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30
Oct

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

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

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

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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Mon
16
Oct

Cohen Asher Barber

Joe and Jessica Barber of Trout are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Cohen Asher Barber.

Cohen was born at 7:13 p.m., Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. He weighed 7-pounds 4-ounces and measured 20½-inches in length.

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Mon
09
Oct

Serena Juarez was crowned Queen of the 2017 homecoming festivities

Serena Juarez was crowned Queen of the 2017 homecoming festivities at LaSalle High School by Principal Kara Masling during the homecoming program last Friday. Queen Serena, daughter of Barbara and Jose Juarez, presided over her Court during the homecoming celebration throughout the day at LHS.

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Mon
09
Oct

Are’onna Cooper was crowned Queen of the 2017 homecoming festivities

Are’onna Cooper was crowned Queen of the 2017 homecoming festivities at Jena High School by Principal Glen “Slick” Joiner during the homecoming program last Friday. Queen Are’onna, daughter of Tynisha and Patrick Cooper, presided over her Court during the homecoming celebration throughout the day at JHS.

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Mon
02
Oct

50th Anniversary

Rev. Jimmy Ray and Sylvia Anderson Young of Jena will celebrate 55 years of marriage on Saturday, October 7, 2017. They were married in Shreveport on Oct. 7, 1962. Rev. Young is pastor of L&A Baptist Church in Good Pine.

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Mon
02
Oct

Welch-McCartney vows set

Lyndsie Welch and Seth McCartney, both of Jena, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Jimmy and Ann Welch of Jena. She is the granddaughter of the late James and Freddie Welch, the late Janet Caviellero, and the late Benjamin and Hazel Laubach.

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Wed
27
Sep

LaSalle students hear acclaimed author speak

The Rapides Foundation brought acclaimed author Wes Moore to Central Louisiana for its fourth annual Symposium on September 6. Moore, a Rhodes scholar, decorated Army combat veteran, youth advocate and CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, spoke about the transformative power of education and leadership and its impact on improving our community.

He first brought his message to 3,500 school students at a morning event at the Rapides Parish Coliseum and then spoke before a group of 675 community members at the Riverfront Center.

Around 400 LaSalle students attended the event including those who wanted to go from the 8th grade at Nebo Elementary, all of LaSalle High School, and juniors and seniors from Jena High School. Accompanying the students were Melissa Bignar, Homeless Liaison; Anthony Jackson, JHS Assistant Principal; and several teachers from the three schools

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