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Tue
07
Apr

Jena High Powerlifters

Tue
07
Apr

Lady Giants - Class 3A State Runner-Up

The Jena High Girls’ Powerlifting Team was recently named 3A State Runners-Up at the LHSPLA State Powerlifting Meet at Church Point High School in south Louisiana – front row (left to right) Emily Bordelon, Bryttanye Erwin, Kayelea Dearmon and Tatyana Duncan and back row (l to r) Coach Rae Lindsey, Natalie Posey, Celica Gonzalez, Madison Erwin, MaKayla King, Abby Boothe, Janna Farmer, Lauren Gregory, and Cassidy Joiner. Not shown are Assistant Coaches Ellis Erwin and Russell King.

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Tue
07
Apr

Oilfield slowdown beginning to effect jobless rate in state

The slowdown in the oilfield industry is beginning to have an effect on the unemployment rate in Louisiana as can be noted by the latest jobless figures released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. LaSalle Parish, which had been running among the top five lowest jobless parishes in the state, dropped to number 7 in January. LaSalle’s jobless rate was reported at 6.0 percent, up from 5.0 percent in December.

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Mon
30
Mar

Funding for three Projects at Jena Airport announced

A total of $415,000 for three aviation projects at the Jena Airport have been announced by area legislators. State Senator Neil Riser of Columbia, and State Representative Terry Brown of Colfax made the announcement last week, noting that the projects are funded by both federal and state dollars.
 
Mon
30
Mar

Treasure Heart Designs Co

Treasure Heart Designs Co. is officially opened for business with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. The shop, located at 1825 East Oak Street in Jena, is owned by Brandi Eubanks and specializes in Matchpoint linen clothing, Bohemian-style clothing, Louisiana-themed gift items, Drake t-shirts, wallets, leather cuff bracelets, rustic outdoorsman art, magnets, scarfs, jewelry, home décor and much more. The shop also offers create-your-own artwork, headbands and initials.
 
Mon
30
Mar

Ag programs prepare high school students for college and workforce

Seven Jena High FBLA students recently qualified to compete at nationals after winning awards in five competitions at the 2015 FBLA State Leadership Conference in Lafayette.
As Louisiana educators try to prepare students for a growing number of careers in seemingly divergent fields — science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, and mechanical trades — agriculture could provide common ground for training the state’s workforce of the future. High school agriculture programs consist of courses in ag sciences, basic mechanics and leadership as well as FFA chapters.
 
Tue
24
Mar

Jindal has bills to end Common Core

Gov. Bobby Jindal announced last week that he would support a package of bills in the upcoming legislative session, slated to begin in April, to remove Common Core from the state’s public education system.

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Tue
24
Mar

Jena High Senior Breanna Morace

Jena High Senior Breanna Morace recently received a ribbon and plaque for her first place and Best in Show wins at the National Beta Convention for her drawing of a young girl.

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Tue
24
Mar

Olla Named Cleanest City Again!

A community clean-up effort in the Town of Olla, led by the Olla Pinewood Garden Club and town officials, prepared the town for judging in the Cleanest City contest last Wednesday. Mayor Rhonda Elliott announced Monday that Olla placed first in District 8, and will now be judged in the statewide contest.

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Tue
17
Mar

Litter on roads

Litter on roads and highways are the result of individual actions, and the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office has announced an immediate crackdown on those who litter in the parish. Sheriff Scott Franklin said he would be placing ‘no litter’ signs on major highways in the parish, pointing out that littering carries a fine up to $1,500. He has also announced stepped-up patrols designed to catch those who litter, and those who practice what has become known as “dumpster diving”, where individuals take garbage from dumpsters, open and go through the contents, and leave it outside the dumpster to be scattered by the wind.

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