Lifestyle

Tue
10
Dec

Harper Lamar Coleman

Ryland Kahne Coleman would like to announce the birth of his baby brother, Harper Lamar Coleman. Harper was born Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 9:55 a.m. at Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Alexandria. He weighed a whopping 11 pounds 6.5 ounces and was 21 inches long. Proud parents are Lance and Amber Coleman of Tullos. Paternal grandmother is the late Cynthia Boyd of Olla. Maternal grandparents are Debbie Johnson and the late Lamar Johnson of Olla. Harper was welcomed home by a host of family and friends 
 
Tue
10
Dec

Several sentenced, many pleas heard in 28th Judicial District Court sessions

The month of November was a busy one for officials with the 28th Judicial District Court, held in and for the Parish of LaSalle, with a large number of people sentenced on various charges, and pleas heard in many other cases.
The Honorable J. Christopher Peters, District Judge, presided at the session. Also at their regular duties were District Attorney J. Reed Walters and assistants, Deputy Sheriffs Jim Arbogast, Christie Greer, and Alan Graham; Deputy Clerks of Court Tara Talley and Reba McClure, and Court Reporter/Administrator Bobby L. Wilson.
 
Tue
03
Dec

Bailey-McClure vows planned

Darin and Christa Bailey of Jena are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Grace Bailey, to Austin Grant McClure of Jena. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Walker Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Nugent and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Westbrooks, all of Jena.
 
Tue
03
Dec

‘Tis the season to stuff myself like a turkey and get away with it

Now that summer is out of the way and the holiday season has begun, I can throw out the kitchen window all of those diet restrictions introduced by the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. After all, the whole purpose of the holiday season is to eat. It begins in late October with the mass distribution of candy, which I have no objection. A little candy in somebody’s life can go a long way to produce happiness 
 
Mon
25
Nov

Thanksgiving dinner costs rise 9 percent

Louisiana cooks shopping for Thanksgiving will find the costs of traditional dinner items up for the second year in a row. The 2013 Thanksgiving market basket will average $48.50 for 10 people, according to an LSU AgCenter
survey. “That’s an increase of $4.15 from last year’s Baton Rouge average of $44.35 – or an increase of 9.35 percent,” said LSU AgCenter family economist Jeanette Tucker
Mon
25
Nov

Alexandria to get new manufacturing facility

Governor Bobby Jindal and Executive Vice President Joe Moynihan of PaperWorks Industries announced last week the company will relocate its carton-finishing operations from New York to Alexandria, creating 43 new direct jobs. The company will invest $1.6 million to renovate an existing industrial building for the operations. In addition to the direct jobs, LED estimates the project will result in another 178 indirect jobs, for a total of 221 new jobs in 
Louisiana’s Central Region. The company estimates 21 construction jobs will be created by the project, which will support the Pineville operations of PaperWorks’ largest customer, Procter & Gamble 
 
 
Tue
19
Nov

‘Back the Badge’ program held last week at Whitehall

Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne was the guest speaker for the annual “Back the Badge” program sponsored each year by the Whitehall Pentecostal Church. This year’s program was held Tuesday night of last week. Pastor Rev. Joey Paul served as master of ceremonies and welcomed everyone to the event, which included a packed house of first responders along with special guests.
 
Tue
19
Nov

LHS students thanks Airman for his service

Over a dozen LaSalle High students recently wrote letters of appreciation to Sergeant Nicholas S. Fulfaro of the Air Force Reserve and his fellow soldiers, who are deployed overseas. The connection between New York native Fulfaro and LaSalle High is LHS teacher Jason Chisolm – a Captain in the Louisiana Air National Guard. Chisolm, who is also the Mayor of Olla, met Fulfaro while they were deployed overseas.
 
Tue
12
Nov

Christmas concert planned

Come one, come all, to a local Christmas event! The LaSalle Parish Community Choir will present a Christmas concert on November 30, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Jena High Auditorium. The evening will begin with caroling, followed by a chime choir performance and ending with the full choir presenting, The Heart of Christmas, a joyous cantata.
 
Tue
12
Nov

GPMS fall carnival was a great success

Good Pine Middle School recently held their fall carnival, which was a great success with dozens of students and their families in attendance. The attendees participated in various activities such as bingo, a cake walk, dunking booth, costume contests, games and the haunted hallway.
 

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