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Mon
24
Aug

Hasten Bunting tests

Hasten Bunting tests his driving skills on the State Farm driving simulator during the first annual D.A.R.E. Safety Expo on Saturday at Jena High’s Guy Campbell Memorial Athletic Complex. Hasten is the son of Brad and Amy Bunting of Jena. Dozens of personnel with law enforcement, hospitals, organizations and more hosted booths with games, prizes and information to the hundreds of attendees. The event was held to promote safety and health education for the parish  nd was a cooperative effort involving safe and drug-free community participants and officers  from the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office. Hot dogs and water were provided for lunch. (See more  hotos inside this issue.) 

Mon
17
Aug

Jury consolidates 2 voting precincts

The LaSalle Parish Police Jury adopted an ordinance during its regular August meeting held Monday night of last week to consolidate two more voting precincts in the  parish. District 1, Precinct 2 was consolidated with District 4,  Precinct 3, at the Summerville Voting Building, and District  9, Precinct 4 was consolidated with District 9, Precinct 1,  at the Whitehall Fire Station. The action is effective with  the fall elections this year.  There will be a total of 24 precincts in the 10 districts in the parish following the passage of this ordinance.
Mon
17
Aug

A new school year

Jena High School seniors, from left, Sierica Jenkins, Kassie Humphries, Jada Jackson and Ashley Jones, discuss their class schedules for the new school year during their first day of school as seniors last Friday. A total of 142 seniors are enrolled at JHS this year, more than in several years. For the past few years, around 100 students have graduated each year at JHS. Total enrollment remained steady with 539 in all four high school grades enrolled this year, just four more than the 535 enrolled last year. Students reported to classes in all public schools around the parish, in addition to the Head Start School in Good Pine, last Friday, the first day of the 2015-16 school session. Students at Temple Christian Academy reported for their first day of classes on Monday of this week.
Mon
17
Aug

40 years and counting

Dr. Kenneth Paul Mauterer, left, was presented a plaque in honor of his four decades of service to the citizens of this area by Dr. Brian Smith, Chief of Staff at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. About 200 leaders, friends and family members turned out in Urania on August 6th to surprise the Olla native upon his completion of 40-years of dedicated service in the community.

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Mon
10
Aug

LPSB administrator honored with award

Melinda Jones Edwards, Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance in LaSalle Parish, was presented the Wilfred Broussard award for 2015 at the Louisiana Child Welfare and Attendance Personnel Conference. It was held June 17-19 in 
Baton Rouge. The award is named after Mr. Broussard, as he was dedicated to the students of his district and our state. Mr. Broussard compiled the first handbook for Child Welfare Supervisors.
 
 

 

Mon
10
Aug

Classes begin on Friday

The 2015-16 public school session in LaSalle Parish officially gets underway this week, according to LaSalle Superintendent of Schools Roy Breithaupt. Teachers will report for in-service training at Jena High School on today, August 12th. Other training has been planned for Thursday, Aug. 13th, as well as teachers will be getting their classrooms ready for the new school year.
 
 

 

Mon
10
Aug

Tullos approve agency for collection of taxes

The Tullos Town Council unanimously approved Jon Betts with the Concordia Sales Tax Collection Agency in Vidalia to collect occupational taxes as well as insurance premiums owed to the town. The action came during the Council’s regular August meeting held Monday night of last week.
 
 

 

Mon
03
Aug

Jobless rate continues to climb; employment numbers increase too

Although the unemployment rate in LaSalle Parish continued to climb in June, the number of people employed in the parish showed a significant increase as well. LaSalle’s June jobless rate rose to 7.6 percent, up from 7.4 percent in May. At the same time, the number of people employed in the parish rose by 120, from 6,644 in May to 6,764 in June. LaSalle was not alone in the rise in unemployment rates in June as most every parish in the state saw an increase. Even the statewide jobless rate rose from 6.6 percent in May to 7.0 percent in June.

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Mon
03
Aug

LaSalle woman convicted on 3 distribution charges

A 38-year-old LaSalle Parish woman was convicted in 28th Judicial Court last week on three counts of distribution of methamphetamine, according to LaSalle District Attorney J. Reed Walters. Kristi L. Lambeth, 38, was found guilty by a 12-member jury following a trial, which spread over two days. A jury was selected on Monday with testimony in the trial getting underway on Tuesday morning. The state and defense rested late that afternoon and the jury deliberated about an hour before returning guilty verdicts on all three charges.

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Mon
03
Aug

Lucas makes history in LaSalle

Katie Lucas made history last Friday when she was administered her oath of office as LaSalle Deputy Registrar of Voters. She is believed to be the first Native American to become a Deputy Registrar of Voters in Louisiana and the United States. Lucas was administered her oath of office by LaSalle Clerk of Court Steve Andrews during a brief ceremony in the Clerk of Court’s office in the LaSalle Parish Courthouse. Lucas began working part-time at the Registrar’s office in April under a program administered by the Intertribal Council (ITC) of Louisiana.

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