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Top stories for LaSalle in 2015

A review of stories that made headlines in The Jena Times during the year just ended revealed no ‘one story’ could be classified as the top story of the year. Several of them ranked among the top stories for 2015. One of the top stories was the first triple homicide in the history of LaSalle Parish occurred in April of this year at Urania in northern LaSalle Parish.  
 
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Dardenne discusses La. budget problems

Last Wednesday, incoming Commissioner of the Division of Administration (DOA) Jay Dardenne held a press conference in Baton Rouge to discuss the looming budget problems that face the new administration. Lt. Governor Dardenne, chosen to lead DOA by Governor- elect John Bel Edwards, announced that, in the current fiscal year (FY), Louisiana faces an estimated $750 million shortfall.  
 
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Jena High sophomore

Jena High sophomore and Eagle Scout candidate Jacob Chandler holds a helmet from the display of his grandfather, Earl W. Peavy Sr., from Chandler’s recently launched LaSalle Veterans Exhibit at the Jena Cultural Center in Trout. The exhibit consists of multiple displays from local veterans who Chandler interviewed – all for his Eagle Scout service project. The full-length interviews are posted online. The exhibit will be featured in Olla at the Centennial Cultural Center in the next few months.  
 
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Airport facelift

The Jena Airport has finished a much needed facelift project, but more work is needed at the facility if funding can be obtained, according to Patrick Newcomb, Manager of the Airport. “The runway was recently seal-coated and repainted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FFA). This project gives a much needed facelift to our runway,” Newcomb stated. “The final product looks like a brand new runway with fresh painted markings that make it easier for pilots to identify the landing threshold.” 
 
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Dec

The end of an era…

When Dr. I. C. Turnley, Jr. saw his last patient in his office last week, and headed home to enjoy his retirement, it was the end of an era that covered more than a half century plus eight years of serving patients in the Jena area. Dr. Turnley graduated from Trout-Good Pine High School in 1944 and for the next two years, served his country in the United States Navy, and continued to serve in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 1951.  

 

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A.P.P.L.E.S. Program a success

The “Christmas for Needy Children” raffle ticket fundraiser for the A.P.P.L.E.S. (Assistance Program for People in the LaSalle Parish Education System) program culminated on Friday, December 11th, as the winning tickets were drawn at the Jena Wal-Mart Supercenter. 

 

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New LaSalle Parish 4-H Agent is named

Silas Cecil has been named as new 4-H Agent for LaSalle Parish, replacing Kim Evans, who retired in October of this year. Eight years ago Cecil began his career with the LSU AgCenter. During this time he earned a graduate degree in Human Resource Education and Workforce Development at Louisiana State University in May 2012.  

 

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Jena Elementary Kindergartener Ja’Montae Hardwel

Jena Elementary Kindergartener Ja’Montae Hardwell is overjoyed to meet Santa Claus and take a photo with him at the LaSalle Parish Library’s annual Christmas event. The students met Santa and Mrs. Claus, received a book and candy cane, had cookies, sang Christmas songs and listened to a Christmas story during their visit to the library.
 

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Three young ladies were recently named Olla’s Miss Merry Christmas

Three young ladies were recently named Olla’s Miss Merry Christmas and crowned by Olla Mayor Rhonda Elliott prior to the Olla Christmas Parade on Saturday: (clockwise) LaSalle Junior High Eighth Grader Lexi Snoddy – daughter of Jerry and Dana Snoddy of Olla, Olla Elementary Fifth Grader Belle Guin – daughter of Tim and Mia Poole of Olla and Olla Elementary Pre-Kindergartener Gentry Stowe – daughter of Bobby and Lindsey Stowe of Olla.
 

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LaSalle’s jobless picture improves

After a few months of continuing increases in the unemployment rate, that trend changed during the months of July, August and September with the jobless rate dropping, but the number of people employed also dropping. October’s jobless rate for the parish was 6.4 percent, a drop of .02 from the September rate of  6.6 percent. A year ago, the jobless rate in the parish stood at 5.6 percent.
 

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