Lifestyle

Wed
28
Nov

Elliott Riggs Tant

“For this child I have prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.” – I Samuel 1:27

Andrew and Kelli Tant are pleased to announce the birth of Elliott Riggs Tant.

Elliott was born at 4:08 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2018, at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe. He weighed 6-pounds 15-ounces and was 20-inches long. 

 

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Wed
28
Nov

You can grow delicious fall vegetables

By Dan Gill

Get It Growing

Cooler mornings in the fall make it a joy to get out and work in the home vegetable garden. A number of delicious and nutritious vegetables will thrive in the coming cool season. Indeed, some of our favorite vegetables can only be grown in Louisiana from October through April.

Wed
21
Nov

Poole-Spinks vows slated

Sydney Erin Poole and Samuel Dewayne Spinks are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Amy and Jimbo Pardue of Jena and the late Ronald Ray Poole. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Juanice Poole of Summerville, Lillian Moore of Aimwell and the late Oliver “Obb” Jackson, and Nell Pardue of Jonesville.

Sydney Erin is a 2015 graduate of Jena High School, a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Jena and employed as a teller at Southern Heritage Bank in Jena.

 

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Wed
14
Nov

Jaxton Layne Elliott

Dalton Elliott is pleased to announce the birth of his baby brother, Jaxton Layne Elliott.

Jaxton was born at 8:08 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. He weighed 6-pounds 8-ounces and measured 19-inches in length.

 

 

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Wed
14
Nov

Five Generations…

The Spence family feels blessed for having five generations of the family on hand for a photo session. PawPaw Robert Spence, Sr. is seated with Sammy Spence; standing from left, PaPa Robert Spence, Jr., PawPaw Robert Spence, III, and Momma, Jessie.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

FES students enjoy Trick or Treat in Jena

Fellowship Elementary Teacher Bridget McDowell’s Pre-Kindergarten class visited the Jena Town Hall in downtown Jena last week for Trick or Treat along with several other locations. The students are shown with Jena Town Hall employees – (left to right) Cory Floyd, Patricia Hefner, Valarie Norris, Carmen McEntyre and Tori Burlew, who dressed up as Winnie the Pooh and friends. The Pre-K students are: front row (l to r) Madison Barker, Emmarie Poole, Aubrey Stapleton, Josie Wyant, Jacie Ganey, Carson Crooks, Carlee Vercher and Caroline Tant and back row (l to r) Ayva-Kate Owens, Hailey Doughty, Leslie Norris, Ayla Smith, Brandt Deville, Maggie Thompson, Maverick McDowell, Andry Anderson and Kendall Lanier.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

The Orchard Foundation receives $4.5 million grant

The Orchard Foundation has been awarded $4,482,635 by the U.S. Department of Education to recruit, train, support and retain effective math and science teachers in Central Louisiana middle schools.
The Orchard Foundation and project partners committed in-kind matched funding of non-federal funds in the amount of $8,801,519 to implement the Central Louisiana Instructional Partnership or CLIP.
This is The Orchard Foundation’s first grant under the USDOE’s Teacher Quality Partnership grant program.

 

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Tue
30
Oct

Abraham cosponsors bill to build Wall

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has cosponsored a bill that would build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

HR 7059, the “Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act,” was introduced by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. It provides an appropriation to match President Trump’s funding request for a border wall and includes resources for technology and infrastructure necessary to support the all and border control operations.

 

 

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Tue
30
Oct

The LaSalle General Hospital Therapies & Fitness Center

The LaSalle General Hospital Therapies & Fitness Center had a grand re-opening last week after undergoing renovations including new flooring and windows, updated equipment and televisions in the workout area and new interior and exterior paint as well as a complete lobby renovation with new furniture and artwork. The center’s hours have also been extended to 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

 

 

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Tue
23
Oct

Jena Elementary has named their September Terrific Kids

Jena Elementary has named their September Terrific Kids for the 2018-19 academic year: front row (left to right) Noelle Poole, Emmi Cooper, Lance Brown Jr., Issa Scott and Legend Atnip; second row (l to r) Natilie Berry, Harper Townsend, Sophie Williams, Sydney Goodman, Ky Allen and Charlotte Williams; third row (l to r) Ben Lord, Kenya Dangerfield, Chelsi Kimball, Halle Riggs and Ceanna Benandi and back row (l to r) Zoey Miller, Brielle Hugelmann, Riley Brown, Bryce Chapman and Sandy LaCour.

 

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