Lifestyle

Wed
11
Jul

APPLES Donation…

LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin presents a donation check in the amount of $2,500 to LPSB Homeless Liaison Missy Bradford McEntyre for the LaSalle Parish APPLES Program to assist students with getting backpacks and school supplies to start the new school year. The LaSalle Parish School District, the APPLES Program, and McEntyre would like to extend their appreciation to Sheriff Franklin and the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office for their generous donation to help our students have a successful school year.

 

 

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Wed
11
Jul

LaSalle represented at 4-H University

LaSalle 4-H youth recently attended the 104th 4-H University held in Baton Rouge, June 16 – 20. Over 1,300 4-H youth and volunteer leaders from Louisiana’s 64 parishes came to the LSU campus to participate in contests and learning activities. This year’s theme was “We’re All in This Together.” Assemblies and activities centered on the High School Musical Program. In addition to over 33 contests and 11 Clover College tracks to choose from, 4-H’ers participated in workshops, seminars, ceremonies and just for fun activities. During the state event, members also elect new state officers and regional representatives for the state 4-H executive board, and select national conference delegates and members of six state leadership boards.

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Wed
11
Jul

Jena’s newest business

Jena’s newest business officially opened its doors last Thursday bringing outstanding automotive care to the Jena and surrounding area. DK’s Garage is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. offering alignments, brakes and shocks, A/C diagnostics and repair, tires, oil change, lube, and all other automotive and vehicle repairs. Their phone number is (318) 992-0118. Shown above at the ribbon cutting last week were: (left to right) Jena Police Chief Scott McLendon, Mechanic Jeffery Thornton, Sr., Jena Mayor LaDawn Cooper Edwards, Mechanic/Alignment Specialist Michael Duff, Receptionist/Secretary Stephanie Thomas Reed, and owners Brittany and Darryle Kitterlin.

 

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Tue
03
Jul

LSU AgCenter field day expo offers information

The LSU AgCenter hosted its first-ever field day expo on June 19 in Winnsboro, expanding the concept of a traditional row crop field day to include information on horticulture programs, wildlife and other topics. About 160 people attended the event.

“One of our main goals of the event was to provide a variety of educational programs and bring as many of our clientele and stakeholders through the station as possible,” said Tara Smith, director of the central and northeast regions of the AgCenter.

 

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Tue
03
Jul

The Dixie Club Quilting Ladies are set

The Dixie Club Quilting Ladies are set to raffle off a LaSalle High School T-shirt Memorabilia Quilt featuring LHS T-shirts for over the years. The raffle tickets are on sale now at the center and cost $5 each. All proceeds from the raffle will go to the Centennial Cultural Center in downtown Olla. The quilt was made and donated by the Dixie Club Quilting Ladies to the center to be raffled. The drawing will be Saturday, October 13 at the LaSalle Homecoming Festival in downtown Olla. The Dixie Club Quilting Ladies, who made and donated the quilt, include (left to right) Bonnie Poole, Fran Fish, Hilda Franklin, Sandra Waggoner, Trudi Gough, Sarah Stott and Temple Melder.

 

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Mon
25
Jun

Vows spoken

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Rutledge are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Rutledge to Matthew Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Evans. The happy couple exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful ceremony at Natchez Memorial Park in Natchez, Mississippi, on Friday, April 20, 2018.

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Mon
25
Jun

Annual Folk Festival in Natchitoches slated

The 39th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held on July 20-21 in air conditioned Prather Coliseum located at 220 South Jefferson Street on the Northwestern State University campus in Natchitoches. The Festival will be on Friday, July 20 from 4:30 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. and on Saturday, July 21 from 8 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

The family-oriented festival is wheelchair accessible. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets are $13 for a two-day pass, available in advance only, or $10 at the door for all events on Saturday or $6 for a one-time evening pass to all events after 5 p.m.. For advance tickets or more information, call (318) 357-4332, email folklife@nsula.edu, or go to louisianafolklife.nsula.edu.

 

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Mon
25
Jun

5th annual Very Special Summer Camp at CCC

LaSalle Parish students donned lab coats and goggles last week to create robots, moon sand and more during the fifth annual Very Special Summer Camp at the Centennial Cultural Center (CCC) in downtown Olla. The camp hosted special needs students from around the parish and included many activities such as painting, games, crafts and more. The camp was called “Very Special Science Camp” this year. Those helping with the camp range from special education teachers and paraprofessionals to parents, local youth and CCC employees, board members and volunteers. Students participated in a range of activities from crafting robots from plastic bottles and edible dirt cups with Oreos and chocolate pudding to planting seeds and creating moon sand and more.

 

Mon
18
Jun

Library Story hour

The LaSalle Parish Libraries will host Tim and Laura Allured, super entertaining educators for children. Their programs have a positive message and are filled with fun for all! Harvey Rabbit is the star of the show and so, so funny! Don’t miss our all-time favorite show.

 

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Mon
11
Jun

Twenty-nine LaSalle Parish

Twenty-nine LaSalle Parish 4-H youth, parents and volunteers took part in the fifteenth annual 4-H Day at the Capital on May 30, 2018. During the morning assembly at the AZ Young Park, youth were provided entertainment by the State 4-H Performing Arts Board. State 4-H Executive Board members led opening ceremonies.

 

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