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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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Tue
22
Apr

Good Pine Middle Teacher Cathy Pittman holds a butterfly

Good Pine Middle Teacher Cathy Pittman holds a butterfly on a flower while her third grade students Kendal Hennigan, Ashlyn Alexander, Emily Lee and Peyton Delhoste look at the other butterflies ready for release.

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Tue
22
Apr

Excellence in financial reporting

For the fifteenth year in a row, the business department of the LaSalle Parish School System has been awarded both the GFOA and ASBO “excellence in financial reporting” awards. The awards were presented for fiscal year 2011-12 and included the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) honors for Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada and for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

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Tue
22
Apr

Contract for street work in Good Pine approved by Jury

The LaSalle Parish Police Jury, at their regular April meeting held Monday night of last week, approved a contract for street work in the Good Pine area. The work is being financed by a fiscal year 2013 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant that was awarded to the Jury. Bids on the street improvement project were opened on April 10th.

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Tue
15
Apr

Olla officials accept park land donation

During the Town of Olla Council’s regular March meeting held Tuesday night of last week, Mayor Rhonda Elliott announced to the Council of a recent land donation to the town. She said that Southern Heritage Bank has graciously agreed to donate the park, which is located across from the bank on the corner of Central Avenue and Rosefield Road, to the town. 
 
Tue
15
Apr

New principal hired, five contracts renewed, board member resigns

A new principal was employed, contracts for five administrative officials were renewed, and a board member submitted  his resignation during the regular April meeting of the LaSalle Parish School Board held Monday night of last week.
 
Tue
15
Apr

Jena Council approves new logo

The Jena Town Council approved a new logo for the town, which will be utilized to rebrand the community to reflect positive changes being made. The action came during the regular April meeting of the Council, held Tuesday night of last week. 
 
Tue
08
Apr

Retail sales continue to improve

After ending year 2013 with record retail sales in LaSalle Parish, figures just released for the first three months of 2014 show that sales continue to climb as the new year unfolds. Retail sales for the first quarter of
2014 show very positive gains, with parish wide sales up by about 12.5-percent over the first three months of the previous year. 
 

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