Visitors Information - Jena, LA


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VISITING OUR TOWN
  • Motels, RV-Campgrounds
  • Bakeries
  • Restaurants
  • Carry-Out / Catering
  • Shopping
  • Local Churches
  • Florist
  • Beauty Salons & Barbers
  • Grocery Stores
  • Print/Radio
  • Medical
  • Library
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Festivals and Parades
  • MOVING TO JENA
  • Rental Property
  • Real Estate
  • Storage
  • U-Haul Service
  • Contractors - Repair
  • Town Utility Services
  • Other Utility Providers
  • Hardware Stores
  • Banks and Finance
  • Grocery Stores
  • Medical
  • Employment
  • Schools

  • INFORMATION RESOURCES
  • Employment
  • Economy
  • Climate
  • Print/Radio
  • Library
  • Jena Vision
  • History of Jena
  • Municipal Summary
  • CONTACT US
  • Municipal Office
  • Elected Town Officials
  • LaSalle Parish Officials














  • Shopping
    Caboose Cafe'and Boutique
    2935 E Oak St.
    (318) 992-8165

    Endless Possibilities
    2923 E Oak St. Suite B
    (318) 201-1843

    Games People Play
    3005 W Oak St.
    (318) 992-8620

    Gaughty Girls
    3019 W Oak St.
    (318) 992-8001

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    Girlfriends Gift Shop
    12023 Hwy 84 W
    (318) 992-6200

    Custom Creations
    2917 E Oak St.
    (318) 992-0779



    Florist
    Cleda's Flower Shop
    2829 E Oak St
    (318) 992-2005

    Designing Woman
    11709 Highway 84 W
    (318) 992-8789

    LaSalle Florist
    11995 Highway 84 W
    (318) 992-6777
    (800) 844-9456

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    Motels, RV Parks & Campgrounds
    Bradford Street Mobile Home and RV Park
    235 East Bradford Street
    (318) 419-2997

    Townsmen Inn
    Hwy 84 East Jena
    (318) 992-4171

    Old River Camp Grounds
    RV Hook Ups
    Boat Landing & Fishing Pond
    670 Old River Loop
    About 8 Miles East of Jena
    (318) 992-6695

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    Carry-Out Lunch & Catering
    Boiling Point
    689 Pine St.
    (318) 992-2611
    Sun. - Fri. 10a.m. - 2p.m.
    Time will change with Season

    The Dinner Bell
    Corner of 4th and Pine
    (318) 992-6647

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    Back Door Catering
    1884 N 1st St
    (318) 992-0184


    Picou's Seafood
    3175 W Oak St.
    (318) 992-6771
    Drive thru orders only.



    Bakeries
    Crave
    Custom Cakes
    Gourmet Desserts
    1904 East Oak Street
    (318) 992-4433

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    The Dohnut Shop
    Kolaches, Croissants, Buscuits, Hot Beignets..
    2110 E Oak St
    (318) 992-2113



    Restaurants
    Brisket House
    2026 E Oak St.
    (318) 992-2324
    Mon.-Sat. 10:30-9
    Sun. 11-2

    Burger Barn
    2038 E Oak St.
    (318) 992-2323
    Mon.-Sat. 6-10
    Sun. 11-10

    Caboose Cafe & Gift Shop
    2935 E Oak St.
    (318) 992-8165
    Mon. - Fri. 11-2
    Sat. 11-2:30

    China Restaurant
    11830 Hwy 84W
    (318) 992-8959

    JJ's Fish House
    21162 Hwy 8W
    (318) 992-5234
    Mon.-Fri. 10-8.

    La Cabana Mexican Restaurant
    1906 E Oak St.
    (318) 992-1127

    Mitch's Restaurant
    11311 Hwy 84W
    (318) 992-6767
    Mon. - Fri. 6-9
    Sat. 7-3

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    Maw & Paw's
    3696 W Oak St.
    (318) 992-6868
    Mon. - Sat 11-9
    Sun. 11-2

    Orchid Garden Chinese Restaurant
    3246 W Oak St.
    (318) 992-8899
    Mon. - Thurs 11-9:30
    Fri. - Sat. 11-10
    Sun. 11-9

    Rick's Pizza
    2804 E Oak St.
    (318) 992-8555
    Mon.-Sat. 11-9
    Deliveries made after 5:00.

