Wed
13
Feb

FBI Special Agent

FBI Special Agent Robert King, left, thanks area sheriffs and other law enforcement leaders for allowing their departments to join the newest child abduction team, the Alexandria JCARD team. The training will allow 40-plus specially trained officers to respond to any agency in Central Louisiana that has a child missing or possible abduction - possibly saving their lives.

 

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Wed
13
Feb

Doug Harvey

Doug Harvey (far right), the new plant manager for LaSalle Bioenergy, and Communications Officer Annmarie Sartor (second from right), both with Drax Biomass, speak with Town of Urania Attorney Lloyd Hennigan and several Council members – Pat McDougald, Tom Douglas and Dawn Book – prior to the Council’s regular meeting last week.

 

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Wed
13
Feb

Jena Mayor reports on two town projects

Mayor LaDawn Edwards reported to members of the Jena Town Council at their regular February meeting held on Tuesday night of last week that work on the Third Street Plaza project is underway and proceeding nicely.

Crews from Progressive Construction Company, LLC, of Alexandria, moved onto the site in mid-January and started work on the project. This project has been on the drawing board since 2012 when the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development awarded Jena a $1-million Transportation Enhancement Grant.

 

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Wed
13
Feb

Jena Junior High School Archery Team

The Jena Junior High School Archery Team won third place in the Junior High Division out of 14 other junior high school teams at the ALAS NASP South Regional Tournament in Alexandria on February 2. The JJHS team shot a score of 3,001.

 

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Wed
13
Feb

Good Pine Middle School Archery Team

The Good Pine Middle School Archery Team won second place in the Elementary Division out of 14 other elementary school teams at the ALAS South Regional Tournament in Alexandria on February 4. The GPMS team shot a score of 2,808. This is the third year for GPMS to participate in the ALAS program.

 

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Wed
13
Feb

Strawberry season arrives

For those who wait patiently for those big, juicy Louisiana strawberries each year, the wait is over.

Growers in the Florida Parishes have begun picking, and the weather is working in their favor.

LSU AgCenter horticulture agent Mary Helen Ferguson said some growers in Tangipahoa Parish are starting to pick berries.

 

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Wed
13
Feb

North LaSalle Parish History Tidbit

The LaSalle Auto Company

We at the Centennial Cultural Center had a pleasant surprise recently when a Texas couple made the trip to Olla to return an artifact from the town’s history.

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Brickerd made the three-hour trip from their home in Grove, Texas, to bring a seal embosser from the LaSalle Auto Company, dated 1926. Mr. Brickerd is a member of a Facebook group called Diggin’ Texas. The group’s page states that it’s “Just a place to show off what you find laying around. Share any ideas on a hot place to look for old lost treasures.”

 

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Wed
13
Feb

Stephen Moore:Donald Trump’s monetary vindication

Well, what do you know! It turns out that amateur economist Donald J. Trump knows more about sound monetary policy than Fed chairman Jerome Powell and his team of hundreds of Ph.D. economists.

Call it street smarts or call it business moxie, but Trump was dead right when he attacked the Fed, first in September and then even more savagely after the Fed’s Christmas Eve rate hike massacre, which closed the day on a 650-point crash in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. More than 500 points of that blood spillage occurring while Powell was making his economically hapless rate hike announcement.

 

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Wed
13
Feb

Response to the State of the Union

(Editor’s Note: Star Parker, a noted national black conservative leader, wrote the following column in response to the State of the Union address delivered by President Donald Trump on Tuesday night of last week. It appeared on Townhall and we felt it worthy of re-printing here.)

By Star Parker

My fellow Americans.

Given that the Democratic Party chose to select a recently defeated political candidate to give a response to the president’s State of the Union address because she is black and a woman, I feel I should also step up and give my response.

Although I have not recently lost a governor’s contest, I am black and I am a woman.

 

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Wed
06
Feb

Ground broke for new JHS field house

School board officials, administrators, coaches and others gathered in the west end zone of Jena Giant Stadium last Thursday afternoon to break ground for the new 10,000-sq. ft. JHS field house.

Early last year, the LaSalle Parish School Board approved construction of the new facility and after plans were drawn, bids were taken in December 2018. At their January 2019 meeting, the board awarded the contract for construction of the field house to Gentry Construction of Monroe, who submitted a base bid of $1,698,000.

 

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