Lifestyle

Tue
04
Sep

LaSalle ICE Processing Center Honor Roll

Every month the LaSalle ICE Processing Center in Jena honors employees by selecting outstanding employee, correctional officer and GTI employee of the month. Every quarter, LIPC recognizes a supervisor that has been voted as being the most popular supervisor for that quarter.

The selection is made by supervisors or department, who submit a nomination, based on attendance, attitude, job performance, knowledge of job duties, willingness to accept or seek additional duties, and professionalism.

 

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Tue
04
Sep

HMC/physician praised for work with CLAHEC

Hardtner Medical Center and one of its physicians, Dr. Brian Smith, has received praise for their support of the Primary Care Rural Preceptorship Program.

Gabrielle Juneau, Chief Executive Officer with the Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center (CLAHEC), recently expressed appreciation to the hospital and doctor for their past years of support of the program.

 

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Tue
28
Aug

L.I.F.E. heads to Dollywood for the Josie Music Awards

By Minnie Young

L.I.F.E. (Living in Faith Everyday) has been nominated for the Josie Music Award 2018 Gospel Band of the Year along with five others in this category. This group of Southern Gospel singers consists of Robert Jones, Aurora (Daneen) and Willie Beaubouef, all of Dry Prong, and guitarist Nathanael Young of Winnfield.

The Josie Music Awards is a fan nominated event. While in Ohio May 25, they were notified of their nomination. Jones said, “Our fans voted and made this possible, but most importantly God made this happen.”

 

 

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Tue
28
Aug

Sharp Dressed Man is officially open for business

Sharp Dressed Man is officially open for business with a recent ribbon cutting ceremony in Jena. The business, located at 2811 East Oak Street in Jena, specializes in boys and men’s casual and dress clothing in sizes ranging from infant to Big and Tall. The shop carries cologne and Croft and Barrow brand clothing for men as well as items from Nike, The Children’s Place and Crazy Eight and accessories such as hats, belts, ties, wallets and socks. T-shirts and hats can also be customized. On hand for the ribbon cutting were (left to right) Cindy (Watson) Wheeler, Chesnei Varnell, Nathan Knight, Twana Chapman, Owner Candace Varnell, Mayor LaDawn Edwards and Town Clerk Cory Floyd.

 

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Tue
21
Aug

Bell-Williams vows slated

Mallori Janine Bell and Cody Michael Williams are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Irving and Lori Bell of Jena. She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Margie Cruse, Doris Bell, and the late O. G. Bell, all of Jena.

Mallori graduated from Jena High School in 2016 and from the CLTCC-Winnfield campus in 2018. She served as president of the Student Government Association at CLTCC. She is presently employed as a nurse at LaSalle General Hospital.

 

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Tue
21
Aug

70th Anniversary

Casey and Charleen Ward Jones celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The couple exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 14, 1948. The retirees have two children, Norma Faye and Casey D., three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. They are members of Mars Hill Baptist Church and longtime residents of Jena.

 

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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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