    FAST FOOD
    McDonald's
    2610 E Oak St.
    (318) 992-5900
    Sun. - Thurs. 5:30-11:00
    Fri.-Sat. 5:30-12:00

    Popeye's Chicken
    2529 E Oak St.
    (318) 992-0006
    Sun.-Thurs. 10-10
    Fri.-Sat. 10-11.

    Sonic Drive-In
    2540 E Oak St.
    (318) 992-6422

    Subway
    2459 E Oak St.
    (318) 992-1904
    Sun.-Thurs. 9-9
    Fri. and Sat.9-10



    U Haul
    U-Haul Services
    LaSalle Service Center
    3748 W Oak St
    (318) 992-1160
    8:00 a.m. to 5:30 Mon. - Fri.
    8:00 - 12:00 Saturday

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    Grocery Stores
    Macs Big Star
    2438 E Oak Street
    (318) 992-2425

    Wal-Mart Supercenter
    3670 Oak Street
    (318) 992-1351

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    Library
    LaSalle Parish Library
    3108 North First Street
    Jena, LA 71342
    (318) 992 - 5675
    (318) 992 - 7374 (fax)
    www.lasalle.lib.la.us

    Hours of Operation:
    8 AM - 5 PM Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
    8 AM - 6 PM Tue
    9 AM - 1 PM Sat

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    Beauty Salons - Barber Shops - Nails
    Angie's Hair Salon
    1002 Bordelon Dr
    (318) 992-8289

    Brown's Barber Shop
    1559 Park St
    (318) 992-1144

    Chrissys Nail
    3208 N 1st
    (318) 992-0403

    Brandons Nails
    2812 E Oak Street
    (318) 992-2377

    Exotic Nails
    2805 E Oak Street
    (318) 992-6500

    Expressions
    1133 Reeves Rd
    (318)992-1002

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    Goldilocks
    1093 Hickory St
    (318) 992-8989

    Gracie's Hair Salon
    11305 Hwy 84
    (318) 992-6690

    Klassy Klippers
    3015 west oak street
    (318) 446-0611

    Reflections
    1730 4th Street
    (318) 992-1730

    Southern Charm Hair Designs
    2461 Cowart Street
    (318) 374-0302

    Tangles
    994 Barron Lane
    (318) 992-3143



    Storage
    Railway Mini Storage
    3061 W Oak St
    (318) 992-5511

    Secure Self Storage
    6012 Aimwell Rd
    (318) 992-4949

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    Real Estate

    CreekSide Realty
    2190 Hemphill Dr.
    (318) 992-2521

    Jakkie Richardson Owner/Broker(318) 792-7000
    jakkirichardson@yahoo.com

    Bernadette Spicer (Agent)
    (318) 729-4031
    bernadette_spicer@yahoo.com



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    Morris Real Estate
    3605 S First Street,
    (318) 992-8092.
    Huey and Sue Morris Owner/Broker

    Weaver Realty
    1750 E Oak Street
    (318) 992-0912
    Vicki Weaver Owner/Broker

    Rental Property

    Bradford Street Mobile Home/RV Park
    Brenda and Randy Corville
    B.G. Denton
    Bobby Denton
    Janet Moss
    Jerry Moss
    Marty McClure
    Clark Palmer
    Mrs. K.P. Sirikul
    Ron Smith
    Kathy Collins
    Mary & Tommy Meyers

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    (318) 419-2997
    (318) 452-4572
    (318) 992-4504
    (318) 992-8396
    (318) 419-2997
    (318) 419-3029
    (318) 992-6291
    (318) 641-7309
    (318) 992-8533
    (318) 339-7661
    (318) 765-8392
    (318) 992-2943



    Services

    Air Conditioning / Repair
    (SEE ELECTRICAL A/C)

    Cabinetry

    Cenla Cabinet Doors
    (318) 992-0888

    Custom Cabinetry
    George Hulsey
    Trout
    (318) 992-8394

    Contractors/Builders
    Remodel/Repair


    New Home or Business
    Room Additions
    Remodel & Repair
    Jerry Moss
    (318) 419-3029

