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02
Nov

Olla Town Clerk Wendy Allbritton

Olla Town Clerk Wendy Allbritton (far left) stands with Haughton Town Clerk Reagan Currence and St. Francisville Town Clerk Shannon Sturgeon who all recently completed their educational requirements for the destination of Louisiana Certified Municipal Clerk (LCMC) through the Louisiana Municipal Clerks Institute. Allbritton received the certification after attending five-day training sessions in Baton Rouge over the past several years. 

Mon
02
Nov

Jena Elementary second grade students

Jena Elementary second grade students Caleb House and Aden McWilliams wore matching t-shirts for Twin Day last Thursday during JES’ Red Ribbon Week themed-days. Students across the parish were engaged in various activities and themed dress-up days throughout last week to promote “Drugs Have No Place in My Future.”  

Mon
02
Nov

Dozens of LaSalle Head Start

Dozens of LaSalle Head Start students from a two-parish area stand by a fire truck and listen to Charlie Savell, Captain of the Jena Fire Department, speak about what firefighters do and the equipment they use during the recent Head Start Health Fair held at the Head Start School in the Good Pine community. Catahoula Head Start students also attended the fair, which hosted law enforcement demonstrations and an array of booths from local hospitals, businesses and organizations, etc. Officials with the Head Start program expressed their appreciation for the community participation in the program, which helped to make it a great success. 

Mon
26
Oct

Vitter, Angelle leads Governor’s race here

U.S. Senator David Vitter, Republican, who will face John Bel Edwards, Democrat, in the runoff election for Governor in November, led in LaSalle voting last Saturday, with Scott Angelle coming in second. LaSalle voters gave Vitter 1,504, or 34.19% of the votes cast. Angelle had 1,154 votes, or 26.23%, in second place. Edwards was third with 868 votes, or 19.73% and Jay Dardenne had 752 votes, or 17.09%. 

 

Mon
26
Oct

Voters split on the four amendments

Although LaSalle voters gave a favorable vote on each of the four proposed constitutional amendments on last Saturday’s ballot, statewide only two of the four were approved by voters. 

 

Mon
26
Oct

Olla man recipient of BCBS “2015 Angel Award”

L.J. “Joe” Rachal of Olla was recently honored as a recipient of a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation’s 2015 Angel Award. On October 19, he was presented the award at an invitation-only gala held at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel along with eight others statewide for their community service efforts for children.  

 

Mon
26
Oct

Sheriff, Representatives re-elected for new terms

LaSalle Parish voters turned out about 52-percent strong in last Saturday’s primary to re-elect Sheriff Scott Franklin to a new term by a decisive vote, four to one, in the only parish- wide local election.

 

Mon
19
Oct

Olla gets positive DHH Sanitary Survey

Olla Mayor Rhonda Elliott presented the recent DHH Sanitary Survey results to the Town Council and public during the council’s regular October meeting held Tuesday night of last week. “All in all it was a good report,” Elliott said. “We had no violations and only minor deficiencies. We’ve just got to address these issues. This is good news.” 

 

Mon
19
Oct

Election Saturday

Saturday is Election Day in LaSalle Parish as well as for the rest of Louisiana as voters choose from a wide variety of candidates for many offices to serve for the next four years. Polls open throughout the parish at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m., according to Clerk of Court Steve Andrews, Chief Election Officer for LaSalle.

 

Mon
19
Oct

Queen of the 2015

Sydney McBroom was crowned Queen of the 2015 homecoming festivities at LaSalle High School by Principal Kara Musling during a morning program last Friday at the school. Queen Sydney, the daughter of Steven and Kim McBroom of Olla, presided over her Court, which consisted of ten maids.

 

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