Obituaries

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Tue
18
Sep

School Board adopts budget

Members of the LaSalle Parish School Board adopted its 2018-19 fiscal year budget amounting to just over $29.2 million during their regular September meeting held Monday night of last week.

Prior to the start of the regular meeting, the Board conducted a 30-minute budget hearing, at which Business Manager Debbie Finlay went over the final budget revisions.

The new budget estimates revenue of $29,260,362 for the year with estimated expenditures of $29,187,224, leaving a balance of $73,138 at the end of the year.

 

 

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Tue
18
Sep

Members of the Veterans

Members of the Veterans Honor Guard raised the American flag, and then lowered it to half-staff during the “In Honor and Remembrance” program on the 17th anniversary of September 11, 2001, at the LaSalle Parish Courthouse on Tuesday morning of last week.

 

 

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Tue
18
Sep

‘Go Tell’ Crusade kicks off Sunday

The much anticipated Tomorrow’s Hope ‘Go Tell’ Crusade will get underway this Sunday, September 23rd.

Multiple LaSalle area churches and community leaders are hosting the major interdenominational event, which begins Sunday and runs through Wednesday, Sept. 26.

A large task force of church and community leaders, headed up by Chairman Wayne Davis, has been working for almost a year on plans for this event, which will feature Rev. Rick Gage of Go Tell Ministries.

 

 

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Tue
18
Sep

Virgie Wilson of Jena checks out the produce offered

Virgie Wilson of Jena checks out the produce offered by one of the vendors at the first 3rd Street Farmers Market held last Thursday afternoon at the Jena Town Square in downtown Jena. A number of vendors offered all types of items including produce, honey, preserves, jellies, homemade candy, soap and bath bombs, and much, much more.

 

 

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Tue
18
Sep

Giants blow out Block 46-0 to improve to 3-0

By Austin Whatley

The Block Bears came to town this past Thursday to take on the Jena Giants and left Jena with a crushing 46-0 defeat.

The two teams are on the opposite ends of the spectrum in high school football with the Bears coming into the game 0-2 on the season and looking to find anything to give their team some momentum.

The Bears have had some rough years since Head Coach Bennie Vault left to take head job at Peabody. This year though, Coach Vault returns to the Block sideline looking to get the program back on track.

 

 

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Tue
18
Sep

LaSalle falls in home opener to Sicily Island

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Tigers offensive struggles continue as they just couldn’t get out of the gate last Friday night against Sicily Island during LaSalle’s first home game of the season, losing to the visiting Tigers 12-6.

The ground and pound game that LaSalle is known for has been stalled for some unknown reason this year and it happened again against Sicily Island. The Tigers were able to move the ball up and down the field but just couldn’t get in the end zone - either by penalty or Sicily Island able to just line up and disrupt the play.

The Tiger defense was stingy all night, holding Sicily Island to minimal gains on each play, but two busted plays were Sicily Island’s saving grace. They were able to score on 49 and 43 yard plays respectively.

 

 

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Tue
18
Sep

Cucumber family provides many favorite vegetables

By Dan Gill

The cucumber family, properly known as the Cucurbitaceae, provides a wide variety of vegetables popular for the spring, summer and fall home vegetable garden. Members of the cucumber family, known as cucurbits, can be planted now. They include summer squash, zucchini, winter squash, mirliton, pumpkin, gourd, cucuzzi, watermelon, cantaloupe, cushaw, luffa and, of course, cucumber.

All of these vegetables produce vines that run along the ground or climb. Summer squash and zucchini vines are rather short and thick, and so are more bush-like than other commonly grown members of the family. Some dwarf or “bush” types of cucumbers and other cucurbits also may be available.

 

 

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Tue
18
Sep

Smith-Winborne vows set

Eric and Tonya Smith of Jonesville are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Emilee Beth, to Dustin Wayne Winborne, son of Dexter “Kim” and Christy Winborne of Jonesville.

The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, September 22 at 5 o’clock in the evening at First Baptist Church of Jonesville with Rev. Craig James officiating.

A reception will honor the couple that evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Nicholson in Manifest.

 

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Tue
18
Sep

More from first paper in parish

By Sammy J. Franklin

Last week, my column was about material found in a copy of Catahoula Parish’s first newspaper, established in 1854 in Harrisonburg (at which time LaSalle Parish was part of Catahoula.)

In his second volume of “Caldwell Parish in Slices”, the late H. Ted Woods, publisher of The Caldwell Watchman-Progress in Columbia, quoted from a copy of the Harrisonburg Independent dated April 3, 1861.

There were some very interesting articles and other materials highlighted by Woods and we’d like to share more from that edition of the parish’s first newspaper.

The following appeared in that edition of the newspaper:

Tue
18
Sep

An open letter to President Trump

By Erich Reimer:

Anonymity seems all the craze nowadays. On social media, as sources for entire news reports, and even now op-eds, such as the latest by an alleged senior Trump Administration official in the New York Times this week in which he claims to be a part of a “resistance” within the President’s own government.

In contrast to all of that, here is an open and honest letter to our President – bylined and everything. I speak only on behalf of myself, and while none of us in this great country agree on everything I believe my sentiments are shared in part by many others as well.

I voted for you in 2016 and was grateful to be able to serve as a chair on your campaign. Like many others, I did not support you in the primary. I did not, and still do not, agree with everything you say or do. When I disagree, I state it. I remain true to my values and beliefs.

 

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