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Aug

School opening just two weeks away

The 2016-17 public school session in LaSalle Parish officially gets underway a week from tomorrow, according to LaSalle Superintendent of Schools Roy Breithaupt. Public school personnel will report for in-service training at Jena High School on Thursday, August 11th. Other training has been planned for Friday, Aug. 12th, as well as teachers will be getting their classrooms ready for the new school year. 

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Mon
01
Aug

Church burglaries plague three-parish area

During the past several weeks, 13 churches have been burglarized in LaSalle, Catahoula, and Avoyelles parishes, prompting investigators to form a multi-agency task force to put an end to what some call the highest form of theft. “It’s just sickening,” LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin said. “These are places of reverence and worship that are being burglarized and we are committed to not only finding the culprits, but insuring they see the inside of a jail cell.”  

Mon
25
Jul

LaSalle COA says thanks for support

The LaSalle Council on Aging again thanks individuals and businesses for their continued much needed support in the delivery of services to the senior residents in LaSalle Parish. These contributions help maintain Home Delivered Meals Program, Chore Program, and other services provided by COA to the elderly in order for them to be able to continue to live in their own homes.  

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Mon
25
Jul

Two dozen qualify for U.S. Senate seat

Two dozen candidates for United States Senator from Louisiana had signed on the dotted line when qualifying closed last Friday. The winner will replace Sen. David Vitter, who chose not to seek re-election. Voters will choose a variety of office holders at the primary election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, with any runoffs to be held Saturday, Dec. 10. 

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Mon
25
Jul

Abraham qualifies for re-election bid

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, officially qualified for re-election at the Secretary of State’s Office in Baton Rouge on Wednesday. A family physician, veterinarian, business owner, veteran and farmer, Dr. Abraham is seeking his second term representing Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District after being elected in 2014. This is the first public office he has held. 

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Mon
25
Jul

LaSalle Parish Library’s bookmobile

Six-year-old Marteze Turner of Jena studies a book’s cover while picking out his books to check out from the LaSalle Parish Library’s bookmobile last week. The bookmobile holds dozens of books and travels around the parish to the homes of library card holders who sign up for the free program. During the summer, all parish children are eligible to sign up for the program. 

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Mon
25
Jul

Jena student wins fifth in nation in VFW Patriot’s Pen

James Sanders won first in the region and state and fifth place in the nation in the “Patriot’s Pen” essay contest sponsored annually by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and Auxiliary for year 2015-16. When he entered the contest in May, James was a sixth grade student at Jena Junior High School. He will be going into the seventh grade this year. Sanders’ entry was among about 120,000 essays from throughout the nation judged for the competition.  

Tue
19
Jul

Business, Industry Appreciation Week

Officials in LaSalle Parish have proclaimed this week as “Business and Industry Appreciation Week” throughout the parish and urge citizens to show their appreciation to all industries and businesses. The LaSalle Parish Police Jury, School Board, LaSalle Economic Development District (LEDD), Olla-Urania- Tullos-Standard Economic Development District (O.U.T.S.), and all four towns have joined in a special proclamation declaring this special week in the parish.
 
Tue
19
Jul

Limited number of honor students beginning in 2020

Revisions to the LaSalle Parish Pupil Progression Plan made by the School Board during its regular July meeting on Monday of last week will limit the number of honor students named at each high school beginning in year 2020.

 

Tue
19
Jul

Heidi Crawford is amazed

Heidi Crawford is amazed at the swirling food coloring after she placed her finger coated with dish soap into the milk while Kenlee Carraway dips her finger into the dish soap as part of an activity for the CCC’s Science Camp last week in downtown Olla.
 

 

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