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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Fri
25
May

James David Chisolm

Jason and Elizabeth Chisolm are pleased to announce the birth of a son, James David Chisolm.

He was born 1:35pm Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Touro Hospital in New Orleans.

James weighed 8 pounds 12-ounces and measured 21.5 inches in length.

 

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Fri
25
May

LHS Principal is Semi-Finalists…

LaSalle High School Principal Kara Masling, second from left, was informed last week that she is one of 24 semi-finalists being considered for the 2019 Louisiana Principal of the Year award. Dream Teachers, a co-sponsor of the award, sent representative Gary LaCombe, right, from Baton Rouge to present Masling with a gift basket for her honor of being a semi-finalist and he was joined in the congratulatory presentation by LaSalle Parish Secondary Supervisor Tish Taylor, left, and La-Salle Parish School Superintendent Janet Tullos, second from right. The 2019 Louisiana Principal of the Year will be announced during the 12th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration Friday, July 27, 2018, in Baton Rouge.

 

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Mon
21
May

Gray-Williams vows slated

The parents of Taylor Ann Gray and Nathan Kyle Williams are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

 

The bride-elect is the daughter of Hollis and Traci Gray of Jena, and granddaughter of Glen and Sharon Taylor of Nebo and Donnie and Teresa Nugent of Whitehall. Taylor is a 2012 graduate of Jena High School and a 2016 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe in nursing. She is currently attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and will graduate in 2019 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is employed as a Registered Nurse at Citizens Medical Center in Columbia.

 

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Mon
21
May

La Torch Run for Special Olympics

The Central Louisiana leg of the La. Torch Run kicked off in LaSalle Parish early Tuesday morning of last week. Runners joining the 1-mile run through downtown Jena included officers from the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office, Jena Police Department, along with officers from Rapides Parish.

 

Special guests for the Torch Run were athletes from the LADD Center in Jena and LaSalle Parish School System Special Education program, as well as many other local supporters. LaSalle Parish was the first of many taking place around Louisiana to bring awareness to Special Olympics Louisiana the upcoming State Summer Games.

 

 

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Mon
14
May

Jones-Hogue vows spoken

Laken Jones and Marcus Hogue were united in marriage on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at The Barn at Bridlewood in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The bride is the daughter of David and Deborah Jones and the groom is the son of Paul and Kathy Hogue, and the late Gretchen Magee Hogue.

The matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Lexi Maxwell; maid of honor was Somer Cooper; and serving as bridesmaids were Amanda Johnson, Paige Bignar, Emmalee Smith, Brittney Walker and Karly Kitterlin.

 

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Mon
07
May

A retirement tea sponsored by the LaSalle Parish School

The LaSalle Tigers went to Ferriday last Thursday afternoon as the number one ranked team in Class 1A baseball. They were prepared to take on Delta Charter in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. The Tigers were sending to the mound, Eli Stringer, who was LaSalle Tiger Senior Avery Reed (20) gets a hit during LaSalle’s home game against Montgomery last week for the second round of state playoffs. The game resulted in a 6 to 3 victory for the #1-ranked Tigers. LaSalle next faced off against #9-ranked Delta Charter in the quarterfinals last week and lost 9 to 2, ending their run for a back-to-back state championship Class 1A title. (Action photos by Katie Helton) Ian Williams (21) of the LaSalle Tigers beats the ball to home plate and slides to score during LaSalle’s home game against Montgomery last week for the second round of state playoffs.

Mon
07
May

Several community leaders and parish residents gathered

Several community leaders and parish residents gathered at the Jena Town Square Thursday, May 3, at noon, to join thousands of others across the nation praying for the United States during the 66th annual National Day of Prayer. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman

 

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Mon
30
Apr

LHS Band earns top ratings

The LaSalle High School Band earned the ratings of Superior in Concert Performance and Excellent in Sight Reading for the overall rating of Superior at the Louisiana Music Educators’ Association State Music Performance Assessment – North Region at Airline High School in Bossier City.

LaSalle was the only band from classes A and B to earn an overall superior rating in the North Region.

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Mon
30
Apr

Kenna Faith Edmonds

Shawn Michael Edmonds is pleased to announce the birth of his baby sister, Kenna Faith Edmonds.

Kenna Faith arrived at 12:44 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. She weighed 7-pounds 10-ounces and measured 19-inches in length.

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Mon
23
Apr

Three LaSalle High FBLA

Three LaSalle High FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) members placed Superior at FBLA District II Leadership Conference (Regionals) and advanced to state competition – (left to right) Kade Hillestad and Anna Clingan (Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure) and Colton Herrington (Journalism) – where Clingan placed fourth and Herrington placed ninth at the FBLA State Leadership Conference last month in Lafayette.

 

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