Several races on fall ballot
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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
“You do not need to be afraid”
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If there was one message Cardiologist Joseph Landrene au, M.D., could share with the public concerning COVID-19, it would simply be: “You do not need to be afraid.” Landreneau, with Red River Cardiology in Alexandria with clinics in Jena and Winnfield, has been keeping up with the... + continue reading
Retail sales hold steady
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Retail sales for fiscal year 2019- 20 held steady despite the prolonged shutdown because of the Coronavirus which halted a lot of businesses in mid-March. However, essential businesses, which generate the majority of sales taxes, continued to operate. According to figures just released by the... + continue reading
Keene signs with Centenary
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Jena High Class of 2020 graduate Barrett Keene signed last week to play baseball for Centenary College in Shreveport. The signing was celebrated by family and friends with refreshments at the JHS Fieldhouse. With the Centenary Gents baseball team, he will play pitcher and first base. “... + continue reading
Schools reopen August 13
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LaSalle Parish School Superintendent Janet Tullos announced on Monday that parish schools will open for their 2020-2021 school year Thursday, August 13, as originally set. A plan was submitted and approved by the LaSalle Parish School Board Monday night at their regular monthly meeting but due... + continue reading
Several races on fall ballot
“You do not need to be afraid”
Retail sales hold steady
Keene signs with Centenary
Schools reopen August 13

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
The high waters around the state this spring and summer have resulted in more alligator sightings. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Alligator Program warns the public not to feed them as doing so can create a potentially dangerous situation for you and others who utilize... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will resume in-person hunter education classes and field days in July. LDWF, however, is encouraging all students who need hunter education certification to take the online course then sign up for an in-person field course. To see a list of... + continue reading

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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
Committee named to study Belah gas issue
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
A committee to study and make recommendations on finding a solution to the natural gas service problem in the Belah Community was named by Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards following a lengthy discussion at the July meeting of the Jena Town Council held Tuesday night of last week. At its June meeting,... + continue reading
School Board acts on year-end items, School Board acts on year-end items, School Board acts on year-end items
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
The LaSalle Parish School Board met in special session on Tuesday night of last week to take care of several end-of-the year business items, along with several other matters needing attention before the next regular meeting. The board’s July meeting was postponed from July 6 until July 13... + continue reading
Approximately 50 fire
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Approximately 50 fire departments and fire vehicles from across the state attended the memorial service for longtime Fire Chief and LSU fire fighter instructor Bobby Strozier Saturday afternoon in Belah and then conducted a fire truck procession from Belah to Jena. Strozier, 70, died April 18 but... + continue reading

Obituaries

Donald Seth LeMay
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Donald Seth Le-May, 82, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, July 5, 2020, in the Have

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Dwana Gail Jones Miley, 66, of Tullos, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at the Ra

Veronica L. Schleuter
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Veronica Loice Schleuter entered into her heavenly home on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 after fighting

George E. Beard
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

George E.

Melba Rae Bradford
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Melba Rae McGuffee Bradford, wife of the late Rev.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will resume in-person hunter education classes and field days in July. LDWF, however, is encouraging all students who need hunter education... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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Society

Luke Letlow speaks to the Ole Boys Club
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Luke Letlow, candidate for the Fifth District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives at this fall’s election, spoke to members of the Ole Boys Club in Jena last Wednesday. Letlow has... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Termite ‘police’ help manage colonies, Termite ‘police’ help manage colonies
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Community rallies to support retired teacher, Community rallies to support retired teacher, Community rallies to support retired teacher, Community rallies to support retired teacher, Community rallies to support retired teacher
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Columns / Opinions

Lot’s of us are feeling lonesome
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
“Are you lonesome tonight? / Do you miss me tonight? / Are you sorry we drifted apart? / Does your memory stray to a brighter, sunny day?” -- Elvis Presley Loneliness is such a sad... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Every business, industry saluted
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, 2020