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Wed
24
Jun

Louie and T.J. Thompson of Thompson Farms

Louie and T.J. Thompson of Thompson Farms

Louie and T.J. Thompson of Thompson Farms (center) and Market Volunteer Doug Comeaux (far right) assist customers last week at the Olla Town Square Market located next to the Dixie Center in downtown Olla. The market runs every Tuesday starting at noon until vendors run out, which Market Manager Ruby Moody said happens almost every week with over 200 market attendees on average. LaSalle Parish has two other town farmers’ markets as well: the Third Street Farmer’s Market in Jena on Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m. at the Town of Jena Pavilion next to The Jena Times office and the Tullos Farmers’ Market on Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. at Tullos Memorial Park. (See story and more photos inside this edition.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
17
Jun

Laurel Comeaux, Dean of CLTCC

Laurel Comeaux, Dean of CLTCC

Laurel Comeaux, Dean of CLTCC - Rod Brady Campus, gave the welcome and served as mistress of ceremonies for the ninth annual LaSalle Scholars’ Reception held last week at the First Baptist Church in Jena. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the reception was broken into two sessions.

 

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Wed
17
Jun

Early voting to begin Saturday

Early voting for the July 11th presidential primary elections will be held for two full weeks, beginning this Saturday, June 20th, according to Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer.

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Wed
17
Jun

COVID-19 update

LaSalle Parish experienced another jump in positive COVID-19 numbers this past week, but the increase is still not worrying top officials.

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Wed
17
Jun

Sales tax collections for LaSalle held steady in May

Despite the shutdown due to coronavirus pandemic, which closed a lot of businesses for about two months, sales tax collections held steady for the month of May, according to figures compiled by the Concordia Sales Tax Collection Agency.

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Wed
17
Jun

Jury to close Olla Airport

Members of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury voted at their June meeting held Monday night of last week to proceed with closing of the Olla Airport.

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Wed
17
Jun

The Urania Volunteer Fire Department (UVFD)

The Urania Volunteer Fire Department (UVFD)

The Urania Volunteer Fire Department (UVFD) received a special gift last Wednesday as the Bienville Parish Fire Protection District donated a 1994 GMC Top Kick tanker/pumper to the Urania department.

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Wed
10
Jun

Early voting to begin

Early voting for the July 11th presidential primary elections will be held for two full weeks, beginning June 30th, according to Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer.

This election was first scheduled for April 4, and then moved to June 20 because of the shutdown due to COVID-19, and finally moved to July 11th, as the lockdown continued.

Also in connection with the virus outbreak, early voting for this election will be held for two full weeks, beginning June 20, and extending through Saturday, July 4. Ballots can be cast at the Registrar of Voters Office in Jena during this period, from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily, except for Sundays.

Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer reminded voters of LaSalle Parish that during the presidential primary, they can only vote along party lines – Democrat voters can only vote for the Democratic candidates, and Republicans can only vote for Republicans. Independents and no party voters cannot vote in this election.

 

Wed
10
Jun

Covid-19 Update

The increase of 10 new coronavirus cases in LaSalle Parish during the past week does not have officials concerned as life rapidly returns to more normal.

“On May 29, the state showed us having 51 cases and one week later, on June 5, it shows us having 61 cases,” LaSalle Parish Sheriff and Homeland Security Director Scott Franklin said. “But let me again remind everyone that this is a cumulative total that doesn’t accurately report our active cases.”

Of the ten new cases during the past week, officials note that four have prison facility addresses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
10
Jun

Teachers of the year for LaSalle recognized

Teachers of the year for LaSalle recognized
Teachers of the year for LaSalle recognized
Teachers of the year for LaSalle recognized
Teachers of the year for LaSalle recognized

Teachers of the year for the LaSalle Parish School System were recognized during the school board’s June meeting held on Monday night of last week.

Although none of the honorees were able to attend the meeting, Transportation and Maintenance Supervisor Glen “Slick” Joiner, recognized them with congratulations.

Honorees include: Elementary teacher of year, Khristi Poole, Jena Elementary School; Middle teacher of year, Kylie Andrews, Jena Junior High School; and High School, Amy Russell, Jena High School.

Board President Melvin Worthington, on behalf of the board, congratulated the three teachers on their selection and wished them well as they competed at the district level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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