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Mon
29
Feb

Republican ranks grow in LaSalle

During the eight years between presidential preference primaries in LaSalle Parish – 2008 and 2016 – the ranks of Republican voters has greatly increased and the number of Democrats fell by a large amount. For years the Democrats dominated the voter registration in the parish, but during the past few years, that ratio had changed. 
 

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Tue
23
Feb

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts prepare to race in the 2016 Delta District Cub Scout Pinewood Derby held in Jena on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The event was held in Palmer Hall of Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church in Jena. The overall winners in the derby were Morgan Hawn, Blake Grayson, and Samuel Newcomb. Pinewood derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America. Cub Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles.
 
Tue
23
Feb

HeadStart student Demarion Jones with Arleen Walker

HeadStart student Demarion Jones with Arleen Walker presented Cleveland Riser Jr. with a medal as a local black historian honoree of HeadStart’s Black History Program last week. Riser is a retired educator of the LaSalle Parish School System. Over a dozen local black historians were honored during the program, which included students singing several songs and performing a “Who Am I?” skit where each honoree plus others were introduced by a student.
 
Tue
23
Feb

German Pellets files for insolvency Affects plant built recently near Urania

German Pellets GmbH announced a few days ago that a German court has appointed a provisional insolvency administrator with regard to insolvency proceedings that have been initiated against the assets of the company. German Pellets had built and opened one plant in Urania, and was in the process of building a second plant at the same location. The company also operated another pellet plant at Woodville, Texas.
 
Tue
23
Feb

Early voting ends Saturday

LaSalle Parish Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer announced that early voting for the upcoming presidential preference and party election slated for Saturday, March 5, 2016, will end this Saturday, Feb. 27. Early voting is currently underway, beginning last Saturday, Feb. 20. LaSalle Parish voters can cast their ballot at the Registrar of Voters’ office in the La- Salle Parish Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day until Saturday.
 
Mon
15
Feb

Police Jury opposes open-burn in Grant

The LaSalle Parish Police Jury passed a resolution at their February meeting held Monday night of last week to oppose Clean Harbors Colfax’s request to quadruple the amount of waste it openly burns at its facility north of Colfax. 
 

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Mon
15
Feb

Early voting to begin Saturday

LaSalle Parish Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer announced that early voting for the upcoming presidential preference and party election slated for Saturday, March 5, 2016, will begin this Saturday, Feb. 20, and continue through the following Saturday, Feb. 27. 
 

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Mon
15
Feb

St. Judes Cancer Survivor Kids

Spencer Clark, left, and Kyle Watson, St. Judes Cancer Survivor Kids, were treated to an “once-in-a-lifetime hunt” by the Jena Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited. The chapter used funds raised at last year’s WTU banquet to pay for the hunt and for taxidermy work for the exotic rams harvested by the boys. The mounts and trophies were presented to them during this year’s banquet held Feb. 4th. Also shown is Brian Andrews, Louisiana Field Director for Whitetails Unlimited. The chapter also made a sizeable donation to the LaSalle 4-H Shooting Sports program with funds raised at last year’s banquet.  
 
Mon
15
Feb

Fellowship Elementary Pre-Kindergarteners

Fellowship Elementary Pre-Kindergarteners and their parents threw beads to other FES students and faculty during the annual FES Pre-K Mardi Gras Parade inside the FES gymnasium. The students rode in wagons, battery-operated or pedaled vehicles, etc. decked out in purple, gold and green garland, tulle, balloons, beads and more while wearing masks or sunglasses and hats. Pre-K teacher is Amanda Mason. 

 

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Mon
08
Feb

Urania receives $532,000 grant

Town Engineer Keith Capdepon from Bryant Hammett and Associates was on hand at the Urania Town Council meeting last week to discuss the bids received for the FY 2015 LCDBG (Louisiana Community Development Block Grant) funding project. The town was awarded approximately $532,000 for water improvements and received two bids for $444,700.00 from Womack & Sons Construction Group and $507,500.00 from Mitchell Contracting. 

 

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