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Tue
16
Jan

Jurors re-elect officers

Members of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury re-elected officers to serve during the current year, during their regular January meeting held Monday night of last week.

Bard Lambeth was re-elected as president and Mike Crooks was re-elected as vice-president.

Lambeth and Crooks both thanked fellow jurors for the confidence they placed in them by re-electing them to lead the Jury during the current year.

Also, during the meeting, jurors voted to set their regular monthly meeting date for the second Monday of each month, with meetings slated to begin at 6 p.m.

 

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Tue
16
Jan

Teachers, students of year recognized by School Board

Teachers and students of the year were recognized and presented plaques during the regular January meeting of the LaSalle Parish School Board held Monday night of last week.

Transportation and Maintenance Supervisor Scott Windham, who oversees the teacher and student of the year program, introduced the six honorees to board members and presented them with plaques.

Teachers of the Year include: Tabatha Cooper, teacher at Good Pine Middle School, Elementary Teacher of the Year; Krista Ganey, teacher at LaSalle Junior High School, Middle/Junior High Teacher of the Year; and Brooke Glenn, teacher at Jena High School, High School Teacher of the Year.

 

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Tue
16
Jan

JHS Most Beautiful

Jena High School Senior Kailee Slocum was crowned JHS Most Beautiful during the pageant held Saturday night, January 13, at the school. Forty student-contestants competed during the pageant for the honor during the annual event sponsored by the JHS Future Business Leader’s of America club. Kailee is the daughter of Darryle and Brittany Kitterlin and the late Blair Slocum.

Mon
08
Jan

LaSalle leaders reflect on year 2017

Several factors make outlook bright for 2018

Although retail sales for 2017 were about the same as 2016, most LaSalle Parish leaders feel a turning point has occurred and look forward to what 2018 brings economically.

With oil prices over $60 a barrel and steadily climbing, LaSalle’s leading economic influencer, the oil industry, appears to be primed and ready for a robust new year with many in the parish already back at work after a devastating three years.

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Mon
08
Jan

Students of the Year

LaSalle Parish School System

Students of the Year for the LaSalle Parish School System were recognized during the school board’s regular January meeting held Monday night of this week.

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Mon
08
Jan

Teachers of the Year

LaSalle Parish School System

LaSalle Parish “Teachers of the Year” were recognized during the regular January meeting of the LaSalle Parish School Board held Monday night of this week.

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Tue
02
Jan

Top Story of 2017

Four EF2 tornadoes hit area

The top story for LaSalle Parish in 2017 occurred on Sunday, April 2nd, when four EF2 tornadoes hit areas of the parish within a short time of each other, doing extensive damage.

It was hard to single out one individual story which was more important than others, but the staff of the Times/Signal felt that La- Salle Parish being struck by four EF2 tornadoes was a historic event. This weather event followed a year when historic flooding occurred in the parish – the great flood of the Spring of 2016.

There were several other major events/series of events in the parish during the year just ended.

 

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Tue
02
Jan

Top FB Posts

As social media continues to have a larger part of LaSalle Parish residents’ lives, The Jena Times is constantly working to improve its online resources to keep readers informed on the latest news.

For many years the LaSalle Parish newspaper has maintained its website, www.thejenatimes.net, and about six years ago it expanded its operations to include viewing the entire paper each week on computers, laptops, phones, and other devices via its website.

 

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Tue
02
Jan

Property taxes due for year ‘17

Property taxes for the parish and various towns were due by Friday, Dec. 29th, the last business day of the year. Tax statements for year 2017 went out in the mail in late-October. Normally, taxes are due on Dec. 31st, but since this day falls on Sunday, the taxes were due two days earlier.

Although taxes are due by the end of the year, taxpayers are granted a grace period with no interest if they are paid before Jan. 31. After that date, the taxes bear monthly interest of 1-percent per month until paid.

 

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Tue
26
Dec

APPLES Christmas Shopping Spree

The annual “Christmas for Needy Children” raffle ticket fundraiser concluded on December 15th with the winner drawings at the Jena Wal-Mart Supercenter. LaSalle Parish students sold the tickets with all money going to needy children in the LaSalle Parish School System. Over 8,000 tickets were sold, allowing almost 170 needy children to shop at Wal-Mart for toys, clothing and shoes. Top ticket sellers are shown with APPLES Program tutors and liaison at the drawing: front (left to right) Nebo Elementary top seller Daniel Cameron, Fellowship Elementary top seller Gage Spears, Olla Elementary top seller Preston Johnson and Good Pine Middle top seller Xavier Climer and back row (l to r) APPLES Tutor Connie McCann, Homeless Liaison Missy Bignar and APPLES Tutor Rose Brown. Not shown are Jena Elementary top seller Ky Allen, Jena Junior High top seller DeWayne Jenkins and LaSalle Junior High top seller Garrett Dunn.

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