Darla Little, sales clerk, and Sheila Stephens, owner, assists Sally Chapman with a purchase she made at Sissy’s Home and Gifts in downtown Jena one day last week. Sissy’s is one of the newest businesses in downtown Jena, which helped to contribute to the $211.9 million in retail sales in LaSalle Parish last year. A report just released shows the parish remained steady with retail sales during 2013, following a record setting year of sales in the parish. The town of Jena reported retail sales totaling $98.2 million, almost half of sales made parish wide. Every retail business in the parish contributed to the total in sales for the year. Sissy’s, which opened a little over a year ago, specializes in various gift and home décor items.