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Community to join for Thanksgiving worship

A community-wide Thanksgiving worship service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22nd at the First Baptist Church in Jena, sponsored by the LaSalle Ministerial Alliance. The service will begin at 6 p.m. with the song service, which will be provided by area churches.
 
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16
Nov

Jury introduces $7.29-M budget

Members of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury introduced their 2016 budget totaling just over $7.29-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 2016 budget will be held at 5:45 p.m., Monday, December 14, when jurors meet for their regular December meeting.
 
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Nov

LaSalle’s high schools show marked gains for SPS scores

The Louisiana Department of Education released high school report cards last week and both parish high schools received passing grades with considerable increases in overall points. The official School Performance Scores (SPS) are tallied from a varied array of data, including graduation rates, ACT scores, end-of-course tests, and diploma index. To score an “A,” schools must have a perfect 100 score or higher. The score is reflective of the 2014-15 school year.
 
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16
Nov

LaSalle students make great gains on PARCC

LaSalle students were recognized by the state for having the seventh largest increase in Mastery and above from the 2014 testing as compared to the 2015 testing. LaSalle Parish School System Secondary Supervisor Tish Budemer and Elementary Supervisor Kathryn Tyler noted that third through eighth grade students and their parents will receive a reporting sheet this week detailing how they did on the PARCC tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
 
Mon
09
Nov

School Board approves Early voting ends Saturday extra pay for employees

Members of the LaSalle Parish School Board voted at their regular November meeting held Monday night of last week to approve extra sales tax payments as well as one time stipends to all school employees. The board authorized payment of November sales tax supplement as follows: Degreed (position requires a 4-year degree) in the amount of $1,083.29 and Support (position does not require 4-year degree) in the amount of $758.29 to be paid with the November 2015 payroll disbursement. 
 
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09
Nov

Early voting ends Saturday

Early voting for the November 21st runoff election will end on Saturday, Nov. 14th, according to Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer. Those wishing to cast early ballots may do so at the Registrar of Voters’ office in the LaSalle Parish Courthouse between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., for the next three days – Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The office is closed today (Wednesday) for Veterans Day.
 

 

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09
Nov

New member seated on Town Council in Tullos

The Tullos Town Council welcomed and seated Joe Todd Cook as a new Alderman at the Council’s regular meeting held Monday of last week. Cook’s addition to the Council fills the void of former Council member Joan Martin. Last month, the Council approved a resolution to call a special primary election for March 5, 2016 and a special general election date for April 9, 2016 with qualifying dates set for December 2-4, 2015, to permanently fill the vacancy.
 
Mon
09
Nov

Jena officials introduce $6.5-million ‘16 budget

The Jena Town Council introduced a $6.5-million budget for year 2016 at their regular November meeting held Tuesday night of last week and called a public hearing at the December 1 meeting to receive comments on the proposed budget. The total budget contains $3,185,655 in revenue for the general fund; $2,326,800 in revenue for the utility fund; and $953,700 in revenue for the sales tax fund.
 

 

Mon
02
Nov

Major endorsements lining up for Governor runoff

By Jeremy Alford

Two of the strongest forces in Louisiana politics have already taken sides for the Nov. 21 runoff in the governor’s race, with sheriffs coalescing behind state Rep. John Bel Edwards and an influential faction of the oil lobby backing U.S. Sen. David Vitter. 

Mon
02
Nov

Early voting to begin Saturday

Early voting for the November 21st runoff election will begin Saturday, Nov. 7th and run through the following Saturday, Nov. 14th, according to Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer. 

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