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Tue
23
Feb

Early voting ends Saturday

LaSalle Parish Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer announced that early voting for the upcoming presidential preference and party election slated for Saturday, March 5, 2016, will end this Saturday, Feb. 27. Early voting is currently underway, beginning last Saturday, Feb. 20. LaSalle Parish voters can cast their ballot at the Registrar of Voters’ office in the La- Salle Parish Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day until Saturday.
 
Mon
15
Feb

Police Jury opposes open-burn in Grant

The LaSalle Parish Police Jury passed a resolution at their February meeting held Monday night of last week to oppose Clean Harbors Colfax’s request to quadruple the amount of waste it openly burns at its facility north of Colfax. 
 

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Mon
15
Feb

Early voting to begin Saturday

LaSalle Parish Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer announced that early voting for the upcoming presidential preference and party election slated for Saturday, March 5, 2016, will begin this Saturday, Feb. 20, and continue through the following Saturday, Feb. 27. 
 

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Mon
15
Feb

St. Judes Cancer Survivor Kids

Spencer Clark, left, and Kyle Watson, St. Judes Cancer Survivor Kids, were treated to an “once-in-a-lifetime hunt” by the Jena Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited. The chapter used funds raised at last year’s WTU banquet to pay for the hunt and for taxidermy work for the exotic rams harvested by the boys. The mounts and trophies were presented to them during this year’s banquet held Feb. 4th. Also shown is Brian Andrews, Louisiana Field Director for Whitetails Unlimited. The chapter also made a sizeable donation to the LaSalle 4-H Shooting Sports program with funds raised at last year’s banquet.  
 
Mon
15
Feb

Fellowship Elementary Pre-Kindergarteners

Fellowship Elementary Pre-Kindergarteners and their parents threw beads to other FES students and faculty during the annual FES Pre-K Mardi Gras Parade inside the FES gymnasium. The students rode in wagons, battery-operated or pedaled vehicles, etc. decked out in purple, gold and green garland, tulle, balloons, beads and more while wearing masks or sunglasses and hats. Pre-K teacher is Amanda Mason. 

 

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Mon
08
Feb

Urania receives $532,000 grant

Town Engineer Keith Capdepon from Bryant Hammett and Associates was on hand at the Urania Town Council meeting last week to discuss the bids received for the FY 2015 LCDBG (Louisiana Community Development Block Grant) funding project. The town was awarded approximately $532,000 for water improvements and received two bids for $444,700.00 from Womack & Sons Construction Group and $507,500.00 from Mitchell Contracting. 

 

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Mon
08
Feb

Tullos officials updated on recent grant

Tullos Mayor Charles Newsom updated the Council at their regular February meeting on the town’s purchase of playground equipment with the over $20,000 in grant funding from The Rapides Foundation. He reminded the Council that to accept the funding their park improvement has to be completely installed by Easter. Newsom added that last month the Council had approved Town Clerk Melody Strawn’s suggestion to purchase a type of zipline made to accommodate children that she has seen at parks in the surrounding area.  

 

Mon
08
Feb

Students of the Year for LaSalle Parish

Students of the Year for LaSalle Parish have been announced and will be recognized at the March meeting of the LaSalle Parish School Board. The honorees include, from left: Laura Peters, eighth grade student of year, Jena Junior High School; Nicholas Fryar, fifth grade student of the year, Olla Elementary School; and Jacob Peters, twelfth grade student of the year, Jena High School. Parents of Laura and Jacob are Judge Chris and Jennifer Peters of Jena, and parents of Nicholas are Jonny and Tammy Fryar of Olla.  

 

Mon
08
Feb

Two staff members honored during School Board meeting

Two employees of the LaSalle Parish School System were recognized and honored during the regular February meeting of the School Board held Monday night of last week.  

 

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Mon
01
Feb

Comments sought on LDWF proposal

Area citizens, and especially waterfowl hunters, are urged to make their comments on a proposal by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which would impact duck hunting on Catahoula Lake.  

 

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