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Tue
02
Dec

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holidays

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holidays, Mother Nature began providing some beautiful color landscapes in the area. This photo was taken on Tuesday before Thanksgiving, looking east on Pine Street in downtown Jena
 
Tue
02
Dec

“OCC” sends shoeboxes to children around world

Christmas for thousands of kids worldwide will come from residents of LaSalle Parish in the form of shoeboxes filled with goodies. Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is in its 21st year and Jena First Baptist Church has participated for the past 17 years. In the first year the church participated in the program, in 1997, a total of 25 boxes were filled
 
Mon
24
Nov

Early voting will end on Saturday

Early voting for the runoff election slated for Saturday, Dec. 6th, is currently underway and will end Saturday, Nov. 29th, according to Registrar of Voters Connie Huett. Voters can cast early ballots at the Registrar of Voters’ office
in the Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during this period, except for Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and day after Thanksgiving (which are legal holidays).
 

 

Mon
24
Nov

Over 300 LaSalle High and Jena High students

Over 300 LaSalle High and Jena High students spoke to representative of universities, community colleges, vocational schools, area companies and more during the annual LaSalle Parish Career Fair held at the JHS Gymnasium last week. The career fair is sponsored by the LaSalle Parish School Board and the Louisiana Workforce Commission
 

 

Tue
18
Nov

Police Jury introduces $8.35-million budget

Members of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury introduced their 2015 budget totaling just over $8.35 million at their regular November meeting held Monday night of last week and called a public hearing on the budget for the 
December meeting prior to final adoption. The public hearing on the proposed 2015 budget will be held at 5:45 p.m., Monday, December 8, when jurors meet for their regular December meeting.
 
Tue
18
Nov

Urania native Admiral Ronald Hays

Urania native Admiral Ronald Hays (second from left) and his eldest son, Dennis Hays, (far left), speak with Dr. I.C. Turnley and Darrel McCartney last week prior to the start of the Olla Veteran’s Day Luncheon at the Dixie Center in downtown Olla
 
Tue
18
Nov

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians dedicated

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians dedicated a Monument at the Veteran’s Plaza at the Jena Choctaw Pines Casino on Nov. 8th to pay tribute to the Veterans of the tribe. The absolute black granite monument is engraved with the names of the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians who gave their lives or went unaccounted for in the war
 
Tue
18
Nov

The Jena Burger Barn

The Jena Burger Barn – an icon in Jena for more than a half century – is closed for the first time in more than 50 years because of a fire late last Wednesday night that caused extensive damage to the interior of the restaurant.
 
Tue
11
Nov

Congressional runoffs will top ballot Dec. 6th

LaSalle Parish voters will join other voters statewide to elect the next U.S. Senator from Louisiana, and join other voters in the Fifth Congressional District to decide the next U.S. Representative from the district. In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu will face-off in the statewide race against Rep. Bill Cassidy, and in the Fifth District, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo will face Dr. Ralph Lee Abraham.
 
 
Tue
11
Nov

JHS Beta Club gets National Distinction…

The Jena High School Beta Club has been recognized nationally and awarded the title of School of Distinction by the National Beta Club in recognition of the club’s annual Veterans Day program, as well as its many other service and charitable activities. Shown with the national award are some of the students who have worked tirelessly this year and in past years to see that the Jena High School Beta Club continues to serve the community and to live up to the Beta Club motto of “Let Us Lead by Serving Others”.
 
 

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