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24
Jun

Teachers give opinion on Common Core Standards in state

Three Louisiana teachers gave their opinion about the Common Core Standards in an open letter on “Louisiana Educator”, an online publication provided by Michael Deshotels,  a retired Louisianaeducator. The letter was provided to this newspaper by Jeddie Ray Hodges, Jr., president of the LaSalle Parish Association of Educators, and a teacher at Jena High School 
 
Tue
24
Jun

Jena Little Miss named Louisiana’s Miss LaPetite

Autumn Sharp of Jena was named Louisiana’s Miss LaPetite during the 2014 Louisiana’s Our Little Miss Scholarship competition held May 3-4, 2014, at the Strand Theater in Jennings. Autumn is the daughter of James and Jennifer Sharp, granddaughter of Jeff Jones and the late Roslyn Jones and Tommy and Marie Sharp, and sister to her biggest fan, Colten Sharp.
 
Tue
17
Jun

First Big Rig Truck Show successful

The first annual Mid-Louisiana Big Rig Truck Show, held at the Jena fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8, has been termed very successful, according to Lloyd Lee Worsham, coordinator. The event raised $500, which has been donated to the La- Salle Council on Aging. Winners in the show included: People’s Choice and Overall Winner: Robbie Conville of Tullos. First Place, Bobtail: Brad Terral, McCartney Oil Company, Jena
 
Tue
17
Jun

Local students in “A-HEC OF A SUMMER” program

For the thirteenth consistent year, Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center (Central LA AHEC) collaborated with LaSalle General Hospital, Hardtner Medical Center, and LaSalle Parish School Board to bring the “A-HEC of a Summer” program to students in the area.
 
Tue
10
Jun

Colvin-Bethard vows exchanged

Eron Elizabeth Colvin and Lance Michael Bethard exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at half after six o’clock in the evening at Bayou DeSiard Country Club in Monroe. Randy Impson officiated the  ceremony
Parents of the bride are J. Todd and Debora McNeely Colvin of Monroe. Grandparents of the bride are Jimmy and Dee Colvin of Ruston and the late Larry and Patricia McNeely of Monroe.
 

 

Tue
10
Jun

Claude and Pat Dearmon

Claude and Pat Dearmon of Urania will celebrate their golden (50th) wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 12, 2014. A reception will be held on Saturday, June 14 at the family’s camp on Black River Lake near Jonesville. The reception for family and friends will be hosted by the couple’s children, Michele Thompson and Brent Dearmon, both of Jena 
 
Tue
03
Jun

Girlinghouse-Goudelock wedding set for June 7th

Kala Krisann Girlinghouse and Jordan Luke Goudelock, both of Jena, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Kala is the daughter of  Andy and Freddie Girlinghouse of Jena and the granddaughter of the late RC “Bud” and Elizabeth Girlinghouse and Marie Simmons of Jena and the late Fred Simmons. 
 
Tue
27
May

Maggie Grace Thompson

Logan Neal Thompson is proud to announce the birth of his baby sister, Maggie Grace Thompson. She was welcomed into this world on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 8:22 a.m. and weighed 8-pounds 4-ounces and measured 20-inches in length. Proud parents are Cutler and Britany Thompson of Jena. Paternal grandparents are Sharla Esters Coates of Columbia, and Phillip Thompson of Jena. Maternal grandparents are Bubba and Carrie Miller of Harrisonburg.
 
Tue
27
May

Jena woman gets achievement award

Addie M. Lewis of Jena was recently honored by the Esther Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star when she was presented the Prince Hall Legacy “Lifetime Achievement Award”. 
 
Tue
20
May

Rory Charles Bunting

Rory Charles Bunting made his grand entry into the world at 2:35 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2014, at St. Clare Health Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Rory weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Proud parents are Pamela and Cody Bunting of St. Charles, Missouri  
 

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