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The Rogers-Nebo Volunteer Fire

The Rogers-Nebo Volunteer Fire Department received a $3,000 check from TransCanada Corporation for the department to purchase air compressors and a generator: (left to right) Operation Techs Joel Esters and Kevin Tullos with TransCanada Corporation and Fire Chief Bill Warwick. According to an official statement,

TransCanada is proud to be part of the energy and enthusiasm surrounding this community initiative. With more than 65 years’ experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and liquids pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. Fire Chief Warwick and the entire department would like to thank TransCanada Corporation for the generous contribution.

 

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29
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Whitetails Unlimited banquet is Thursday

The fifth annual Whitetails Unlimited LaSalle Area Banquet will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Community Center in Jena (former Jena Fair Barn).

This special event will feature raffles, games, silent auction, and live auction, as a delicious supper. Over the past three years, the LaSalle Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited has been able to financially fund Archery in the School program at Jena Junior High School. Enough archery equipment was purchased that other schools can use this equipment if they desire to start the Archery in School Program in their schools.

 

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29
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GPMS Archery Team takes First Place

The Good Pine Middle School Archery Team won first place in the Elementary Division out of 16 other elementary school teams at the ALAS South Regional Tournament in Alexandria on January 20. GPMS shot a score of 2,918 with 74 - 10’s (bullseyes), surpassing their 2,725 score at nationals earlier this year.

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29
Jan

‘Empowering Education’ tour in Louisiana

The Rod Brady Campus of Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC), located in Jena, is among several Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges selected for the cable network, CMT’s Empowering Education tour in Louisiana. CMT and Louisiana’s own country star Courtney Cole will soon rule the road in the first-ever statewide “Empowering Education” tour. CMT revealed dates for a series of eight free concerts, which officially kick off March 5 in Bossier City.

 

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29
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Free flu shots today

Louisiana is offering free flu shots today, January 31, as an effort to stem the state’s worst epidemic in decades where the immunization director said 700 or more people could die in the state. Free flu shots will be given from 1 to 4:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the LaSalle Parish Health Unit, next to the LaSalle Parish Courthouse in Jena. Walk-ins are welcome. If you have private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, bring your insurance cards, but insurance isn’t required to receive the flu shot.

 

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22
Jan

LaSalle jobless rate remains low

The unemployment rate in LaSalle Parish for November remained at a level not recorded in the past three years, and is one of the lowest of any parish north of the I-10 corridor in South Louisiana.

At 3.9 percent, LaSalle’s rate is tied for number 12 in the state, with Bossier Parish. Only eleven parishes, ten in the extreme southern part of the state, had lower rates, and those only slightly lower.

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22
Jan

Rainfall last year rates as average

The total rainfall in LaSalle Parish for the year just ended is just about average for the past 30 years.

In 2017, a total of 55.51-inches of rainfall fell in LaSalle Parish. The average for the past 30 years is 56.32-inches.

Rainfall records were kept from 1988 until he moved from Jena in 2015, by former Jena resident and County Agent Clay White, at which time he turned his information over to this newspaper.

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22
Jan

Four election dates on 2018 calendar

Four elections are on the calendar for year 2018, with tax propositions and a few other items slated for the spring elections March 24 and April 28, with numerous items to appear on the fall election ballot.

At the March 24th special election, the LaSalle Parish School Board has scheduled a tax renewal proposition for a 21-mills tax on all property subject to taxation in the entire parish. This tax has been on the tax rolls for years and is one of the primary sources of income for the school system.

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22
Jan

State has no shortage of outdoors issues

By Jeremy Alford & Mitch Rabalais

LaPolitics.com

Although they don’t always end up being debated inside Louisiana’s Capitol building, issues that capture the attention of hunters and anglers are constantly under review in ways both big and small, according to the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.

State Rep. Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette, said in a recent interview that many of the proposals for the regular session that convenes on March 12 are still being drafted and researched. But he touched on a number of issues, ranging from deer and fish populations to feral hogs, that are creating a buzz on social media and at hunting and fishing camps across the state.

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22
Jan

Christmas Card Snowfall

A Christmas card snowfall fell in LaSalle Parish on Tuesday of last week causing the closing of schools, government offices, and many businesses. The winter storm system that moved through the area brought a dusting of snow, with temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday nights dropping into the low teens with wind chill temperatures near zero.

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