Lifestyle

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Proper care helps poinsettias thrive through holidays

The holidays are upon us, and scores of poinsettias are available in stores and garden centers throughout Louisiana. ) 

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Mon
30
Nov

50th Anniversary

M.R. “Bud” and Bobbie Wilson will celebrate their golden (50th) wedding anniversary on Sunday, December 6, 2015. The couple was married in Urania on December 22, 1965. They have 3 children: Annette Maxwell of Columbia, Melonie Zeagler of Olla and Melissa Sylvia of Denham Springs. They also have 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Their children will host an anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Columbia Heights Baptist Church. Friends and relatives are asked to accept this medium as an invitation to attend the event. (No gifts please - your presence will be your gift to the couple.) 

Mon
23
Nov

Town & Country Garden Club hear report on “bees”

The Town and Country Garden Club of Jena met Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in the home of Barbara Germany. Tillman Corley was the guest speaker.
 
Mon
23
Nov

Thanksgiving: So much to be thankful for

By Bryan Golden

 

Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in the world, you have so much to be thankful for.
 
Mon
16
Nov

In a collaborative effort

In a collaborative effort between the National Rifle Association (NRA), Whitetails Unlimited, the LaSalle Parish 4-H Foundation and the LSU AgCenter, LaSalle Parish 4-H Shooting Sports participants have a trailer to carry their equipment to and from competitions and other events: (left to right) Dr. Mark Bowen with Friends of the NRA, archery instructor Billy Prewitt, shotgun instructors Joe Henderson and Carolyn Gernand, Volunteer and last year’s Teen Ambassador Amy Gentry, rifle instructor Jerry Gentry, archery instructor Jarred Parker and Brian Andrews, Louisiana Field Director for Whitetails Unlimited.
 
Mon
16
Nov

Jena High sophomore 4-H member Savanna Brown

Jena High sophomore 4-H member Savanna Brown kneels with her pygmy buck, Bannaboo Acres Shelly’s Someday, who recently won a first place ribbon at the 2015 Louisiana State Fair Livestock Show in Shreveport.
 
Mon
09
Nov

Bethard-Watson vows spoken

Katie Bethard of Jena and Will Watson of San Jose, California, exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Beau Jardin in Natchitoches. Katie is the daughter of Buddy and Paula Bethard of Jena.

 

Mon
09
Nov

An Ounce of Understanding

by Daris Howard
 
I looked at my class roll and turned to Colleen. “Colleen, it’s your turn to do the presentation today.” She looked up, anger showing in her face. “I don’t want to do a stupid presentation! I don’t know why you expect something dumb like that anyway! You can take it and shove it, as far as I’m concerned!”
 

 

Mon
02
Nov

Anniversary

Sherman and Linda McDowell of Trout will celebrate their golden (50th) wedding anniversary on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Friends and family are invited to join them at the Punch Bowl in downtown Jena from 2 to 4 p.m. No gifts please. Sherman and Linda were married in Urania on November 27, 1965. They have one daughter, Gaye McDowell of West Monroe; two sons, Robby McDowell and wife Rhonda and Jason McDowell and wife Susan, all of Trout. They have seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

Mon
02
Nov

BABY

Tyler and Caitlin Tarpley of Jena are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Zadeck Woulf Tarpley. He was born at 3:24 p.m., Monday, September 14, 2015, at Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Alexandria. He weighed 6-pounds 15-ounces and measured 19.25-inches in length. 

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