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Tue
05
Nov

Honoring a National Champion Shortleaf

(Editor’s Note: After a July storm snapped the national champion shortleaf pine tree in southern Arkansas, foresters with Plum Creek took action to carry on the legacy of this special tree. Joe Bob Terral, a native of LaSalle Parish and co-owner of B & T Sawmill at Sterlington, was the craftsman sawyer chosen to create unique lumber from this exceptional tree. The following was written by Richard Stich of the Plum Creek Timber Company.)
Wed
30
Oct

Town/Country Garden Club tours unique nature preserve

By Nelda Tarver.
The Town and Country Garden Club toured Briarwood, now officially known as the Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve, located in a remote area of northeastern Natchitoches Parish on October 8, 2013. Caroline, who was affectionately known as “the Mother of the Forest,” considered her life’s work the collecting and nurturing of the native trees, shrubs and flowers of Louisiana and the Gulf Coastal Plain. She was world renown as a conservationist, botanist, artist, historian, author, student of Indian lore and collector of native plants. Today, visitors can come and enjoy the fascinating, peaceful beauty of the forest on a tram ride with Richard or Jessie Johnson as guides. The tram pulls up to a beautiful log cabin that was the last home built by Caroline and her sister. Built in 1950, the log cabin’s porch columns are made of tree trunks personally selected by them.
Wed
23
Oct

Dangerous driving by parents; dangerous driving by teenagers

With the holidays rapidly approaching, many teenagers will be behind the wheel visiting family and friends . . . and often copying behavior of their parents. But, is that a good thing? Not necessarily. New research from SADD and Liberty Mutual Insurance reveals an alarming example of do what I say, not what I do when it comes to distracted and dangerous driving. For example, 66 percent of teens believe their parents follow different rules behind the wheel that they set for their children, with approximately 90 percent of teens reporting that their parents speed and talk on a cell phone while driving.
 
Wed
23
Oct

Pansies, violas thrive in state winter landscapes

By Allen Owings, LSU AgCenter horticulturist The ideal planting time for cool-season bedding plants in Louisiana runs from late September through early December. Some of our common cool-season flowers prefer the earlier planting dates while others prefer the later dates. Pansies and their dwarf cousin violas do better when they’re planted after temperatures have cooled off. The LSU AgCenter recommends late October through early December as a planting window. When properly cared for, pansies will last into late April and early May in most years. Pansies are our most-popular landscape flower for late fall through early spring, but violas are gaining more market share. You see more violas in home and commercial landscapes these days.
 
Tue
15
Oct
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Hardtner Fall Festival Health Fair Success

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Tue
15
Oct
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Fall Fest Antique & Tractor Show Successful

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Mon
07
Oct
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Percy Sledge was the featured entertainer for the annual Howdy Neighbor Day

Percy Sledge was the featured entertainer for the annual Howdy Neighbor Day held in the Jena Town Park last Saturday. A record crowd of visitors was reported in the park throughout the day for all the entertainment and activities. The event is sponsored each year the day after Jena High School’s homecoming to give visitors to Jena the opportunity to meet and visit with old friends. Members of the Jena Colonial Trails Committee, sponsor of the day, expressed their appreciation to everyone for their help and to those who attended to make the event such a success.
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Mon
30
Sep
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Anniversary

Jimmy and Sylvia Young of Jena will celebrate 51 years of marriage on Monday, October 7th. They were married Oct. 7, 1962 in Shreveport. A native of LaSalle Parish, Rev. Young is pastor of L & A Baptist Church in Good Pine. The couple returned to LaSalle Parish several years ago after serving in the ministry for many years in Detroit, Michigan.
 
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Tue
24
Sep
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Allen-Francis wedding Planned

Morgan LaRae Allen
Morgan LaRae Allen and Weston Trent Francis of Jena are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Raymond and Barbara Allen of Jena. She is a graduate of Jena High School and a 2011 graduate of Central Louisiana Technical College-Rod Brady Branch with a LPN degree. She is currently employed at LaSalle General Hospital.
 
 
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Tue
24
Sep
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Baby - Sara Elizabeth Andrews

Sara Elizabeth Andrews
Sara Elizabeth Andrews was born at 12:10 p.m., Monday, August 19, 2013, at Christus Schumpert Highland Hospital in Shreveport. She weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and measured 19½-inches in length.
 
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