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.

 

 

Tue
23
Oct

Tigers win! Tigers win! 47-42 over Lakeside

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Tigers got much needed revenge on the Warriors of Lakeside High School this past Friday night with a 47-42 win. The Tigers were talking all week about the game last year that cost them a running back, quarterback, and lots of pride. The LaSalle Tigers took a whooping last year in Sibley, Louisiana, but returned the favor to the 5-2 Warriors in Olla this year.

The Tigers scored early and often as the Warriors couldn’t stop the run or the passing attack of the Tigers. Jason Baum found 2 different receivers for touchdowns in this game as the Tigers racked up 226 yards through the air.

Tue
23
Oct

Jena Elementary has named their September Terrific Kids

Jena Elementary has named their September Terrific Kids for the 2018-19 academic year: front row (left to right) Noelle Poole, Emmi Cooper, Lance Brown Jr., Issa Scott and Legend Atnip; second row (l to r) Natilie Berry, Harper Townsend, Sophie Williams, Sydney Goodman, Ky Allen and Charlotte Williams; third row (l to r) Ben Lord, Kenya Dangerfield, Chelsi Kimball, Halle Riggs and Ceanna Benandi and back row (l to r) Zoey Miller, Brielle Hugelmann, Riley Brown, Bryce Chapman and Sandy LaCour.

 

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Tue
23
Oct

Minute story: Camping out

By Rix Quinn

Many friends tell me that “October is the best time of year to go camping.” I may be the world’s worst camper. To me, the great outdoors refers to a screened porch.

As a boy, I once got lost on a nature hike. Fortunately, the mall security guard found me wandering aimlessly in a flower bed. One year, my school friends convinced me to go to summer camp. I actually had a good time there, especially when we sang songs around the campfire, and they let me yodel.

 

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Tue
23
Oct

The alternative to dying is discussed

Last Friday I attended the homecoming celebration at Caldwell Parish High School and sat with my Class of 1958 from Columbia High School. Man, that was 60 years ago and may I say, some of my classmates are looking mighty old.

You see, when I went to high school in the 1950’s, Caldwell Parish had three high schools – at Columbia, Grayson and Kelly. In 1963, when Caldwell Parish High School was constructed and opened, these three high schools were consolidated into one school. A few years earlier, a high school at Clarks was consolidated with Grayson High School.

Thus, now graduating classes from those four high schools are honored together at Caldwell Parish High School. Out of a class of 37, I believe we have lost seven of our graduates, which still leave the majority of the class. There were fifteen of us to be recognized during homecoming at CPHS on October 12th, along with other honored classes from 1968, 1978, 1983, and so forth.

 

Tue
23
Oct

Liberal Americans hate America first because they hate Normal Americans

By Kurt Schlichter

Arizona breathlessly awaits the latest treasure unearthed from the social media and YouTube archives of Democrat Senate candidate Krysten Sinema, who called her own state “crazy” and the “meth lab of democracy” before explaining to her 9/11 truther pal that she’s cool with Americans fighting for the Taliban. We eagerly await the video of her with Jane Fonda slowly roasting a bald eagle over a fire made from burning flags at an Antifa picnic.

Tue
23
Oct

Archie Baum

Archie Baum, 85, of Olla, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Citizens Medical Center of Columbia. He was born March 6, 1933 in Olla to the union of his parents, Tom and Rose Baum. Archie was an Army veteran and loved to tell stories. His favorite story to tell was the one about how he met the love of his life, Jean. A private family service is being planned. He was preceded in death by his parents and his eight brothers, Calvin Baum, Huey Baum, Houston Baum, George “G.A.” Baum, R. B. Baum, James Baum, Carl Baum and Duey Baum. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of almost 65 years, Irma Jean Baum; and a host of nieces and nephews. Nephews served as pallbearers.

Tue
23
Oct

Christina Irene Phelps

Christina Irene Phelps, 50, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the Jena Nursing and Rehab Center in Jena. She was born June 24, 1968 in Alexandria to the union of Elvin Ray and Betty Irene Phelps. Christina was a member of Standard Baptist Church. She was beautiful inside and out and loved helping other people. She loved her family, her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Standard Baptist Church near Olla with Rev. Shad Tibbs officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah Community near Jena under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her father, Elvin Ray Phelps.

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