LPSB elects new officers
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The LaSalle Parish School Board elected new officers during their first meeting on the new year last Monday night, January 11, along with taking care of other routine business. The board unanimously elected Ward 6 Board Member Buddy Bethard as the 2021 School Board President. Bethard replaced... + continue reading
Students of the Year
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Students of the Year for each LaSalle Parish school recently took part in the district-wide interview portion as they seek the coveted title of Student of the Year for their various divisions. The winners will be announced in two weeks and they will be recognized at the February school board... + continue reading
Four-year-old Chesney Mae Clark
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Four-year-old Chesney Mae Clark hugs her one-year-old brother Tayten Wesley Clark with excitement as they watch heavy snow fall in their backyard in Jena late Sunday night. This scene was replicated all over the parish as children witnessed a big snow event for the first time in several years.... + continue reading
Retail sales good for 2020
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Despite the shutdown created by the coronavirus pandemic early last year, retail sales for the year just ended remained very strong. Sales parish wide was down only 3.5%, but in the Town of Jena, sales were up by more than 12.5%. Retail sales in LaSalle Parish are based on sales tax collections... + continue reading
Prominent oil executive dies
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This country lost a great patriot, the oil and gas industry lost a dedicated and high qualified professional, and LaSalle Parish lost an outstanding community leader last Thursday morning. James F. Justiss, Jr, 89, passed away at home in Trout early Thursday, January 7th, 2021, surrounded by his... + continue reading
LPSB elects new officers
Students of the Year
Four-year-old Chesney Mae Clark
Retail sales good for 2020
Prominent oil executive dies

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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GHOST TOWN
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
There is no question as to the top news story in LaSalle Parish (and the rest of the country, as well) during the year just ended – it was the Coronavirus Pandemic. After the virus began spreading in this country, steps were put into place to slow the spread, leading to a statewide Stay-at-... + continue reading
Rep.-elect Letlow died last Tuesday
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Just five days before he would have been sworn in as the new Fifth District Congressman, Luke Joshua Letlow, 41, from Start, passed away from complications due to COVID-19 on December 29, 2020. He was born to Johnny and Dianne Letlow on December 6, 1979, in Richland Parish, Louisiana. Two of... + continue reading
Top 2020 FB posts for The Jena Times
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
As social media continues to have a larger part of LaSalle Parish residents’ lives, The Jena Times is constantly working to improve its online resources to keep readers informed on the latest news. For many years the LaSalle Parish newspaper has maintained its website, www.thejenatimes.net... + continue reading

Obituaries

Clifford A. Noland
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Clifford Allen Noland, 80, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, January 11, 2021 at the St.

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Myra Madell Whiddon Masters Spears, 95, passed from this life on Monday, January 11, 2021 at the

Glenn “Bean” Woods
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Glenn “Bean” Edward Woods, 64, of Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, in Al

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Patsy Turner Baker Byrnes, 87, of Ridgecrest, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 12, 2021,

Logan Dale Gough
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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Wedding vows exchanged…
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Allison Rebecca Kendrick and Paul Andrew Stelly were united in marriage on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Vows were exchanged at Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church in Jena and was officiated by... + continue reading
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Town and Country Garden Club notes
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Columns / Opinions

LaSalle ranked top county in the nation
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
For the past three decades, the LaSalle Economic Development Board (LEDD), under the capable leadership of Walter E. Dorroh, Jr., has been very successful in pursuing economic development for LaSalle... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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