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Tue
20
May

Inside This Issue…

End of school activities, banquets, and award programs has kept the Jena Times camera flashing for the past week. Inside this edition our readers can find pictures from these events: 
 
Tue
13
May

LHS ceremony this Thursday JHS ceremony set for Friday

Graduation exercises for LaSalle High School will be held Thursday evening, May 15, 2014, at 8 p.m. at Tiger Stadium (weather permitting). The program will begin with the processional by the Class of 2014, with Josh
Boyett giving the invocation, and Principal Dr. Sheila King giving the welcome 
 
Tue
13
May

La Salle Parish School System

Retiring personnel from the LaSalle Parish School System were honored with a retirement tea last Thursday afternoon at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Jena. A total of 12 retirees with 297.5 years of service, 176.5 of those years in LaSalle Parish, were honored 
 
Tue
06
May

Tax renewals approved by parish voters

All five tax renewals on last Saturday’s election ballot received approval from parish voters, although the turnout of voters ranged well below ten percent, according to Clerk of Court Steve D. Andrews, chief election officer of the parish. The LaSalle Parish Police Jury asked voters to renew a 10.97-mills tax, which is used for parish wide road and bridge repairs, maintenance and upkeep.
 
Tue
06
May

New Jena plant dedicated Thursday

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and UPS Midstream Services Inc. President Stewart H. Jones joined with other UPS representatives and area elected officials to formally dedicate the company’s new 24,000-sq.- ft. manufacturing facility in Jena last Thursday. The grand opening of the UPS facility was a celebration of a big economic development win in the present 
 
Wed
30
Apr

Voters to decide fate of tax renewals Saturday

Voters will go to the polls this Saturday, May 3, parish wide to decide the fate of five  different tax renewals. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m., according to Clerk of Court Steve D. Andrews 
 
Tue
29
Apr

Jena High graduate John Barker bears the Special Olympics

Jena High graduate John Barker bears the Special Olympics torch and is trailed by Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse at Guy Campbell Memorial Stadium at JHS last week as part of the day’s Opening Ceremonies. Dozens of Special Olympic athletes from LaSalle and Catahoula parishes gathered to participate in walks, runs, tosses and jumps and more importantly to have a wonderful time. Spectators cheered, high fives were given and medals were awarded on the podium amid the beautiful spring weather 
 
Tue
29
Apr

Jena High juniors Ryan Wall (left) and David Goodman (right)

Jena High juniors Ryan Wall (left) and David Goodman (right) work on a 2014 Ford Fiesta as part of their preparation to compete in the 2014 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills State Competition in Alexandria tomorrow (May 1). The JHS students will go up against 18 other students from across the state for the chance to represent Louisiana in the national competition and claim prizes and scholarships valued at nearly $200,000
 
Tue
29
Apr

A grand opening

A grand opening ceremony for the new Jena Splash Pad will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 3, with a ribbon-cutting event. As soon as the brief ceremony is completed, the Splash Pad will open to the public. The newly constructed facility is located at the same site of the former Jena Swimming Pool, which was demolished last year to make way for the new feature. 
 
Tue
22
Apr

The business department of the LaSalle Parish School Board has been awarded

The business department of the LaSalle Parish School Board has been awarded both the GFOA and ASBO “excellence in financial reporting” awards for the fifteenth year in a row. The outstanding business staff at LPSB, led by Business Manager Debbie Finlay, CPA, are shown with the most recent awards.

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