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High school students Shannon Smith, Charlie Spicer and Hunter Robertson

High school students Shannon Smith, Charlie Spicer and Hunter Robertson operate their robots in a competition, marking the end of a three-day robotics camp hosted last week at the Central Louisiana Technical Community College-Rod Brady campus (CLTCC) in Jena.
 
Mon
15
Jun

School employees get ‘Christmas in June’ bonus checks

Employees of the LaSalle Parish School system will receive a Christmas gift in June when their monthly payroll checks arrive next week. Degreed employees will see an additional $4,783.14 gross payment in their checks, while support personnel (non-degreed) will see an additional $3,348.14 gross payment in their checks.
 
Mon
15
Jun

State budget approved

The Louisiana Legislature approved a $24-billion budget last Thursday night with just minutes to spare before the mandatory 6 p.m. deadline to adjourn the session. Higher education will be funded without cuts after the budget, with more than $700 million in new revenue, passed in both houses of the Legislature.
 
Mon
08
Jun

Children still sell lemonade

Children still sell lemonade on street corners and front yards in LaSalle Parish to buy bicycles and other things off their wish lists. Last week, six-year-old Dylan Pearson was doing just that in his front yard, selling lemonade for $1 and cookies for $.25 to save up money to buy a new bicycle.
 
Mon
08
Jun

School Board fills two administrative positions; deadlocks in vote on third

After unanimously voting to fill two administrative positions during its regular June meeting held Monday night of last week, the LaSalle Parish School Board deadlocked in its vote on filling a third position.
 
Mon
08
Jun

Urania officials take action after park vandalism

Urania Mayor Terri Corley announced at the June Council meeting that due to a recent act of vandalism the Potty Tannehill Memorial Park bathrooms will remain locked unless a key is checked out.
 
Mon
08
Jun

Wins National Award

Mighty Auto Parts & Service, Inc. in Olla was recently named the 2014 Franchise of the Year out of 120 distribution centers in 40 U.S states. The award, which Mighty also won in 2010 and 1984, recognizes both sales achievements as a company and overall contribution to the franchise system as a whole.
 
Mon
01
Jun

LaSalle jobless rate continue to increase

After enjoying several years of having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state, LaSalle Parish can no longer claim this distinction. The jobless rate for March rose to 6.9 percent, compared to a 6.0 percent rate in February, and 4.4 percent a year ago in March 2014.
 
Mon
01
Jun

Common Core deal gets approval from lawmakers

Lawmakers in the Louisiana House of Representatives last week agreed to the main planks of a Common Core compromise which appeared to quiet the controversy over the education standards for this legislative session. A near unanimous vote on two bills came as Governor Bobby Jindal announced his support for the deal.
 
Mon
01
Jun

Memorial Day observed

Memorial Day programs honoring the fallen heroes of wars past were held in the towns of Tullos, Olla and Jena during the Memorial Day weekend.
 

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