Tue
23
Oct

Elizabeth “Libby” Jarvis Lockey

Elizabeth “Libby” Jarvis Lockey, 52, of Pineville, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018 in Alexandria. Libby was born on February 20th, 1966. She graduated from Bolton High School in 1984 and continued on later in life to receive a Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University of Alexandria with a degree in nursing. She was a registered nurse for 16 years, and she was admired by all of her patients and coworkers. She was employed at Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital. Libby was a beautiful, selfless woman. She had a contagious laugh and lit up every room with her smile. Libby was always the life of the party and spent her extra time making everybody laugh. She enjoyed being with her daughters, having fun with her friends, spending time in New Orleans and was at peace sitting on the beach listening to the waves. She took pride in her job and was known by many as the best nurse around. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had an immense faith in her heavenly Father.

Tue
23
Oct

David E. Johnson

David E. Johnson, 78, of Maurice, passed from this life on Saturday, October 20, 2018. He was born August 17, 1940 in Jennings to the union of his parents, D.D. and Vera Johnson. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a former local math teacher. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Heard Cemetery owith Rev. Brandon Poole and Rev. Rod Jackson officiating. Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents. Those left to cherish in his memory include two sons, David Chris Johnson and wife Tina of Natchitoches and John Johnson and wife Alida of Youngsville and grandchildren Lisa, Sarah, Matthew, Daniel and Caleb.

Tue
09
Oct

Retail sales up for year

Retail sales in LaSalle Parish were up about 8-percent during the first nine months of this year, ending with September. Sales tax figures reflect that retail sales in the parish stood at $168.3 million for the first three quarters of this year compared to $155.7 million for the same period a year earlier.

While retail sales increased by 8 percent parish wide, retail sales in the town of Jena was up about 2-percent and up a whopping 17-percent in the town of Olla.

For the first nine months of 2018, the La- Salle Parish School Board collected $1,682,690.02 in sales taxes, up a total of $125,349.22. A year earlier in 2017, the school board collected $1,557,229.38 on one of its three 1-cent sales tax.

 

 

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Tue
09
Oct

Homecoming

LHS homecoming celebration Friday

Kara Masling, Principal of LaSalle High School, has announced that LHS Homecoming 2018 will take place at LaSalle this Friday, October 12, 2018.

The 2018 Queen and her court will be presented during the morning program, which will be held in the LaSalle High School Gymnasium at 10 a.m. The Alumni of LaSalle High School classes of 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008, and 2018 will be honored.

The LaSalle Tigers will host Northwood-Lena in the homecoming football game at 7 p.m. in Fighting Tiger Stadium. The Queen and her court will be presented during the halftime show.

 

 

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Tue
09
Oct

Fire rating for Tullos raised to Class 10

Tullos town officials learned at their regular October meeting held Monday night of last week that PIAL (Property Insurance Association of Louisiana) has raised the fire rating for the town and adjoining area to a Class 10, the highest possible classification. The former rating for the town was a Class 6 and for out-of-town the rating was a Class 9.

The new higher rating means homeowners and businesses in the area will face higher premiums on their property insurance.

“The PIAL inspection on September 6 was a painful blow to the department and the town,” Paul Doughty, secretary for the Tullos Volunteer Fire Department, said. “Lack of membership and lack of documented training hours was the overriding reason for the rating increase. The cure for our rating is for people to join the department and make the training meetings.”

 

 

Tue
09
Oct

LaSalle fills open date with 35-12 victory over Tioga JV

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Tigers welcomed Tioga JV to Tiger stadium on Thursday night of last week, as the Tigers were looking for someone to help fill an open date that was made when University Academy of Alexandria dropped its football program when school started this year.

We are thankful that the Tioga Indians were game to bring the JV team over to play. The Tioga Indians were celebrating homecoming all week, but the coaching staff decided it would be able to come over for a Thursday night contest.

Although, this game doesn’t count in power points or district ranking, it was good to get it in to just keep the boys going through the paces. The Tigers came out strong in the first quarter as they drove the ball down the field and capped off the first drive with a 20-yard Zack Dickey run. Hunter Daignault added the extra point and would end up being 5/5 on PATs for the game.

 

 

Tue
09
Oct

Sandlot Sports Network live stream LHS and LJHS games

LaSalle High and LaSalle Junior High have a new voice on the radio and Internet through the Sandlot Sports Network and its founders – Greg Jones and Bo Prather.

SSN is the brainchild of Jones who, with the help of Prather, officially started the network this year to live stream LHS and LJHS games and other events. SSN began after Jones and Prather saw the need for live sports coverage and extended coverage of LHS and LJHS sports and other events.

 

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Tue
09
Oct

Bell-Williams vows said

Mallori Janine Bell and Cody Williams exchanged wedding vows during a ceremony at First Baptist Church in Jena on Saturday, September 1, 2018, with Rev. Terry Townsend officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Irvin and Lori Bell, and the groom is the son of Mike and Cheryl Williams, all of Jena.

Mallori is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Margie Cruse, and Doris Bell, all of Jena, and the late O. G. Bell. She graduated from Jena High School in 2016 and from CLTCC – Winnfield Campus in 2018, where she served as President of the Student Government Association. She is presently employed as a nurse at LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.

 

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Tue
09
Oct

Smith-Winborne vows

The bridal bouquet was thrown, the garter was tossed too. By all present our love was known, now we’ll spread our joy to you. Because you’ve shared in their lives by your friendship and love, we are very proud to share the happy news.

Announcing the marriage of Emilee Beth Smith and Dustin Wayne Winborne on September 22nd of 2018 at five o’clock at First Baptist Church Jonesville, Louisiana. The ceremony was officiated by Brother Craig James. Music for the ceremony was provided by Renae Kelly, Cari Ann Nicholson, and Paul Piro.

 

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Tue
09
Oct

Small town residents depend on their paper

By Sammy J. Franklin

This week – October 7-13, is National Newspaper Week. Please allow us to “toot” our own horn for a moment.

Two-thirds of residents in small towns across America depend upon their local newspaper for news and information, according to the National Newspaper Association’s most recent newspaper readership survey.

NNA, founded in 1885, represents 2,200 members across the U.S. Its mission is to protect, promote and enhance America’s community newspapers. Most of its members, including The Jena Times, are weekly or small daily newspapers in smaller or niche communities.

 

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