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07
Jan

Top tech tips for successful school year

StatePoint) During the school year, it can be tough for students to keep their work organized. With dozens of assignments, tests and projects, it’s easy for some things to get lost in the chaos. It may start with one loose book or crumpled paper thrown into a locker or backpack, but it can quickly balloon into a disaster area without proper maintenance.
 
Tue
31
Dec

Jena High students conduct mock trial recently

Jena High School students  from Mike Doughty’s English II Honors class and Lynn Enterkin’s gifted classes recently held a mock trial centering around the book, “Lord of the Flies,” by William Golding. The Honorable J. Christopher Peters, Judge of the 28th Judicial District Court, presided over the mock trial as the students served as attorneys, witnesses, the baliff, etc 
 
Mon
23
Dec

Campbell-Cain vows planned

Linda Campbell and the late Robert L. Campbell are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Chancee DeAnne Campbell to Joseph Aaron Cain of Sterlington. The bride-elect is the
granddaughter of Mary Mannon and the late Edward (Cotton) Mannon of Jena, and the late Eunice and Lela Campbell of McCrory, Arkansas. 
 
Tue
17
Dec

Cactuses brighten the holiday season

Of the many kinds of plants we use to decorate our homes for the holidays, the holiday cactuses possess a special beauty. And yes, despite the fact that these plants don’t have spines, they are true cactuses. Unlike poinsettias, which are generally discarded when the season is over, with proper care cactuses will produce their gorgeous flowers for you during the holidays year after year.
 
Tue
10
Dec

Harper Lamar Coleman

Ryland Kahne Coleman would like to announce the birth of his baby brother, Harper Lamar Coleman. Harper was born Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 9:55 a.m. at Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Alexandria. He weighed a whopping 11 pounds 6.5 ounces and was 21 inches long. Proud parents are Lance and Amber Coleman of Tullos. Paternal grandmother is the late Cynthia Boyd of Olla. Maternal grandparents are Debbie Johnson and the late Lamar Johnson of Olla. Harper was welcomed home by a host of family and friends 
 
Tue
10
Dec

Several sentenced, many pleas heard in 28th Judicial District Court sessions

The month of November was a busy one for officials with the 28th Judicial District Court, held in and for the Parish of LaSalle, with a large number of people sentenced on various charges, and pleas heard in many other cases.
The Honorable J. Christopher Peters, District Judge, presided at the session. Also at their regular duties were District Attorney J. Reed Walters and assistants, Deputy Sheriffs Jim Arbogast, Christie Greer, and Alan Graham; Deputy Clerks of Court Tara Talley and Reba McClure, and Court Reporter/Administrator Bobby L. Wilson.
 
Tue
03
Dec

Bailey-McClure vows planned

Darin and Christa Bailey of Jena are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Grace Bailey, to Austin Grant McClure of Jena. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Walker Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Nugent and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Westbrooks, all of Jena.
 
Tue
03
Dec

‘Tis the season to stuff myself like a turkey and get away with it

Now that summer is out of the way and the holiday season has begun, I can throw out the kitchen window all of those diet restrictions introduced by the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. After all, the whole purpose of the holiday season is to eat. It begins in late October with the mass distribution of candy, which I have no objection. A little candy in somebody’s life can go a long way to produce happiness 
 
Mon
25
Nov

Thanksgiving dinner costs rise 9 percent

Louisiana cooks shopping for Thanksgiving will find the costs of traditional dinner items up for the second year in a row. The 2013 Thanksgiving market basket will average $48.50 for 10 people, according to an LSU AgCenter
survey. “That’s an increase of $4.15 from last year’s Baton Rouge average of $44.35 – or an increase of 9.35 percent,” said LSU AgCenter family economist Jeanette Tucker
Mon
25
Nov

Alexandria to get new manufacturing facility

Governor Bobby Jindal and Executive Vice President Joe Moynihan of PaperWorks Industries announced last week the company will relocate its carton-finishing operations from New York to Alexandria, creating 43 new direct jobs. The company will invest $1.6 million to renovate an existing industrial building for the operations. In addition to the direct jobs, LED estimates the project will result in another 178 indirect jobs, for a total of 221 new jobs in 
Louisiana’s Central Region. The company estimates 21 construction jobs will be created by the project, which will support the Pineville operations of PaperWorks’ largest customer, Procter & Gamble 
 
 

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