Lifestyle

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23
May

Anniversary

The children of Joe and Liz (Buchanan) Cruse happily announce their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Joe and Liz were married June 4, 1966 at New Union Baptist Church in Tullos, LA with Bro. E.D. Dearmon officiating. They have been blessed with two children, Joey Cruse and wife Maria and Brandi Cruse Kelly and husband DeWayne, as well as one  grandchild, Ethan Kelly. 

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Mon
16
May

The Busy Bee Garden Club has chosen the photo “Louisiana Iris”

The Busy Bee Garden Club has chosen the photo “Louisiana Iris,” which was taken by Stephanie McDowell, as their winner for the April photo of the month contest.     

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Mon
16
May

Jena Elementary School and The Jena Kiwanis Club

Jena Elementary School and The Jena Kiwanis Club are pleased to announce the Terrific Kids for the month of May 2016. Each child is selected by their classroom teacher using criterion from the Kiwanis Terrific Kid Program. Honorees for May 2016 are shown: seated on the first row, from left, Owen Girlinghouse, Joel Simoneaux, Quentin Cox, Makayla Jones, Pyper Moses, and Reyd Tarver; kneeling on the second row, from left, Isabella Hodges, Kendrick WIlliams, Lacey Shipley, Trent Goodman, Josie Mae Smith, Kamden Stroud, Marshal Terral, and Kaegan Lucas; standing on the third row, from left, Ava Windham, Kyrah Snoddy, Emily Loving, Caitlin McCormick, Gracie Joy, Paisley Allen, Caden Boone, and Kassi Bond. Unavailable for the photo: Marissa Pippins, Lauren Shipley, and Lucas Norris.   

Mon
09
May

Local student named to All–Academic Team

The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) announced the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Louisiana All-Academic Team, comprising 24 high-achieving students from the 13 community and technical colleges that make up the LCTCS. An awards luncheon was held on  April 27 at the LSU Lod Cook Alumni Center. Russell Tatum, a welding student at Central Louisiana Technical Community College – Rod Brady Campus, was named to the All-Academic Team.  

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Mon
09
May

3rd Annual Mother-Daughter Spring Tea held at East Jena Baptist Church April 30

The LaSalle Women’s Missions and Ministry held their 3rd Annual Mother-Daughter Spring Tea at East Jena Baptist Church’s Family Life Center on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Women of all ages were in attendance and treated to beautiful music by Anna Smith, daughter of Bro. Scott and Jennifer Smith, pastor of First Baptist Church, Tullos.  

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Mon
02
May

Five generations…

Five generations of the Edith Hudspeth Bailey family recently gathered for a photo session. Shown above are: Edith Hudspeth Bailey, great-great-grandmother; Linda Bailey Phillips, great-grandmother; Brad Phillips, grandfather; Brady Phillips, father; and the youngest member of the clan, Isaac Phillips.  

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Mon
02
May

LHS Band rates at Region competition

The LaSalle High Band earned the ratings of excellent in concert performance and superior in sight reading at the State-North Region Band Music Performance Assessment at West Ouachita High School in West Monroe on April 19. LHS Band Director Herb Bassett said this is the fourth time since 2004 that the band has earned an award for a superior rating at State Assessment. The band is comprised of students from LaSalle High and LaSalle Junior High.  

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Mon
25
Apr

Student of Year honored…

The Louisiana Board of Elementary Education and the Louisiana Department of Education recently sponsored an Awards Program honoring the Louisiana Students of the Year 2016 state finalists from the six regions of the state. Students represented three divisions: elementary, middle/junior high and high schools. Representing LaSalle Parish, Laura Peters was honored as Region Two’s middle/junior high Student of the Year for the 2015-16 school term.  
 
Mon
25
Apr

North Louisiana District Literary Rally winners from LaSalle Parish

Mon
18
Apr

Deryl and Dianne

Deryl and Dianne Price of the Nichols Community will celebrate their golden (50th) wedding anniversary on Monday, May 2, 2016. The couple was married on May 2, 1966 at the home of the bride’s parents, Bill and Oressa Poole, by Rev. Lawrence Poole. Their two children, Tammy Poole and Jeffery Price, four grandchildren and one great grandchild, extends an invitation to join them for a reception from 2 to 4 p.m., on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the fellowship hall of Aimoch Baptist Church honoring Deryl and Dianne on achieving this milestone in their lives.  
 

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