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Mon
26
Jun

Very Special Summer Camp at CCC

The fourth annual Very Special Summer Camp for students with special needs, hosted by the Centennial Cultural Center (CCC) in Olla, was held last week at the center and the Dixie Center’s courtyard.

The camp hosted students from around the parish and included many activities such as painting, games, crafts and more. Those helping with the camp range from special education teachers and paraprofessionals to parents, local youth and CCC employees, board members and volunteers.

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Mon
26
Jun

Adriann Leigh Holley

Madison, Emmalee and Hunter Holley are proud to announce the birth of their baby sister, Adriann Leigh Holley.

Adriann arrived on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Alexandria, weighing 6-pounds 10-ounces and measuring 19¾-inches in length.

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Mon
19
Jun

Angel’s Accessories is now officially open

Angel’s Accessories is now officially open for business with a ribbon cutting ceremony in downtown Olla last week: Council member Joe Rachal, Mayor Rhonda Elliott, Owner Angela Sepulvado and her seven-year-old granddaughter, Payge Tassin.

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Mon
19
Jun

Benayah David Schopp

At 7:20 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017, an 8-lb 4-oz, 20 inch Benayah David Schopp said, “Daddy, mommy has done her part and now I’m set and ready, open the gate and let’er buck, I’m ready to enter the arena they call ‘life’ and make my first ride.

“I’ve got your grit in me but I sure have been lookin’ forward to shaking your big hand, course you’ll have to give me just a finger for awhile to hold but you just wait, we’ll be arm wrestling soon.

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Mon
12
Jun

Back-2-School drive underway

In coordination with A.P.P.L.E.S. for needy children in LaSalle Parish, the LaSalle Parish Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring a “Back 2 School Drive” for school supplies.

Items to be accepted, new or like new, include: tennis shoes, any size/sex; clothing, any size/sex; new socks, any size/sex; and basic school supplies.

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Mon
12
Jun

The Anniversary Wayne and Rannie Richardson

Wayne and Rannie Richardson, of Jena, will celebrate their 55th Wedding Anniversary on Monday, June 19, 2017. They were married on June 19, 1952.

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Mon
05
Jun

Kid’s free tokens to buy produce at Farmer’s Markets

Two Central Louisiana farmers markets are launching Kids Clubs incentive programs that allow young people to buy $10 worth of fresh produce each time they visit.

The farmers market in Olla and a mobile farmers market in Natchitoches started Kids Clubs on Tuesday, June 6. Kids Clubs provide young people with $10 worth of wooden tokens they can use to purchase fruits and vegetables. There is no cost to participate.

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Mon
05
Jun

Jena Service Awards presented…

Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards and Jena Chief of Police Scott McLendon presented Town of Jena Employees Nina Wagoner, Ricky Haggart, Bobby Cooper and Mickey Lofton with Town of Jena Service Award Plaques after a recent catered breakfast in their honor at town hall.

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Tue
30
May

Nursing school alumni honored at tea recently

Central Louisiana Technical Community College – Rod Brady Jena Campus – held its pinning ceremony for the graduating nursing students at the Jena First Baptist Church on Friday, May 19, 2017.

This was the thirtieth class to come through this school in all of its forms. As part of the ceremony, nursing alumni from Huey P. Long Memorial Trade School, Huey P. Long Memorial Vocational School - Rod Brady Extension, Rod Brady Vocational Technical School, Louisiana Technical College - Rod Brady Extension, Central Louisiana Technical Community College - Rod Brady Campus of the thirty classes were recognized.

 

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Tue
30
May

David Luke Ingle

Chelsea and Jesse Ingle of Jena are pleased to announce the birth of their son, David Luke Ingle.

He was born at 7:26 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Natchez Merit Health, weighing 7-pounds 8-ounces and measuring 20-inches in length.

Maternal grandparents are Misty Hatten and Ricky Cagle, both of Columbia.

Paternal grandparents are Leona Paul and Paul Ingle, both of Jena.

 

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