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Mar

Jena resident Misty Gray

Jena resident Misty Gray recently donated 15 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. Her hair was cut by Lenora Culp at Klazzy Klippers, which is located at 3015 West Oak Street in downtown Jena. Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
 
Tue
25
Feb

Annual La Police Jury Convention underway

Baton Rouge has once again become the center of governmental activity this week, Feb. 26-28 as federal, statewide elected officials, the heads of state agencies and elected officials from every parish gather in Baton Rouge. More than 1,000 federal, state and local government officials are gathered at the Crowne Plaza for the 90th Annual Convention of the Police Jury Association of Louisiana (PJAL). Several members of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury are in attendance.
 

 

Tue
25
Feb

Olla Elementary Pre-Kindergarten

Olla Elementary Pre-Kindergarten student Huey Callender hands Mardi Gras beads to three-year-old Diego Ortuno of Tullos during the annual OES Pre-K Mardi Gras Parade. Callender is the son of Steven and Sabrina Callender of Urania. Ortuno is the younger brother of OES Pre-K student Nyree Ortuno.
 

 

Tue
25
Feb

LaSalle High Junior

LaSalle High Junior Slayton Lasiter was recently crowned Miss LaSallette during the annual pageant. She is the daughter of Shane and Sharon Lasiter. The pageant was sponsored and hosted by the LHS Yearbook Staff.
 

 

Tue
18
Feb

Mayor of Olla to resign March 1st

Mayor Jason Chisolm has announced that he will resign as mayor of Olla effective March 1, 2014. Chisolm said on Monday of this week that in his active role with the United States Air Force Reserve, he was assigned to a post in New Orleans for what he believed to be a 6 or 8 week tour of duty.
 
Tue
18
Feb

Fourth Winter Blast Hits LaSalle Parish . . .

This huge oak tree was the victim of the ice storm, which hit LaSalle Parish late in the day last Tuesday, and lasted throughout the night. Dr. Mark and Debbie Bowen of Jena said the tree fell in his yard in Jena shortly after daybreak on Wednesday. Many other trees and limbs fell during the storm, but the ice stopped forming on trees before wide scale damage was caused in the area. With temperatures hovering around the freezing mark throughout the day on Wednesday, the ice did not really start melting at a fast pace until the following day.
 
Tue
18
Feb

Support the CCC: keep good culture in the parish

The Centennial Cultural Center, Inc. exists to stimulate, encourage, nurture, promote and produce good culture and fine arts in LaSalle Parish, and when possible the social and economic environment of the area – this is the center’s mission statement, but they need us to uphold it. After serving the parish for over a decade, the CCC in Olla is in need of funding to remain open. “The center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) funded by state grants, donations and fundraisers,” Former CCC President Fern McKeithen said. “The grant money is just not there anymore. And the grants we have received have been cut in half. Our corporate support has diminished as well. Without  dditional funding, we won’t be able to keep going.”
 
Mon
10
Feb

Garbage problem in town of Urania

Urania Mayor Terri Corley addressed concerns regarding the town garbage during the Town Council’s regular February meeting held Tuesday night of last week. She explained to the Council about the recent issues with residents placing loose garbage in the containers for town personnel to pick up. She said the containers are for bagged garbage only
 
Mon
10
Feb

The third snowstorm in two weeks hit LaSalle Parish about mid-morning

The temperature stood at 32-degrees when this photograph was snapped shortly after the snow started to fall in downtown Jena. A week earlier, the parish received 4-inches of snowfall, coupled with about a half inch of sleet
which covered the roads and ground ahead of the snow, causing major problems in the area. The snowfall last week lasted until early afternoon when the temperature rose just above freezing and it all melted in a short time
 
Mon
10
Feb

About 350 family members

men, women and children – gathered at the Jena Fair Barn on Friday night, Jan. 31, for the second annual Whitetails Unlimited LaSalle Area Banquet. Special guest for the banquet was Travis “T-Bone” Turner from the Bone
Collector Show seen on cable television. Brian Andrews, Field Director and chairman of the banquet, said nearly $20,000 was raised by the banquet with a large portion of these funds remaining in LaSalle Parish to support the National Schools Shooting Program
 

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