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Mon
24
Nov

Early voting will end on Saturday

Early voting for the runoff election slated for Saturday, Dec. 6th, is currently underway and will end Saturday, Nov. 29th, according to Registrar of Voters Connie Huett. Voters can cast early ballots at the Registrar of Voters’ office
in the Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during this period, except for Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and day after Thanksgiving (which are legal holidays).
 

 

Mon
24
Nov

Over 300 LaSalle High and Jena High students

Over 300 LaSalle High and Jena High students spoke to representative of universities, community colleges, vocational schools, area companies and more during the annual LaSalle Parish Career Fair held at the JHS Gymnasium last week. The career fair is sponsored by the LaSalle Parish School Board and the Louisiana Workforce Commission
 

 

Tue
18
Nov

Police Jury introduces $8.35-million budget

Members of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury introduced their 2015 budget totaling just over $8.35 million at their regular November meeting held Monday night of last week and called a public hearing on the budget for the 
December meeting prior to final adoption. The public hearing on the proposed 2015 budget will be held at 5:45 p.m., Monday, December 8, when jurors meet for their regular December meeting.
 
Tue
18
Nov

Urania native Admiral Ronald Hays

Urania native Admiral Ronald Hays (second from left) and his eldest son, Dennis Hays, (far left), speak with Dr. I.C. Turnley and Darrel McCartney last week prior to the start of the Olla Veteran’s Day Luncheon at the Dixie Center in downtown Olla
 
Tue
18
Nov

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians dedicated

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians dedicated a Monument at the Veteran’s Plaza at the Jena Choctaw Pines Casino on Nov. 8th to pay tribute to the Veterans of the tribe. The absolute black granite monument is engraved with the names of the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians who gave their lives or went unaccounted for in the war
 
Tue
18
Nov

The Jena Burger Barn

The Jena Burger Barn – an icon in Jena for more than a half century – is closed for the first time in more than 50 years because of a fire late last Wednesday night that caused extensive damage to the interior of the restaurant.
 
Tue
11
Nov

Congressional runoffs will top ballot Dec. 6th

LaSalle Parish voters will join other voters statewide to elect the next U.S. Senator from Louisiana, and join other voters in the Fifth Congressional District to decide the next U.S. Representative from the district. In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu will face-off in the statewide race against Rep. Bill Cassidy, and in the Fifth District, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo will face Dr. Ralph Lee Abraham.
 
 
Tue
11
Nov

JHS Beta Club gets National Distinction…

The Jena High School Beta Club has been recognized nationally and awarded the title of School of Distinction by the National Beta Club in recognition of the club’s annual Veterans Day program, as well as its many other service and charitable activities. Shown with the national award are some of the students who have worked tirelessly this year and in past years to see that the Jena High School Beta Club continues to serve the community and to live up to the Beta Club motto of “Let Us Lead by Serving Others”.
 
 
Wed
05
Nov

Congressional runoff set

Runoff races will be needed in December to decide who will serve Louisiana as U.S. Senator for the next six years, and who will serve the Fifth Congressional District as Representative for the next two years. At press time Tuesday night 840 of 845 precincts in the Fifth District had reported and Jamie Mayo was leading the pack with 66,253 votes, or 28% in the district.
 
Wed
05
Nov

McLendon elected Jena Chief

Jena voters went to the polls on Tuesday and elected a new Chief of Police as they made their choice for Scott McLendon. McLendon, with 772 votes, or 56.19%, upset incumbent Chief of Police Paul M. Smith, who had 602 votes, or 43.81% Smith was first elected as Chief of Police in the fall of 2006.
 

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