Rural Internet service access discussion hosted by LEDD
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Members of the LaSalle Economic Development District met last Thursday at Hardtner Medical Center’s Family Clinic for their monthly meeting where the main topic of discussion was efforts to improve the Internet access in the parish. To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital... + continue reading
LaSalle Parish public schools officially
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LaSalle Parish public schools officially opened for the 2020-21 school year on Wednesday, August 26, but Hurricane Laura forced the closure of schools for the next 12 days. Finally, on the Tuesday following Labor Day, classes resumed in the parish. Kindergarten students Easton Moffett, Grayson... + continue reading
First Annual Dirt Track Derby Race
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Chris Thomas entertains approximately 1,000 people that attended Saturday’s Dirt Track Derby Race in Belah at the home of Chris and Kim Poole. The race raised over $8,500 for the LaSalle Parish APPLES program which assists needy children in the parish.      To read... + continue reading
La. Main Street grant program
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Louisiana has made available grants up to $15,000 to small businesses with 50 employees or less that have been affected by COVID-19. To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Jena%20TimesID339/ + continue reading
Sheriffs endorse President Trump
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LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin joined other members of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association (LSA) last week to endorse a presidential candidate for the first time in the history of the association. To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.... + continue reading
Rural Internet service access discussion hosted by LEDD
LaSalle Parish public schools officially
First Annual Dirt Track Derby Race
La. Main Street grant program
Sheriffs endorse President Trump

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Several races on fall ballot, Several races on fall ballot
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Officials for the 28th Judicial District Court led the way for local officials qualifying for the fall election at the office of Clerk of Court Steve D. Andrews last week. Qualifying was also held for U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressman, Supreme Court Justice, and locally, Justices of the Peace and... + continue reading
Sheriffs endorse President Trump
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin joined other members of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association (LSA) last week to endorse a presidential candidate for the first time in the history of the association. To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.... + continue reading
Beloved educator died last Tuesday
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
LaSalle Parish lost a beloved and dedicated educator with a half century of service in the education field on Tuesday of last week. To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Jena%20TimesID339/ + continue reading
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Obituaries

Jewel L. Coleman
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Jewel L. Young Coleman, 89, of Jena, passed to her heavenly home on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at the LaSalle Nursing home in Jena.

Johnny Ray Franklin
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Johnny Ray Franklin, 87, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

‘Boo’ Frazier
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Madeliene Deniece “Boo” Frazier, 52, of Clayton, passed from this life on Saturday, September 19, 2020, in Alexandria.

Charles Q. Randall
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Charles Quention Randall, 86, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in Jena.

Patty Smith
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Patty Smith of Pollock passed from this life on Monday, August 31, 2020, at a hospital in Baton Rouge.

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Laughter is good medicine
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
I woke my wife up the other morning laughing. I was in the kitchen reading and she was in the back of the house still in bed when she heard me laughing…and I couldn’t stop. Let me... + continue reading
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It’s true – all media is biased
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