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Wed
23
Sep

Army Intelligence

It was the time of the Korean War, and Carl knew that if he didn’t sign up for the military, he would be drafted. If he signed up, he would have two advantages. First, he would have a say in what branch of the military he went in to, and second, he could become an officer. He chose the army.

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Wed
23
Sep

Yellow butterflies signal season changes

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I’ve about had a belly full of this year and what 2020 has thrown at us. First, the coronavirus has essentially shut us down. When it began, we were housebound, almost afraid to peek out the door when someone knocked, especially if they weren’t wearing a mask.

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Wed
16
Sep

Former Jena Lady Giant remembered

Former Jena Lady Giant remembered

My Jena Times newspaper was a day late getting to me due to the little wind storm that came through (LOL), and caused our entire parish to go without electricity for days.

Anyway, I am glad things are beginning to get back to normal! I am at the age where the first thing I read are the obits, mainly to make sure my name is not listed, but today one of my renown 1956 class members was on the list!

That name was Violet Austin Keene! Violet was a great Lady Giant basketball player. 1956 was the first of many state basketball championships Coach Jelly Pigott won in her Hall of Fame career. Violet was the king pin of that great 1956 team. She was joined by other great Lady Giants – Eula McCartney, Tasca Gray, Sandra Griffin, Patsy Clark, and Doris Bignar.

 

 

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Wed
16
Sep

Giants add two new coaches

Giants add two new coaches
Giants add two new coaches

The Jena Giant football coaching staff added two new members recently, replacing coaches Matt Danna and Mark Anding who left the school earlier this year.

Returning to the Giant coaching team is Whitney McCartney, a LaSalle native and former head football coach of Franklin Parish High School.

He is joined by Rob Faircloth, who was the interim head football coach at Vidalia High School last year where he had previously served as defensive coordinator for many years under his uncle and Hall of Fame coach Dee Faircloth.

 

 

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Wed
16
Sep

Jena Giants begin season October 2

Jena Giants begin season October 2
Jena Giants begin season October 2
Jena Giants begin season October 2

As the Jena Giants prepare for the start of their 2020 season, Head Coach and JHS Athletic Director Jay Roark said their experienced and large offensive line is the key to how successful their season will be.

“This is without a doubt the biggest offensive line we’ve ever had,” Roark said last Thursday. “They are bigger and stronger from last year and they are all returning starters eager to prove themselves on the field.”

Jena’s triple-threat option offense is the perfect formula for a big line, which is able to open multiple holes in defenses giving senior quarterback Jordan Jackson more choices as he decides what to do with the ball.

 

 

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Wed
09
Sep

FISHING REPORT 9-2-20

BUSSEY BRAKE – Before the hurricane hit, bream were fair on worms and crickets. No report on crappie or catfish. Bass were fair with a few in the 5 pound range caught around the trees on soft plastics and jigs.

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Wed
09
Sep

The little engine that could - and then couldn’t

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The year was 1998. The month was December. Think back with me if you will to the days just before Christmas. Remember the massive ice storm that turned northern Louisiana into props for Ice Capades?

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Wed
02
Sep

LDWF still offer boating courses online

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding citizens that they still offer two online options to complete the mandatory boater education course.

LDWF offers approved online boater education courses through BoatUS.org and Boat-Ed.com. The BoatUS.org course is free and the Boat-Ed. com charges a fee. A score of 70 percent or more is required to pass the course.

Once the course is completed the website will provide a temporary certificate. LDWF will then issue a permanent Boater Education Card in three to four weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
02
Sep

Lake hidden in the woods produces big bass for Willis

Lake hidden in the woods produces big bass for Willis
Lake hidden in the woods produces big bass for Willis

North Louisiana is known for lakes that produce big bass. Caney Lake holds the state record with other lakes such as D’Arbonne, Claiborne, Bistineau, Black and Caddo getting in on the action as well.

There is one lake, however, that has quietly and without fanfare, been a quality bass producer since it was formed 63 years ago when Kepler Creek was impounded to form 2000 acre Kepler Creek Reservoir, locally known as Kepler Lake.

Billy Willis, 62 year old bass angler from Ruston, has caught bass in virtually all these lakes but had not really tried for big bass on Kepler until this past weekend.

“A guy I work with has a friend who has been telling him about catching big bass on Kepler so I decided to give it a try,” said Willis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
02
Sep

LDWF notes error in La. hunting book

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has corrected an error published in the 2020-2021 hunting regulation pamphlet. Page 29 of the printed hunting regulation brochure contains an error indicating that the 3rd split of the North Zone Dove Season is Dec 26 – Jan 02. It should read Dec 26 – Jan 24.

Seasons and regulations have been updated on our website to reflect the correct dates.

2020-2021 dove season date summary (Daily bag limit:15 in aggregate and Possession limit:45 in aggregate):

North Zone:

September 5 – 27

 

 

 

 

 

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