Tue
25
Sep

Giants defeat Grant; set up big matchup with ASH

By Austin Whatley

The Giants traveled to Grant this past week looking to improve to 4-0 on the season. The Giants would struggle with sickness during the week as a number of starters would miss a few days of practice and a couple would miss the game.

The Giants were not looking ahead to the next week even though everyone else in Cenla was as the Giants were trying to setup a game between two unbeaten teams at ASH in week 5. But to get to that point the Giants would have to take care of business against Grant.

The captains for the Giants were seniors Zyrek Norl, Shaun Todd, Casey Spicer, and Aaron Boyette.

The Giants would win the toss and would elect to receive the opening kickoff. That would be a good decision as senior captain Zyrek Norl would return the opening kickoff 75 yards for the touchdown and give the Giants a 7-0 lead.

 

 

Tue
25
Sep

AgMagic set for state fair

The LSU AgCenter will present AgMagic beginning Oct. 25 at the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport, showcasing the impact agriculture has on daily life through handson activities to delight both youth and adult visitors.

Eight interactive exhibits will explore plant and animal production, feature agricultural product development and marketing, and allow visitors to experience agriculture from farm to table while learning more about nutrition, health and safety.

“AgMagic is an important event for this area, offering an enriching educational experience for students to learn about agriculture while increasing the outreach of the Ag- Center by supporting a significant community effort at the state fair,” said Patrick Colyer, AgCenter Northwest Region director.

 

 

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Tue
25
Sep

Nebo student to represent LA at national scholarship pageant

Nebo Elementary sixth grader Hannah Zeagler will represent the state of Louisiana in November at the sixth annual America’s Majestic Miss National Scholarship Pageant in Marietta, Georgia. She is the 11-year-old daughter of Deedra and Terry Zeagler.

Zeagler is currently the America’s Majestic Miss Pelican Preteen, which is her sixth state title to hold. This is her second time to compete at the national pageant. Last year, she placed third in the Preteen division after qualifying as America’s Majestic Miss Louisiana Preteen 2017.

She has over 900 community service hours with her work for the Ronald Mc- Donald House, Autism Awareness, the APPLES program, Alzheimer’s Walk and more.

 

 

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Tue
25
Sep

JHS hosts LaSalle Parish College Fair

Jena High School hosted the La-Salle Parish College Fair last Wednesday in the school’s gymnasium with many state and regional colleges and universities in attendance doing their best to persuade students from La-Salle High and Jena High to attend their schools.

 

 

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Tue
25
Sep

I have very little chance of recovery

By Sammy J. Franklin

Every day I receive hundreds of emails – many of them contain news releases which we need – but far too many contain educational material that I think has totally messed up my mind and I may have very little chance of recovery.

Here are some of the fears I have developed from reading these educational pieces:

I no longer open a public restroom door without using a paper towel or have them put lemon slices in my ice water or tea without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.

I can’t use the remote in a hotel room because I don’t know what the last person was doing while flipping through the adult movie channels.

 

 

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Tue
25
Sep

Wayne Allyn Root:

Welcome back, Obama! We missed you

In my last column, I explained how Obama’s policies badly damaged my businesses and careers. But more importantly, I explained how small business owners like me see Obama as a walking, living, breathing, curse upon business. Whatever he touches dies, or winds up in a coma.

If you own a business and you see Barack Obama coming, “run, hide, fight.” On the other hand, small business owners now rate Trump the highest of any president in the history of the United States. We don’t want to go back to Obama. No way.

The great news for us is that Obama is back. He’s out of hibernation. He’s out campaigning again. He should have stayed out of sight, out of mind.

 

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Tue
25
Sep

A. Cedric Vickers

A. Cedric Vickers, 81, of Baton Rouge, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law, and friend, passed away peacefully at the Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 8, 2018. He was born in Sikes, on October 20, 1936 to James Quincy Vickers and Chlotide Herring Vickers. He moved to Baton Rouge at the age of 17 to attend LSU where he earned a degree in Education. A 32-year career with EBR City Parish DPW started in the drafting room and concluded at his retirement at the age of 52 as the Head of Data Processing. A man with many hobbies and talents, Cedric was a perfectionist in everything he did. He was a master in woodworking making everything from furniture to earrings.

Tue
25
Sep

Katelyn “Katie” Marie Purvis Zimmerman

Katelyn “Katie” Marie Purvis Zimmerman, 31, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. She was born March 4, 1987 in Greenville, Mississippi, and graduated from Jena High School in 2005. Katie worked in banking and cared for her mother. Katie’s greatest loves in her life were her husband, Wesley, her family, animals and makeup. Katie will always be remembered for her one of a kind sense of humor and her ability to bring joy to those who knew her. Services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery of Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. Katie was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Paul Gaines, Jr.; maternal grandmother, Gloria Gaines; cousin, Joshua Gaines; paternal grandfather, Jesse Purvis; paternal grandmother, Anna Purvis; and uncles, Denver Purvis and Terry Purvis.

Tue
25
Sep

Janie Mae Huffman

Janie Mae Sanson Huffman, 86, of Walters, passed from this life on Thursday, September 20, 2018. She was born November 4, 1931 to the union of her parents, Dave E. and Susan Sanson. She was a lifelong resident of LaSalle Parish. Mrs. Huffman was retired from the food service industry with the LaSalle Parish School System. She was a dedicated mom and grandmother to her family and all that knew her. She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church of the Walters Community, where she served as the church clerk for over 40 years. Services were held at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, in Prosperity Baptist Church of Walters with the Revs. Tommy Sanson, Terry Doughty, Robert Doughty, and Randy Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Bethel Cemetery of Deville under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, the late Carter Huffman; and two stepsons, Charles Huffman and Aulcey Huffman; and step son-in-law, Everette Miller.

Tue
25
Sep

Joseph “Joe Joe” Jenkins, Jr.

Joseph “Joe Joe” Jenkins, Jr., 51, of Houston, Texas and a native of Jena, went home to his Heavenly reward on Saturday, September 15, 2018. He was born August 13, 1967 in Pineville to Joseph and Barbara Ann Jenkins. Joseph then spent a short time in Houston, where his parents lived, but severe childhood asthma was a challenge for him. He was sent back to Jena where his grandparents, William and Matilda Jenkins, raised him. Joe Joe was educated in the LaSalle Parish School System, graduating from Jena High School in 1986. He spent most of his childhood years and some of his adult years playing baseball. He accepted Christ and was baptized at a young age. After living most of his life in Jena, five years ago he moved to the Houston area where he joined Greater Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church, lead by Pastor James E. Nash. Joe Joe was a master storyteller. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at Trout Creek Baptist Church with the Revs.

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