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20
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GPMS fall carnival successful!

Dozens of students and family members attend the annual Good Pine Middle Fall Carnival where there were a variety of activities and games such as a cakewalk, archery shootout, face painting and much more. Earlier in the day, several employees of the LADD Center and residents of LaSalle Nursing Home were treated to a cakewalk and Bingo while assisted by several GPMS students.

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20
Nov
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JES Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The JES Library Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest winners for Pre-Kindergarten were: Overall - Cason Crooks, first place - Logan Munson, second place - Harper Townsend and third place - Thaliyah Snyder.

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Mon
13
Nov
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“Empowering Education” tour with country music artist plans stop in Jena

CMT has announced the eight colleges that will participate in its first ever statewide “Empowering Education” tour with country artist and Louisiana native, Courtney Cole.

Cole named the colleges earlier on social media, confirming plans to return to her home state in the spring with free concerts at eight community and technical colleges. The tour with Cole is part of a multi-faceted partnership between CMT, Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges System (LCTCS) and Louisiana Calling that aims to increase the number of work-ready residents in the state.

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Mon
06
Nov
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Annual Tales on the Trails

Mardi Gras crewes, pumpkins and motorcycles were only a few of the subjects that area children recently learned about at the fourth annual Tales on the Trails. The free event is sponsored by the LaSalle Parish Republican Women to promote literacy. It featured stations manned by various local organizations such as the Busy Bees Garden Club as well as the LaSalle Parish School System’s Special Education Department, East Jena Baptist Church and more.

Dozens of children took part in the activities and had stories read to them at each of the stations. Each child received up to two books each from the bookstore if they visited at least six stations.

 

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Mon
06
Nov
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Members of Michael Dempsey Lodge No. 327 F&AM

Recently honored outstanding Jena High School students with coveted awards. The 2017 Honesty and Integrity awards were presented to junior class members – Kaleigh Leanne Smith, daughter of Ralph and Rachel Smith and Ashley and Chad Brown; Maggie Suzanne Engles, daughter of Brent and Melissa Engles; and Charles Raymond Phillips, son of Raymond and Ginger Phillips. JHS senior Jacob Tanner Chandler, son of Sheila Chandler and the late Denny Chandler, was recipient of the 2017 Patriotism Award.

Mon
30
Oct
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Natalee Jean Stapleton

Ashton, Cutler and Aubrey are pleased to announce the birth of their baby sister, Natalee Jean Stapleton.

Natalee was born on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at the St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. She weighed 8-pounds and measured 20¾-inches in length.

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Mon
30
Oct
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WWII heroism medal coming home

A World War II heroism medal awarded to a sailor born in Good Pine is being returned to Jena for a special ceremony on Saturday, November 18, 2017, some 72 years after the sailor was declared missing in action.

Todd Creekman, Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired), Executive Director Emeritus, Naval Historical Foundation, has been working with Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards, for a number of months trying to locate any relatives of the sailor, Navy Ensign Lee Roy McDonnell.

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Mon
23
Oct
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Pumpkins Ready for Harvest…

Seven-year-old Gracie Marks is shown with pumpkins she grew by herself in her grandparent’s garden near Nebo. The pumpkins are ripe and ready for harvest just in time for fall decorating and Halloween. Gracie is a 2nd grader at Jena Elementary School, in the class of Melanie Tradewell.

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Mon
23
Oct
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Kenworthy-Hughes vows

The parents of Susie Kenworthy and Shane Hughes are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

Susie is the daughter of Charles and Debbie Kenworthy of Hebert.

Shane is the son of Betty Hughes of Olla and the late Tod Hughes.

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Mon
16
Oct
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Town and Country Garden Club notes

Members of the Town and Country Garden Club of Jena met Tuesday, October 10, for its monthly meeting.

Those present were Barbara Murphy, Lisa McCann, Nelda Tarver, Beth Zoller, Barbara Germany, Audrey Maxwell, Sis Welch, Martha Ann Wood, Donna Justiss, Pam Davis, and Cynthia Bradford.

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