Lifestyle

Tue
11
Mar

JHS students win awards at State YACA Convention

Jena High art students Torei Farris, Ty Cooper and Breanna Morace were awarded first place at the 2014 Youth Art Council of America (YACA) State Convention at the Wesley Center in Woodworth. The three students placed in photography (Farris), base-relief sculpture (Cooper) and Colored Drawing (Morace). YACA clubs and sponsors from across the state were in attendance. The students participated in a variety of art workshops and activities conducted by college professors from various universities. All clubs participated in art demonstrations and activities in addition to the workshops and competition.
 
Tue
04
Mar

LA Forest Festival pageant stars to shine on March 22

Cameras will blink and videos will roll on Saturday, March 22 at 2 p.m. at the Winnfield Kindergarten School in Winnfield as young ladies from throughout Louisiana take center stage for the traditional Miss Louisiana Forest Festival Pageant. The Pilot Club of Winnfield has hosted this celebration for decades and is proud to announce that this year’s pageant will have a $500 scholarship award for the Miss Queen, age 15-18, in addition to crowns and sashes for each of the eight category’s winner.
 
Tue
04
Mar

Lutrick-Clark wedding slated

Lillie Currington Lutrick and Thomas N. Lutrick, Jr. and wife Lisa, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alaina Paige Lutrick, to Kyle Wesley Clark, son of Christopher Lane Clark and Nikki Stevenson Clark. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Warren G. Currington and the late Cecil Pippins Currington, and Thomas N. Lutrick, Sr. and Marilyn Slay Lutrick, of Jena.
 
Tue
25
Feb

Lee-McClure wedding slated

Ronny and Karla Lee of Urania are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alicia Michele Lee, to Alan Stephen McClure, II, son of Johnny and Sophia Sikes and Alan and Rebekah McClure, all of Jena. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jimmy R. and Eris Eubanks of Urania and John Lee and the late Louella Lee.
 

 

Tue
18
Feb

Jimmie White and Eunice Russell

Jimmie White and Eunice Russell were crowned King and Queen and presided over the annual Valentine’s Day luncheon at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. During the luncheon, the King and Queen were crowned and given a prize and joined everyone for a delicious meal of fish and shrimp with a baked potato, green salad and dessert served by LNH employees.
 
Tue
18
Feb

Anniversary

“I need your eyes in my business.” Those were the first words Cleveland Riser, Jr. spoke to the former Annie Neal in the dining hall at Grambling College in 1951. Three years later, on February 16, 1954, they were married in Monroe. Six decades later, they are very grateful to God for their abundant blessings and the love and support of their many friends and family, especially their children – son, Cleveland Riser, III, and daughter, Joletta Maxile (Horace).
 
Mon
10
Feb

Whatley-Toler vows planned

Sadie Whatley and Jacob Toler are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jessica Whatley and Scott Williams. She is a 2008 graduate of Jena High School and a licensed massage therapist. The prospective groom is the son of Kathy Brown and Craig Toler. He is a 2010 graduate of Tioga High School and is employed as a mechanic for Ensco. 
 
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Mon
10
Feb

Dr. Scarborough speaker at Oak Grove BC services

Dr. Rick Scarborough, founder and president of Vision America, will be the guest speaker at Oak Grove Baptist Church of Rhinehart, beginning Sunday, Feb. 16th. Service times will be at  11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday,
and 7 p.m. each night, Monday through Wednesday.  
 
Tue
04
Feb

Robertson’s duck call bought by area grocer

(Editor’s Note: The following story first appeared in The News-Star in Monroe and is being reprinted by permission. The story is by Greg Hilburn, Gannett Louisiana, and the photograph by Emerald McIntyre, Gannett Louisiana.)
 
Reggy McDaniel had barely gotten his hands on Duck Commander Phil Robertson’s millionth duck call of 2013 before deciding to share it with the world.
 
Tue
04
Feb

4-H Sweet Potato top sales people…

LaSalle Parish 4-H members sold 220 forty-pound boxes of sweet potatoes in the fall as part of a fundraiser for the 4-H program. The top three sales people have been recognized for their outstanding sales. Top salesman was Samuel Keene, son of Dustin and Ashley Keene, who sold 35 boxes. Samuel is a member of the 7th grade 4-H Club at Jena Junior High School and is shown (in picture at left) with JJHS 4-H Leader Gail Russell.
 

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