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Tue
08
Apr

Members of the 2014 LaSalle Riding Club Rodeo Team

Members of the 2014 LaSalle Riding Club Rodeo Team will be hosting the 22nd annual Louisiana High School Rodeo Association’s Jena Rodeo this Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12 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. Rodeo Team members are shown: front row, from left, Aaleigha DuBios, Jayda Dunn, Daisi Eubanks, Courtney Eubanks, Morgan Castell*, Carley Paul*, and Kassie Windham
 
Tue
08
Apr

cancer survivors gathered last week to celebrate winning their battle

Well over two-dozen LaSalle and Catahoula cancer survivors gathered last week to celebrate winning their battle against cancer at the American Cancer Society’s Survivor Celebration Dinner and released balloons in  commemoration of their journeys. The dinner was hosted by Jena’s LaSalle General Hospital and the cake was provided by Jena Rehab and Nursing Center.
 
Tue
01
Apr

Tax renewal election Saturday

Voters in Hospital Service District No. 1, which services Hardtner Medical Center in Urania, will go to the polls this Saturday to decide whether or not to renew a millage tax which has been on the tax rolls for years
 
Tue
01
Apr

Cub Scouts from throughout the area attended the 2014 Spring Family Cub-O-Ree held at Camp Attakapas

Cub Scouts from throughout the area attended the 2014 Spring Family Cub-O-Ree held at Camp Attakapas near Trout from Friday through Sunday, March 21-23. More than 170 people including Cub Scouts and their families enjoyed camping and participating in lots of outdoor activities. One of the main attractions for the event was the rock climbing wall, seen here as a Cub Scout nears the top.
 
Tue
01
Apr

Mc Allister gets HLC award

The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier health care companies and organization, last Thursday honored U.S. Representative Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” at an award ceremony in Washington, D.C. 
 
Tue
01
Apr

Good attendance at public hearing on US 84 widening

Officials report a very good attendance last Wednesday afternoon for the public hearing on the proposed widening along U.S. 84 from LA 772 at Trout to just east of Hair Creek Bridge, east of Jena. 
 
Tue
25
Mar

Public hearing on widening of U.S. 84 planned for today

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is conducting a public hearing in an open house format for the proposed widening along U.S. 84 from LA 772 to just east of Hair Creek Bridge in Jena  
 
Tue
25
Mar

Fellowship Elementary Pre-Kindergarten students

Fellowship Elementary Pre-Kindergarten students Baylee Calk and Carter Nichols (in background) participated in the recent Pre-K Mardi Gras parade for FES Pre-K Teacher Amanda Bibbens’ class. Baylee is the daughter of  Derek and Leslie Calk and Carter is the son of Drew and Rachel Nichols 
 
Tue
25
Mar

Man charged with 2nd degree murder in death of his wife

A 56-year-old Pineville man has been charged in LaSalle Parish with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife on March 13th in the southern part of the parish, according to Sheriff Scott Franklin Michael James Worley was arrested at his home at 320 Nickel Loop, near Pineville, by Rapides Parish sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday, March 18, on a fugitive warrant  issued in LaSalle Parish 
 
Tue
18
Mar

Firemen learn importance of fire behavior at seminar

By Betty Miles
 
Volunteer firefighters from the Jena, Summerville-Rosefield, Whitehall and Olla Fire Departments met at the Jena Fire Department on Tuesday night, March 4, to learn important information about fire behavior from Bobby Strozier, instructor with the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute.

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