Lifestyle

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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Mon
16
Apr

Jena Elementary

Jena Elementary has named their March Terrific Kids for the 2017-18 academic year: front row (left to right) Jacob Farmer, Lydia Powell and Reed Roark; second row (l to r) Braylon Leavins, Haidan Clark, Miles Price and Jackson Adcock; third row (l to r) Asiel Diaz, Ronald McGinnis, Jedidiah Roark, Logan Williams, Holden Poole and Rylee McDowell and back row (l to r) Caden Boone, Dawson Prewitt, Silas Powell, Audrina Wishum and Lilah Weaver. Not shown is Makenna Robertson and Jordan Windham.

 

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Mon
16
Apr

Parent Pre-K Expo successful…

LaSalle Parish School System administration and staff present for the recent “Under the Pre-K Big Top!” Early Childhood Registration and Parent Expo Day were: (left to right) Tiffinee Kirkham (Child Nutrition), Charlene Richard (People Appraisal), Cindy Reed (OES), Lindsey Jackson (OES), Jennifer Farris (Central Office), Doris Barnhill (OES),

Kathryn Tyler (Elementary Supervisor), Rexie Tweedy (Lead Teacher), Alicia Andrews (JES), Amy Poole (JES), Chelsa McCormick (JES), Tammy Lincecum (JES), Amanda Mason (FES) and Amanda Williams (NES).

 

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Mon
09
Apr

DU banquet held March 30

The Catahoula Lake Misc Chapter of Ducks Unlimited held a Gunbash/Crawfish Boil Friday night, March 30, at the Jena Community Center, where money was raised through memberships, raffles, and an auction. Overseeing the event was Tommy Jackson, Region 1 Director for Louisiana and Russell Dorton, local member. Thousands of dollars were raised at the event for DU programs with DU highlighting that 83% of all money donated goes to waterfowl and wetlands conservation and education. For more information, visit www.ducks.org.

 

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Mon
09
Apr

A ribbon cutting ceremony

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last Saturday morning during Tractor Supply Company’s grand opening ceremony in Jena. The new retail outlet opened in March at 356 Airport Drive (LA 8) in Jena, and held its formal grand opening Thursday through Sunday. Management, team members and Jena officials joined in the ribbon cutting ceremony. Shown from left are Tre Brown, Jena Chief of Police Scott McLendon, Assistant Manager Tori Spence, Delmare Ratcliff, Kathy Guin, Manager Mike Ford, Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards, Kassie Mae Deville, Nancy Stone, Jessie Humphries, and Team Leader Connie Hebron. Not shown, Team Leader Kathy Kirkland. Tractor Supply has retail outlets in more than

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