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Wed
01
Apr

LaSalle native receives prestigious FBI award

LaSalle native receives

Jena native Holle (Peavy) Dukic has received a prestigious national award for excellence through her work as a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) at the FBI Academy in Virginia.

Dukic is the daughter of Earl and Margaret Peavy of the Eden community and a graduate of Jena High School. She has been employed with the FBI since September 2003.

She was awarded the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence, Excellence in Training and Professional Development, in September 2019 by FBI Director Christopher Wray at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. along with each member of the HIG Training Team.

Wed
01
Apr

Spike for gun and ammunition sales

Spike for gun and ammunition sales

Across the nation gun and ammunition sales have seen a considerable increase overall with a local spike as well for ammunition and specific firearms.

Carl Smith, owner of Blade-n-Barrel in Jena, which is a popular supply store for firearms and ammunition, said sales in his store have increased significantly in the past week compared to the amount of sales this time last year.

“I can’t really compare sales right now with the past months because it was hunting season but if I look at sales this month last year they are definitely up,” Smith said. “Gun sales have been up for only specific guns right now, but it’s ammunition sales that have skyrocketed. I’d say it’s been about 75% up on sales of handguns and AR-15s, but ammunition sales have been triple what they were this time last year.”

 

Wed
01
Apr

GHOST TOWN

GHOST TOWN

As the statewide Stay-At-Home order went into effect last week, the streets of downtown Jena resembled a ghost town as residents abided by the order. This photo was taken at 7 p.m. when traffic would normally be busy through the downtown area but as shown above, no vehicles could be found. Life in LaSalle Parish, as well as most parts of the country, has come to a stop due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

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Wed
25
Mar

COVID-19 facts, fears

Inside this issue of your parish newspaper, you will find an article titled “Corona Virus – COVID 19 – Facts and Fears” which provides some valuable information concerning the disease that has changed life as we know it.

Dr. Riaz Chaudhry, local physician, did extensive research before writing the article, which covers various aspects of the Corona Virus.

 

 

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Wed
25
Mar

A message from the Editor

Like most of you, your editor and staff are now in uncharted waters and are trying to figure out the best way to continue serving our readers, subscribers and advertisers, without compromising us to the dangerous Coronavirus.

As of Monday morning, we are committed to keeping your parish newspaper operating as near normal as possible. To protect our employees, we will not be open to the public until further notice.

However, anyone can reach us by telephone – 992- 4121; fax – 992-2287; email at editor@thejenatimes.net. If you need to place an ad – display or classified – just call our office and one of our staff members will be able to help you via telephone.

 

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Wed
25
Mar

COVID-19 response

COVID-19 response

According to most major news outlets, COVID-19 is best described as a virus, like the flu, including symptoms of cough, fever, fatigue, and occasionally, shortness of breath. For a while, the public was left without a cure; how ever, considering recent discoveries, we now know that a certain drug, hydroxychloroquine, might be the answer that many Americans need. The drug shows signs of stalling symptoms, in addition to possibly preventing the virus in recipient.

Tue
24
Mar

Louisiana on Lock-Down

Louisiana on Lock-Down

The entire State of Louisiana went into near “lock-down” mode as of Monday afternoon, following Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced his executive order Sunday afternoon that basically told citizens to stay home.

The “Stay at Home” order was issued “to further fight the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, as the number of confirmed cases is now more than 800,” he said Sunday.

Governor Edwards’ statement was: “We have taken aggressive measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve; however, this is not enough. As our number of cases continues to grow, I am directing all Louisianans to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary for you to leave.

 

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Wed
18
Mar

Olla hits snag on sidewalk project

Mayor Rhonda Elliott informed members of the 011a Town Council at its regular March meeting last week that the downtown sidewalk project has hit another snag after the Department of Transportation and Development would not issue a permit for the planned parking reconstruction in the downtown area due to a safety issue.

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Wed
18
Mar

Members of the Town

Members of the Town

Members of the Town and Country Garden Club visited Biedenharn’s ELSong Garden in Monroe last week

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Wed
18
Mar

LDH engineer addresses Jury about water systems

An official with the Louisiana Department of Health addressed members of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury at their regular March meeting on Monday night of last week on the state of water systems in the parish.

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