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Tue
14
Mar

Late member of LaSalle School Board honored

The late Charlie Anderson, a member of the LaSalle Parish School Board for most of two decades, was honored at the March meeting of the board held Monday night of last week.

Anderson was recognized and honored at the annual conference of the Louisiana School Board Association held in New Orleans in mid-February, where a plaque and rose was presented to a representative of the local school board.

 

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Tue
14
Mar

Ribbon cutting ceremony in Urania…

The latest addition to the Town of Urania’s Potty Tannehill Memorial Park is officially open to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday at the park during the town’s annual Homecoming celebration. In summer 2016, the town received a $25,000 grant from The Rapides Foundation to move one of the town’s oldest fire trucks to the park to be decommissioned and modified as playground equipment with a deck, fireman’s pole, wood chip border, zipline and other features.

 

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Mon
06
Mar

Rev. and Mrs. Donnie R. Boney will celebrate their golden (50th) anniversary

Rev. and Mrs. Donnie R. Boney will celebrate their golden (50th) anniversary on Friday, March 17, 2017. A reception honoring the couple will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 17, at Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Olla, hosted by their daughter and the congregation of the church. The couple was married March 17, 1967 in Pollock.

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Mon
06
Mar

Request for JHS Hall of Fame nominations

The Jena High School Alumni Association is now soliciting nominees for induction into the Alumni Association Hall of Fame during Jena High School’s Homecoming 2017.

Nominees are held in the selection phase for seven years, and after that if not selected, are deleted. However, after nominees have been removed from the list, they can be re-nominated for consideration. Please visit our website at www.jenahighschoolalumni.com to view a listing of previous nominees.

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Mon
27
Feb

Events worth celebrating

Life is a series of events, and they seem to be multiplying.

I’m not referring to events like loading the dishwasher or combing your hair or walking the dog. I’m talking Events – the ones with a capital E that are cause for celebration. Exclamation point.

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Mon
27
Feb

90th Birthday…

The family and friends of Irene Aycock invite everyone to join in the celebration of her 90th birthday. The reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the McKeen Plaza Dining Room, 1500 McKeen Place, Monroe, Louisiana. Mrs. Aycock is a former resident of Olla.

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Tue
21
Feb

Longest married couple in Louisiana is honored

Lawrence and Varrie Player of Benton was honored recently as the longest married couple in Louisiana. The Players have been married for 82 years, having spoken their vows on January 27, 1935.

Each year, the Louisiana Family Forum seeks out the longest married couple in Louisiana and there are honored near Valentine’s Day.

The Players are life-long residents on their family’s property in Benton. They met in 1925 and were married by the age of 21 and 15, respectively. They now have eight living children, 35 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

 

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Tue
21
Feb

What is Bluetooth

What’s a Bluetooth? Is Wi-Fi necessary for it to work? Bluetooth is a signal, which allows electronic devices to communicate. Some apps and devices require both to operate, and some do not.

The most common example of Bluetooth is the Bluetooth connection in your car. The Bluetooth communicates with your smart phone allowing you to talk, hands free, on your cell phone. Other examples of Bluetooth devices are: wireless keyboards, Apps that allow you to transfer files, photos and videos, wireless speakers, and numerous other things.

According to Wikipedia Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard designed to changing data over short distances, about 30 feet, using short wavelength radio admissions in the ISM and from 2400 -2800 MHz with high levels of security.

 

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Mon
13
Feb

Town and Country Garden Club notes

Members of the Town and Country Garden Club met Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in the home of Randy and Julia Welch on Mill Pond Road, just west of Jena.

Present were Lisa McCann, Sis Welch, Nelda Tarver, Cynthia Bradford, Donna Justiss, Barbara Germany, Barbara Murphy, Nora Martin, Audrey Maxwell, Magdalynn Drewett, Pam Davis, Mary Ann McMillin, Martha Ann Wood and Beth Zoller.

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Mon
13
Feb

Bradley Andrew Smith

Corbin Smith is happy to announce the birth of his baby brother, Bradley Andrew Smith.

He was born at 4:56 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. He weighed 7-pounds 13-ounces, and measured 20½-inches in length.

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