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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Jury convicts man on 3 distribution charges

A 60-year-old Jena man was convicted by a jury on three counts of distribution of methamphetamine following a trial in 28th Judicial District Court last week, according to LaSalle District Attorney J. Reed Walters.

Walters said this was the first case to go to trial stemming from Operation Deaf Ear conducted by the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office last year. Assistant District Attorney Steve Kendrick presented the case to the jury for the State.

 

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WilJHS Giants Golf Classic huge successson

The Jena High School football program hosted its annual Jena Giant Golf Classic June 29 at the LaSalle Golf & Country Club where the event raised thousands of dollars for needed football equipment. JHS Head Football Coach Jay Roark said this year’s Classic was another “large success” with 54 participants and many sponsors.

 

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Snow to pitch for national title this next week in Calif.

Taylor Snow, star pitcher for the LaSalle High School Lady Tigers softball team, plays for Texas Glory 16U (Naudin) out of McKinney, Texas during the summer/fall.

This past weekend the team competed in the USA Softball/ASA 16U Gold National Championship tournament in Plano, Texas. They were one of 36 teams competing from 17 different states over the course of six days (in over 108 degree weather!)

 

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Glory Bound Cloggers at Six Flags over Texas

Tonya Phipps and Pat Clepper, directors of the Glory Bound Cloggers, established in 1986, took a group of 15 girls and boys from Catahoula, Concordia, LaSalle, and Grant parishes to Six Flags over Texas in Arlington, Texas.

The group performed on the famous “Carousel Stage” located just as you enter the park. Their performance was at 11 a.m., and lasted for 25 minutes on July 15, 2018.

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Golden Anniversary

Dennis and Laura Cassels of the Rosefield Community will celebrate their golden (50th) wedding anniversary on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The couple exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 9, 1968. Their children and grandchildren will host a celebration honoring the couple on Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Rosefield Baptist Church. Everyone is invited – no gifts, please.

 

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Media’s double standard has concerns

By Marina Medvin

For the past few days, the media has been abuzz with the potential evidence that Donald Trump violated campaign finance laws with a buyout of the rights to a story of an affair he had a decade prior to the election.

But what about Hillary Clinton’s potential campaign finance law violations, where are the Big Media stories about that?

 

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Greatest hysteria in American history

By Dennis Prager

You and I are living through the greatest mass hysteria in American history. For many Americans, the McCarthy era held that dubious distinction, but what is happening now is incomparably worse.

For one thing, any hysteria that existed then was directed against the greatest evil in the world at the time: communism. Then-Sen. Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee notwithstanding, there really were Americans in important positions who supported communist regimes enslaving their populations and committing mass murder. McCarthy was on to something.

 

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Robert Keith Stringer

Robert Keith Stringer, 60, of Natchitoches, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, July 17, 2018. He was born February 7, 1958 in Natchitoches to the union of his parents, Cecil and June Barker Stringer. Robert was a graduate of Natchitoches Academy. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time outdoors, particularly in Kisatchie National Forest. He loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandson, Kane. Robert was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 21, at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches. Interment followed in the Memory Lawn Cemetery in Natchitoches.

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Charles E. Taylor

Charles Edgar Taylor, of Jena, died Sunday, July 22, 2018, after a long and valiant battle against rheumatoid arthritis and its ravages, at the age of 74 years and 10 months. He was born on September 19, 1943 near Jonesville, to the union of Lee Edgar and Mary Tolar Taylor. Charles was a truck driver in the oil industry for 32 years, and was respected by all who knew him. He was a man of simple tastes. In healthier times he took great pleasure in gardening, woodworking, deer hunting with dogs, and fishing with his family. His children cherish the memories made as they spent many hours white perch fishing in the lakes and bayous near their home in Jonesville. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 27, at First Baptist Church in Jena with Jerry Gurie giving the opening prayer, Rev. Terry Townsend reading scripture, Rev. Johnnie Phillips sharing some thoughts, and message by Rev. Dominick DiCarlo, FBC pastor. Ron Carr led in the closing prayer.

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Jennie Belle White

Jennie Belle White, 81, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was born on Monday, September 28, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi, to the union of her parents, Carl and Daisy Harper. Jennie retired from teaching in the Catahoula Parish School System and founded the Bread Crumb. She was a resident of Jonesville and a member of Utility Baptist Church. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 1, at Utility Baptist Church with the Revs. Ralph Webber and Mike Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Parhams Cemetery under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, DuWayne White; granddaughter, Casey White; and sister, Winona Elias.

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