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Obituaries

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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26
Dec

Christmas at the Mission House

The LaSalle Baptist Ministry Center’s annual Christmas At The Mission House event was another tremendous success as reported by all who attended.

The event was held last Wednesday and Thursday and was the culmination of much work from many volunteers in an effort to spread the love of Jesus in the form of extra food and presents for needy children.

 

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Mon
18
Dec

Julian Avery Moses

Pyper Moses is pleased to announce the arrival of her little brother, Julian Avery Moses.

He arrived in this world at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Alexandria.

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Mon
18
Dec

Franklin-Watkins vows set

Reagan Drew Franklin and Devin Austin Watkins are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

The public is joyfully invited to attend a marriage celebration reception set for Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 5 p.m., at the Jena Community Center. The couple will be married earlier that day in a private ceremony.

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Mon
11
Dec

Town and Country Garden Club notes

The Town and Country Garden Club of Jena held its annual Christmas luncheon on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the Justiss Plantation. Hostesses for the occasion were Donna Justiss and Pam Davis.

Those present included Barbara Murphy, Lisa McCann, Sis Welch, Nelda Tarver, Mary Ann McMillin, Pam Davis, Donna Justiss, Beth Zoller, Audrey Maxwell and Cynthia Bradford.

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Mon
11
Dec

Employee of Month named

Shellie Butler, secretary at Nebo Elementary School, was named Employee of the Month for December and was recognized and honored during the December meeting of the LaSalle Parish School Board last week.

Johnny Rosier of Rosier Insurance of Jena recognized Butler and presented her with a plaque and gift bag.

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Mon
04
Dec

LHS Senior Named to All-State Band

LaSalle High Senior Daniel Wesson recently represented the LHS Band in the Louisiana Music Educators’ Association (LMEA) All-State Concert Band with a performance at the LMEA Professional Development Conference in Baton Rouge. He is the first student to represent LHS in the All-State Band in a decade. The concert was held on November 20 with Wesson playing the tuba. The conductor was Alfred Watkins.

Wesson passed two rounds of auditions to earn a seat in the elite group. The first round was held at West Ouachita High School on September 30. There, Wesson earned the top slot on tuba competing against students from other schools in the sixteen-parish district, which qualified him for statewide competition in Pineville on October 14. The auditions consisted of playing all twelve major scales, two advanced etudes and sight reading.

Mon
27
Nov

Jena Choctaw Youth Dancers at COA

Jena Band of Choctaw Youth Dancer Devin Stapleton demonstrates the fancy dance at the LaSalle Council on Aging last week as part of Native American Heritage Month. The youth dancers shared their Choctaw heritage with attendees from the demonstration of different dances to the Choctaw language with a brief reading from an English-Choctaw Bible.

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Mon
27
Nov

Two very special people – Buck and Margaret Jones - will be honored for their 80th birthdays

Two very special people – Buck and Margaret Jones - will be honored for their 80th birthdays with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m., on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at the Woodmen Lodge Hall on U.S. 84 in Jena. Hope to see you there! A card basket will be provided, but no gifts please. Your presence is the only gift necessary.

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Mon
20
Nov

GPMS fall carnival successful!

Dozens of students and family members attend the annual Good Pine Middle Fall Carnival where there were a variety of activities and games such as a cakewalk, archery shootout, face painting and much more. Earlier in the day, several employees of the LADD Center and residents of LaSalle Nursing Home were treated to a cakewalk and Bingo while assisted by several GPMS students.

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Mon
20
Nov

JES Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The JES Library Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest winners for Pre-Kindergarten were: Overall - Cason Crooks, first place - Logan Munson, second place - Harper Townsend and third place - Thaliyah Snyder.

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