    New Home or Business
    Room Additions
    Steve Norris
    (318) 419-4953

    New Home or Additions
    Alvin Allen
    (318) 419-5448

    Room Additions
    Remodel & Repair
    Kurt Fink
    (318) 623-1244

    Remodel & Repair
    Daniel Hulsey
    (318) 312-1049

    Electrical & A/C

    A/C and Electrical
    Cecil Smith
    2560 Austin Rd
    (318) 992-4532

    Spicer Electrical
    (318) 992-8297

    McClure’s A/C and Electrical
    (318) 992-6460
    (318) 992-3307

    Sheet Metal and A/C
    Larkin Jackson
    1175 Pine St.
    (318) 992-6719

    Stephens A/C and Electrical
    3605 S. First St.
    (318) 992-1300
    or (318) 992-3536 (cell)

    Electrical
    Bubba Achord
    (318) 312-0242
    (318) 992-3650

    Handyman

    Floyd’s Handyman Service
    (318) 992-5800

    Master’s Handyman Service
    (318) 992-6381 or 623-4471

    Dale’s Handyman Service
    (318) 992-2555


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    Blown Insulation

    Poole's Blown Insulation
    Commercial & Residential
    (318) 312-1057

    Landscaping

    Moss Landscaping and
    Seamless Gutters
    (318) 419-3029

    Grass Roots Lawn and
    Landscaping
    (318) 992-2096

    Masonry

    Guinn Masonry
    (318) 339-4823 or
    (318) 650-1907

    Tree Service

    Kirkham Tree Service
    (318) 495-3547

    Office Supply

    LaSalle Printing & Office Supply
    (318) 992-6374

    Painting

    Pro Painting
    Steve (318) 992-2785

    Richard’s Painting and
    Drywall (318) 419-1002

    Curry’s Painting and
    Drywall (318) 992-8934
    or (318) 613-5190

    Plumbing
    LaSalle Plumbing
    Frank Davis
    (318) 992-5004
    (318) 729-5148

    Johnny Williams
    (318) 201-5879
    (318) 899-5685

    Aaron Jolly
    (318) 339-6609

    Lum Myles
    (318) 992-5176
    (318) 992-5258

    Roofing

    McEntyre Roofing
    (318) 992-0569

    Master’s Roofing
    (318) 992-6327



    Hardware Stores
    Ace Family Hardware
    849 Pine Street
    (318) 992-8211

    Hayes Lumber Co
    731 East Bradford
    (318) 992-2171

    Francis Gravel Co Inc
    1250 Claire Street
    (318) 992-2234

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    Banks and Finance

    The Bank of Jena has been serving the community since 1906 and has two locations available in Jena.
  • There are 5 area branch locations to serve you.
  • The north side branch is located at 2349 N First St.
  • The downtown branch is located at 3285 N First St.
  • Online banking is available www.bankofjena.com
  • (318) 992-6181.

    Catahoula-LaSalle Bank
    Helping you change things for the better.
  • Located at 2078-B N First St
  • www.catlabank.com
  • (318) 992-6658

    Homeland Federal Savings Bank
    Home folks helping hometown people
  • Located at 3491 S First St,
  • (318) 992-0405

    Sabine State Bank- full service banking since 1901.
  • Located at 3691 W Oak St. directly across from the Wal-Mart Supercenter
  • www.sabinebank.com
  • (318) 992-5554

    Southern Heritage Bank
  • Located at 2832 E Oak St.
  • There are 9 area branches and many atm machines available to serve you.
  • Online banking is available www.shbnet.com
  • (318) 992-7000

    Century Loans, LLC
  • Located at 2805-B E Oak St. (318)
  • (318) 992-2792

    First Franklin Financial
  • Located at 3024 W Oak St.
  • (318) 992-6267

    National Loan Co.
  • Located at 1441 W Elm St. behind Crick Insurance
  • Official bill payment site for many companies including Entergy
  • (318) 992-5000

    Security Finance Corp.
    We like to say yes.
  • Located at 3147-A W Oak St.
  • www.security-finance.com
  • (318) 992-5161

    Tower Loan
  • Located at 3205 N First St. across from the Strand Theater
  • (318) 992-4131
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  • Local Churches

    Baptist

    Aimwell Baptist Church
    3592 Webb Camp Rd
    (318) 992-6031

    Bellevue Baptist Church
    515 Bellevue St
    (318) 992-5150

    Christian Saints Baptist
    20886 Hwy 8W
    (318) 992-2946

    Cross Roads Baptist Church
    144 Sharptown Loop
    (318) 992-4218

    East Jena Baptist Church
    1220 Pepper St
    (318) 992-4218

    Fellowship Baptist Church
    487 Fellowship Rd
    (318) 992-2874

    First Baptist Church
    2725 E Oak St
    (318) 992-4184

    New Evergreen Baptist Church
    (318) 992-8460

    Pine Grove Baptist Church


    Pritchard Baptist Church
    Old River Loop

    Prosperity Baptist Church
    125 Prosperity Church Rd

    Shady Grove Baptist Church


    Summerville Baptist Church


    Temple Baptist Church
    5933 Aimwell Rd
    (318) 992-2711

    Victory Baptist Church
    (318) 992-5992



    Goodpine Baptist Church
    1708 Front St.

