LaSalle High School hosted the regular February meeting of the LaSalle Parish School Board on Monday night of last week in Olla. Dr. Sheila King, LHS principal, and her staff did an excellent job in converting the school’s library into a meeting room for the board, and several LHS students participated in the session. Most of the LHS staff was present for the meeting, along with a large number of students.
Nebo Elementary third grader Xander Steen and second grader Daycee Graham browse the book selection of the NES Book Fair last week. Steen is in Kristen Webb’s class and Graham’s teacher is Heather Huffman
Across LaSalle Parish further safety measures for children are being implemented through the LaSalle Sheriff Office’s EZ Child ID Program, which has been offered free to families since its implementation last January
According to records kept in the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office, more than one thousand drug arrests have been made during the past seven-plus years, or since Scott Franklin was first elected as Sheriff.
The third annual Whitetails Unlimited LaSalle Area Banquet will be held this Saturday, January 31st, at the Jena Fair Barn. This special event will feature raffles, games, silent auction, and live auction, as well as a smoked Boston butt supper
A large crowd of parents and students attended the annual Parent Expo, held at Jena Elementary School on Thursday night of last week. The event is sponsored each year by the LaSalle Parish Title I Program, and involves parents and students from throughout the parish. Its purpose is to inform parents of what is offered in the school system, and provide resources and information to help their children achieve a quality education
Jena High Lady Giant powerlifters Bryttanye Erwin and Madison Erwin competed January 10th at the Louisiana State Championship in Lafayette. Bryttanye, a JHS senior, placed first in the 63 kilogram class, lifting a total of 370 kilograms (815.71 lbs).
The annual tree sale, sponsored by the LaSalle Soil and Water Conservation District, was held on Thursday of last week. Over 100 people crowded into the parking lot behind the LaSalle Parish Courthouse to make their selection and purchase a variety of trees suitable for planting in this area.
The Olla Town Council addressed a host of items up for discussion and decision at their regular meeting for January held Monday night of last week. It was the first meeting for the new town administration and the beginning of the first full term of office for Mayor Rhonda Elliott. Jake Long joined returning council members Madge J. Bailey, Al Cassels, Joe Rachal, Jr., and Mark Richardson, to make up the Council.