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Tue
11
Mar

Fellowship Elementary

Fellowship Elementary third grade students (left to right) Lianna Woods, Ethan Lilly, Aubreigh Davidson and Raelee Reeves listen intently to one of the Dr. Seuss Day readers. Each year FES hosts a Dr. Seuss Day in honor of the famous author’s birthday, which was on March 2. Students and faculty dress as Dr. Seuss book characters and volunteers such as local government officials, business owners, etc. come in and read Dr. Seuss books to the classes.
 
Tue
11
Mar

SHARE!

High School Exchange Program students recently spent a day at the Corley Miniature Farm and Petting Zoo as guests of owners Jerry and Patsy Corley. The SHARE! students attending were: Anna Chan of Hong Kong, Gabriela Olmeda of Ecuador, Dominika Masczak of Poland (all three attend LaSalle High) and also Haley Xiong of China, Caio Barandas of Brazil, Paulina Wojtala of Poland, Julia Bloem of The Netherlands, Olatz Berasategi Aspuru of Spain, Viola Starke and Marei Gatzke of Germany.
 
Tue
04
Mar

LaSalle School System will get increase in MFP

The Department of Education last week released the proposed formula for the 2014-15 Minimum Foundation Program (MFP), which includes a sizeable increase for the LaSalle Parish School System. According to figures provided by the DOE, LaSalle Parish will receive $15,748,279 in MFP funding for the current 2013-14 school year, and that figure will increase by $443,832 for year 2014-15, giving the parish a total of $16,192,110 in MFP funding for next year.
 
Tue
04
Mar

“Coming Soon – Wood Pellets Mill by German Pellets Louisiana LLC”

The sign reads “Coming Soon – Wood Pellets Mill by German Pellets Louisiana LLC” at the entrance of the old Georgia-Pacific plant site in Urania. Except for the building shown in background, there is nothing left of the old G-P lywood/particleboard plant, as they have been demolished to make way for the new German Pellets wood pellets plant. Southern Industrial Contractors, LLC, of Rayville has been on hand for several months clearing trees and getting the site ready for construction of the wood pellets plant, according to Superintendent Ronnie Donaldson.
 
Tue
04
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.
 

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