Jena Junior High eighth grader

Obituaries

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ruby Taylor Streetman, 90, of Jena, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, October 11, 201

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Roy Arthur Mercer, 76, of Joyce, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at his home

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wilma Breithaupt, 90, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the LaSalle

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Ella Ruth Dotson, 78, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Rapides

Jena Junior High eighth grader Audrey Andrews twists a prosthetic leg off LaSalle High alum and speaker Bill Baldridge at his insistence at the start of Baldridge’s recent talk with students at the JJHS Gymnasium. Baldridge was in a horrible wreck in his early 20’s and two of his friends were killed due to driving while intoxicated.

 

He lost both his legs and nearly his life. He shared his story with the students along with a Powerpoint presentation and his message - YAWI (You Are Worth It). He said he does not share with students for them to feel sorry for him but to encourage them to make smart choices. He also spoke to LJHS students at an assembly later that day. (See photos and story inside this edition.)

 

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