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Mon
28
Sep

Hardwick-Cooper vows spoken

Brittany Noelle Hardwick and Darron James Cooper were united in marriage Saturday, August 29th at two o’clock in the afternoon at the Honey Brake Lodge Resort on the beautiful Larto Lake in Jonesville. The bride is daughter of Larry and Margie Hardwick of Jena. The groom is the son of Kenneth and Dimple Cooper of Jonesville. The bride is employed with Northeast Louisiana Ambulance Service as a paramedic. The groom is employed with the Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office as deputy sheriff.
 
 
Mon
21
Sep

Townsend-Ensz vows spoken

Terry and Diana Townsend of Jena are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Shana Townsend, to Rodney Ensz, son of Jim and Vicki Ensz of Beatrice, Nebraska. The couple exchanged wedding vows during a ceremony on Saturday, September 5, 2015, in Beatrice, Nebraska.

 

Mon
21
Sep

Fall garden workshop series starts Sept. 30

The LSU AgCenter and the Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardeners Association have scheduled a fall garden workshop series on Sept. 30, Oct. 28 and Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station. Each workshop will cover topics from fall vegetable gardening tips, container gardening ideas, Louisiana Super Plants for fall, winter planting for pollinators and bees, monarchs and milkweeds and ending with native trees for Louisiana, according to LSU AgCenter agent Whitney Wallace.

 

Mon
14
Sep

Olla Pinewood Garden Club met September 10

On Thursday, September 10, 2015, the Pinewood Garden club met at the Centennial Cultural Center in Olla for their monthly meeting. Refreshments were served by hostesses Ruby Moody and Karlene Taylor prior to the business meeting. President Moody called the meeting to order. The Collect and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by the members.
 

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Mon
14
Sep

Jackson Reed Walters

Ronn and Sara Walters of Madison, Mississippi, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Jackson Reed Walters. He was born at 11:47 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.
 

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Tue
08
Sep

Dutch Carmichael Vandenberg

Michael and Kelsie Miller Vandenberg of Tacoma, Washington, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dutch Carmichael Vandenberg. He was born July 13, 2015, at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, WA, weighing 5-pounds 13-ounces, and measuring 19-inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Kim D. and Angie Poole of Trout, and Jason and Lindsay Sanford of Nashville, TN. Maternal great-grandparents include Phyllis Pennington of West Monroe; Larry and Renee Deville of West Monroe; Keith and Pam Sanford of West Monroe; Don and Sharon McCandlish of Leander, TX; and Randy and Gayla Miller of Epps.
 
Tue
08
Sep

Breanna Nicole Walker

Zaylee Paige Walker is excited to announce the birth of her baby sister, Breanna Nicole Walker. Breanna was born at 7:12 a.m., Friday, June 19, 2015, at the Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Alexandria. She weighed 7-pounds 1½-ounces and measured 19¾-inches in length. Proud parents are William and Brittney Walker of Jena.
 

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Mon
31
Aug

Martin-Vogt wedding planned

Krysta Martin and Chris Vogt will become united in marriage on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at Oakland Farm and Ranch in Tomball, Texas. Krysta is the daughter of Ken and Lori Martin of Spring, Texas, formerly of Mooringsport, LA. She is the granddaughter of “Hammer” and Judy Nottingham of Oil City, LA and Dickey and Brenda Martin of Mooringsport, LA; and the great granddaughter of the late Joe and Jack Francis.

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Mon
31
Aug

Edwards-Ingle wedding set

Chelsea Edwards of Columbia and Jesse Ingle of Jena are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Misty Hatten and Ricky Cagle, both of Columbia. Her maternal grandparents are Nancy Hatten and Billy Ray Hatten, and paternal grandmother is Betty Cagle, all of Columbia. Chelsea graduated from Caldwell Parish High School in 2013 and is presently attending the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and is employed by Hayes Lumber Company in Jena. 

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Mon
24
Aug

The Busy Bees Garden Club

The Busy Bees Garden Club members hosted Ralph Calhoun, executive director of Biedenharn Museum and Gardens in Monroe, as their guest speaker for the August meeting. The topic of his presentation was “Plants of the Bible,” which included a beautiful slideshow and informative  arration. Hostess of the meeting was Stephanie McDowell and it was held in the home of Pert and Kelly McDowell. After the meeting, a tour was given of the historic 1936 American Colonial style home, built by William Felix Calhoun and Zadie Boatner Calhoun. Members and guests present are pictured on the stairs in the foyer of McDowell home (left to right, front toback): Judy Cooper, Polly Cockerham, Christin Kendrick, Carolyn Fannin, Stephanie McDowell, Tracy McCartney, Maxine Hodges, Marilyn Neely, Marcia Leleux, Ralph Calhoun, Sandy Springer, JoAnn Derbonne, Marty Joy, Karen Creel, Grace Barron, Kim Randall, Margie Morphis and Susie Allen. Not pictured is Maxine Cooper.

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