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May

Two new principals named

Members of the LaSalle Parish School Board approved two-year contracts for two new principals as recommended by the Superintendent during their regular May meeting held Monday night of last week.

Melinda Robison’s contract as principal at Good Pine Middle School will begin July 1, 2017, and run through June 30, 2019. Robison has been serving as assistant principal and will replace Janet Tullos, who becomes new LaSalle Superintendent on July 1.

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08
May

LaSalle High School

Graduation exercises for La- Salle High School will be held Thursday evening, May 11, 2017, at 8 p.m. at Tiger Stadium (weather permitting) in Olla.

The program will begin with the processional by the Class of 2017, with Carli Prudhomme giving the invocation. John Garrett Rankin will lead in saying the pledge of allegiance.

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08
May

Jena High School

Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2017 at Jena High School will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 12, at the Guy Campbell Memorial Athletic Complex.

The program will begin with the processional by the senior class to music by the Jena High School Band, Scott Thompson, director.

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Mon
01
May

National Day of Prayer at Jena Square

A National Day of Prayer program will be held at the Jena Town Square on Third Street (next to The Jena Times office) on Thursday, May 4th, at noon.

The public is urged to attend.

National Day of Prayer is an annual event that is celebrated on the first Thursday in the month of May. Originally designated by the U.S. Congress, the purpose of the day is to have American citizens “turn to God in prayer and meditation.”

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Mon
01
May

Sales tax defeated

A one-half cent sales tax proposed by the LaSalle Parish Police Jury was defeated about two-to-one by parish voters as they turned out 17.3% strong during a special election held last Saturday, April 29.

A total of 1,023, or 66.43% of voters cast a “no” vote, compared to 517, or 33.57% of voters casting a “yes” vote on the proposition.

The Police Jury had asked voters to approve the one-half cent sales tax to provide funding for the criminal court fund and road and bridge fund. Proceeds from the tax would have been split evenly between the two funds.

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Mon
01
May

New work initiative announced

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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Mon
24
Apr

Small Business Week

Small Business Week will be celebrated throughout America during the upcoming week – April 30-May 6.

An annual event sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), the week is an opportunity for national and community leaders to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners to the country’s economy.

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Mon
24
Apr

Tax election Saturday

LaSalle Parish voters will go to the polls this Saturday, April 29th, to decide the fate of a half-cent sales tax placed on the ballot by the LaSalle Parish Police Jury.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m., according to LaSalle Clerk of Court Steve D. Andrews.

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Mon
24
Apr

“Nothing is simple in Washington”

Rep. Abraham tells gathering in Jena

U. S. Representative Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, talked about national security and reforms to health, taxes and answered numerous questions during the noon luncheon last Wednesday of the Old Boys Club, held at the Brisket House in Jena.

A number of invited guests were also in attendance. Abraham said coming to Jena is like coming home. “I have so many friends and supporters here, I miss it when I don’t get to come down much when Congress is in session,” he said.

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Mon
17
Apr

Police Jury seeks support for tax

Bard Lambeth, president of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury, told fellow jurors at their regular April meeting held Monday night of last week that he has been meeting with various officials around the parish seeking support for the upcoming half-cent sales tax election.

“I have received some positive feedback from many of the officials who understand what a problem we face in financing the services provided by the Jury,” he said.

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