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Stakeholders, officials get update from LEDD

A large group of LaSalle Parish officials, business people and stakeholders, were given an update from the LaSalle Economic Development District (LEDD) in the third annual “A Greater La- Salle: Regionalism Starts at Home” luncheon last Wednesday at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Jena.

Walter E. Dorroh, Jr., President of LEDD, gave the welcome and served as master of ceremonies for the programs. The Honorable Chris Peters, District Judge, gave the invocation.

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27
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Officials discuss future plans

Officials from LaSalle Parish met with Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) personnel last Wednesday making their case to improve a dangerous intersection in Tullos.

The meeting was the orchestration of District 22 State Representative Terry Brown who since he first campaigned for the district over four years ago has heard from parish officials and residents about improving the intersection of US 165 and US 84 in Tullos.

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27
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Aimee Paul elected for Board post

Aimee Anderson Paul was elected by voters in District 9 last Saturday to fill out the remainder of her father’s term on the LaSalle Parish School Board. The term expires December 31, 2018.

Just over 31-percent of the district’s 984 voters cast ballots in the special election, giving Paul 252 votes, or 84.28% over her lone opponent, Kurt Girlinghouse, who had 47 votes, or 15.72%.

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20
Mar

Election Saturday

Saturday is election day for voters in District 9 of LaSalle Parish as they head to the polls to select a school board member to fill out the unexpired term of the late Charlie Anderson.

The special election was called last fall following the death of Anderson. The term expires December 31, 2018.

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Olla officials consider future grant requests

Town Engineer Henry Shuler was in attendance at the Olla Town Council meeting to update Mayor Rhonda Elliott and the Council regarding town projects and grant applications such as the upcoming LCDBG application. He inquired as what they would like to apply for and advised that he believes the best choice for the project would be for work on the force main going to the oxidation pond since street projects are not currently having a priority for funding.

“I think it’s a viable good project,” Shuler said. “It can benefit the whole town and that is something they will be looking for in the grant applications. I think that’s your project.”

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Man charged in shooting death

A 31-year-old Pollock woman is dead and a 66-year-old Good Pine man is in jail charged with second-degree murder following a shooting death in the Good Pine Community late Friday afternoon, according to LaSalle Sheriff Scott Franklin.

Jamie Renee Bates, 31, of Pollock, formerly of Jena, is the victim in the shooting and Melvin Gardner, 66, of Good Pine, is charged with second-degree murder.

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Active Lifestyles in LaSalle

Physical exercise on the rise thanks to new opportunities in towns

While the majority of LaSalle Parish residents are enjoying the outdoor exercise opportunities, there is also another large group of residents who are contributing to the rise in physical exercise in the parish by taking advantage of one of the three area fitness centers.

Fitness centers, once known simply as “gyms,” were once exclusively for those wanting to build muscle mass, or body builders; but during the past ten years or so, they have evolved to reach a much broader base.

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Tullos elected as Superintendent

Janet McDowell Tullos, a La- Salle native, graduate of Jena High School and Principal at Good Pine Middle School since 2006, was elected as new LaSalle Parish Superintendent by the LaSalle Parish School Board during a special meeting held Monday night, March 13, 2017.

Tullos becomes the first woman elected as LaSalle Superintendent and it is believed she is the first selected from the elementary school level. She will replace Supt. Roy Breithaupt upon his retirement on June 30, 2017.

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Tue
14
Mar

A year after the Great Flood

The members of Zenoria Baptist Church were devastated exactly one year ago, when a historic flood destroyed their church building and left them without a place to meet for worship.

It might have destroyed their building, but it didn’t affect their faith, as they looked unto the God they serve for help in their darkest hour.

 

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Active Lifestyles in LaSalle

With obesity and physical inactivity at record highs throughout the United States, LaSalle Parish seems to be going against the norm as recent years have seen a rise in physical activity among its residents.

Top officials in the parish’s four towns can take some of the credit in seeing this increase come about. It was under their leadership that grants were applied for and obtained to not only build walking tracks, but to provide many other avenues to get their residents off the couch and up on their feet moving.

 

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