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Tue
15
Nov

Trump elected

Voters in the United States spoke loud and clear on Election Day and selected New York businessman Donald Trump, Republican, as the next president of the country, over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Democrat. LaSalle Parish voters joined the mood of the rest of the country as they gave Trump 5,835 votes, or 89% of the votes cast in the parish. Louisiana gave him 58% of the votes cast. Democrat Hillary Clinton received 605 votes, or 9% in the parish, and 38% of the votes in Louisiana.
 
 
Tue
15
Nov

The Town of Olla

The Town of Olla held an official ribbon cutting ceremony for the addition of lighting to the park prior to the LaSalle High homecoming pep rally last week: (left to right) Jena Choctaw Tribal Council member Libby Rogers, LEDD Executive Director of Community Development and grant facilitator Cynthia Cockerham, Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards, Trayce Snow with The Rapides Foundation, Olla Mayor Rhonda Elliott, Murphy McMillin with LEDD and CLEDA, Urania Mayor Terri Corley, LHS Principal Kara Masling and Olla Council member Dr. Anthony Fenoli.
 
 
Tue
15
Nov

Lawson Stringer

Lawson Stringer, standing at left and a veteran of World War II, was recognized as the oldest veteran – at 93 - present for the Veterans Day program in Jena Town Park last Friday. In a story in last week’s paper, Stringer said, “the whole country should respect Veterans Day. People need to come out because many of our residents got killed during wars and they are the real heroes in my mind.” U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, shown at right, was the guest speaker for the Veterans Day program, which included many other activities.
 
 
Tue
15
Nov

School Board fills vacancy in Ward 9

Aimee Paul, daughter of the late Charlie Anderson, has been appointed to serve in her father’s seat from Ward 9 on the LaSalle Parish School Board until a special election can be held next spring. Anderson died last month after serving on the board representing Ward 9 for more than 18 years. He was in the midst of his fifth term on the board at his death, and had served as president several times.

 

Mon
07
Nov

La. delegation support more FEMA cost-share

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, on Tuesday led the Louisiana Congressional delegation in a letter to President Obama supporting Gov. John Bel Edwards’ appeal of FEMA’s decision not to grant a cost-share adjustment for the March flood. Under current parameters, FEMA will cover 75 percent of the damage caused by the March flood, leaving the remaining 25 percent to be covered by the state and local governments. Dr. Abraham, the delegation and Gov. Edwards previously requested that FEMA cover 90 percent of the damages given both the scope of the March flood and the drain on state and local resources that resulted from the August flood.
 
 
Mon
07
Nov

Deep respect for Veterans Day

“The whole country should respect Veterans Day,” is how 93 year-old Trout resident and WWII Veteran Lawson Stringer views the American holiday. “The masses of the country should take part to honor and remember our veterans.” As LaSalle Parish prepares to commemorate the day Friday with events throughout the parish, including a parade through Jena followed by a special service at the Jena Town Park Amphitheatre at 11 a.m., Lawson Stringer will once again be in attendance remembering those who have served in the nation’s military.
 
 
Mon
07
Nov

Events slated for LaSalle veterans

Several events have been planned to honor veterans of LaSalle Parish in recognition of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, 2016. The Whatley-Flaherty Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5002 of Jena has announced the annual Veterans Day Parade will be held at 10 a.m. on that day. The parade will assemble at the LaSalle Parish Courthouse and leave from there promptly at 10 a.m. and make its way to the Jena City Park.
 
 
Mon
07
Nov

LHS Queen…

Kelsey Barnhill was crowned Queen of the 2016 homecoming festivities at LaSalle High School by Principal Kara Masling during a morning program last Friday at the school. Queen Kelsey, the daughter of Chris and Stephanie Barnhill of Olla, presided over her Court, consisting of nine maids, during homecoming.
 
 
Mon
31
Oct

Olla Downtown Homecoming

All roads will lead to Olla this coming Saturday as residents celebrate Olla’s Downtown Homecoming with a wide variety of events and musical entertainment. On behalf of the officials and citizens of Olla, Mayor Rhonda Elliott extends an invitation to everyone to attend and enjoy the festivities.   

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Mon
31
Oct

LHS Homecoming Friday

Kara Masling, Principal of LaSalle High School, has announced that LHS Homecoming 2016 will take place at LaSalle this Friday, November 4, 2016. The 2016 Queen and her court will be presented during the morning program, which will be held in the LaSalle High School Gymnasium at 10 a.m. The Alumni of LaSalle High School classes of 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, 2006, and 2016 will be honored.   

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