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Judge Chris Peters for Court of Appeal

District Court Judge J. Christopher “Chris” Peters has announced that he will be seeking to fill a vacancy on the Third Circuit Court of Appeal. The primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8. The election district includes Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides and Sabine Parishes.

 
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American Cancer Society Community Manager Kristen Franks

Wal-Mart Assistant Managers Donna Tuggle and Brandon James present a $15,000 check to American Cancer Society Community Manager Kristen Franks last week alongside several Wal-Mart associates as part of LaSalle Parish’s fundraising efforts for ACS Relay for Life. Every year, the Relay For Life movement raises more than $400 million across the nation and ACS puts these donations to work, investing in groundbreaking research in every type of cancer and providing free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers. At present, over $35,000 has been raised this year in the parish with various teams and sponsors who join in to support those who battle cancer in central Louisiana.

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Employee of Month named

Johnny Rosier of Rosier Insurance and Financial Services, recognized Renee Prince as the LaSalle Parish School System Employee of the Month for May during the School Board’s regular June meeting held Monday night of last week. Rosier presented Prince, a para-professional at Jena Junior High School, with a plaque and gift check in recognition of the honor. 
 
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Social Media: Helpful or Harmful?

The LaSalle Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma sponsored its annual essay contest for seventh and eighth graders in the LaSalle Parish School System. The theme for essays this year was, “Social Media: Helpful or Harmful?” Three winners are chosen from the essays: a grand prize winner and winners from both the seventh and eighth grade.
 
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LaSalle students excel at Tech…

Eight Jena High graduates received their undergraduate degrees from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston during Spring commencement held May 21, 2016. They include, front row, from left: Macy Tullos - Bachelor of Science in Animal Science (summa cum laude); Emmalee Smith - Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Studies concentration in Applied Child Development; Chelsea Juarez - Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology; and Logan Evans - Bachelor of Science in Business Management concentration in Entrepreneurship; back row, Cartez Jack, Jr. - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Trent Norman - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; and Cameron Windham - Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in chemistry (summa cum laude). 
 
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Board approves contracts for 3 administrators

Contracts for three school administrators were approved by the LaSalle Parish School Board during its regular June meeting held Monday night of last week. Two-year contracts commencing July 31, 2016, and ending July 30, 2018, were approved for the following: Deborah Mayo, Principal at Nebo Elementary School; Greg Jones, Assistant Principal at LaSalle High School; and Dawn Book, Assistant Principal at Olla Elementary School. 
 
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UPS Midstream Services gets La. ‘Lantern Award’

USP Midstream Services of Jena was honored by Louisiana Economic Development as the Central Region’s 2016 Lantern Award presented during a private reception at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Lantern Award winners demonstrate excellence in manufacturing and outstanding service to their communities through the involvement of their businesses and employees.  
 
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06
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Fish fry honors Rep. Abraham

The Ole Boys Club of Jena will host a fish fry honoring U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, M.D., of the Fifth Congressional District, in Jena on Saturday, June 11, 2016. The event will be held at the Community Center in Jena (old fair barn), from 4 to 7 p.m.  

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Louisiana’s U.S. senators facing transition

By Jeremy Alford

Roughly four weeks after endorsing Donald Trump’s bid for president, Louisiana’s two U.S. senators are standing ready to help the presumptive GOP nominee. Calling Trump “our candidate,” Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Baton Rouge Republican, said it’s an easy choice. “I’m for anybody but Hillary,” he said.

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LaSalle’s April jobless rate fall

The jobless rate in LaSalle Parish fell by.5-percent from March to April, as the number of people employed in the parish rose by 74 during the same time period, according to figures just released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The low price of crude oil continues to depress employment in parishes in Louisiana where large numbers of jobs depend on the oilfield. 

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