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Tue
02
Sep

Sen. Vitter conducts Jena Town hall meet

United States Senator David Vitter conducted a town hall meeting at the Jena Town Hall last Tuesday from 10 to 11, spoke about a few of the issues he is addressing and receive questions and comments from the large crowd in attendance. Vitter was introduced by Jena Mayor Murphy McMillin, and then called on Sheriff Scott Franklin to open the meeting in prayer. Mayor McMillin led those in attendance in saying the pledge of allegiance
 
Tue
26
Aug

Taylor Gray, Nurse Extern for Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and ULM

Taylor Gray, Nurse Extern for Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and ULM nursing student, assists her mother, Traci Gray, Christus St. Frances Cabrini Jena High SBHC RN, with an ECG on Jena High student Rachel Terry as part of a program brought to LaSalle Parish high school and junior high schools through the Brandon Goyne Foundation, which was started to champion the cause that all school districts and colleges require all athletes to have an ECG/EKG with required physicals
 
Tue
26
Aug

Demolition of the academic building at the old Jena Elementary School

Demolition of the academic building at the old Jena Elementary School got underway last week as a crew from Virginia Wrecking Company of Daphne, Alabama, moved on site to begin the task. Earlier this year, the LaSalle Parish School Board accepted a low bid from the firm in the amount of $118,699 for the demolition project
 
Mon
25
Aug

Cliff Williams Memorial Foundation

The Cliff Williams Memorial Foundation has awarded a total of $39,825 in grant requests from teachers in the LaSalle Parish School system for the 2014-15 school session.
 
Mon
25
Aug

Judge Chris Peters to seek re-election

Chris Peters, Judge of the Twenty-Eighth Judicial District Court in LaSalle Parish, announced today that he will be a candidate for reelection for the position in the fall. Qualification for the election begins on August 20, 2014, and the primary election is scheduled for November 4, 2014.
 
Mon
25
Aug

Janet Tullos, Principal at Good Pine Middle School

Janet Tullos, Principal at Good Pine Middle School, led one of the workshops held at Jena High School on Tuesday of last week as LaSalle Parish educators attended in-service training prior to the start of the new school session.
 
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.
 

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