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Joe Rosier, President

Joe Rosier, President and CEO of The Rapides Foundation, center, speaks with Paul Mathews, Hardtner Medical Center CEO and Administrator, and Lee Richardel, Chairman of the Board of Directors at HMC and LaSalle Economic Development District Board (LEDD) member, after the LEDD quarterly luncheon at Jena First Baptist Church last week. Rosier served as guest speaker for the luncheon. The Rapides Foundation has provided funding for numerous projects throughout LaSalle Parish over the years. “We’re privileged to partner with you in LaSalle Parish,” Rosier said in the meeting. “We hope to continue to contribute to your work here to improve the quality of life even more in this parish.”

 

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21
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JHS students challenged to “dream big – dare to be great”

Clifton L. Taulbert, a highly successful businessman and Pulitzer-nominated author whose memoir “Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored” was turned into a major motion picture, paid a visit to two Central Louisiana high schools last week – one being Jena High School.

 

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Tue
21
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Jena officials plan for ceremony on Tuesday

Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards told members of the Jena Town Council during their regular February meeting held Tuesday night of last week that a big celebration has been planned for next Tuesday in honor of completing the lighting on the Vision Trail from the Town Square to the Jena Town Park.

The event is being called “Take the Trail” celebration featuring a family night glow ride. Registration will be held at the Town Square/Trail Head at 6 p.m., where free glow bracelets will be issued to all participants. Bicycles, walkers, and baby strollers are welcomed. The glow ride will begin at 6:30 p.m.

At the first stop, entrance to the Jena Park on East Elm Street, a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Jena Park lighting project will be conducted. Participants are urged to take the trail to the Vision Bridge by taking Park Loop Trail behind the boy’s baseball field and on to the skating rink.

 

Tue
21
Feb
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Police Jury calls half-cent tax election

Facing a situation that most of its members have never witnessed - a shortfall of money that may see valuable services to the public eliminated – the LaSalle Parish Police Jury has called a half-cent sales tax election for April 29, 2017, which would run for a ten year period beginning July 1, 2017.

At their regular February meeting held Monday night of last week, jurors adopted a resolution calling the half-cent sales tax election with funds to be used to assist in funding the criminal court fund and to construct, maintain, surfacing and/or resurfacing public roads and bridges in the parish, including incidental drainage and acquiring, maintaining and operating equipment and materials for said purposes.

 

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Mon
13
Feb
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Tullos looks to make ballpark tobacco free

The Tullos Town Council unanimously approved the introduction of an ordinance to designate Tullos Recreational Park and the Tullos Ballpark as tobacco free, during its regular February meeting held Monday night of last week.

Cynthia Cockerham, LEDD Executive Director of Community Development, was present at the meeting to address the Mayor and Council regarding the suggested ordinance. She also presented them with the design of smoke free signage that could be placed at the facilities. She said the sign and post cost is covered through grant funding, and the town would only be responsible for the installation.

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Teachers, students of year recognized

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

Scott Windham, Supervisor of Transportation and Maintenance, introduced the three teachers and three students, related their accomplishments, and presented plaques and gifts to the six honorees.

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Urania VFD seeking additional members

Urania Council member Stacie Strain discussed the Urania Volunteer Fire Department’s need for new members with Mayor Terri Corley and fellow Council members during their regular February meeting held Monday night of last week. Strain’s husband, William, is the fire chief, and she is a department member.

“Our membership is really low now. We’re down to only a few of us. We are especially low on those who are available during the day,” Strain said. “Being a part of the department isn’t just helping the town, but it helps everyone from fire rating to safety. We’re going to be re-rated soon and we’ll be lucky to maintain the rating we have now with our small number of department members.”

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Shelbi Prince of Jena is shown with Greg Dunn, operator of Incredible Outdoor Outfitters

Shelbi Prince of Jena is shown with Greg Dunn, operator of Incredible Outdoor Outfitters, and the mounted head of the blackbuck antelope that she killed during a hunt last fall, sponsored by Whitetails Unlimited of LaSalle Parish. The once-in-a-lifetime hunt along with the taxidermy work to have the antelope’s head mounted was made possible by the annual Whitetail’s banquet held each year in Jena.

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UPS Midstream expand services

Universal Plant Services (UPS), a Jones Industrial Holding company, announced last week that it had acquired the assets of the Engine Services business unit of NRG, which supplies parts and services for large-bore engines and natural gas reciprocating compressors.

The transaction will bolster UPS Midstream Services Division and NRG Energy Services is pleased that UPS will continue to meet the needs of the customers of the Engine Services business.

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Mon
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LEDD proud of economic endeavors

The President of the LaSalle Economic Development District, Walter E. Dorroh, Jr., responded very favorably to an article appearing in The Jena Times last week concerning the recent announcement that LaSalle Parish leads the state in percentage of business growth.

Dorroh, who has served almost 30 years as president of the District, enthusiastically stated in an interview with The Times:

“This is great news. Of course, many factors go into such an accomplishment. We certainly have had unusually good leadership in local government in the past few years. We have an exceptionally hard working labor force in La- Salle parish and are becoming known for that.

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