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BABY

Beckham Ray Thompson

Beau Riley Thompson would like to announce the birth of his baby brother, Beckham Ray Thompson.

He was born Wednesday, September 18, 2018, at 2:28 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. He weighed 9-pounds 7-ounces and was 21-inches long.

 

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Wed
30
Jan

Six ways to teach kids about finance

School time means plenty of lessons to learn in the classroom. But parents usually have to be the teachers when it comes to a subject their kids will need to understand throughout their adult lives – personal finance.

Studies show that teaching finance is not a top priority of the U.S. education system. Fewer than 20 percent of teachers report feeling competent to teach personal finance, according to a Council for Economic Education Survey, and only 17 states require students to take a personal finance course in high school.

“The majority of your kids’ financial education will come from you,” says Kathy Longo (www.flourishwealthmanagement.com), the author of Flourish Financially: Values, Transitions, & Big Conversations. “Because we parents have such a great influence on how our kids spend, save, and invest, it’s critical that we teach them early and often how we want them to value money.”

 

Wed
23
Jan

A crew with Progressive Construction Company

A crew with Progressive Construction Company, LLC, of Alexandria, began work on the Third Street Plaza project in Jena last week. Almost a two block section of Third Street will be completely reworked in the coming weeks, and when finished will have a 5-ft. trail and 11-ft. traffic lane on both sides of the street, along with parking spaces for about 78 vehicles in the center of the Plaza.

 

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Wed
23
Jan

I want a wall just like Israel’s

Wayne Allyn Root:

I have a simple message to get this wall built. I hope President Donald Trump starts using it, day and night. It’s easy to remember and easy to understand: The American people deserve the same wall as Israel.

Israel has a wall separating it from enemies, terrorists and potential illegal aliens. And it works. It works so well that Israel is busy building a massive sea wall to protect its ports, too.  

If it’s good enough for Israel, it should be good enough for America.     

Israel can’t afford to mess around. It is a tiny country the size of New Jersey surrounded by 300 million enemies who vow to drive Israelis into the sea.

 

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Wed
23
Jan

Speech Police and Political Correctness

THE COUNTRY EDITOR

Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Lewis Grizzard died 25 years ago next month after his fourth open-heart surgery. For years, he was my favorite columnist and I read his column every Sunday in the area daily newspaper.

Lewis was the one who first revealed the Speech Police existed. It was in 1976 and Earl Butz, secretary of agriculture under President Gerald Ford, became the first victim of the Speech Police. Earl apparently told a joke one day, something he had done countless times before, but this one was told in public.

He probably had been telling jokes for years, and he had never gotten into trouble before. But this time, somebody overheard Earl tell this particular joke, and they told somebody else, and somebody else told somebody else, until it was in the papers and on television and Earl Butz lost his job because he told a joke.

 

Wed
23
Jan

Lady Giants lose pair of tough district games; Jena Giants lose close one at home to Bolton

The Jena Lady Giants played a couple of more district games this past week. On Tuesday the Lady Giants traveled to Alexandria to take on the Peabody Lady Warhorses and on Friday the Bolton Lady Bears came to town.

The young Lady Giants were looking to pick up their first win of the season. On Tuesday the Lady Giants would come up short against Peabody as they would lose 49-13.

On Friday the Lady Giants played well in the 1st quarter as they kept the score close throughout the quarter. Kennedy Norris would lead the Lady Giants with 4 1st quarter points.

The Lady Giants would start to run out of gas as Bolton would go on to win 72-15. In the game for the Lady Giants Norris finished with 6 points, Emily Breithaupt had 4 points, Candace Hudnall had 2 points, Logan Freeman had 2 points, and Bristen Evans had 1 point.

 

Wed
23
Jan

Whitetails Unlimited banquet set Feb. 1st

The sixth annual Whitetails Unlimited LaSalle Area Banquet will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019, at Community Center in Jena (former Jena Fair Barn).

This special event will feature raffles, games, silent auction, and live auction, as a delicious supper.

Over the past five years, the La-Salle Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited has been able to financially fund Archery in the School program at Jena Junior High School. Enough archery equipment was purchased that other schools can use this equipment if they desire to start the Archery in School Program in their schools.

“We have also been able to donate thousands of dollars toward the LaSalle Parish 4-H Shooting Sports during the past five years,” said Brian Andrews, Field Director for Whitetails Unlimited.

 

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Wed
23
Jan

La. Lions Camp in its 62nd year

The summer of 2019 marks the beginning of the 62nd year of operation of the Louisiana Lions Camp with 55 of those years in Leesville. On July 9, 1961 the first camping session opened the camp which is located six miles north of Leesville on 170 acres of piney woodlands. To date, over 25,127 children have attended the camp.

Over 4,000 Lions throughout the state of Louisiana are actively working to see that the youth with Diabetes, pulmonary disorders, and mental and physical challenges are able to experience a life impacting week at their summer place.

The camp will operate a one week session for youth with pulmonary disorders, ages 5-15. These applications will be assigned by the LPDCI, Lions Camp Pelican.

 

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Wed
23
Jan

Polly Sargent

Polly Sandifer Sargent, 91, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at LaSalle General Hospital of Jena following a brief illness.

She was born August 20, 1927 to the union of her parents, Henry and Hattie Delaney Maxwell.

Ms. Pauline enjoyed a vast array of hobbies. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, playing cards (rook), her church family, and certainly her cherished family and grandchildren. She was known for her love of people and her sunny disposition in life.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with Rev. Daniel Breithaupt officiating.

Interment followed in the Friendship Cemetery at Fishville under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena.

Wed
23
Jan

Charleen Ward Jones

Charleen Ward Jones, 89, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

She was born September 1, 1929 in Mangham to the union of Jim and Alzena Horace Ward.

She was educated in the schools of Richland and LaSalle Parishes and at I.M. Terrell High School in Ft. Worth, TX. She graduated from Good Pine High School in Good Pine.

Mrs. Jones was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, lovingly known as “Mama Charles” to immediate and extended family.

She was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church for 70 years and served her community as a worker at LaSalle Community Action for 32 years.

A homegoing celebration was held at 1 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Mars Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Rev. Gregory Tolbert and Rev. Renwick Bacon officiating.

Interment followed in the Webster Cemetery of Good Pine under direction of Gayden Funeral Home of Jena.

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