Lifestyle

Wed
09
Oct

La College receive $2.2 million grant

Louisiana College received a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help expand online education capacity and quality.

A Sept. 27 press release from Representative Ralph Abraham’s office said, “The education of our nation’s youth is among my highest priorities and I’m glad to see these federal dollars coming home to Louisiana.”

Abraham said the grant will “better serve the students of Central Louisiana as they seek to broaden their academic horizons.”

 

 

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Wed
09
Oct

Selling Honey, Systemic Pesticides & Tree-of-heaven

Selling Honey, Systemic Pesticides & Tree-of-heaven
Selling Honey, Systemic Pesticides & Tree-of-heaven
Selling Honey, Systemic Pesticides & Tree-of-heaven

Beehive Buzz:

Tom, a beekeeper, sent the question to AHA, “Just a quick note while it’s on my mind... there have been several online topics about bottling, labeling and selling honey. The laws have changed several times in the recent past with the “cottage laws” but there is still questions to include tax liability, if any. I am sure that this would be of interest to several of our local beekeepers.”

AHA consulted with a beekeeper and an attorney in Lake Charles. This lawyer shared these comments, “If you sell at a Farmer’s market or directly off the farm

 

 

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Wed
02
Oct

Feeding quality hay can reduce waste

Feeding quality hay can reduce waste
Feeding quality hay can reduce waste

Cattle producers can limit the amount of time cattle feed on hay without any negative effects if the hay has good nutritional quality, an LSU AgCenter forage specialist said at an AgCenter beef and forage field day on Sept. 19.

Wink Alison said cattle waste as much as 50% of hay if it’s placed on the ground without controlling for trampling. He recommended using a hay rack to reduce damage and said using cone racks result in less waste.

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Wed
25
Sep

LHS Seniors at annual college fair

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LaSalle High School seniors traveled to Jena High School last Wednesday to participate in the LaSalle Parish annual college fair.

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Wed
25
Sep

BFLC 2019 Graduates….

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Wed
18
Sep

Beef, forage field day set for Sept. 19 at Mangham

The LSU AgCenter will host the northeast Louisiana beef and forage field day Sept. 19 at Goldmine Plantation near Mangham.

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Wed
18
Sep

Four veterans honored for service to country

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WoodmenLife Chapter 1145 in Jena hosted a special presentation at its regular monthly meeting at the Lodge Hall in East Jena on Monday night of last week.

Volunteers with Quilts of Valor Foundation were on hand to present homemade quilts to four LaSalle Parish veterans, who served their country with honor and valor.

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Wed
11
Sep

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

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Johnnie and Jane Phillips of Jena will celebrate their 50th golden anniversary with a celebration on Saturday, September 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church (2725 East Oak Street) in Jena. Johnnie and Jane were married on September 20, 1969 at First Baptist Church in Simsboro. All are invited to attend. No gifts please. If attending, RSVP to Jill Pruett at 318-288-3479.

 

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Wed
11
Sep

LSU online degree offerings expanded

LSU, the flagship institution of Louisiana, is launching five new online degree programs, as well as a way to apply existing credits toward completing a degree for the fall semester.

LSU Online degrees offer flexible options ideal for working adults and those looking to advance their education online. Students enrolled in these programs will receive the same high-quality degree as an on-campus student: an LSU degree and diploma.

“LSU Online is forging a new path to create high-quality learning experiences for non-traditional students, enabling them to earn a degree from anywhere in the world,” said Sasha Thackaberry, vice provost of digital and continuing education at LSU. “These new opportunities signal our dedication to prepare graduates to be highly employable critical thinkers and active problem solvers within their fields.”

 

 

Wed
04
Sep

LJHS named “Outstanding School” by state

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LaSalle Junior High School was named an Outstanding School last week by the Louisiana Department of Education.

The recognition identified top growth schools in the state for both English language arts and math from the 2018-2019 school year based on student scores for Spring 2019 LEAP testing. The scores indicate the percentage of students in a school who performed at mastery or above or are on track to meet that level of academic performance.

 

 

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