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Wed
13
Nov

Election Saturday

LaSalle Parish voters will join voters throughout the state on Saturday by going to the polls to finish the job their started on October 12, 2019.

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Wed
13
Nov

Jena to apply for 2 state grants

The Jena Town Council voted at their regular November meeting held Tuesday night of last week to apply for two state grants for water improvement and a new fire truck, as recommended by Mayor LaDawn Edwards.

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Wed
13
Nov

Tullos bond election called

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The Tullos Town Council approved the call of a special bond election for May 2020 to finance the filtration system for the town during their regular meeting last week. There were no comments during the public hearing.

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Wed
06
Nov

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs

(left to right) Jaime Brock, Lacy Robertson and Anna Cooper with the LaSalle Parish Assessor’s Office – hand out treats to Jena Elementary Pre-Kindergarten students from Teacher Chelsa McCormick’s class during trick or  treat at the courthouse in downtown Jena last week. Also shown at left is Ann Breland, E-911 Coordinator. Dozens of Pre-K students visited not only the courthouse but also several locations around Jena such as the LaSalle Nursing Home, the LaSalle Parish School Board office and more.

Wed
06
Nov

Veterans Day events

Veterans Day events

Several events have been planned to honor veterans of LaSalle Parish in recognition of Veterans Day, which is Monday, November 11th.

On Friday morning, Nov. 8 at 8 a.m., the annual Veterans breakfast will be served at the Urania Recreation Center, and all area veterans are invited to attend.

Also on that same day, veterans will be honored with the annual luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Dixie Center in downtown Olla. All area veterans are invited to attend.

 

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Wed
06
Nov

Early voting underway

Early voting underway

Early voting for the November 16th runoff election is underway and will continue through this Saturday, Nov. 9, according to LaSalle Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer.

Voters can cast early ballots at the Registrar’s office from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day through Saturday. Remember, voters must show some form of identification when voting.

A total of 662 voters cast early ballots on the first day of early voting, last Saturday, according to Sandifer. This was 208 more voters than cast ballots on first day of early voting for the Oct. 12 primary. With 8,832 total voters, the first day voting represents about 8-percent of the total voters in the parish.

 

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Wed
06
Nov

Trout Post Office burglary solved

Trout Post Office burglary solved

The professional work of detectives with the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of a suspect last week in the burglary of the Trout Post Office early last month.

Adam Perritt, 22, of St. Joseph, LA, was booked into the LaSalle Parish Jail last Friday on charges of burglary and criminal damage to property in connection with the October 5 break-in and burglary of the Trout Post Office.

According to LPSO Lead Detective Brant King, deputies and detectives responded to the Trout Post Office on Sunday, October 6, where they found the interior glass door leading to the business office busted and many items, including pieces of mail, laying on the floor.

 

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Wed
06
Nov

President Trump to campaign in Monroe

President Trump to campaign in Monroe

President Donald Trump will appear at the Monroe Civic Center at 7 p.m. tonight to rally for Republican governor’s candidate Eddie Rispone, who is in the runoff with Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.

On Friday night before the primary election, Oct. 12, Trump held a rally in Lake Charles and urged Louisiana voters to get out and vote Republican – either for Rispone or Congressman Ralph Abraham of Louisiana’s Fifth District.

“I am excited to welcome President Trump back to Louisiana,” Rispone said in a statement.

 

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Wed
30
Oct

Historic icon being torn down…

Historic icon being torn down…

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Wed
30
Oct

Early voting begins Saturday

Early voting begins Saturday
Early voting begins Saturday

Early voting for the November 16th runoff election will begin this Saturday, Nov. 2, and continue through the following Saturday, Nov. 9, according to LaSalle Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer.

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