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Wed
21
Sep

School Board adopts $10.3 million budget

Members of the LaSalle Parish School Board adopted its 2016-17 budget in the amount of $10,319,417 during their meeting on Monday night of last week. Prior to adopting the budget, the board met in special session at 5:30 p.m. to conduct a budget hearing on the 2016-17 budget and budget resolution. The board also adopted the final budget revisions for all funds for the 2015-16 year.

 
 
Wed
21
Sep

Voters have many choices Nov. 8th

Voters in LaSalle Parish will be voting for a president and vice president, U.S. senator, U.S. representative, Court of Appeal judge, PSC member and on six proposed constitutional amendments when they go to the polls on Tuesday, November 8th. And there are a lot of candidates on the ballots – 13 for president/vice president, 24 for U. S. Senator, two for Congressman, two for Court of Appeal judge and three for PSC member.

Wed
21
Sep

Police Jury seeking help from public

Faced with increasing costs in providing necessary services to parish residents, and less revenue each year, members of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury are turning to the public for some help. “The Police Jury has not had a true revenue enhancer for more than 25 years, yet our costs of operating the services in the parish that we are required to fund continue to increase,” notes Jury President Bard Lambeth.

 

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Mon
12
Sep

Additional funds approved for Jena walking trail lights

The Jena Town Council approved additional funding to finish the walking trail lighting project in Jena during its regular September meeting held Monday night of last week. The town has been granted $100,000 from The Rapides Foundation through the LaSalle Economic Development District, to install lights along portions of the walking trail. The town has also received a $4,000 grant from Plum Creek Foundation for the project.
 
 
Mon
12
Sep

In Honor and Remembrance

LaSalle Parish residents stand hand-in-hand to sing “God Bless America” during an “In Honor and Remembrance” ceremony on the lawn of the LaSalle Parish Courthouse in Jena on Friday. A large crowd was in attendance for the ceremony sponsored annually by WoodmenLife Chapter 1145 of Jena. The program is dedicated to the memory of those lost in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack, and in honor of members of the Armed Forces and all first responders. Members of Boy Scout Troop 14 were on hand to raise the flag and move it to half-mast and the LaSalle Parish Community Choir sang patriotic songs.
 
 
Mon
12
Sep

Three Jena Boy Scouts received

Three Jena Boy Scouts received Eagle Scout status during a special Eagle Scout Court of Honor program at Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church in Jena on Sunday afternoon, September 4, 2016. Jeffrey Kirkham, Benjamin Riley, and Jacob Chandler – left to right – received the highest advancement rank awarded in Boy Scouting. During the program, numerous awards were presented and the three scouts were honored with a reception following the event.
 
 
Tue
06
Sep

Kylee Patten, an 18-year-old senior at LaSalle High School in Olla

Kylee Patten, an 18-year-old senior at LaSalle High School in Olla, added to the Republican party ranks last Wednesday when she registered to vote for the first time. Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer points out where Kylee needs to sign her registration form during the process. Business has been brisk at the Registrar’s office as many who has never voted before, or who has turned 18, gets qualified to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
 
 
Tue
06
Sep

LaSalle High Assistant Principal Greg Jones

LaSalle High Assistant Principal Greg Jones presents military veteran Ray Duke of Olla with the American flag that flew over Tiger Stadium in Olla for the past two years during a recent flag removal and replacement ceremony at the stadium. Duke was given the flag in recognition of his many years of dedication and support for LaSalle High and other parish schools.
 
 
Tue
06
Sep

Rainfall record in August?

Listening to most folks talk, you’d think it never rained in August before this year. But records reveal that August has had some significant rainfall over the years. The Jena Times has records compiled by former Jena resident Clay White, which he kept from 1976 until he moved last year, and your editor has been keeping tabs on rainfall since that time.
 
 
Tue
30
Aug

Meeting a local health need

LGH to open Senior Behavioral Health Unit 
 
LaSalle General Hospital in Jena is undergoing extensive renovation as it prepares for the opening of a new geriatric psychiatric unit set for October 1. According to LGH Chief Executive Officer Lana B. Francis, the new Senior Behavioral Health Unit will feature 16 adult beds.

 

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