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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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Mon
06
Feb

LaSalle 4-H Youth compete at Winter Cookery Contest

LaSalle 4-H members cooked up their favorite dishes for the Winter Cookery Contest held on January 31 at the 4-H office in Jena.

Youth showcased culinary skills through five different categories which included: Beef, Egg, Bento, Poultry, and Seafood. The next step for these 4-H’ers that placed first in their commodities is the District Cookery Contest which is held in Alexandria on March 28, 2017. La- Salle 4-H members will compete alongside 10 other parishes.

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Mon
06
Feb

LHS/LJHS band students earn top honors

Fifteen LaSalle High and LaSalle Junior High students were recently selected by audition for the District I Band Directors’ Association high school and junior high school honor bands.

Four students earned first chairs in their sections and another three students earned second chairs. In recent years, La- Salle High and LaSalle Junior High have had at most four students selected for the honor bands. The band district encompasses 16 parishes in northeast Louisiana.

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Mon
30
Jan

Robert Stroede

Robert Stroede, Archery in Louisiana Schools (ALAS) Coordinator at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, presents Jena High Teacher/Grant Writer Betsy Warwick and Principal Glen Joiner with an equipment grant and an additional $500 in grant funds. JHS plans to implement the ALAS program in the 2017-18 school year.

Mon
30
Jan

LaSalle SWCD holds annual tree sale

The annual tree seedling sale sponsored by the LaSalle Soil and Water Conservation District (LSWCD) was held Thursday of last week. LSWCD Secretary Cindy Powell secured the trees on Wednesday and enlisted the help of 4-H Agent Silas Cecil and Sandy Shaw with the Police Jury to assist with the sale on Thursday.

Mon
23
Jan

Pinewood Garden Club holds January meeting

Members of the Olla Pinewood Garden Club met Thursday, January, 12, 2017 at the Centennial Cultural Center in Olla for their monthly meeting. At 10 a.m., President Ruby Moody opened the business meeting with members reciting the Collect and the Pledge of Allegiance.

There were no minutes for December due to the Christmas party and the finically report was given by Treasurer, Hilda Franklin.

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