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Tue
21
Apr

LaSalle and Catahoula Parish cancer survivors

LaSalle and Catahoula Parish cancer survivors take a victory walk at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser and celebration event this past Friday at Jena High School’s Guy Campbell Memorial Gymnasium. Over $40,000 has been raised this year so far through the event and its sponsors, teams, schools, individuals and more to support those who battle cancer in central Louisiana.
 
Tue
21
Apr

Jena High juniors Colton Montpelier

Jena High juniors Colton Montpelier (left) and Brandon Lefebvre (right) work on a 2015 Ford Fiesta as part of their preparation to compete in the 2015 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills State Competition in Alexandria on Thursday, April 23. The JHS students will go up against 18 other students from across the state for the chance to represent Louisiana in the national competition and claim prizes and scholarships valued at nearly $200,000
 
Mon
13
Apr

Donation almost double size of the Jena Town Square

The size of the Jena Town Square, located on Third Street (next to the Jena Times building), will almost double because of a donation of additional land at the site, according to an announcement made by Mayor LaDawn Edwards at the April meeting of the Jena Town Council
 
Mon
13
Apr

Members of the 2015 LaSalle Riding Club Rodeo Team

Members of the 2015 LaSalle Riding Club Rodeo Team will be hosting the 23rd annual Louisiana High School Rodeo Association’s Jena Rodeo this Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18 at the Jena Rodeo Arena. Showtime will be at 7 p.m. each evening with gates opening at 6 p.m. Slack will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday
 
Mon
13
Apr

Joe Henderson of Nebo was honored with the Todd Roberts Memorial Lifetime

Joe Henderson of Nebo was honored with the Todd Roberts Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Education Section during a ceremony on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Henderson has dedicated 17 years of volunteer service to teach and mentor thousands of students in the Hunter Education Program
 
Tue
07
Apr

The second

The second annual Tullos Easter Festival entertained dozens of parish residents over the weekend with a line-up of live music, food booths and vendors, games, egg hunts and more. Thumper the Rabbit led the festival parade at 10 a.m. and hundreds of eggs were hunted by dozens of local children at the 10:30 a.m. egg hunts at Tullos Memorial Park. Prizes were awarded after the egg hunts and a bonnet competition was held for the children.

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Tue
07
Apr

Jena High Powerlifters

Tue
07
Apr

Lady Giants - Class 3A State Runner-Up

The Jena High Girls’ Powerlifting Team was recently named 3A State Runners-Up at the LHSPLA State Powerlifting Meet at Church Point High School in south Louisiana – front row (left to right) Emily Bordelon, Bryttanye Erwin, Kayelea Dearmon and Tatyana Duncan and back row (l to r) Coach Rae Lindsey, Natalie Posey, Celica Gonzalez, Madison Erwin, MaKayla King, Abby Boothe, Janna Farmer, Lauren Gregory, and Cassidy Joiner. Not shown are Assistant Coaches Ellis Erwin and Russell King.

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Tue
07
Apr

Oilfield slowdown beginning to effect jobless rate in state

The slowdown in the oilfield industry is beginning to have an effect on the unemployment rate in Louisiana as can be noted by the latest jobless figures released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. LaSalle Parish, which had been running among the top five lowest jobless parishes in the state, dropped to number 7 in January. LaSalle’s jobless rate was reported at 6.0 percent, up from 5.0 percent in December.

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Mon
30
Mar

Funding for three Projects at Jena Airport announced

A total of $415,000 for three aviation projects at the Jena Airport have been announced by area legislators. State Senator Neil Riser of Columbia, and State Representative Terry Brown of Colfax made the announcement last week, noting that the projects are funded by both federal and state dollars.
 

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