Lifestyle

Wed
29
Jan

Creation of the Jena Community Garden

A new community activity has recently cropped up in the town of Jena – the creation of a community garden. The garden was the topic of discussion at a recent luncheon with Good Food Project Director Frances Boudreaux as the special guest. The Good Food Project belongs to the Food Bank of Central Louisiana, which is in partnership with the Central Louisiana Community Foundation.
 
Wed
29
Jan

Terrific Kids for the month of January 2014

Terrific Kids for the month of January 2014 at Jena Elementary School have been announced by the school and the Jena Kiwanis Club, sponsor of the program. Terrific Kids for January include: seated, from left, Ethan Evans, Addison Batchelor, Raylee Guillory, Hannah Grace Jones, and Brandon Bradford; front row, standing, Kayle Lee, Hannah Hall, Landon Cockerham, Michael Berry, Treyden Gaines, and Jada Morphis; and back row, Isabella Evans, Mallory Speegle, Maci Pendas, Jacob Pentecost, ZyKerrik Hunter, Tanner Bond, and Cameron Bond. Not available for photo – Emily Randall, Louie Bennett, and Gracie Joy.
 
Tue
21
Jan

Connell-Taylor vows slated

Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Connell, III of Johnson City, TN, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their  daughter, Chelsea Marie Connell to Trevor Ryan Taylor. Parents of the future bridegroom are Ms. Rhonda Taylor and Mr. Bobby Taylor and step-mother, Mrs. Tammy Taylor all of Minden. 
 
Tue
21
Jan

Five Generations…

Catherine Hudnall Edwards holds her great great grandson, William Tristan Wise, as the family pose for a five-generation picture. At left is great grandmother, Jean Edwards Smith; at right is grandmother, Kathy Hebert Baldridge; and in back is father, William Edgar Wise. 
 
Tue
14
Jan

Olla Grade School lists honor roll

Honor roll students at Olla Elementary School for the third six weeks of the 2013-14 session have been announced by Principal Debbie Gauthier, as follows: First Grade Shylah Banes, *Hallie Crawford, *Preston Durham,
Klaire Fenoli, Korbyn Forest, Cutler Ganey, *Gabbie Humphries, Gabriel Johns, Dakota Johnson, *Rheese Martin, *Allie Murphrey, *Mattie Parham, Kaiden Rachal, *Alayna Randall, Bradley Rogers, *Emma Schultz, Kynslee
Slay, Akeilia Smith, *Canaan Stowe, Cooper Talley, *Brady Tatum, *Mollie Taylor, Matthew Thompson, *Anna Volentine, Micah Walton 
 
Tue
14
Jan

Cold is as cold feels and I don’t like feeling cold

I was sitting on the back porch sipping an ice-cold tea with a splash of lemon when I received a text from a relative up north. I was enjoying a pleasant afternoon basking in the winter sun of Florida. I am not sure what God
was thinking of when He created the north with all that bad weather and snow and such, but I know what He was thinking of when He created the South especially Florida. He was thinking in particular of me and my insatiable love of the sun.
 
Tue
07
Jan

Top tech tips for successful school year

StatePoint) During the school year, it can be tough for students to keep their work organized. With dozens of assignments, tests and projects, it’s easy for some things to get lost in the chaos. It may start with one loose book or crumpled paper thrown into a locker or backpack, but it can quickly balloon into a disaster area without proper maintenance.
 
Tue
31
Dec

Jena High students conduct mock trial recently

Jena High School students  from Mike Doughty’s English II Honors class and Lynn Enterkin’s gifted classes recently held a mock trial centering around the book, “Lord of the Flies,” by William Golding. The Honorable J. Christopher Peters, Judge of the 28th Judicial District Court, presided over the mock trial as the students served as attorneys, witnesses, the baliff, etc 
 
Mon
23
Dec

Campbell-Cain vows planned

Linda Campbell and the late Robert L. Campbell are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Chancee DeAnne Campbell to Joseph Aaron Cain of Sterlington. The bride-elect is the
granddaughter of Mary Mannon and the late Edward (Cotton) Mannon of Jena, and the late Eunice and Lela Campbell of McCrory, Arkansas. 
 
Tue
17
Dec

Cactuses brighten the holiday season

Of the many kinds of plants we use to decorate our homes for the holidays, the holiday cactuses possess a special beauty. And yes, despite the fact that these plants don’t have spines, they are true cactuses. Unlike poinsettias, which are generally discarded when the season is over, with proper care cactuses will produce their gorgeous flowers for you during the holidays year after year.
 

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