday,
July 19 from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. Tickets are $11 for a twoday pass, available in advance only, $8 for all events on Saturday or $5 for a one-time  evening pass to all events after 5 p.m.
 
Tue
01
Jul

Safe sleep environment needed to protect infants

In Louisiana, approximately 80 babies die each year from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which is the broad medical term for sudden, unexplained deaths  of infants before they reach their first birthdays. This October,
as part of SIDS Awareness Month, the Department of Health and Hospitals is encouraging families to create a safe sleeping space for their babies. 
 
Tue
01
Jul

Cotton-Fagan vows exchanged

Courtney Nicole Cotton and James Adam Fagan were married on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Woodland Park Vineyards in Stillwater,  Oklahoma. Courtney is the daughter of Ricky and Pam Cotton of Morrison, Oklahoma. Her maternal grandparents are Jackie and Imogene Paulk of Larto,  and her paternal grandparents are Janie Cotton of Jena and the late Glen Cotton 
 
Tue
24
Jun

Teachers give opinion on Common Core Standards in state

Three Louisiana teachers gave their opinion about the Common Core Standards in an open letter on “Louisiana Educator”, an online publication provided by Michael Deshotels,  a retired Louisianaeducator. The letter was provided to this newspaper by Jeddie Ray Hodges, Jr., president of the LaSalle Parish Association of Educators, and a teacher at Jena High School 
 
Tue
24
Jun

Jena Little Miss named Louisiana’s Miss LaPetite

Autumn Sharp of Jena was named Louisiana’s Miss LaPetite during the 2014 Louisiana’s Our Little Miss Scholarship competition held May 3-4, 2014, at the Strand Theater in Jennings. Autumn is the daughter of James and Jennifer Sharp, granddaughter of Jeff Jones and the late Roslyn Jones and Tommy and Marie Sharp, and sister to her biggest fan, Colten Sharp.
 

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