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Lady Giants start playoffs this week

The Lady Giants played four more games this past week. The Lady Giants came into the week trying to improve their power ranking as much as they can as they will finish up their regular season on Tuesday of this week and find out who they will be playing in the playoffs on Wednesday.

This past Monday the Lady Giants traveled to take on the Grant Lady Cougars. The Lady Giants would have a chance in the final inning with the bases loaded and down by two runs but couldn’t convert as they lost 5-3.

Nana Wilson had 3 hits in the game while Alyssa Howard and Kennedy Norris had 2 hits each.

 

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Apr

Giants stay undefeated in district with two wins

The Jena Giants played three more games this past week. The Giants came into the week as the only undefeated team in district play and a two game lead in the district standings over Caldwell.

On Monday the Giants played a non-district game against Glenmora. The Giants scratched together enough hits to pick up a 5-2 win. Shaun Todd and Jaidikus Johnson both had 2 hits each as Johnson also had an RBI.

Barrett Keene also had a double and 2 RBIs. Keene also picked up the win for the Giants as he pitched 6 innings giving up 2 runs on 3 hits with 4 strike outs.

 

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Wed
10
Apr

If not an emergency, what is it?

Cal Thomas:

The flood tide of illegal immigrants crossing our southern border cannot and must not continue. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said of it, “The system is broken and overwhelmed. It is a national emergency.”

The definition of emergency might help focus attention:

“A sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action.”

 

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10
Apr

More good news for parish noted

I have had a large number of comments on our lead story from last week noting that more than $24-million in building projects are underway at the present time in LaSalle Parish. We titled the report “LaSalle Parish booming!”

In the story, we quoted Walter E. Dorroh, Jr., President of the LaSalle Economic Development District, where he notes that the significant number of projects is a clear indication that the efforts to diversify our economy are successful.

He noted that some thirty years ago, the parish was a two-industry oriented parish and when both of those industries took a turn for the worse, the parish was severely affected.

 

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Apr

Cleo Nichols

Cleo Nichols, 90, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

He was born January 18, 1929 in Boyce to the union of his parents, William Daniel Nichols and Lillie Coutee Nichols.

Cleo was a member of Jena First Baptist Church, Boyce and Michael Dempsey Masonic Lodges for over 50 years (Past Master); Eastern Star (Past Worthy Patron); Blue Lodge; Scottish Rite; and El Karubah Shrine.

Mr. Nichols worked in the oil field most all his life and retired as Drilling Superintendent from Justiss Oil Company in 1982. He was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the 224th Infantry from 1951 to 1952.

He loved his family, loved to hunt and fish, had an incredible sense of humor and was very loved by anyone who knew him.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 6, at First Baptist Church of Jena with the Revs. Craig James and Dominick DiCarlo officiating.

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Apr

Burl Lively

Burl Lively, 85, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Jena following a lengthy illness.

He was born December 3, 1933 in Columbia to the union of his parents, Claudius Davenport Lively and Katie Mae Harveston Lively.

Mr. Lively retired from the Louisiana Department of Transportation. He loved riding horses and working cows. He also enjoyed farming and was happiest when driving a tractor or combine. He had a big heart and was loved by all who knew him.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Denver McBroom officiating.

Interment followed in the Welcome Home Cemetery, east of Grayson, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Burl “Poncho” Lively; sister, Mary Lynde; and brother, Claude Lively.

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10
Apr

Mildred L. Lansdale

Mildred LaVonne Lansdale, 83, of Jonesville and formerly of Olla, passed from this life on Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born November 17, 1935 to the union of her parents, Cy and Laura Wainwright. She was a sweet spirited soul, and loved by all who knew her.

Ms. Lansdale was a member of the First Baptist Church of Olla. She enjoyed hunting and fishing in her pastime, and was a devoted homemaker for her family.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, in the Olla Cemetery with Rev. Bryan Rankin officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lansdale; parents; two brothers, Tommy Wainwright, and J.T. Wainwright; and three sisters, Modelle Vanantwerpen, Doris Babcock, and Kathrine Dana.

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Apr

Ellis ‘Choate’ Evans

Ellis “Choate” Evans, 74, of Pollock, passed from this life on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

He was born August 26, 1944 to the union of his parents, J. P. and Edna Beavers Evans.

Choate served our country in the Louisiana Army National Guard and also worked in the timber industry as a logger. He was a member of Lincecum Baptist church and was a kind soul, holding no hate for anyone.

Choate was an avid sportsman who loved the outdoors and caring for horses. A special husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, he loved his grandkids and great grandson tremendously and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. He was deeply loved and will be fondly remembered by those who knew and loved him.

Services celebrating his life were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 6, at Lincecum Baptist Church of Georgetown with the Revs. Jim Winegeart and Courtney Dunn officiating.

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10
Apr

Gwendolyn Dozier

Gwendolyn Evonne Dozier, 72, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Christus St. Frances Hospital in Alexandria.

She was born October 26, 1946 in Clarks to the union of her parents, Johnny Stevenson and Idell Donald.

As a young child, she was raised in Clarks by her great grandmother, Saline Davis, until they re-located to Jena, where Gwendolyn attended Good Pine High School.

She accepted Christ at an early age, and united with the L&A Missionary Baptist Church in Good Pine, and served as a faithful member, including service on the Usher Board.

Gwendolyn was employed by Belden Wire and Cable Company in Jena for 20 years. After her retirement, she volunteered at the LaSalle Mission House for more than 20 years.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 30, at L&A Baptist Church in Good Pine with Rev. Jimmy Young officiating.

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Apr

Nellie Ruth Cooper

Nellie Ruth Cooper, 68, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at her home.

On February 2, 1951, a bouncing baby girl by the name of Nellie Ruth Jones was born in Jena, to the late Herbert and Ida Jones, who have preceded her in death.

She was educated in the LaSalle Parish School District. Ms. Nellie accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into her life at an early age and was baptized at Trout Creek Baptist Church.

Nellie worked at Golden Age Nursing Home for several years and later worked for Louisiana Department of Transportation.

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