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Tue
13
Jan

J. Christopher Peters was administered

J. Christopher Peters was administered his oath of office for a second term as Judge of the 28th Judicial District by his father, Third Circuit Court of Appeal Jimmie C. Peters, during a brief ceremony 
 
Tue
13
Jan

Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham

Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham of Alto, with his hand on the Bible held by his wife, Dianne, takes his oath of office from Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner shortly after the new Congressman was administered 
his oath of office in Washington on Tuesday of last week in the Rayburn Room of the Capitol. 
 
Tue
06
Jan

Top stories in LaSalle Parish for 2014

As the editor reviewed the stories that made headlines in The Jena Times during the year just ended, several ranked among the top events for 2014 in the parish, with stories on elections, weather and economic development leading the way. 
 
Tue
06
Jan

La Dawn Edwards

LaDawn Edwards was administered her oath of office as new mayor of Jena by LaSalle Clerk of Court Steve Andrews during a special ceremony on Monday, December 29th, at the Jena Municipal Building. LaDawn’s mother, Maxine Cooper, holds the Bible while the oath was administered. Edwards assumed duties as mayor on Thursday, January 1, 2015. 
 
Tue
06
Jan

New streets signs

New streets signs went up in downtown Jena about mid-December, which has drawn attention and comments from many residents. This particular sign post with signs is located at the intersection of Oak and Second Street, across from Jena Town Hall.
 
Tue
30
Dec

Former Centennial Cultural Center (CCC) President Fern McKeithen

Former Centennial Cultural Center (CCC) President Fern McKeithen dressed in old style clothing for a recent visit from Nebo Elementary fourth graders to the CCC. McKeithen told the students stories about traditions and daily life of the  “old days” such as using a kerosene lamp, sharecropping, cooking over a wood-burning stove and about Mawmaw Nelly, her mother-in-law.
 
Tue
30
Dec

The annual “Christmas for Needy Children” raffle ticket fundraiser

The annual “Christmas for Needy Children” raffle ticket fundraiser concluded on December 12 with the winner drawings at the Jena Wal-Mart Supercenter.
 
Tue
23
Dec

Santa Claus

Santa Claus arrived in Jena on Friday night, Dec. 12th, just in time to take part in the annual Jena Christmas Parade. Jena Mayor- Elect LaDawn Edwards and Chief of Police-Elect Scott McLendon joined him atop one of Jena’s fire trucks. The Jena parade was one of many events held throughout the parish as the holiday season approached
 
Tue
23
Dec

Colt Brister, Extension Associate with LSU AgCenter

Colt Brister, Extension Associate with LSU AgCenter, conducted a Soil Testing Workshop in LaSalle Parish last week. He discussed the benefits of taking a soil test and demonstrated how to take a test. Soil testing is available through the LSU AgCenter.
 
Tue
16
Dec

Police Jury adopts $8.4-million budget

Members of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury adopted their 2015 budget totaling just over $8.35 million at their regular December meeting held Monday night of last week following a public hearing on the new budget and
amended 2014 budget
 

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