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Wed
23
Sep

La.’s lowest jobless rate

La.’s lowest jobless rate

Unemployment figures for Louisiana for the month of July were released last week and despite the corona virus shut down, LaSalle Parish once again recorded the lowest jobless rate from among all 64 parishes in the state.

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Wed
23
Sep

School Board fills vacant seat

School Board fills vacant seat

The LaSalle Parish School Board voted unanimously Monday night, September 14, to appoint Ward 4 resident Tim Kirl to serve in Virgie Wilson’s seat until a special election is held early next year.

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Wed
23
Sep

Rural Internet service access discussion hosted by LEDD

Rural Internet service access discussion hosted by LEDD
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Members of the LaSalle Economic Development District met last Thursday at Hardtner Medical Center’s Family Clinic for their monthly meeting where the main topic of discussion was efforts to improve the Internet access in the parish.

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Wed
16
Sep

First Annual Dirt Track Derby Race

First Annual Dirt Track Derby Race

Chris Thomas entertains approximately 1,000 people that attended Saturday’s Dirt Track Derby Race in Belah at the home of Chris and Kim Poole. The race raised over $8,500 for the LaSalle Parish APPLES program which assists needy children in the parish. 

 

 

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Wed
16
Sep

State moves to limited Phase 3

Louisiana has moved into a limited Phase 3, further opening most businesses and even allowing bars to reopen in some parishes.

Here’s an outline of what Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Friday:

• Businesses such as restaurants, spas, gyms, etc. will be allowed to open at 75% while still following social distancing guidelines.

• Bars can reopen on a parish-by-parish basis IF the parish is testing under 5% positivity and parish leaders approve the reopening. Those bars will be at 25% occupancy and open for table service ONLY.

 

 

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Wed
16
Sep

LaSalle Parish public schools officially

LaSalle Parish public schools officially

LaSalle Parish public schools officially opened for the 2020-21 school year on Wednesday, August 26, but Hurricane Laura forced the closure of schools for the next 12 days. Finally, on the Tuesday following Labor Day, classes resumed in the parish. Kindergarten students Easton Moffett, Grayson Cooper, Easton Jones, and Brenton Dean, shown clockwise, are shown working on an assignment on their individual computer tablets in Sabrina Stuckey’s class at Jena Elementary School.

 

 

 

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Wed
16
Sep

COVID-19 update

LaSalle Parish’s COVID-19 numbers continue to decline after a spike four weeks ago as Governor John Bel Edwards moved the state to a limited Phase 3 plan beginning last Friday.

According to LaSalle’s Office of Emergency Preparedness Assistant Director Dana Chapman, the parish only had 36 new positive cases during the last two weeks compared to 66 the period before and 77 during the period before that.

“Since April 6, we have had 346 positive tests in our parish when you take out duplicates, prison addresses, and individuals on our list that don’t reside here,” Chapman said. “Thankfully, our numbers seem to indicate we are on a downward trend of new positive cases.”

 

 

 

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Wed
16
Sep

Local homeowners may now apply for disaster assistance

LaSalle along with Caddo and St. Landry Parishes have been included in a federal disaster proclamation and homeowners and renters in these parishes may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Laura.

To be eligible for federal disaster aid, storm damage and losses from the hurricane and flooding must have occurred as a result of Hurricane Laura from Aug. 22 to Aug. 27.

Eighteen parishes were previously included in the federal declaration to help homeowners and renters. They are Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lincoln, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Sabine, Union, Vermilion, Vernon and Winn parishes.

 

 

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Wed
09
Sep

Beloved educator died last Tuesday

Beloved educator died last Tuesday

LaSalle Parish lost a beloved and dedicated educator with a half century of service in the education field on Tuesday of last week.

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Wed
09
Sep

Sheriffs endorse President Trump

Sheriffs endorse President Trump

LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin joined other members of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association (LSA) last week to endorse a presidential candidate for the first time in the history of the association.

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