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Mon
15
Aug

Social media policy for Catahoula school system

The Catahoula Parish School Board unanimously adopted a new employee social media policy during their regular meeting Tuesday night, August 9. The policy, which sets the parameters in which all employees of the school system may use social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., follows the legal path many other school districts across the state have adopted in recent years.     

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Mon
15
Aug

LaSalle 4-H Jr. Leadership commences

LaSalle 4-H’ers attended the Jr. Leader Retreat along with 75 other 4-H members, volunteers, and agents from across the Central Region at Honey Brake Lodge in Catahoula Parish on August 4-5, 2016. The retreat provides an avenue for youth to network with surrounding parish 4-H Jr. Leader programs to gain ideals for programs, service-learning, community service, activities, and to meet others. “We are gearing up and making plans for a great year here in LaSalle Parish. Junior Leaders is a program designed for 13 year and older 4-H members from across the parish,” stated Silas Cecil, LaSalle Parish 4-H Extension Agent.    

Mon
08
Aug

The employees of the GEO Group

The employees of the GEO Group at LaSalle Detention Facility in Jena collected school supplies during the summer. They donated 100 items of each of the needed school supplies and delivered them last week in time for the APPLES Program registration. Missy Bignar, LPSB Homeless Liaison, wishes to thank Melinda Parker and the GEO employees for their donation and generosity to the APPLES Program and the students served. GEO employees delivering the school supplies were: Amy Spence, Tierra Turner, Shelby Franklin, Melinda Parker, Ashley Aric, and Becky Francis. Thank you so much!!  
 

 

Mon
08
Aug

Children attending Vacation

Children attending Vacation Bible School at Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church designated their offering to the LaSalle Parish APPLES Program this summer. The APPLES Program is very appreciative of the generous monetary donation that will assist the students served by our program, states Missy Bignar, Homeless Liaison. A special thanks is extended to the VBS directors, Allison Hodges and Donna Justiss, and all the workers and children for thinking of our students and program. Thank you so much!!  
 

 

Mon
01
Aug

Tenley Lynn Maxwell

Tatum would like to announce the birth of his baby sister, Tenley. Tenley Lynn Maxwell arrived at 4:33 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. She weighed 7-pounds 1-ounce and measured 19½-inches long.  

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Mon
01
Aug

96th birthday…

Ms. Jane Buchanan had her 96th birthday party at Jena Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LLC, where she resides, on Friday, July 22, 2016. Ms Buchanan was surrounded by family and friends as they celebrated with ice cream and cake.

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Mon
25
Jul

LaSalle SWCD aid area conservation

In an effort to fulfill its goal of helping to save soil and water resources, the LaSalle Soil and Water Conservation District has provided financial aid to area garden clubs and 4-H groups to achieve their goals. During the regular meeting of the LaSalle SWCD on Tuesday night of last week, funds were provided to three parish garden clubs as well as the LaSalle 4-H Foundation to help them with projects, which help to protect our soil and water.  

Tue
19
Jul

CCC’s Science Camp held last week in Olla

Over two-dozen children used their hands and minds to learn more about science last week through the annual Science Camp at the Centennial Cultural Center in downtown Olla. The camp lasted from Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and featured handson activities involving homemade lava lamps, soap, solar panels, chemical reactions and much more.
Tue
19
Jul

Jena continues to steadily make progress

It’s true; you can’t spell community without “unity.” For Jena Mayor LaDawn Cooper Edwards, the community of Jena and the surrounding areas are united like never before and that spells big success for a grand vision she has had since taking office last year. “I have a big vision for our town,” she said. “We are steadily making progress to achieve that vision and with our area as united as we are now, I believe that vision will come about very soon.” 
 
 
Mon
11
Jul

Five generations of the Cahoon family

baby, Corbin Smith; his father, Joel Smith; grandmother, Leann Cahoon Smith; great grandfather, Elton Cahoon; and great great grandfather, Leroy Cahoon.

 

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