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22
May

Memorial Day programs planned in Olla and Jena

Two Memorial Day programs are planned this weekend to honor the memory of fallen soldiers from this area and from throughout the nation.

The first of these events will be held at the Centennial Cultural Center in downtown Olla, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 28th.

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22
May

LaSalle SWCD plans “forestry awareness” program for June 8th

The LaSalle Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will host a forestry awareness program on June 8th, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the meeting room in the basement of the LaSalle Parish Courthouse.

Officials with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) will headline the meeting to inform producers in LaSalle Parish of forestry conservation practices available that may assist them in managing their forestry lands.

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Mon
22
May

Four LaSalle students get ULM degrees

Four LaSalle Parish students were among those graduating from the University of Louisiana at Monroe during spring 2017 commencement exercises.

Degrees were awarded to the following:

Kaitlin C. Toler of Jena, Bachelor of General Studies degree; graduated cum laude.

Sarah Michelle Exline of Olla, Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology.

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Mon
22
May

Reading Camp to address summer slide

Over 250 LaSalle Parish students in Kindergarten to fifth grade will have the opportunity to brush up on their reading skills in June through the Scholastic Summer LitCamp funded by The Rapides Foundation. Twenty-two educators will administer the camp with students from Olla Elementary, Jena Elementary, Nebo Elementary, Fellowship Elementary and Good Pine Middle.

According to Scholastic, the camp is a breakthrough summer literacy program that combines innovative, research-based reading and writing lessons with an engaging and interactive summer camp approach. Next summer, the camp is slated for students from Kindergarten through eighth grade.

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Mon
22
May

After receiving training from Scholastic, twenty-two LaSalle Parish educators are set to lead a Scholastic Summer LitCamp

After receiving training from Scholastic, twenty-two LaSalle Parish educators are set to lead a Scholastic Summer LitCamp in June for over 250 students in Kindergarten to fifth grade. The camp, funded by The Rapides Foundation, offers students the opportunity to brush up on their reading skills with the goal to prevent summer slide.

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Mon
15
May

Police Jury holds short May meeting

The May meeting was relatively short for the LaSalle Parish Police Jury on Monday of last week, with jurors making several re-appointments and taking care of other business.

During the meeting, jurors canvassed the returns for the special sales tax election held April 29, which was defeated by the 17-percent of voters taking part in the process.

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Mon
15
May

School to dismiss for summer break

The final day of school for public schools in LaSalle Parish and for the LaSalle Head Start School will be this Thursday, May 18th.

Temple Christian Academy will end this school year at noon on Friday.

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Mon
15
May

Olla officials learn of scoreboards donation

Mayor Rhonda Elliott informed the Olla Town Council at their regular May meeting held Tuesday night of last week that two wireless scoreboards have been donated to the town for the Olla Sports Complex. She said the scoreboards were donated through a foundation and are in memory of a young woman whose family recently moved to Olla.

Mayor Elliott said the only need was that the electrical work be done to install the scoreboards. The Council approved the town crew to do the electrical work.

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Mon
15
May

Received the personal retreat prize of the parish school system LaSelle

Retiring personnel with the LaSalle Parish School System were honored at a retirement tea at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Jena on Tuesday of last week. Secondary Supervisor Tish Taylor presented plaques to each of the retirees during the tea.

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Mon
08
May

Grant funds new work initiative

Program allows students to earn money and credit

A new grant received last week by the LaSalle Parish School Board and the Catahoula Parish School Board will allow high school students to earn money this summer while also earning credits.

The announcement was made last Friday by the two school district superintendents who noted that the two school systems joined together earlier this year to apply for a brand new grant offered by the Louisiana Department of Education called Jump Start Summers.

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