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Mon
25
Aug

Qualifying begins today

Qualifying for the November 4th open primary election will begin today (Wednesday, Aug. 20) and run for the following two days – August 21 and 22, according to Clerk of Court Steve D. Andrews. Local candidates may qualify at the LaSalle Clerk of Court’s office in the LaSalle Parish Courthouse, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each of the three days.
 
Tue
12
Aug

School Board told of shortage of teachers

Members of the LaSalle Parish School Board, meeting for  their regular August session on Monday night of last week, were told that it is getting harder and harder to find qualified teachers to fill positions in the parish school system. Secondary Supervisor Tish Budemer told board members that at the present time, “we have six positions still unfilled, and school begins in just a week.”
 
Tue
12
Aug

Good Pine Middle Third Grade Teacher Lindsay Willis

Good Pine Middle Third Grade Teacher Lindsay Willis is assisted by her daughter, Jena Elementary Kindergartener Corynn Willis, with arranging books on the shelves of her classroom in preparation for the upcoming school year. LaSalle Parish public schools opens this week. Teachers were involved in an in-service workshop on Tuesday at Jena High School, and is spending today (Wednesday) attending faculty meetings at their individual schools and putting the final touches on their classrooms as students will report for the first day of school on Thursday of this week 
 
Tue
12
Aug

Reed Walters to seek another term as D.A.

Reed Walters officially announced this week that he will be seeking re-election to the office of District Attorney for LaSalle Parish at the fall election. In making his announcement, Walters issued the following statement:
“I have had the honor and privilege of serving the people of LaSalle Parish as your District Attorney for almost 24 years now.
 
Tue
12
Aug

Katie Mae Williams

Katie Mae Williams was named winner of the Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association essay contest for the Red River Delta District. Outgoing LDOA President Jenny Parker, LaSalle D.A.R.E. officer, presented Katie Mae with a plaque during the 23rd annual LDOA training conference held recently in Pineville. Katie Mae is a fifth grade student at Olla Elementary School and is the daughter of Chel and Jeff Williams of Olla.
 
Tue
05
Aug

LaSalle adds to workforce figures

LaSalle Parish added 84 workers to its workforce during June as the parish remained among the top four parishes in Louisiana with lowest unemployment figures for the month.  Figures for June, just released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), shows the unemployment rate for LaSalle Parish at 4.4 percent, the fourth lowest in  the state.
 
 

 

Tue
05
Aug

Math teachers from kindergarten to twelfth grade participated

Math teachers from kindergarten to twelfth grade participated in professional development workshops last week, focused on increasing math content knowledge of the Common Core State Standards for math. The workshops, held at the Media Center in Jena, was funded by the Rapides Foundation. Each grade level or course met and discussed the meaning of standards and wrote them in “teacher friendly” language. What teachers learned at the workshop will be implemented in the classroom during the upcoming school session, slated to begin next week.
 
 

 

Tue
29
Jul

School opens in just two weeks

The 2014-15 school session will officially begin on Tuesday, Aug. 12th, with teacher-in-service workshops but students will not report to classes until Thursday, August 14th, according to Superintendent Roy Breithaupt.
Officially, the new school term will begin on August 12, when teachers and para-professionals report to in-service training to be held at Jena High School.
 

 

Tue
29
Jul

German Pellets plant taking shape

The new German Pellets plant at Urania is beginning to take shape as construction crews continue work on the $350 million facility, which will be the world’s largest pellet production plant in the world. Site preparation started last year, but delays were caused by unusual winter weather and the demolition of the old Georgia-Pacific plywood and particleboard plant.
 

 

Tue
22
Jul

This week is “Business and Industry Appreciation Week” in LaSalle Parish

This week is “Business and Industry Appreciation Week” in LaSalle Parish and this edition of your parish newspaper is dedicated to its 39th annual salute to progress. This “PROFILE ’14: A Proud Past…A Promising Future” edition features stories of more than 200 businesses and industries in the parish. 
 

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