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Takes 2nd At State Tournament... The Jena Dixie Ponytails All.tar Team earned second place in the State Tournament played in Alexandria last week. They, along with their coaches, are shown with their state runners-up trophy, as well as individual trophies. Team members include: front row, from left: Cat Bailey, Alyssa McGuffee, Jada Roy, Leah Allen, Madeline Karam and Candace Decker; back row, Zoee Nugent, Payton Hebron, Anna Hart, Kassie Windham, Kat Wilson and Rachel Franklin. Coaches from left include, Mark Andrews, Kevin Wilson and Brandon Decker. (See story.) lena Ponytails All-Star team state champions runners-up The Jena Ponytails All- Star team was crowned state runners-up in their league at the Louisiana Ponytails state softball tournament played in Alexandria, July 14-18th. The Jena Ponytails won the District 7 tournament played in Many in early July to qualify for the state tour- nament, which was played at the Johnny Downs Sports Complex in Alexandria. Jena opened with a game on Saturday night against Bossier All-Stars, losing 4- 1 in a tough fought battle. That threw the Jena All- Stars in the losers' bracket of the tournament. Sunday morning, the team faced off against Ward Ten and ten-run ruled them, taking the game 11-1. They were then scheduled to play Rayville late that afternoon. The rains came during the afternoon, and tourna- ment officials moved the Sunday evening games to the softball fields next to St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. Jena All-Stars defeated Rayville, 5-0, to advance to Monday night's game against Pineville, a very strong tour- nament contender. Jena won the Monday night contest i THE JENA TIMES Olla-Tullos-Urania Signal 1B WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012 against Pineville, 6-4. They returned to the John- ny Downs Sports Complex on Tuesday night not knowing who their opponent would be, as they were scheduled to play the winner of the Pinev- ille-Bossier contest. Pineville prevailed in that early game, and after a 30- minute break, the Jena-Pin- eville game got underway. Pineville jumped out to a 3-0 lead early but the Jena All- Stars fought back and even- tually won the game 7-6. That win set Jena and the winner of the other bracket, Fairview of Oakdale, to face off in a best 2 out of 3 series. Two of the games were slated for Wednesday night, with a third game on Thursday, if needed. However, Fairview, which consisted of a team of very talented girls who have played together in travel ball for years, was too much for the Jena All-Stars. Fairview won the first game 18-2, and after a break, won the second game 11-0. Fairview won the state championship in the Pony- tails division, with Jena win- ning the runners-up post. Members of the Jena Po- nytails All-Star team include: Leah Allen, Cat Bailey, Can- dace Decker, Rachel Franklin, Brianna Hart, Payton Hebron, Madeline Karam, Alyssa Mc- Guffee, Zoee Nugent, Jada Roy, Kat Wilson, and Kassie Windham. Coaches for the team in- clude Brandon Decker, Kevin Wilson and Mark Andrews. Team members and coach- es wishes to thank the follow- ing sponsors for their support of the team both at the district and state tournaments: TWC Oil Co., Justiss Oil Company, The Jena Times, Mr. Kleen Cleaners, Dr. Whit Gallaspy family, Sheriff Scott Franklin, K & F Cementing, Roy Farms, LaSalle Motor Supply/Bran- don Joy, LaSalle Printing, Jena Pharmacy, Southern Heritage Bank, Lynn's Hair Shop, Jena Insurance Center and Attorney Lloyd Hennigan, Jr. CONVENIENT ORIVE- THRU! TELEPHONE 495-5665 OPEN MONDAY thru SATURDAY, 10:30 A.M.- 9 P.M. FISH and SHRIMP COMBO The Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday provides an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for non-business use. This holiday will be observed from 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 3rd through 11:59 p.m., Saturday, August 4th. It was designed to assist families with back-to-school purchases, but it is not limited to those purchases. The exemption applies to all consumer purchases of tangible personal property, other than vehicles subject to license and title and meals furnished for consumption on the premises where purchased, including to-go-orders, provided that the property is not for use in a business, trade or profession. (The exemption applies to the 4-percent state sales tax; local sales taxes will still apply.) For help in designing your advertisement, contact Libby, sales representative, at The Jena Times. . . telephone 992.4121. Merchants may want to consider publicizing their business hours, and to stay open on Saturday to benefit from the Sales Tax Holiday.