    Harmonia Baptist Church


     Hurricane Creek Baptist


    L&A Baptist Church
    12590 Hwy 84W
    (318) 992-2614

    Mars Hill Baptist Church
    (318) 992-8560

    Midway Baptist Church
    11692 Hwy 84W
    (318) 992-5001

    Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
    Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Rd
    (318) 992-0079

    Nebo Baptist Church
    Hwy 777
    (318) 992-8460

    Oak Grove Baptist Church
    14553 Hwy 8
    (318) 992-8302

    Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
    Pleasant Hill Rd
    (318) 992-2125

    Rosefield Baptist Church


    Searcy Baptist Church
    576 Hwy 500

    Trinity Heights Baptist Church


    Trout Creek Baptist Church
    12680 Hwy 84W
    (318) 992-8482

    United Baptist Church
    8458 Hwy 127S

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    Catholic St. Mary's Catholic Church
    N Second St

     
    Church of Christ
    Jena Church of Christ
    1251 E Oak St
    (318) 992-4620
    (318) 312-0121

    Midway Church of God
    Hwy 3107

    Jena Church of Christ
    1128 Terral St
    (318) 992-2538

     
    Full Gospel
    First Assembly of God
    683 Mitchell Circle
    (318) 992-5045

    Sanctuary Family Worship Center
    1570 Jackson St.
    Jena, LA 71342
    (318) 992-0793


    Life Point Assmebly of God
    3370 Old Harrisonburg Rd
    (318) 992-4699


     
    Methodist
    Aintioch Free Methodist Church


    Belah United Methodist Church


    Eden United Methodist
    Hwy 8

    Nolley Memorial United
    Methodist Church
    2239 E Oak St


    Eddie Justiss Memorial
    United Methodist Church
    1265 Justiss St
    318) 992-4560

    Summerville Free Methodist Church


    Nazarene
    Trout Church of Nazarene
    1997 Zimmer Creek Rd

    McVay Church of Nazarene


     
    Pentecostal
    Aimwell Pentecostal Church
    8152 Hwy 126
    (318) 992-1016

    Christ Temple Pentecostal Church
    2250 N First St
    (318) 992-2423

    Shady Grove Pentecostal Church
    1384 Hyw 460
    (318) 992-4761

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    Belah United Pentecostal Church
    534 Nebo-Belah Rd
    (318) 992-8453

    Midway Pentecostal Church
    21712 Hwy 8W
    (318) 992-0344

    Whitehall United Pentecostal Church
    Hwy 84E
    (318) 992-5576


    Print/Radio
    Newspapers available for sale include:
  • "The Jena Times" weekly
  • The Alexandria "Town Talk" daily

    The La Salle Parish Library has additional newspapers including:
  • "The Advocate" of Baton Rouge
  • "The News Star" of Monroe
  • "Wall Street Journal"
  • "USA Today"
  • "Antique Trader"
  • "Preservation"
  • "Louisiana Country"

    There are 2 radio stations in LaSalle Parish. The stations are KCKW-AM and KJNA-FM. Monroe, Alexandria, and Natchez, Mississippi radio stations are available in LaSalle Parish.

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  • Climate
    LaSalle Parish has a semitropical climate and enjoys a complete seasonal cycle with pleasant spring and fall seasons. Winter months are usually mild with cold spells of short duration. The summer months are quite warm. The average annual temperature for LaSalle Parish is 66 degrees, with an average January temperature of 51 degrees and an average July temperature of 80 degrees. The average monthly precipitation is 4.5 inches. LaSalle Parish has an average elevation of 120 feet above sea level.

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    Medical
    LaSalle General Hospital
    www.lasallegeneralhospital.com
    Phone (318) 992-9190
    Located in the Goodpine Community, just outside of Jena's city limits, Lasalle General Has a total of 114 beds.

