LaSalle #17 falls to East Iberville #1 last Tuesday
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The LaSalle Lady Tigers traveled to East Iberville to take on the #1 seed East Iberville High School in the second round of the LHSAA Girls Basketball Playoffs on Tuesday night of last week. The Lady Tigers felt as if they were up to the huge task that was before them. The game started and the... + continue reading
Water floods gym, hallway at GPMS…
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A pipe burst inside the Good Pine Middle School gymnasium last week shooting water into the gym and damaging the ceiling in the hallway. Principal Melinda Robison said the leak was due to aged parts of the pipe and not due to the recent freezing weather. A host of parish and school personnel worked... + continue reading
LaSalle Lady Tigers advance in LHSAA basketball playoffs
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The LaSalle Lady Tigers advanced in the LHSAA basketball playoffs by defeating Delta Charter 45 to 30 on Saturday. The Lady Tigers went into this game as the #17 seed and were facing a #16 seed Delta Charter Storm team that was coming off a very successful regular season. The challenges of just... + continue reading
Parish frozen by winter storm
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A winter storm last week froze the entire parish and residents are still cleaning up from its aftermath. The storm actually consisted of two different waves, the first arriving on Valentines Day, Sunday afternoon (Feb. 14). By late Sunday night, conditions worsened as temperatures dropped and... + continue reading
Federal aid dependence leaves state’s budget picture unclear
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BATON ROUGE--With an estimated $2 billion provided to Louisiana from a federal coronavirus aid bill passed in December and the likelihood of another federal stimulus package, state legislators are hopeful they can balance the bud get for fiscal 2022 with no more than modest cuts. The greater... + continue reading
LaSalle #17 falls to East Iberville #1 last Tuesday
Water floods gym, hallway at GPMS…
LaSalle Lady Tigers advance in LHSAA basketball playoffs
Parish frozen by winter storm
Federal aid dependence leaves state’s budget picture unclear

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Have you ever considered the value of your hometown newspaper? Weekly newspapers like The Jena Times are distinctly different from the larger daily newspapers. These groups of newspapers remain the single best source of information of local news. While the quality of daily newspapers has... + continue reading
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LaSalle Lady Tiger Senior Kylee Hillestad (00)
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
LaSalle Lady Tiger Senior Kylee Hillestad (00) shoots a three-pointer during the recent LaSalle vs Block game in 011a. Both Lady Tiger games were cancelled last week by the opposing teams due to COVID-19 exposure.               To read more... + continue reading
Whitetails banquet successful; funds raised help local projects
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
The ninth annual Whitetails Unlimited LaSalle Area Ban-quet, held Thursday, February 4, 2021, at the Community Center (former Jena Fair Barn) in Jena, was very successful, according to Elvis Ray Phillips, Sr, Louisiana Field Director for Whitetails Unlimited. This special event featured raffles... + continue reading
Racer wins many 2020 racing awards
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Hunter Nino, 8-year-old son of Sissy Lasiter of 011a, recently finished his 2020 race season, claiming numerous awards. In his first race of the season he broke his tibia/fibula in 3 places during a practice session. The dedication and determination that he had continued to push him toward his... + continue reading

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Eula Inez Aswell
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Eula Inez Reed White Aswell, 88, of Jonesville, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Harold Vonzell Butts, 72, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Trinity Medical Center in Ferriday.

A whale tale
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Jonah was swallowed by a whale, but Julie McSorley and Liz Cottriel managed to avoid a similar fate recently when they went kayaking off the coast of California at Avila Beach, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].

T. Lynn Cockerham
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Theresa Lynn Cockerham, 68, of Pineville, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

Jerry W. Douglas
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Jerry Wallace Douglas, 81, of Urania, passed from this life on Monday, February 22, 2021, at his residence following an extended illness.

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LaSalle #17 falls to East Iberville #1 last Tuesday
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
The LaSalle Lady Tigers traveled to East Iberville to take on the #1 seed East Iberville High School in the second round of the LHSAA Girls Basketball Playoffs on Tuesday night of last week. The... + continue reading

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Happy 90th Birthday!
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Mary Lou Thompson celebrated her 90th birthday last Sunday, February 7, 2021. Mary Lou has been a resident of Olla for 51 years and has been an active member of her community. She has been in the... + continue reading
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