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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ruby Taylor Streetman, 90, of Jena, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, October 11, 201

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Roy Arthur Mercer, 76, of Joyce, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at his home

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wilma Breithaupt, 90, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the LaSalle

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Ella Ruth Dotson, 78, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Rapides

Tue
16
Oct

LHS Homecoming Queen

Abbe Prather was crowned Queen of the 2018 homecoming festivities at LaSalle High School last Friday by Principal Kara Masling. Queen Abbe, daughter of Rev. Bo and Staci Prather of Urania, presided over her Court during the homecoming celebration throughout the day at LHS.

 

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Tue
16
Oct

Early voting begins next Tuesday

Early voting for the Tuesday, November 6th election will begin next Tuesday, Oct. 23 and continue through Tuesday, Oct. 30. All early voting will take place at the Registrar of Voters office in Jena, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

LaSalle voters will be facing a rather long ballot when they vote early or go to the polls on election day.

Eleven offices and/or items will face voters parish wide, along with various other tax renewals for different districts, as well as municipal offices in two of the towns.

 

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Tue
16
Oct

PowWow in the Pines

The 10th annual Jena Band of Choctaw Indians “PowWow in the Pines” was held last Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, with hundreds of visitors from many states attending the colorful event. A gourd dance and grand entry were held Friday evening, and repeated twice on Saturday. JBCI Chief Cheryl Smith expressed her thanks to everyone who pitched in to make this event such a success, especially the visitors from Tribes in other parts of the state and out-of-state. One scene from the activities is shown above and other photos from the gourd dance and grand entry can be found inside this edition of your parish newspaper.

 

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Tue
09
Oct

Retail sales up for year

Retail sales in LaSalle Parish were up about 8-percent during the first nine months of this year, ending with September. Sales tax figures reflect that retail sales in the parish stood at $168.3 million for the first three quarters of this year compared to $155.7 million for the same period a year earlier.

While retail sales increased by 8 percent parish wide, retail sales in the town of Jena was up about 2-percent and up a whopping 17-percent in the town of Olla.

For the first nine months of 2018, the La- Salle Parish School Board collected $1,682,690.02 in sales taxes, up a total of $125,349.22. A year earlier in 2017, the school board collected $1,557,229.38 on one of its three 1-cent sales tax.

 

 

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Tue
09
Oct

Homecoming

LHS homecoming celebration Friday

Kara Masling, Principal of LaSalle High School, has announced that LHS Homecoming 2018 will take place at LaSalle this Friday, October 12, 2018.

The 2018 Queen and her court will be presented during the morning program, which will be held in the LaSalle High School Gymnasium at 10 a.m. The Alumni of LaSalle High School classes of 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008, and 2018 will be honored.

The LaSalle Tigers will host Northwood-Lena in the homecoming football game at 7 p.m. in Fighting Tiger Stadium. The Queen and her court will be presented during the halftime show.

 

 

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Tue
09
Oct

Fire rating for Tullos raised to Class 10

Tullos town officials learned at their regular October meeting held Monday night of last week that PIAL (Property Insurance Association of Louisiana) has raised the fire rating for the town and adjoining area to a Class 10, the highest possible classification. The former rating for the town was a Class 6 and for out-of-town the rating was a Class 9.

The new higher rating means homeowners and businesses in the area will face higher premiums on their property insurance.

“The PIAL inspection on September 6 was a painful blow to the department and the town,” Paul Doughty, secretary for the Tullos Volunteer Fire Department, said. “Lack of membership and lack of documented training hours was the overriding reason for the rating increase. The cure for our rating is for people to join the department and make the training meetings.”

 

 

Tue
02
Oct

HMC burns note, breaks ground for new facility

There was excitement in the air last Tuesday morning as a large crowd gathered at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania for a note burning and groundbreaking ceremony as the facility began its next massive expansion project.

Administrator Paul Mathews told the crowd the new 21,000 square foot Hardtner Family Clinic will feature five different suites or clinics inside the large building being constructed on the north-northeast side of the main hospital.

 

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Tue
02
Oct

Early voting nears for Nov. 6 election

Early voting for the Tuesday, November 6th election is nearing. It will be held from Tuesday, Oct. 23 through Tuesday, Oct. 30. All early voting will take place at the Registrar of Voters office in Jena, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

LaSalle voters will be facing a rather long ballot when they vote early or go to the polls on election day.

 

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Tue
02
Oct

‘Go Tell’ Crusade yield 243 decisions

“To God be the Glory” was what members of the task force that planned and promoted the Tomorrow’s Hope ‘Go Tell’ Crusade repeated during a meeting last Thursday as results of the four-day event were reported.

For over a year, a group of local church, community and business leaders planned and laid the ground work for the Tomorrow’s Hope ‘Go Tell’ Crusade which was held four nights, Sept. 23-26, at the Jena High School gym.

 

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Tue
25
Sep

Jurors at Region VIII meeting in Catahoula

Elected and appointed officials from eight parishes gathered on Thursday, September 20, 2018, for a meeting at the Wallace Ridge Pentecostal Church’s Family Life Center near Jonesville.

Catahoula Parish hosted the meeting for members of the Police Jury Association. In addition to Catahoula Parish, Region VIII includes Avoyelles, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn.

LaSalle Parish was well represented at the meeting. Those attending included President Bard Lambeth and wife Kathy, Vice President Mike Crooks and wife Gaile, Jurors Larkin Jackson and wife Vicki, Jack Zeagler and wife Vickie, Brent Farley and wife Reacy, and Casey Jones and wife Oleva, Secretary-Treasurer Kay Smith, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Abbie Whittington and husband Kenny, and Secretary Jamie Jones and husband Adam.

 

 

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