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Tue
23
Sep

Belgard-Quaidy wed…

Sharon Belgard and Alan Quaidy were married on Friday, September 12, 2014, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church in DeRidder with Rev. Lindsey Burns officiating. Corbin Kendrick was ring bearer, Penny Lack provided the music with Frank Nihart singing “You Raise Me Up” and Charlotte Burch singing “The Lord’s Prayer”. 
 
Tue
16
Sep

Evan Reed Hatfield

Kyle and Elizabeth Hatfield of Jena are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Evan Reed Hatfield. He was born at 7:36 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Alexandria. Evan weighed 8 pounds and measured 20 inches in length. He was welcomed home by big sister, Ali Paige Hatfield. Maternal grandparents are Delmer and Debbie Cockerham of Jena. Paternal grandparents are Eva McIlwain and Leo McIlwain
of Trout, and the late Eddie Hatfield.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Olla Pinewood Garden Club in Sept. meeting

Olla Pinewood Garden Club members met Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Centennial Cultural Center in Olla for their monthly meeting. After an informal visitation with refreshments served by hostesses Fern McKeithen
and Ruby Moody, President Fern McKeithen opened the meeting, leading the club in the Pledge of Allegiance and Collect.
 
Tue
09
Sep

Exchange students welcomed…

Three families in LaSalle Parish recently received new exchange students for the new school year. They will all be attending LaSalle High School in Olla. Michael and Kyli Smith of Urania hosted Gabriella from Ecuador last year, and
since they had a great experience, they decided to host again. This year, they are hosting Paula from Spain
 
Tue
09
Sep

Curb the distraction during family time: “No Cell Phone Day”

If you’re like jazz trombonist and music producer Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of the acclaimed Marsalis family from New Orleans, you appreciate the “old-school” ways of doing things. For Marsalis, that means  doing without automated music created and played at the push of a button, cooking without a microwave and not being too quick to replace a lost cell phone
 
Tue
02
Sep

Mac’s Fresh Market of Olla Managers

Mac’s Fresh Market of Olla Managers Renee Thomas (second from left) and Clint Carter (far right) presented LaSalle Junior High Principal Stephanie Clark and LaSalle High Principal Sheila King with several boxes of school supplies filled with notebooks, paper and pencils for their respective schools last week. Not shown is Olla Elementary Principal Debbie Gauthier who also received supplies
 
Tue
26
Aug

Caroline Elizabeth Tant

“For this child I have prayed, and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of Him.” – I Samuel 1:27 Andrew and Kelli Elliott Tant are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Elizabeth Tant.
Caroline was born at 2:12 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. She weighed 7-pounds 5-ounces and was 20-inches long.
 
Tue
26
Aug

Two officials with the Arts Council of Central Louisiana

Two officials with the Arts Council of Central Louisiana were special guests for the annual Children’s Art Exhibition at the Centennial Cultural Center held recently in Olla. Matthew Henry, Executive Director of the Arts Council, and Caroline Randall, Community Development Coordinator, toured the Centennial Cultural Center and viewed the art work by area children 
 
Mon
25
Aug

LPSO expands reporting capability to patrol units

LaSalle Parish deputy sheriffs will soon have the ability to upload incident reports from the field directly to the Sheriff’s Office without having to leave their vehicles, according to Sheriff Scott Franklin. New software purchased from PTS Solutions, Inc. includes a Field Reporting Module that will be installed on laptop computers in patrol cars. The module interfaces with the PTS Incident software system that the Sheriff’s Office has been using for several years.
 
Mon
25
Aug

LaSalle Parish educators attend in-service training

LaSalle Parish Superintendent of Schools Roy Breithaupt speaks to parish educators gathered in an assembly at the beginning of the annual parish teacher in-service at Jena High on Tuesday of last week. School personnel spent the day on Wednesday in faculty meetings and getting their classrooms ready for students who reported for the first day of school on Thursday.
 

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