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Mon
19
Oct

the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians

Devin Stapleton, 6-year-old son of Marshall and Mindy Stapleton, performed during the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians’ Seventh Annual Pow Wow in the Pines held at the Tribal Center at Trout, Oct. 16-17. The event proved even more meaningful for members with the tribe celebrating 20 years of federal recognition. Dozens of dancers from various tribes and states participated in the competition and exhibition over the two-day event in the grand entry, a variety of dances including a switch dance where men dressed as women and vice versa. Devin was in competition and won third place.

 

Tue
13
Oct

Charlatans and Sheep

By Thomas Sowell
 
One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme “What’s Holding Women Back in the Workplace?” Whenever some group is not equally represented in some institution or activity, the automatic response in some quarters is to assume that someone has prevented equality of outcomes.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Autumn colors just around the corner

By Sammy J. Franklin
 
When I was driving into work the other morning, I spotted something I had not expected to see quite so soon – some hints of fall color. Bits of yellow, gold and scarlet were beginning to show among all the green in the trees. Summer has come to a close and we are in the first days of fall – and the signs will begin to pop up everywhere in the next few days.
 
Tue
13
Oct

LHS Homecoming this Friday

Kara Masling, Principal of LaSalle High School, has announced that LHS Homecoming 2015 will take place at LaSalle this Friday, October 16, 2015. The 2015 Queen and her court will be presented during the morning program, which will be held in the LaSalle High School Gymnasium at 10:00. The Alumni of LaSalle High School classes of 1955, 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995, 2005, and 2015 will be honored.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Tullos officials noted at their regular meeting

Tullos officials noted at their regular meeting last week that within the last few weeks new caution lights have been installed at the intersection of US 165 and US 84 at Tullos. The added caution lights on US 165 and stop lights on US 84, and added signage for yielding the middle on US 165 is designed to help eliminate the possibility of dangerous accidents at the intersection.
 
Tue
13
Oct

LaSalle High students

LaSalle High students Harley Thibodeaux, Ronnie Mitchell, Max Lisenby and Sammy Hyde view local artwork at the Centennial Cultural Center’s annual Local Artists Exhibit in Olla. The students were part of LHS Teacher Stephanie Barnhill’s second hour Fine Arts class who visited the exhibit with the assignment to select a piece of art and critique why they liked it.
 
Tue
06
Oct

LaSalle’s jobless picture improves

 After a few months of continuing increases in the unemployment rate, that trend changed during the months of July and August with the jobless rate dropping.
 

 

Tue
06
Oct

Scarecrows

Scarecrows have once again made an appearance in and around Jena in time for the Jena High Homecoming celebration last month and for the month of October. Business owners and other citizens alike have come up with a creative array of scarecrows as part of the seventh annual Scarecrow display and contest hosted by the Jena Merchants Association. 
 

 

Tue
06
Oct

Cell phone use at schools illegal

Dozens of no cell phone signs are currently popping up around LaSalle Parish schools to remind parents and others of the possible dangers – outside of breaking the law – that the use of cell phones while in car lines, etc. carry. The signs are funded through the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office.

 

Mon
28
Sep

LaSalle Economic Development District (LEDD)

Walter Dorroh, president of the LaSalle Economic Development District (LEDD), addresses a roomful of attendees for the monthly LEDD board meeting on September 10 held in conjunction with a celebration luncheon for the ACT Work Ready Communities Program Launch at Jena Town Hall. The program, which matches employers to qualified job applicants, is a new opportunity for local employers and citizens alike, and the parish is set to soon join an exclusive number of communities across the nation to become a Certified Work Ready Community. “LaSalle Parish was accepted into the ACT Academy in March 2015 along with several other parishes in the region,” LEDD Executive Director Cynthia Cockerham said. “The certification is recognized nationally as a powerful workforce development tool as well as an economic development tool.”
 
 

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