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Mon
11
Jan

Pine Grove Baptist Church

Eleven members of the youth group and leaders of Pine Grove Baptist Church handed out over 30 back packs & duffle bags and over 50 Bibles to the homeless in New Orleans during a missioin trip on January 3 and 4th. The back packs included Bibles, blankets, hats and gloves, socks, rain ponchos, reading glasses, hand warmers, eating utensils, can openers, personal care items such as toothbrush/paste, washcloths/soap, combs, shampoos, and food items such as canned meats, soups, beans, fruits, granola bars, and juices.
 
 
Mon
11
Jan

Students at Nebo Elementary School

Students at Nebo Elementary School with perfect attendance for the month of December 2015 are shown above: front row, from left, Aaleah Posey and Cameron Davis; middle row, Adisyn Thompson, Rylie Mayo, Andrew Butler, Clarie Bailey, and Jordan Parker; back row, Ethan Jones, Landon Stapleton, Brandin Grimm, Kaitlyn Breland, Hunter Butler, William David Cole; and not shown: Wesson Farley, Conley Floyd, Eden Kuhn, and Rowyn Sullivan.
 

 

Mon
04
Jan

Retirement fish fry is held…

Hank Cooksey, left, and Charles Williams, right, co-owners of Hayes Lumber Company in Jena, hosted a fish fry last Wednesday in honor of Cleveland Poole, center, upon his retirement. A large number of family, friends, customers and elected officials were on hand to honor Poole who has worked for Hayes Lumber Company for the past 37 years. Prior to that, Poole served customers at Hayes Lumber Company for ten years, before leaving to manage West Department Store in Jena for a year, worked at Northeast Furniture for a year and served two years as a civil deputy sheriff with the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office, before returning to Hayes Lumber Co. Cooksey presented the retiree with an engraved watch and thanked him for his dedicated service at Hayes. In turn, Poole thanked the two men for the opportunity to work for them and the opportunity to serve the customers at Hayes.

Mon
04
Jan

BABY GIRL

Seth and Nathan Richard are excited to announce the birth of their sister, Abigail Jean Richard. Abigail was born at 8:56 a.m., Thursday, August 13, 2015, and weighed 8-pounds 1-ounce and was 20¼-inches long. Proud parents are Adam and Charlene Richard of Trout. Maternal grandparents are Chuck and Sara Gifford of Trout and great grandparents are Wayne and Jean Gifford of Trout. Paternal grandparents are Thomas Richard of Sulphur, and Debbie Knapp of Sulphur.

 

Mon
28
Dec

Kiwanis Club of Jena host annual Needy Children’s Christmas party

The Kiwanis Club of Jena hosted its annual Needy Children’s Christmas Party on Friday, December 18th, at Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church, according to Dean Cockerham, president. Steve Kendrick served as chairman of the event and did his usual “outstanding job in handling the event”, according to Cockerham. 

 

Mon
28
Dec

50th Anniversary

Glen and Susan Bradford of Monterey will celebrate their golden (50th) wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016, with a reception at Lismore Baptist Church Family Life Center. They have two children, Donnah Barlow and husband Lane and Missy Weeks and husband Chase and four grandchildren. Tiffany Weeks, Jake Barlow, Mallory Barlow, and Will Weeks. The couple were married on January 19, 1966 in Jena, by the late Rev. Boatner Spinks. Family and friends are invited. Casual dress. No gifts, please.

 

Mon
21
Dec

Melanie Tradewell

Melanie Tradewell was chosen for the “Golden Apple Award” by KNOE-TV8 of Monroe last week and was featured in a segment on the television station, Wednesday, December 16, 2015. She is shown with Brandon Rowton, second grader at Jena Elementary School, who along with his mother nominated her for the award. 
 

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Mon
14
Dec

Urania hosts “Christmas in the Square”!

Urania hosts “Christmas in the Square”!
 

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Mon
14
Dec

BABY BOY

Bentley Hilkirk wishes to announce the birth of his baby brother, Cash Drake Hilkirk. He was born at 5:55 p.m., Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Cabrini St. Frances Hospital in Alexandria, weighing 6-pounds 9-ounces and measuring 19 inches in length. Proud parents are Brittney and Curtis Hilkirk. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Lisa Deville of Jena, and great grandparents are Joe and Jeanette Davis of Jena and Lloyd and Brenda Deville of Jena. Paternal grandparents are Rodney and Bridgette Begnaud of Jena, and great grandparents Terry and Kay Warwick of Jena. Cash Drake was welcomed home by a host of family and friends 
 
Mon
14
Dec

Maxwell-Beavers vows slated

Tanner Suzette Maxwell and James Taylor Beavers, both of Georgetown, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Richard Maxwell and Cindy Williams Maxwell of Georgetown.

 

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