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Tue
16
Sep

Members of the Veterans Honor Guard of LaSalle Parish

Members of the Veterans Honor Guard of LaSalle Parish raised the American flag during an “In Honor and Remembrance” ceremony on the lawn of the LaSalle Parish Courthouse last Thursday morning. The program was dedicated to the memory of those lost in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack, and in honor of members of the Armed Forces and all first responders
 
Tue
16
Sep

The new German Pellets plant in Urania

The new German Pellets plant in Urania is swiftly rising up from the site of the former Georgia-Pacific plywood/particleboard plant (shown is the current construction progress from the back view of the plant). The plant being constructed on the site is slated to be the world’s largest pellet production plant upon its completion, which should be within the coming months.
 
Tue
09
Sep

Man gets total of 8 years in prison on drug charges

A LaSalle Parish man was sentenced to serve a total of  eight years in state prison at hard labor and fined a total of $4,000 on drug charges during a late August session of 28th Judicial District Court, held in and for the Parish
of LaSalle. 
 
Tue
09
Sep

Jena Council approves employee pay increase

Town of Jena employees will see an increase  in their paychecks in October after members of the Jena Town Council approved those increases during its regular September meeting held Tuesday night of last week. The finance committee and Mayor Murphy McMillin recommended, and the Council approved amending the 2014 budget by adding $10,300 to be used during the last three months of the year as pay increase for town employees, based on merit.
 
Tue
09
Sep

Couch check

Joe Rachal, Doug Hallmark and R.V. Couch check out a piece of metal artwork on display for the Centennial Cultural Center’s recent Local Art Exhibition. The artwork being examined was created by Rachal’s granddaughter, LSU Fine Arts Graduate Katherine Woodruff, who was the featured artist of the exhibition. Dozens of artwork, needlepoint, woodwork, mosaics, handmade instruments, other metal works and more were on display at the CCC and all the artists were local
 
Tue
02
Sep

Sportsmen tax-free holiday

The 2014 Louisiana second amendment weekend sales tax holiday for hunters and campers will run from Friday, Sept. 5th, through Sunday, Sept. 7th. In 2009, the Louisiana Legislature passed Act 453 providing “…that the state and local sales and use tax shall not apply to consumer purchases of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies each year for a certain period…”
 
Tue
02
Sep

Students at LaSalle High School

Students at LaSalle High School wore purple and gold to school on Monday of last week in honor of Britton “BB” Barbo of Olla after they learned that he was withdrawing from school because of health concerns. He was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age three and one-half
 
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
 

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