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Tue
14
Oct

School employees to get extra pay in Nov., Dec. checks

All employees in the La- Salle Parish School System will receive additional pay in their monthly payroll checks in the months of November and December. At the regular October meeting of the school board held Monday night of last
week, members approved one-time stipends to be paid in December.
 
Tue
14
Oct

Sales Associate Gail Tanner assists customer Robert Wilemon of Olla

Sales Associate Gail Tanner assists customer Robert Wilemon of Olla with purchases he made at the Jena Walmart last Wednesday. Retail sales in LaSalle Parish for the first nine months of this year are up 15-percent over the previous year as the economic condition in the area continues to improve. If retail sales continue at this pace for the final three months of the year, an all time record sales year will be set for the parish 
 
Tue
07
Oct

LAE files new lawsuit over education funding

Unless a lawsuit filed recently is successful, more than $60  million state and local tax dollars will go toward Louisiana’s state-approved charter schools during the 2014-15 school year. The Louisiana Association of Educators filed suit on behalf of school districts calling the practice supported by Louisiana law unconstitutional and asks for an immediate discontinuation of the fund disbursement
 
Tue
07
Oct

Dozens of law officers converge on LaSalle Parish Sunday afternoon to locate suspect

A fugitive accused of shooting a police officer and carjacking in Montgomery, Alabama, was apprehended by law enforcement in a wooded area just off U.S. 84 just west of Whitehall last Sunday afternoon, according to LaSalle
Sheriff Scott Franklin 
 
Tue
07
Oct

An old tractor, located on the vacant lot

An old tractor, located on the vacant lot at the corner of First and Oak Streets in Jena, has been decorated for sixth annual scarecrow contest, sponsored by the Jena Merchants Association. At the same time, the display is advertising the annual Fall Fest slated for Oct. 18th at the fairgrounds in Jena  
 
Tue
30
Sep

LaSalle Friends of NRA banquet this Thursday

The second annual LaSalle Parish Chapter of Friends of NRA banquet will be held this Thursday, October 2nd at the Jena Fair Barn, according to Chapter Chairman Rhonda Russell. Last year, the LaSalle Chapter won the “Best new committee” award for Louisiana
 
Tue
30
Sep

Volunteer workers with Kingdom Builders for the Lord, Inc

Volunteer workers with Kingdom Builders for the Lord, Inc. replaced a shingle roof with a metal roof on Calvary Heights Baptist Church in Jena over a two-day period. After a smaller group started the project on Friday, Sept. 19, a crew of 21 volunteers completed it on Monday, Sept. 22. Members of Pritchard Baptist Church provided the metal for the project. During the past 15 years, Kingdom Builders have built several churches as well as undertaken numerous smaller jobs after requests were approved by the board of trustees
 
Tue
30
Sep

Students at schools throughout LaSalle Parish and around the world

Students at schools throughout LaSalle Parish and around the world gathered at school flagpoles last Wednesday morning for the annual “See You at the Pole” prayer gatherings. Above, dozens of Fellowship Elementary students, faculty, staff, parents and others gather at the flagpole to pray for their school, friends, leaders and country. The First Amendment guarantees students the right to pray on school grounds during any non-instructional time
 
Tue
23
Sep

No protests received for ‘14 assessments

For the second year in a row the LaSalle Parish Police Jury received no protests regarding the 2014 assessments of property in the parish. The Jury served as a board of review for assessments in the parish at a special meeting held at 10 a.m., last Thursday.
 
Tue
23
Sep

Louisiana Attorney

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, second from right, was the keynote speaker at the 19th annual “Back the Badge” program held at and sponsored by Whitehall Pentecostal Church. The program, held Thursday
night of last week, honored all those who wear the badge. Shown with AG Caldwell prior to the program are Third Circuit Judge Jimmie C. Peters, Whitehall UPC Pastor Joey Paul, and 28th Judicial District Judge J. Chris Peters.
Caldwell served as district attorney for a three-parish district in northeast Louisiana for 29 years before being elected Attorney General seven years ago
 

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