    Services offered include:
    Medicine
    Surgery
    Radiology
    Laboratory
    Pulmonary
    Pharmacy
    Anesthesia
    Physical Therapy
    Occupational Therapy
    Speech Therapy
    Wellness Center (exercise, fitness)
    Nuclear Medicine

    Golden Age Nursing Center
    www.goldenagejena.net
    Located at 5877 Aimwell Rd beside Temple Baptist Church.

    Offers a full range of therapies which include:
    Physical Therapy
    Occupational Therapy
    Speech Therapy


    Golden Age Nursing Center offers a family approach to the services offered which include, but are not limited to:
    The only long-term Ventilator Care Unit in the state
    Member (LNHA) Louisiana Nursing Home Association
    101 bed facility
    Suites and private rooms
    Housekeeping
    Home cooked meals
    Social and recreational activities
    Beauty/Barber shop
    3 whirlpools
    Transportation to and from doctor

    Activities included but not limited to:
    Crafts
    Exercise Classes
    Fishing Trips
    Gardening
    Music
    Bingo
    Pet Therapy
    Beauty Contest
    Riding Trips

    LaSalle Nursing Home Located on Ninth Street, which is connected to the hospital.

    Regional medical centers with the very latest medical technology are available in the Alexandria-Pineville area, only 35 miles away.

    Hospitals in Alexandria include:
    Central Louisiana State Hospital
    Huey P. Long
    Veterans Administrative Medical Center
    Briarwood Hospital
    Rapides Regional Medical Center
    River North Treatment Center
    St. Francis Cabrini Hospital.

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    Economy
    To assure that new and expanding businesses have a continuing pool of workers with the level of education and expertise necessary for their operations, colleges, vocational-technical schools and high schools graduate trained and entry-level persons year round, schools at all levels are augmenting their general education missions with programs explicitly connected with employment possibilities for their students.

    Major Employers in LaSalle Parish
    LaSalle Parish School Board 441 employees
    Justiss/Clepco Oil Company, Inc. 300 employees
    GEO Group 250 employees
    LaSalle General Hospital 291 employees
    Wal-Mart 175 employees
    Golden Age Nursing Home 132 employees
    Dresser-Rand Services 100 employees
    Hardtner Medical Center 90 employees
    LaSalle Nursing Home 90 employees
    Garan, Inc. 69 employees
    XTO Energy 40 employees
    S.H. Loe Oil Corporation 35 employees
    McCartney Oil Corporation 47 employees

    Forest Products
    The people of Jena have benefited from the wealth of local forests. Many small businesses are in the forest and timber industry in Jena. Pine and hardwood saw logs are the leading forest product in the parish. Pine pulpwood, hardwood pulpwood, and firewood are also produced in Jena. The gross farm value of forestry in this parish exceeds $19,000,000.

    Oil, Natural Gas and Minerals
    Currently, there are 6 oil and gas fields in LaSalle Parish. The oil industry has been a significant part of the area's economy. The Olla Oil Field was established in 1938 and it has steadily expanded since that time. Many local residents are employed as drillers, roughnecks, pushers, roustabouts, and pumpers.

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    Employment
    Job Service
    The Job Service is a federally funded program maintained by the Louisiana Department of Employment and Training. Its files contain the largest supply of qualified job seekers in the state. Job listings, which cannot be filled on a local basis, are fed into a computerized system that brings the job order to placement
    interviewers in 35 offices across the state.

    The Job Service from Winn Parish has a regional office that provides weekly service to LaSalle Parish:

    Natchitoches Job Service
    P.O. Box 2307
    Natchitoches, La 71457-2307
    318-357-3145

    Services include:
    Employment services
    Selection, screening and referral of applicants to employers
    Immigration and Naturalization Service
    I-9 certification for new businesses
    Targeted job tax credit programs
    Services to veterans and special applicants
    Proficiency and skills testing and counseling
    Federal bonding program
    Alien labor certification program
    Job service employment committees

    LA Works Career Solution Center
    318-992-8264
    LA Works operates based on the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Large sums of federal money are currently available to Louisiana for training and employment programs mainly through the Workforce Investment Act (more than $100 million in this program alone). More WIA funding per capita is made available to Louisiana than to any other state.

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    About Jena

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    Skating Rink
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    LaSalle Parish Contacts





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