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Wed
14
Nov

Jaxton Layne Elliott

Dalton Elliott is pleased to announce the birth of his baby brother, Jaxton Layne Elliott.

Jaxton was born at 8:08 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. He weighed 6-pounds 8-ounces and measured 19-inches in length.

 

 

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Wed
14
Nov

Five Generations…

The Spence family feels blessed for having five generations of the family on hand for a photo session. PawPaw Robert Spence, Sr. is seated with Sammy Spence; standing from left, PaPa Robert Spence, Jr., PawPaw Robert Spence, III, and Momma, Jessie.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

FES students enjoy Trick or Treat in Jena

Fellowship Elementary Teacher Bridget McDowell’s Pre-Kindergarten class visited the Jena Town Hall in downtown Jena last week for Trick or Treat along with several other locations. The students are shown with Jena Town Hall employees – (left to right) Cory Floyd, Patricia Hefner, Valarie Norris, Carmen McEntyre and Tori Burlew, who dressed up as Winnie the Pooh and friends. The Pre-K students are: front row (l to r) Madison Barker, Emmarie Poole, Aubrey Stapleton, Josie Wyant, Jacie Ganey, Carson Crooks, Carlee Vercher and Caroline Tant and back row (l to r) Ayva-Kate Owens, Hailey Doughty, Leslie Norris, Ayla Smith, Brandt Deville, Maggie Thompson, Maverick McDowell, Andry Anderson and Kendall Lanier.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

The Orchard Foundation receives $4.5 million grant

The Orchard Foundation has been awarded $4,482,635 by the U.S. Department of Education to recruit, train, support and retain effective math and science teachers in Central Louisiana middle schools.
The Orchard Foundation and project partners committed in-kind matched funding of non-federal funds in the amount of $8,801,519 to implement the Central Louisiana Instructional Partnership or CLIP.
This is The Orchard Foundation’s first grant under the USDOE’s Teacher Quality Partnership grant program.

 

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Tue
30
Oct

Abraham cosponsors bill to build Wall

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, has cosponsored a bill that would build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

HR 7059, the “Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act,” was introduced by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. It provides an appropriation to match President Trump’s funding request for a border wall and includes resources for technology and infrastructure necessary to support the all and border control operations.

 

 

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Tue
30
Oct

The LaSalle General Hospital Therapies & Fitness Center

The LaSalle General Hospital Therapies & Fitness Center had a grand re-opening last week after undergoing renovations including new flooring and windows, updated equipment and televisions in the workout area and new interior and exterior paint as well as a complete lobby renovation with new furniture and artwork. The center’s hours have also been extended to 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

 

 

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Tue
23
Oct

Jena Elementary has named their September Terrific Kids

Jena Elementary has named their September Terrific Kids for the 2018-19 academic year: front row (left to right) Noelle Poole, Emmi Cooper, Lance Brown Jr., Issa Scott and Legend Atnip; second row (l to r) Natilie Berry, Harper Townsend, Sophie Williams, Sydney Goodman, Ky Allen and Charlotte Williams; third row (l to r) Ben Lord, Kenya Dangerfield, Chelsi Kimball, Halle Riggs and Ceanna Benandi and back row (l to r) Zoey Miller, Brielle Hugelmann, Riley Brown, Bryce Chapman and Sandy LaCour.

 

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Tue
23
Oct

Minute story: Camping out

By Rix Quinn

Many friends tell me that “October is the best time of year to go camping.” I may be the world’s worst camper. To me, the great outdoors refers to a screened porch.

As a boy, I once got lost on a nature hike. Fortunately, the mall security guard found me wandering aimlessly in a flower bed. One year, my school friends convinced me to go to summer camp. I actually had a good time there, especially when we sang songs around the campfire, and they let me yodel.

 

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Tue
16
Oct

FES 4-H Pet Show winners…

Students at Fellowship Elementary School participated in a 4-H Pet Show on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Winners are shown from left to right: Rylee Masters with Gus, won best trick, most colorful dog, and best overall dog; Baylee Calk with Lizzie, won most playful and obstacle course winner; Lana Kennard with Pebbles, won most photogenic; Shaun Murry with Fancy, won best personality; and Aubree Cockerham with Maggie, won longest body.

 

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Tue
16
Oct

New Tribal Administration Center at Trout

Excitement was in the air on Friday, October 5th, as Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards joined Jena Band of Choctaw Indians Chief Cheryl Smith and other Tribal officials, along with local officials, to break ground for the brand new Tribal Administration Center near Trout.

“We have completely out-grown our old administrative building and the new building will provide adequate space for all our offices along with other needs,” Chief Smith said.

Construction will begin on the new facility within the coming weeks, with expected construction time being 12 to 14 months. The new building should open by January 2020.

 

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