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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Betty Jane Walters, 87, of Olla, passed from this life on August 11, 2018, at Hardtner Medical Ce

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Everett Stanfield, 83, of Trout, passed from this life on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the LaSal

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Flora Belle McCarthy, 85, of the Sandy Lake Community of Catahoula Parish passed from this life o

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dorothy Faye Lincecum, 89, of Pollock, passed from this life on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Hardtn

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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Tue
14
Aug

Jena Lions Club says ‘thank you’

Members of the Jena Lions Club wishes to express their thanks to all the supporters of the annual golf tournament held each year at the LaSalle Country Club.

Congratulations to the winners: Alton Gajan, Gary Jack Wooley, Robert Kendrick, Tony Thompson, Randy Cooper, and John Rushing.

The club relies on funds raised during this event to help sponsor all the community activities throughout the year including providing scholarships, eye glasses to the needy, special needs camp, and so much more.

 

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Tue
14
Aug

Plant now for a beautiful garden next year

By Melinda Myers

Don’t let the summer heat keep you indoors. Now is a great time to dress up those garden beds in need of a facelift.

Always start by calling 811 and they’ll contact all the appropriate companies who will mark the location of their underground utilities in your work area. This helps eliminate the danger and inconvenience of accidentally knocking out power, cable or other utilities while you create a beautiful landscape.

 

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Tue
07
Aug

Victims of hurricanes and wildfires can apply for help

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through Nov. 16, 2018.

“Hurricanes and wildfires caused billions of dollars in losses to America’s farmers last year. Our objective is to get relief funds into the hands of eligible producers as quickly as possible,” said Secretary Perdue. “We are making immediate, initial payments of up to 50 percent of the calculated assistance so producers can pay their bills.”

 

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Mon
30
Jul

Glory Bound Cloggers at Six Flags over Texas

Tonya Phipps and Pat Clepper, directors of the Glory Bound Cloggers, established in 1986, took a group of 15 girls and boys from Catahoula, Concordia, LaSalle, and Grant parishes to Six Flags over Texas in Arlington, Texas.

The group performed on the famous “Carousel Stage” located just as you enter the park. Their performance was at 11 a.m., and lasted for 25 minutes on July 15, 2018.

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Mon
30
Jul

Golden Anniversary

Dennis and Laura Cassels of the Rosefield Community will celebrate their golden (50th) wedding anniversary on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The couple exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 9, 1968. Their children and grandchildren will host a celebration honoring the couple on Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Rosefield Baptist Church. Everyone is invited – no gifts, please.

 

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Mon
23
Jul

LaSalle woman honored by “Heroines of Jericho

Addie Lewis of Jena was honored as the oldest living member of the Fidelity Court #20, Heroines of Jericho during the Legacy Members Awards Dinner recently.

The 96-year-old is a charter member of the group as she helped to organize the chapter on March 9, 1946.

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Wed
18
Jul

Dance Champions in CenLA

Hard-working, dedicated, talented, passionate are only a few words used to describe the Cindy Seaton Dance Academy Competition Team. The team, a group of a dancers ages 6-18, recently traveled to the Beyond The Stars National Finals in Slidell. Competing in styles of dance ranging from Ballet to Hip Hop, the CSDA team found success! The team was named the National Champion for its Elite Hip Hop Production “Billboard” as well as the beautiful Lyrical Large Group “I Surrender.” On top of that, the CSDA dance production “Billboard” was also awarded the “Ultimate Precision Award” for having the most precise routine of the entire competition! The team entered the competition with 12 group routines: 3 Diamond Awards, 8 Platinum Awards, and 1 High Gold. Setting a studio record, CSDA had 6 of their 12 routines to re-compete in the Final Showdown! What a true testament to their hard work and training!

 

Wed
11
Jul

APPLES Donation…

LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin presents a donation check in the amount of $2,500 to LPSB Homeless Liaison Missy Bradford McEntyre for the LaSalle Parish APPLES Program to assist students with getting backpacks and school supplies to start the new school year. The LaSalle Parish School District, the APPLES Program, and McEntyre would like to extend their appreciation to Sheriff Franklin and the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office for their generous donation to help our students have a successful school year.

 

 

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Wed
11
Jul

LaSalle represented at 4-H University

LaSalle 4-H youth recently attended the 104th 4-H University held in Baton Rouge, June 16 – 20. Over 1,300 4-H youth and volunteer leaders from Louisiana’s 64 parishes came to the LSU campus to participate in contests and learning activities. This year’s theme was “We’re All in This Together.” Assemblies and activities centered on the High School Musical Program. In addition to over 33 contests and 11 Clover College tracks to choose from, 4-H’ers participated in workshops, seminars, ceremonies and just for fun activities. During the state event, members also elect new state officers and regional representatives for the state 4-H executive board, and select national conference delegates and members of six state leadership boards.

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Wed
11
Jul

Jena’s newest business

Jena’s newest business officially opened its doors last Thursday bringing outstanding automotive care to the Jena and surrounding area. DK’s Garage is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. offering alignments, brakes and shocks, A/C diagnostics and repair, tires, oil change, lube, and all other automotive and vehicle repairs. Their phone number is (318) 992-0118. Shown above at the ribbon cutting last week were: (left to right) Jena Police Chief Scott McLendon, Mechanic Jeffery Thornton, Sr., Jena Mayor LaDawn Cooper Edwards, Mechanic/Alignment Specialist Michael Duff, Receptionist/Secretary Stephanie Thomas Reed, and owners Brittany and Darryle Kitterlin.

 

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