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Tue
26
Aug

Demolition of the academic building at the old Jena Elementary School

Demolition of the academic building at the old Jena Elementary School got underway last week as a crew from Virginia Wrecking Company of Daphne, Alabama, moved on site to begin the task. Earlier this year, the LaSalle Parish School Board accepted a low bid from the firm in the amount of $118,699 for the demolition project
 
Mon
25
Aug

Cliff Williams Memorial Foundation

The Cliff Williams Memorial Foundation has awarded a total of $39,825 in grant requests from teachers in the LaSalle Parish School system for the 2014-15 school session.
 
Mon
25
Aug

Judge Chris Peters to seek re-election

Chris Peters, Judge of the Twenty-Eighth Judicial District Court in LaSalle Parish, announced today that he will be a candidate for reelection for the position in the fall. Qualification for the election begins on August 20, 2014, and the primary election is scheduled for November 4, 2014.
 
Mon
25
Aug

Janet Tullos, Principal at Good Pine Middle School

Janet Tullos, Principal at Good Pine Middle School, led one of the workshops held at Jena High School on Tuesday of last week as LaSalle Parish educators attended in-service training prior to the start of the new school session.
 
Mon
25
Aug

Qualifying begins today

Qualifying for the November 4th open primary election will begin today (Wednesday, Aug. 20) and run for the following two days – August 21 and 22, according to Clerk of Court Steve D. Andrews. Local candidates may qualify at the LaSalle Clerk of Court’s office in the LaSalle Parish Courthouse, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each of the three days.
 
Tue
12
Aug

School Board told of shortage of teachers

Members of the LaSalle Parish School Board, meeting for  their regular August session on Monday night of last week, were told that it is getting harder and harder to find qualified teachers to fill positions in the parish school system. Secondary Supervisor Tish Budemer told board members that at the present time, “we have six positions still unfilled, and school begins in just a week.”
 
Tue
12
Aug

Good Pine Middle Third Grade Teacher Lindsay Willis

Good Pine Middle Third Grade Teacher Lindsay Willis is assisted by her daughter, Jena Elementary Kindergartener Corynn Willis, with arranging books on the shelves of her classroom in preparation for the upcoming school year. LaSalle Parish public schools opens this week. Teachers were involved in an in-service workshop on Tuesday at Jena High School, and is spending today (Wednesday) attending faculty meetings at their individual schools and putting the final touches on their classrooms as students will report for the first day of school on Thursday of this week 
 
Tue
12
Aug

Reed Walters to seek another term as D.A.

Reed Walters officially announced this week that he will be seeking re-election to the office of District Attorney for LaSalle Parish at the fall election. In making his announcement, Walters issued the following statement:
“I have had the honor and privilege of serving the people of LaSalle Parish as your District Attorney for almost 24 years now.
 
Tue
12
Aug

Katie Mae Williams

Katie Mae Williams was named winner of the Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association essay contest for the Red River Delta District. Outgoing LDOA President Jenny Parker, LaSalle D.A.R.E. officer, presented Katie Mae with a plaque during the 23rd annual LDOA training conference held recently in Pineville. Katie Mae is a fifth grade student at Olla Elementary School and is the daughter of Chel and Jeff Williams of Olla.
 
Tue
05
Aug

LaSalle adds to workforce figures

LaSalle Parish added 84 workers to its workforce during June as the parish remained among the top four parishes in Louisiana with lowest unemployment figures for the month.  Figures for June, just released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), shows the unemployment rate for LaSalle Parish at 4.4 percent, the fourth lowest in  the state.
 
 

 

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