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Olla man recipient of BCBS “2015 Angel Award”

L.J. “Joe” Rachal of Olla was recently honored as a recipient of a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation’s 2015 Angel Award. On October 19, he was presented the award at an invitation-only gala held at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel along with eight others statewide for their community service efforts for children.  

 

Mon
26
Oct

Sheriff, Representatives re-elected for new terms

LaSalle Parish voters turned out about 52-percent strong in last Saturday’s primary to re-elect Sheriff Scott Franklin to a new term by a decisive vote, four to one, in the only parish- wide local election.

 

Mon
19
Oct

Olla gets positive DHH Sanitary Survey

Olla Mayor Rhonda Elliott presented the recent DHH Sanitary Survey results to the Town Council and public during the council’s regular October meeting held Tuesday night of last week. “All in all it was a good report,” Elliott said. “We had no violations and only minor deficiencies. We’ve just got to address these issues. This is good news.” 

 

Mon
19
Oct

Election Saturday

Saturday is Election Day in LaSalle Parish as well as for the rest of Louisiana as voters choose from a wide variety of candidates for many offices to serve for the next four years. Polls open throughout the parish at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m., according to Clerk of Court Steve Andrews, Chief Election Officer for LaSalle.

 

Mon
19
Oct

Queen of the 2015

Sydney McBroom was crowned Queen of the 2015 homecoming festivities at LaSalle High School by Principal Kara Musling during a morning program last Friday at the school. Queen Sydney, the daughter of Steven and Kim McBroom of Olla, presided over her Court, which consisted of ten maids.

 

Mon
19
Oct

the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians

Devin Stapleton, 6-year-old son of Marshall and Mindy Stapleton, performed during the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians’ Seventh Annual Pow Wow in the Pines held at the Tribal Center at Trout, Oct. 16-17. The event proved even more meaningful for members with the tribe celebrating 20 years of federal recognition. Dozens of dancers from various tribes and states participated in the competition and exhibition over the two-day event in the grand entry, a variety of dances including a switch dance where men dressed as women and vice versa. Devin was in competition and won third place.

 

Tue
13
Oct

Charlatans and Sheep

By Thomas Sowell
 
One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme “What’s Holding Women Back in the Workplace?” Whenever some group is not equally represented in some institution or activity, the automatic response in some quarters is to assume that someone has prevented equality of outcomes.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Autumn colors just around the corner

By Sammy J. Franklin
 
When I was driving into work the other morning, I spotted something I had not expected to see quite so soon – some hints of fall color. Bits of yellow, gold and scarlet were beginning to show among all the green in the trees. Summer has come to a close and we are in the first days of fall – and the signs will begin to pop up everywhere in the next few days.
 
Tue
13
Oct

LHS Homecoming this Friday

Kara Masling, Principal of LaSalle High School, has announced that LHS Homecoming 2015 will take place at LaSalle this Friday, October 16, 2015. The 2015 Queen and her court will be presented during the morning program, which will be held in the LaSalle High School Gymnasium at 10:00. The Alumni of LaSalle High School classes of 1955, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995, 2005, and 2015 will be honored.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Tullos officials noted at their regular meeting

Tullos officials noted at their regular meeting last week that within the last few weeks new caution lights have been installed at the intersection of US 165 and US 84 at Tullos. The added caution lights on US 165 and stop lights on US 84, and added signage for yielding the middle on US 165 is designed to help eliminate the possibility of dangerous accidents at the intersection.
 

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