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Wed
01
Jul

Senate committee approve version of new budget for La.

BATON ROUGE--A Senate committee on Wednesday passed a version of the state’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year and several other bills that could impact the state’s finances, including freezing pay raises for state employees.

The bill, approved by the Senate Finance Committee, would use $90 million from the state’s rainy-day fund to fill budget shortfalls caused by nearly $1 billion in lost revenues estimated by state economists.

The Legislature is expected to use more than $1 billion in federal coronavirus aid to fill budget gaps. About half of those funds were used in the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, and the rest will be used in the fiscal year starting July 1.

 

 

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Wed
01
Jul

Census is important

LaSalle Parish residents are being encourage to respond to their 2020 Census request, either by filling our the questionnaire and mailing it back, or going online and completing the form.

“We cannot over express how important the numbers revealed by the Census are to funding for agencies in the parish,” stated June Fowler, president of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury.

The U.S. Census Bureau mailed questionnaires in March to area residents. Those who did not receive the questionnaire should call 1-844-330-2020, or 1-678-938- 1375.

 

 

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Wed
17
Jun

Scholarships awarded to LHS 2020 graduates

Scholarships awarded to LHS 2020 graduates

Katie Helton, Guidance Counselor at LaSalle High School, announced scholarship recipients and other awards for 2020 seniors during graduation ceremonies held at the school on Thursday night, June 11, 2020.

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Wed
17
Jun

Scholarships awarded to JHS 2020 graduates

Scholarships awarded to JHS 2020 graduates

Samantha Manning, Guidance Counselor at Jena High School, announced the following scholarship recipients in the Class of 2020 during graduation ceremonies at JHS on Friday, June 12, 2020.

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Wed
03
Jun

Honor Rolls

Jena Elementary

Honor roll students for the final six weeks of the 2019-20 school year at Jena Elementary School have been announced by Principal Deedra Zeagler, as follows:

First Grade

All A’s – Joseph Allen, Sara Andrews, Ryleigh Bryant, Landen Chapman, Landon Corley, Daylon Deville, Abby Dorton, Justin Edwards, Tanner Edwards, Jace Evans, Fynn Falgoust, Jacob Farmer, Jaxson Farmer, Natalie Foreman, Thomas Francis, Audrey Glenn, Sydney Goodman, Izaiah Howard, Kennedy Jones, Samuel Jones, Blake LaCour, Adelyn Lambeth, Josephine Manning, Brayson McEvoy, Braylon McGuffee, Briley McGuffee, Addison Mitchell, Nathaniel Mitchell, Logan Munson, Natalee Nobles, Gavin Norris, Lydia Powell, Brantley Sanders, Jacey Stafford, Harper Townsend, Adelyn White and Charlotte Williams.

 

Wed
03
Jun

Folk Festival changes noted

The Natchitoches-Northwestern State University Folk Festival, a perennially popular event held each July at NSU since 1979, will not take place in its traditional format, according to Dr. Shane Rasmussen, director of the Louisiana Folklife Center.

“The Louisiana Folklife Center has been monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic very closely and has postponed making a decision about the 2020 festival in hopes that the situation would improve. However, it is with a great deal of sadness that unfortunately this year’s Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will not be able to be held in a face-to-face format,” Rasmussen said.

 

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Wed
20
May

“My Signature Look”

“My Signature Look”

We’re at the stage where everyone is complaining about their hair.

I am not complaining. As I have frequently bragged, my husband, Peter, cuts my hair and this has continued while the beauty parlors are closed and everyone is growing increasingly cranky.

We were talking to our friends, Mary and Wolfgang, about this and Mary was expressing a bit of envy that I had gotten a haircut the previous day. I let her think that getting a haircut from Peter was like getting a haircut in a salon although, other than the use of scissors, there is very little similarity.

 

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Wed
20
May

Town and Country Garden Club notes

Members of the Town and Country Garden Club held their monthly meeting on May 12th in the parking lot of Nolley Methodist Church, outdoors in front of Palmer Hall, with everyone keeping a distance from each other, due to the corona virus.

Usually, this meeting would have been held at Martha Ann Woods’ home on the front porch with a lunch, but not this year.

This meeting was to install officers for the coming year.

Present for the meeting were Cynthia Bradford, Nelda Tarver, Lisa McCann, Mica King, Sis Welch, Pam Davis, Barbara Murphy, Judy Baker, Audrey Maxwell, Martha Ann Wood, and Beth Zoller.

 

 

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Wed
13
May

CLTCC delaying graduation

Due to restrictions regarding large public gatherings as the state tries to reduce the spread of the COVID-19, Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC)officials have decided to postpone the college-wide graduation ceremony scheduled for May 21in Alexandria. No new date has been set at this time.

“The graduation experience is extremely important to our students, and we want to do everything we can to appropriately celebrate our CLTCC graduates,” said CLTCC Chancellor JimmySawtelle.

“Our planis that later this year conditions will improve to the point where we can have a safe, in-person graduation event where our graduates can walk across the stage and receive their diploma and the recognition theyhave worked so hard to earn.”

 

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Wed
13
May

Tullos couple approaches 70 years of wedded bliss

Tullos couple approaches 70 years of wedded bliss

Tullos residents J.C. and Rose Harter will celebrate 70 years of marriage in July that has taken them from LaSalle Parish to Guam and back again.

Rose turned 92 in February. She was born in 1928. J.C. turns 91 in June. He was born in 1929. The Harters have two sons, Carl and Tommy, and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Carl lives in Florida with his wife, Theresa, and Tommy lives next door to them.

“The women in my family tend to live to their 90s,” Rose said regarding living to her nineties. “Two of my aunts died at 90, and I have an aunt who is still living. She is 102 and lives near Oakdale. My sister was 86 when she died, but my brother and my uncle were in their 70s when they died.”

 

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