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
28
Aug

Giants and Tigers

The LaSalle High School Tigers and Jena High School Giants will open the 2018 football season this week, with the Giants hosting Winnfield on Thursday night in Jena, and the Tigers traveling to Beekman Charter.

The Jena Giants were honored to be selected to play in the prestigious Bayou Jamboree at Malone Stadium on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Monroe last Saturday.

 

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Tue
28
Aug

Bus drivers 58 years ago . . .

How many of these school bus drivers from the 1960-61 school session do you remember? Our thanks to Gloria Price Gulde for sharing this old photo for our readers to enjoy. All but two of the drivers are identified: front row, from left, Buster Cooper, Morris Smith, Marion Greer, Joe Terrell, C. E. Franklin, Earl Paul, unidentified, Nelse Allen, and unidentified; back row, Earnest Whatley, Leon Bradford, Dave Joy, Farrell Mitchell, Carter Huffman, Ikie Hailey, Sam Hodges, Earl Price, Julian Ratcliff, and Harold Ainsworth.

 

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Tue
28
Aug

Longtime LaSalle coach to be honored

It will be a special night at Guy Campbell Memorial Stadium Thursday night, August 30, as the Jena Giants open their 2018 season against historic rival Winnfield. Making the night extra special is the recognition of LaSalle Parish’s football coach with the most wins: Mack Fowler.

“We wanted to do something for the man who coached LaSalle Parish athletes for some 26 years and has the most wins in football of all coaches including his time as La- Salle and Jena’s head coach,” Jena Head Coach Jay Roark said. “It will be a night to recognize him for all those years and successes.”

Titled “Mack Fowler Night,” the celebrations will begin at 5:30 in the Home Economics building of Jena High where friends, former players, coaches, educators, etc., can visit with the coach before the game. Refreshments will also be provided during this reception.

 

 

Tue
28
Aug

Giants blow out OCS at Bayou Jamb

By Austin Whatley

Jena High School had a great opportunity this past weekend. The Jena Giants football team was invited to the 10th annual Bayou Jamb held on the campus of ULM. Apparently the word has gotten out that the football team is pretty good and that the Giants have some of the best fans in the state of Louisiana.

It was a great experience for the players and fans and it gave the school some great exposure. From Tony Evans and the Booster Club tailgating in the Grove to the pep rally that highlighted the Jena High School Marching Band, Cheerleaders, and Dance Line. Everyone did their part including the Giants fans who bought all of the Giants allotted pre-sale tickets. The only thing left to do was for the Giants football team to put on a show on the field.

The Giants opponent in the Bayou Jamb would be the OCS Eagles which is a private school in Monroe that competes in Division 4.

Tue
28
Aug

L.I.F.E. heads to Dollywood for the Josie Music Awards

By Minnie Young

L.I.F.E. (Living in Faith Everyday) has been nominated for the Josie Music Award 2018 Gospel Band of the Year along with five others in this category. This group of Southern Gospel singers consists of Robert Jones, Aurora (Daneen) and Willie Beaubouef, all of Dry Prong, and guitarist Nathanael Young of Winnfield.

The Josie Music Awards is a fan nominated event. While in Ohio May 25, they were notified of their nomination. Jones said, “Our fans voted and made this possible, but most importantly God made this happen.”

 

 

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Tue
28
Aug

Sharp Dressed Man is officially open for business

Sharp Dressed Man is officially open for business with a recent ribbon cutting ceremony in Jena. The business, located at 2811 East Oak Street in Jena, specializes in boys and men’s casual and dress clothing in sizes ranging from infant to Big and Tall. The shop carries cologne and Croft and Barrow brand clothing for men as well as items from Nike, The Children’s Place and Crazy Eight and accessories such as hats, belts, ties, wallets and socks. T-shirts and hats can also be customized. On hand for the ribbon cutting were (left to right) Cindy (Watson) Wheeler, Chesnei Varnell, Nathan Knight, Twana Chapman, Owner Candace Varnell, Mayor LaDawn Edwards and Town Clerk Cory Floyd.

 

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Tue
28
Aug

Derek Hunter:

Liberals find new levels of low

Every time I think the political left has hit bottom they break out a shovel. This week it was a jackhammer and a backhoe, and deeper they went.

It started with almost 350 newspapers banding together against President Trump to declare themselves to free and independent of groupthink and bias. Each of them declared themselves, in one form or another, to be champions of truth. If you missed it in your paper it was likely just under 1,000-word write-up of whatever the latest wild Omarosa claim was that day.

Tue
28
Aug

H.W. Crocker III:

The late, great USA

Is anyone really surprised by New York governor Andrew Cuomo saying, “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.” The Left has been saying that, if not quite so bluntly, for decades. The only difference is that many more Americans now hold that view, including a disconcerting number of putative “conservatives.”

Dani Lever, a spokeswoman for Governor Cuomo, added that President Donald Trump’s Bull Moose patriotism “ignores the pain so many endured and that we suffered from slavery, discrimination, segregation, sexism and marginalized women’s contributions.”

Tue
28
Aug

Mary Sue Evans Crawford Flacy

Mary Sue Evans Crawford Flacy, 80, of Harrisonburg, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. She was born August 26, 1937 in Harrisonburg to the union of her parents, George W. and Lilly Ford Evans. Mrs. Flacy was a member of First Baptist Church of Harrisonburg where she co-taught the Searchers and Seekers Sunday School Class, was active with the youth programs and enjoyed taking her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to their activities. She, along with her friend, Ann Sargent enjoyed planning bus trips for the senior adults. She will long be remembered for her boundless energy, quick wit and loving spirit that she shared with all she knew and loved. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 24, from the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Harrisonburg with Rev. Josh Adams officiating. Interment followed in the Harrisonburg Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

Tue
28
Aug

Billie Sue Nugent Netherland

Billie Sue Nugent Netherland, 80, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Monday, August 20, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was born on Tuesday, June 14, 1938 in Harrisonburg. Services were held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, August 22, at Community Pentecostal Church of Manifest with Brothers Brad Coleman, Tim Kirl and Ronnie House officiating. Interment followed in the Nebo Cemetery in the Nebo Community under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

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