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Tue
16
Jan

Jena Elementary

Jena Elementary has named their December Terrific Kids for the 2017-18 academic year: front row (left to right) Thaliyah Snyder (inset), Jaxson Farmer, Lilah Thompson and Caleb Spence; second row (l to r) Rylan Flinchum, Max Wood, Micah Thomas, Issabella Young and Chase Jones; third row (l to r) Maddie Ewing, Zoe Helton, Shamyah Curry, Bentley Feeheley, Paizley Smith and Quinton Otwell and back row (l to r) Luke Allen, Alex Nance, Dalen McDowell, Noah Corley and Gracie Marks.

 

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Mon
08
Jan

Christian Neil and Liam Patrick DeAnda

Kathleen Thompson DeAnda and Juan Manuel DeAnda of Sulphur, Louisiana, are happy to announce the arrival of their twin sons, Christian Neil and Liam Patrick.

The twins arrived into this world on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, with Liam arriving at 8:54 p.m. and Christian making his appearance at 8:56 p.m.

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Mon
08
Jan

EZ Child indentification System locations in 2018

Representatives from the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office and the LaSalle Parish Homeland Security will be in parish pre-kindergarten and second grade classes during the months of January through April to administer the EZ Child Identification System.

The EZ Child Identification System allows the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office to document your child’s fingerprints, photo and voice to a portable disc that will only be kept by you as the parent/guardian. Neither the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office nor any other entity will keep copies of your child’s information for your child’s safety and privacy.

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Tue
02
Jan

LSU AgCenter agriculture agents gather for training

LSU AgCenter agronomy, horticulture, forestry and animal agents from across Louisiana met during the AgCenter annual conference on the LSU campus on Dec. 13 for training and information.

At the agronomy session, AgCenter experts taught the basics of soil fertility. It was the beginning of a series of classes designed to refresh agriculture and natural resource agents on the foundational aspects of agricultural production.

“In this restructuring, we have fewer people to do things, so it’s kind of an organized effort to make sure people are equipped with the educational tools they need,” said Dan Fromme, a corn, cotton and grain sorghum specialist at the AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center in Alexandria.

 

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Tue
02
Jan

Cost of living adjustment affect SNAP, other benefits

A federal cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to Social Security and veterans benefits for 2018 will result in decreases to some Louisiana residents’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as food stamps, as well as benefits through the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) and Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP).

The COLA is based on changes in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, as measured from the third quarter of 2016 through the third quarter of 2017.

 

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Tue
26
Dec

LHS International Christmas Fair

LaSalle High student Kade Hillestad talks to a fellow LHS student about Christmas traditions of Costa Rica and serves snacks from that country during the recent LHS International Christmas Fair in the LHS Gymnasium. LHS Teachers Jamie Munson and Steven Smith’s World Geography classes hosted the fair as part of team assignments to showcase over a dozen countries and their traditional Christmas foods, décor, dress, etc. The LHS student body as well as faculty and parents were in attendance.

 

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Tue
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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