Former Centennial Cultural Center (CCC) President Fern McKeithen

Obituaries

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Former Centennial Cultural Center (CCC) President Fern McKeithen dressed in old style clothing for a recent visit from Good Pine Middle fourth graders to the CCC. McKeithen told the students stories about traditions and daily life of the “old days” such as using a kerosene lamp, sharecropping, cooking over a wood-burning stove and about Mawmaw Nelly, her mother-in-law. Current CCC President Doug Hallmark (far left) cooked gingerbread over the stove with assistance from his daughter, Shawnda Pritt (center). “We’ve been doing the day of Mawmaw Nelly storytelling nearly a decade for area students but this is the first time we’ve had a group from Jena,” McKeithen said. “I love that the kids respond to it the way they do. We want to teach them to be thankful and to learn a good work ethic. Everything we do at the center has a purpose. My heart is for young people and this is all about them growing and making good decisions.”
 
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