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Cub Scouts from throughout the area attended the 2014 Spring Family Cub-O-Ree held at Camp Attakapas

Cub Scouts from throughout the area attended the 2014 Spring Family Cub-O-Ree held at Camp Attakapas near Trout from Friday through Sunday, March 21-23. More than 170 people including Cub Scouts and their families enjoyed camping and participating in lots of outdoor activities. One of the main attractions for the event was the rock climbing wall, seen here as a Cub Scout nears the top.
 
Tue
01
Apr

Mc Allister gets HLC award

The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier health care companies and organization, last Thursday honored U.S. Representative Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” at an award ceremony in Washington, D.C. 
 
Tue
01
Apr

Good attendance at public hearing on US 84 widening

Officials report a very good attendance last Wednesday afternoon for the public hearing on the proposed widening along U.S. 84 from LA 772 at Trout to just east of Hair Creek Bridge, east of Jena. 
 
Tue
25
Mar

Public hearing on widening of U.S. 84 planned for today

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is conducting a public hearing in an open house format for the proposed widening along U.S. 84 from LA 772 to just east of Hair Creek Bridge in Jena  
 
Tue
25
Mar

Fellowship Elementary Pre-Kindergarten students

Fellowship Elementary Pre-Kindergarten students Baylee Calk and Carter Nichols (in background) participated in the recent Pre-K Mardi Gras parade for FES Pre-K Teacher Amanda Bibbens’ class. Baylee is the daughter of  Derek and Leslie Calk and Carter is the son of Drew and Rachel Nichols 
 
Tue
25
Mar

Man charged with 2nd degree murder in death of his wife

A 56-year-old Pineville man has been charged in LaSalle Parish with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife on March 13th in the southern part of the parish, according to Sheriff Scott Franklin Michael James Worley was arrested at his home at 320 Nickel Loop, near Pineville, by Rapides Parish sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday, March 18, on a fugitive warrant  issued in LaSalle Parish 
 
Tue
18
Mar

Firemen learn importance of fire behavior at seminar

By Betty Miles
 
Volunteer firefighters from the Jena, Summerville-Rosefield, Whitehall and Olla Fire Departments met at the Jena Fire Department on Tuesday night, March 4, to learn important information about fire behavior from Bobby Strozier, instructor with the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute.

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Tue
18
Mar

Sixteen volunteer firefighters

Sixteen volunteer firefighters from four LaSalle Parish fire departments (Whitehall, Olla, Jena and Summerville-Rosefield) recently participated in a fire behavior flashover trailer live burn simulation at the Jena Fire Station. The simulation was the first time that seven of the 16 firefighters had experienced a flashover trailer live burn. Dan Enterkin, volunteer firefighter for Jena and Whitehall, was one of these seven and he said he is grateful for the experience.

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Tue
18
Mar

New Mayor for Olla…

Rhonda Elliott, new Mayor of Olla, was administered the oath of office by Olla Town Attorney Walter E. Dorroh, Jr., shortly after she was selected by the Olla Town Council to complete the term of Mayor Jason Chisolm, who resigned effective March 1, 2014. Elliott, who was serving on the Town Council and had been serving as Mayor Pro-Tem, had to resign her seat on the Council to be named Mayor.

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Tue
18
Mar

Theft of road signs could result in tragedy

LaSalle Parish officials are extremely concerned about the possibility of a tragedy being caused by the theft of numerous road and street signs in the parish. Authorities report that during one night last week, every road sign on LA 503 from Summerville to Nichols, and all the signs on LA 3071, except for four, were taken from their sign posts (usually above stop signs).

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