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05
Jun

New era for forestry industry

LaSalle Lumber Company last Wednesday hosted Louisiana Gov. Jon Bel Edwards at a grand opening ceremony for the first new sawmill built in the state in more than two decades.

“This is a great day for central Louisiana, for the state’s timber industry, and for LaSalle Lumber Company, a joint venture between a historic Louisiana forest products company and a major Canadian forestry partner making its first venture into the United States,” Edwards said.

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05
Jun

Louisiana bill would ban abortions after heartbeat

BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana House on Wednesday passed in a 79-23 vote anti-abortion legislation that would effectively ban abortions in the state, echoing similar legislative efforts by other Republican-controlled legislatures in the South.

A bill by Sen. John Milkovich, D-Shreveport, would outlaw the abortion of a fetus with a detectable heartbeat, which usually occurs around six weeks and before many women are aware they are pregnant.

 

 

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Wed
29
May

Georgetown High School Athletic Banquet awards

The annual Georgetown High School Athletic Banquet was held Monday, May 20, at the Georgetown Baptist Church Family Life Center. With over 150 in attendance, athletes from all sports were recognized for their achievements.

The guest speaker was Warren Morris of Alexandria. Morris, a former LSU Tiger and MLB player, is best remembered for his two-out walk-off home run to give the Tigers the win for the NCAA 1996 National Baseball Championship. His speech was both enjoyable and inspiring to those in attendance.

 

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Wed
29
May

Month of May brings pretty birds

By Glynn Harris

My buddy and fellow outdoor writer/ photographer, John Flores, lives down in the Morgan City area of south Louisiana. Some of the photos he’s been passing along recently via Face Book have had me mesmerized. John has been making daily visits to a wildlife preserve near his home and capturing stunning images of song birds; those that have spent the winter in Central America, made the non-stop flight across the Gulf and stopped over for rest and food before taking off again for the northern U.S. where they rear their young and spend the summer.

Living nearly 300 miles further north, we don’t get the profusion of neo-tropical birds here like folks along the coast get to experience. Nevertheless, we get stragglers in our woods and around our feeders that will be with us only a few weeks before they pack up and head north. Some species, however, nest and spend summers in our woods and yards.

 

Wed
29
May

The Tullos Farmers Market

The Tullos Farmers Market is joining with five other Central Louisiana farmers markets in June to celebrate Rural Farmers Market Month. On June 7th & 21st, Tullos will feature face painting and storytelling for children and on June 21 they will be carving and decorating zucchinis and watermelons as cars. 

 

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Wed
29
May

Jena Junior High School honor roll

Honor roll students for the final six weeks of the 2018-19 school year at Jena Junior High School have been announced by Principal Jeremy Cassels, as follows:

Sixth Grade

All A’s – Seth Andrews, Alex Hodges, and Jack White.

A’s and B’s – Sarah Alexander, Emelyn Anglebrandt, Waylon Breithaupt, Emily Calk, Natylie Chapman, Keira Chevallier, Lana Childress, Landon Cockerham, Emma Jones, Madeline Loe, Preston Overstreet, Ethan Reaves, Genesis Rosenberg, Andrew Stephens, Jacob Wiley, and Coben Willis.

 

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Wed
29
May

“Stand Alone When Making a Choice”

This year’s message during the Youth Crime Prevention Program (YCAP) surrounded peer pressure and making choices. Since 2013, the La-Salle Parish Sheriff’s Office and the LaSalle Correctional Center have hosted YCAP and invited eighth grade students to tour the prison and hear testimonies from inmates.

Sheriff Scott Franklin’s vision is to bring eighth graders in every year and allow them to see what life would be like in prison. He chose eighth grade because they already experience peer pressure in junior high. They are heading into high school years where peer pressure will ramp up and go to a higher level due to the availability of vehicles and transportation to go to and from different events.

At YCAP, the students listen to inmates give testimonies of their bad decisions, what led them down that road and what life is like in prison.

 

Wed
29
May

Waylon Drake Lollar

Waylon Drake Lollar, infant son of Garrett Kevin Lollar and Jessica Yvonne Walters Lollar, was stillborn on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Alexandria.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 24, at the Urania Cemetery in Urania with Rev. Cory Fowler officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia and Olla.

He leaves behind his loving parents; a brother, Brentley Wyatt Lollar; his grandparents, Michael and Dorraine Walters of Olla, and Kevin and Sandra Lollar of Jena, and Martha Roberie of LeCompte; aunt, Michelle Goodman of Olla; and two cousins, Lukas and Kolton Goodman.

Wed
29
May

Evonne Jenkins

Evonne Jenkins, 62, accepted Christ at an early age and God reached out his hand for her to come home on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

She was born January 30, 1957 to the late Sterling and Joe Ree Brown-Jenkins in Utility.

Evonne was an active member of the Evergreen Baptist Church of Archie, where she attended until she made her transition. She also was a previous member of the St. Peter Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Woodrow Pellerin, Sr. when she was a resident of Jonesville.

In 1963, her family moved to Jonesville. Evonne went to Jonesville Consolidated School, and later moved to Jena, in 1968. She graduated from Jena High School in 1974.

After graduating, she served in the military for 20 years, and retired from Camp Beauregard Unit 1087 Transportation Company.

Wed
29
May

These people are nuts

By: Derek Hunter

It never ceases to amaze me just how disconnected from reality some liberals are. They fight tooth and nail for something or on some point, win, then a few years later, when circumstances have changed, they fight for the exact opposite thing like their original victory never occurred. They insist they are the “party of science,” and demand anything decreed by people in lab coats be adhered to, then deny the most basic elements of biology. It’s beyond hypocrisy, it’s insanity.

After a pro-life bill was passed in Alabama, the left lost their collective mind. Beyond calling for “sex strikes” and other temper tantrums, many insisted federal law trumps state law. It does, or at least it did.

Thanks to liberal governors and mayors across the country, states and localities no longer have to adhere to, and actively flout, federal laws they disagree with. Illegal aliens are not only protected by these politicians, they’re catered to.

 

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