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Apr

Members of the 2015 LaSalle Riding Club Rodeo Team

Members of the 2015 LaSalle Riding Club Rodeo Team will be hosting the 23rd annual Louisiana High School Rodeo Association’s Jena Rodeo this Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18 at the Jena Rodeo Arena. Showtime will be at 7 p.m. each evening with gates opening at 6 p.m. Slack will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday
 
Mon
13
Apr

Joe Henderson of Nebo was honored with the Todd Roberts Memorial Lifetime

Joe Henderson of Nebo was honored with the Todd Roberts Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Education Section during a ceremony on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Henderson has dedicated 17 years of volunteer service to teach and mentor thousands of students in the Hunter Education Program
 
Tue
07
Apr

The second

The second annual Tullos Easter Festival entertained dozens of parish residents over the weekend with a line-up of live music, food booths and vendors, games, egg hunts and more. Thumper the Rabbit led the festival parade at 10 a.m. and hundreds of eggs were hunted by dozens of local children at the 10:30 a.m. egg hunts at Tullos Memorial Park. Prizes were awarded after the egg hunts and a bonnet competition was held for the children.

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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.
 
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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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