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Oct

Jessie Claudette Harper Palmer

Jessie Claudette Harper Palmer, 82, of Grayson, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe following an extended illness. She was born February 27, 1936 at Kelly to the union of her parents, Jessie C. Harper and Laura Belle Prestridge Harper. She was a member of the Rosefield Baptist Church and loved to cook for her family. She loved to work in her yard and always grew beautiful flowers. She was loved by all and will be sorely missed. Claudette was a humble, hardworking woman. She put her children before herself always. She instilled in them a strong work ethic by example and was very proud of every one of them. She was a blessing to her family and will be greatly missed. Nothing made her happier than all of her children to be together with her. She worked many years in the dietary department of Haven Nursing Center. She took lots of pride in providing good meals for the residents and employees.

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30
Oct

Kathryn “Kathy” Nugent Roberts

Kathryn “Kathy” Nugent Roberts, 64, of Winnfield, passed from this life on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at her home. She was born April 4, 1954 in Urania to the union of her parents, Gerald and Aline Nugent. She was the oldest of five children. Kathy was a retired registered nurse, who spent her career working for Hardtner Medical Center in Urania and for twelve years at Rapides Home Health, where she not only provided care for her patients but genuinely cared for them as well. First and foremost, she was a wife and mother who loved her family. To her family and friends, she was simply “Kathy”. Kathy grew up in Urania and was a 1972 graduate of LaSalle High School and received her degree in Nursing from LSU at Alexandria in 1982. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla. Interment followed in the Urania Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

Tue
30
Oct

Jerry Warren Lloyd

Jerry Warren Lloyd, 62, of Trout, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in Shreveport following a brief illness. He was born March 14, 1956 in Jena to the union of his parents, Rev. Walter and Dixie Lloyd. Jerry was a bright spirited soul and was loved by everyone who knew him. He enjoyed hog hunting, deer hunting and duck hunting with his father. He was an avid horse rider and loved to read as well. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Brandon Poole and Mickey Hudnall officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Greg Lloyd; and a brother-in-law, Ed McClure.

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30
Oct

Donald James Mason

Donald James Mason, 70, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at his residence. He was born May 16, 1948 in Newburg, Missouri. Don served his country in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971. He was a sergeant in the combat security police during the time of the Pueblo Crisis in Korea and Vietnam. He was retired from CenturyLink. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Miller Cemetery in Nebo, with the Revs. Brandon Poole and Gary Norris officiating. Interment followed with full military honors under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas Mason and Wilma Louise Stogsdill Mason King and a sister, Bonnie Heath. Those left to cherish in his memory include his wife, Patsy Hudnall Mason; son, James Thomas Mason and wife Jennifer; granddaughter, Jessey Mikayla Mason; sister, Joanne Pemberton and husband David; and family friend Sarah Davis.

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30
Oct

Johnny Neal

Johnny Neal, 77, of the Belah Community, passed from this life on Monday, October 29, 2018 at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. He was born June 1, 1941 in Old River, LA. Services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Revs. Ron Nations, Jeff Sandifer, and Zack Wells officiating. Interment will follow in the Pritchard Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Neal; his mother, Peggy Rosier; brother, Butch Neal; and sister, Ethlyn Richey. Those left to cherish in his memory include his wife of 54 years, Christine Hudspeth Neal of Belah; son, Kenneth Neal of Trout; daughter, Connie West and husband Scott of Addis, LA; sister, Nona Farmer of Belah; two grandchildren, Cody Smith, and Calee Smith; three great grandchildren, Thatcher Smith, Edith Smith, and Grayson Dauzart.

Tue
30
Oct

Donnie C. Stewart

Donnie C. Stewart, 65, passed from this life on Monday, October 22, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Catahoula Cemetery of Enterprise with Rev. Stacy Pittman officiating. Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Field Stewart and Ethel Lucille Foster Stewart; brother, Herman Stewart; nephews, Tommy Adams and Jimbo Stewart; and niece, Carrie Stewart. Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Jared Stewart and wife Hannah; two grandchildren, Kaleb and Ashlyn; brothers, James Stewart and wife Sherry, Buck Stewart and wife Donna, George Stewart and wife Sherry and Richard Stewart and wife Bonnie; sisters, Joyce Bratton and Norma Adams and husband Pete; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Tue
23
Oct

LCC riot quelled quickly

A massive riot at the LaSalle Correctional Center (LCC) in Urania was brought quickly under control within 30 minutes last Monday, October 15, as more than 150 law enforcement officers responded to the call for assistance.

According to LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin, the riot began in one of the dormitories that housed 101 Louisiana Department of Corrections inmates around 5:30 p.m.

“It began with a conflict between inmates and quickly escalated to a full scale riot inside the dorm,” the sheriff said. “The inmates not only attacked one another, they also began to destroy as much as they could inside the dorm. At no time were any of the correctional officers inside the dorm and no one else was in danger during the ordeal.”

 

 

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Tue
23
Oct

Jamaci Mills

Jamaci Mills with the LADD Center receives a lei necklace from Nurse Liasion Penny Williams of Caldwell Memorial at their “Catch the Wellness Wave” booth at the annual Health Fair at Hardtner Medical Center on Friday. Hundreds of attendees paid a visit to the event, which featured a large variety of health information booths as well as music, games and door prizes. Visitors enjoyed hot dogs, popcorn, funnel cakes, food trucks and more.

 

 

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Tue
23
Oct

LaSalle jobless rate dips during August

The unemployment rate for LaSalle Parish dipped slightly between July and August, going from 5.6 percent in July to 5.1 percent in August.

Only ten parishes statewide had lower jobless figures than LaSalle, and two others tied the parish at 5.1 percent.

The number of people employed in the parish decreased by 129, dropping from 5,839 in July to 5,710 in August, according to figures just released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

A year ago, the jobless rate in the parish stood at 5.0 percent, with 5,809 people employed.

 

 

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Tue
23
Oct

Jena Giants blow out Marksville to set up ‘giant’ matchup at Caldwell

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants came into this past week with their season on the line. With the loss to Avoyelles a couple of weeks ago that made it where every game the rest of the season would be important if the Giants wanted to win a district championship.

This week the important game would be against the Marksville Tigers. These two teams have produced some incredible games over the years with the winner going on to win the district championship the last 5 seasons. There is a crazy stat between these two teams though as in the last 6 matchups the road team has won every time.

There would be a lot at stake in this one as both teams came in with 5-2 records and the Tigers came in undefeated in district play. Both teams are also looking to set themselves up with a good playoff seed with a win.

 

 

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