Lifestyle

Wed
07
Mar

New Urania lumber mill discussed at forestry event

The director of the Louisiana Forestry Association said a new lumber mill near Urania in LaSalle Parish will require 1 million tons of timber.

“It will be in operation by the end of the year,” said Buck Vandersteen, speaking last Thursday at the Ark-La-Tex Forestry Forum organized by the LSU AgCenter. The event was held in Shreveport.

The LaSalle Lumber Company is expected to have more than 100 employees on the payroll when it reaches full capacity. 

 

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Wed
07
Mar

LaSalle 4-H monster cookies

Recently several adventurous LaSalle Parish 4-H chefs took to the kitchen. Members took the mega cookie workshop head on and dove into measuring, mixing, and baking.

Youth teamed up in groups to create four different cookie creations. From freezing cheesecake cooking filling to stuffing cookies inside cookie mixtures, 4-H’ers created more than a traditional dessert snack.

Leading the activities were LaSalle 4-H Jr. Leader members. Junior Leaders guided the participants in the creation of Red Velvet Cheesecake, S’mores Stuffed, Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip, and Nutella Stuffed Cookies. 

 

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Mon
26
Feb

JHS FBLA members place at District

Jena High School Future Business Leaders of America attended the FBLA District Leadership Conference at ULM in Monroe, on February 7, 2018. Jena High School was the host school this year with Caitlyn Barker presiding over the conference as District II Vice President.

Five students earned first place and twenty students were superior winners, and these students qualified for the competition at the state conference to be held in Lafayette in March.

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Mon
19
Feb

Cooper Allen Cockerham

Cami Cockerham would like to announce the birth of her baby brother, Cooper. He was born at 5:55 a.m., Thursday, January 25, 2018, at the Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Alexandria. Cooper Allen Cockerham weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Proud parents are Joey and Courtney Cockerham of Jena. He’s a sweet little treasure sent from up above, wrapped in blue and covered in love.

 

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Tue
13
Feb

‘A Day with the Doctors’

Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center (Central Louisiana AHEC) and LSU Health Shreveport recently presented the “Day with the Doctors” program for high school juniors and seniors living in CLAHEC’s eight parish region around the Alexandria area. Two LaSalle students participated in the program.

This unique program was a one-day interactive experience that provided students who are interested in the medical field or a health career with an opportunity to observe a day’s activities on a medical school campus and to job shadow different medical professionals.

 

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Tue
13
Feb

LaSalle represented at annual Fall Consortium

Several educators and nurses from La- Salle Parish School System were in attendance at the annual Fall Consortium meeting held at Wesley Conference Center in Woodworth recently.

Attending from La- Salle were Jennifer Peters, administrative assistant at Jena High School, Dianne Girlinghouse and Summer Pruett, Jena School-based Health Center practitioner and nurse, and Alicia Duke, from LaSalle High School.

 

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Mon
05
Feb

Parent Expo well attended at Jena High School

Hundreds of parents and students, along with school administrators, faculty and staff members were in attendance for the annual LaSalle Parish School’s Parent Expo, held at Jena High School on Tuesday evening of last week. Parish schools, services, area hospitals and others, provided all type of information for attendees, during the Expo. Free food and drinks were provided, as well as various pamphlets and goodies from each booth, and door prizes were drawn throughout the evening.

 

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Mon
05
Feb

The McCartney Oil Co. group

The McCartney Oil Co. group in attendance for the induction of Joe McCartney as president of the Louisiana Oil Marketers and Convenience Store Association at the group’s annual gala held at the Paragon Casino in Marksville recently were, from left to right: Mavis and Lee Richardel, Summer and Dr. Tony Pruett, Kealie Brown, Joe and Debbie McCartney, DeLana Jo McCartney, Jeannie Ruth McCartney Brouillette, Darrel and D’Juana McCartney, Dariel and Landrey Adams, Tracy and Bo McCartney. (See story)

 

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Mon
29
Jan

Masonic awards presented to four JHS students

Members of Carrietta Masonic Lodge No. 312, F&AM, of Trout, presented Honesty & Integrity awards to two Jena High School juniors and Patriotism awards to two JHS seniors during a ceremony at the lodge hall on Monday night of last week, January 22. All four students maintain a perfect 4.0 grade point average, and are members of the National Honor Society at Jena High School. Lloyd Hennigan, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana, presented the awards, assisted by Dr. I. C.

Turnley, Past Grand Master of the Louisiana Lodge, and Ralph McCrory, Master. Simone Karam and Jordan Overstreet, both juniors at Jena High School, were presented with the Honesty and Integrity awards. Travis Smith and Taylor Bignar, both JHS seniors, were presented the Patriotism awards

 

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Mon
22
Jan

Safety measures for children implementedto

Across LaSalle Parish further safety measures for children are being implemented through the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office’s EZ Child ID Program, which has been offered free to families since its implementation in January 2014.

According to LaSalle Deputy Sheriff and D.A.R.E. Officer Jenny Parker, this self-contained mobile child ID unit system, provides peace of mind, knowing that in an emergency involving a missing or kidnapped child, parents will have data needed to assist law enforcement and for publicizing through Amber Alert and other media agencies as well as identifying the missing child when found.

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