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
07
Aug

School opens next week

The 2018-19 public school session in LaSalle Parish officially gets underway next week under the watchful eye of second-year LaSalle Superintendent of Schools Janet Tullos.

Teachers will report for in-service training at Jena High School on Monday, August 13th. Other training has been planned for Tuesday, Aug. 14th, as well as teachers will be getting their classrooms ready for the new school year.

 

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Tue
07
Aug

Whitetails Unlimited set to break more records

When Whitetails Unlimited founder and president, Jeff Schinkten, left Ruston one year ago to fly back home to Wisconsin, he set the stage for what he expected to happen this year when the annual banquet of the Lincoln Parish chapter takes place August 10.“I hope I can come back next year to present another award.

This is a special chapter down here and it’s going to make its name in history, I can assure you,” said Schinkten. Unfortunately, Schinkten won’t be making the trip down this year but it’s because of scheduling conflicts; not because the local chapter didn’t win yet another national award for the third straight year. The Lincoln Parish chapter ranks number one - in the nation - for membership for the third straight year. Let that sink in for a minute.

 

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Tue
07
Aug

Victims of hurricanes and wildfires can apply for help

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through Nov. 16, 2018.

“Hurricanes and wildfires caused billions of dollars in losses to America’s farmers last year. Our objective is to get relief funds into the hands of eligible producers as quickly as possible,” said Secretary Perdue. “We are making immediate, initial payments of up to 50 percent of the calculated assistance so producers can pay their bills.”

 

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Tue
07
Aug

Let’s keep a strong economy growing

“We Ran Out of Words to Describe How Good the Jobs Numbers Are.”

That’s a real headline. And it appeared in The New York Times.

No, that’s not a misprint. The actual New York Times, which has published scathing criticisms of President Trump, was admitting in a June 1 article that the U.S. economy is strong beyond description right now.

Words such as “splendid” and “excellent” certainly fit, according to reporter Neil Irwin: “Those are the kinds of terms that are appropriate when the United States economy adds 223,000 jobs in a month, despite being nine years into an expansion, and when the unemployment rate falls to 3.8 percent, a new 18-year low.”

 

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Tue
07
Aug

Delivering for America’s heroes

By: Brett Velicovich

Veterans Affairs once represented everything wrong with big government. Its inefficiency and incompetence didn’t just waste taxpayer dollars, it cost the lives of many brave men and women who served our great country.

That’s why Donald Trump promised to change the VA to ensure our veterans receive the care and respect they deserve -- and change he is delivering. As a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, I’m proud to finally see our veterans receiving the care they deserve.

Where career politicians failed, President Trump succeeded in keeping his promise made to those who have served our country. “We will not rest until all of America’s great veterans can receive the care they so richly deserve. Tremendous progress has been made in a short period of time,” the President declared last year.

 

Tue
07
Aug

Rita N. Guin Shelton

Rita N. Guin Shelton, 64, of Tullos, passed from this life on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. Rita loved to cook, loved animals and her family. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 2, at Tullos United Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Bruce Maxwell, E. R. Johnson and Shelton Guin officiating. Interment followed in the Georgetown Cemetery in Georgetown under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by father, Clarence Guin; mother, Mary Edith Guin; and brother, Clarence Wayne Guin. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Richard William Shelton; children, Marida Shelton McDaniel, Stephanie Shelton, Andy Palmer, and John David Palmer; two brothers, Shelton Ray Guin and Joel Maurice Guin; nine grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Ray Baum, Taylor Baum, Chance Grice, Richard McDaniel Jr., Heath Guin and Bobby Lynn Albert.

Tue
07
Aug

William “Billy” Smith

William Rand “Billy” Smith, 53, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at the Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans following a brief illness. He was born January 4, 1965. Billy was a member of Searcy Baptist Church and was employed in the telecommunication field as a telephone technician. He liked guns and was an avid sportsman. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 6, at Searcy Baptist Church with the Revs. Reid Terry, Steve Jones, and Johnnie Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Smith Family Cemetery of Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his mother, Aldis Boyd Smith; and a sister Monty Lanier. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Loretta Smith of Jena; daughter, Emmalee Smith of Jena; son, Will Smith of Thibodaux; sister, Mary Jo Poole of Thibodaux; and his father, Freddie Rand “Sonny” Smith. Pallbearers were Brand Bignar, Marty Cooper, Dustin Keene, Bryan Robertson, L. D.

Tue
07
Aug

Alice “Linda” Clingan

Alice “Linda” Clingan, 85, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Friday, August 3, 2018 in Jonesville. She was born Friday, November 4, 1932 in Utility to the union of her parents, Houston O. Boyd, Sr. and Martha Oneal Boyd. Linda was a resident of Jonesville, a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and retired from the Catahoula Parish School System as a lunchroom worker at Block High School. She was an avid gardener, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who loved to cook for her family and friends. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, August 6, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in the Sandy Lake Community with the Revs. Mickey Hudnall, Dustin Robertson, and David Richmond officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Curtis Doughty; grandson, Israel Boothe; four brothers, Lloyd Boyd, H. O. Boyd, Jr., A. D.

Mon
30
Jul

New principal at JHS named

Anthony Gerald Jackson has been named as new principal at Jena High School beginning with the upcoming 2018-19 school session, according to Superintendent Janet Tullos.

Applications were taken through Thursday, July 19, with interviews conducted on Tuesday, July 24. Jackson was selected as principal following the interviews.

 

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Mon
30
Jul

School opens in two weeks

The 2018-19 public school session in LaSalle Parish officially gets underway in just two weeks under the watchful eye of second-year LaSalle Superintendent of Schools Janet Tullos.

Teachers will report for in-service training at Jena High School on Monday, August 13th. Other training has been planned for Tuesday, Aug. 14th, as well as teachers will be getting their classrooms ready for the new school year.

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