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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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Wed
18
Mar

Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus Pandemic

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edward issued an executive order around noon on Friday 13th shutting down all schools in Louisiana and mandating no gatherings of more than 250 people as fear of COVID-19 took full affect last week.

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Wed
11
Mar

Dr. Seuss Day at FES

Dr. Seuss Day at FES

Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards reads “Green Eggs and Ham” to Fellowship Elementary first graders last week during the FES annual Dr. Seuss Day. Each year FES and other area schools host a Dr. Seuss Day in honor of the famous author’s birthday, which was on March 2. Students and faculty dress as Dr. Seuss book characters and volunteers such as local government officials, business owners, etc. come in and read Dr. Seuss books to the classes.

 

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Wed
11
Mar

JHS/LHS homecomings set for same day in 2020

JHS/LHS homecomings set for same day in 2020
JHS/LHS homecomings set for same day in 2020

Homecoming day for both Jena High School and LaSalle High School will be held on the same day – Friday, October 23 – this year as the results of the 2020-21 school calendar being adopted by the LaSalle Parish School Board at its regular March meeting held Monday night of last week.

When a motion was made to adopt the district’s calendar for next school session, member D’Juana McCartney of District 5, questioned why the homecoming dates were the same for both high schools.

She noted that not only did it affect the two schools and those who would like to attend ceremonies at each of the schools, but it also affected the day after in which Jena and Olla both have big celebrations.

 

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