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properTroopers make special delivery

Four Troop E Troopers made a special delivery to 8-month-old Melodee Jeter, a patient at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania, on Christmas Eve morning.
 
Members of Troop E, along with family members, visited area hospitals to hand out gifts to children in the hospital, a tradition that began 16 years ago.
 
Troopers delivering gifts to Melodee were Master Trooper Linda Vachula, TFC Chance Williams, Senior Trooper Joe Dessens, and Lt. Chris Adams, along with Vachula family members, Celeste Jimmerson and Justin Cox.
 
 
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Dec

APPLES Christmas Shopping Spree

Tue
27
Dec

Property taxes due this Friday

Property taxes for the parish and various towns are due this Friday, Dec. 30th, the last business day of the year. Tax statements for year 2016 went out in the mail in mid-November.
 
The tax statements were mailed by the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office, as the Sheriff is the ex-officio tax collector for the parish. Taxes are based on assessments assigned by the LaSalle Parish Assessor’s office.
 
 
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Dec

Property taxes due Dec. 30th

Tax statements for year 2016 went out in the mail to LaSalle Parish taxpayers in mid-November and taxes are due by Friday, Dec. 30th (the last business day of the year).
 
The tax statements were mailed by the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office, as the Sheriff is the ex-officio tax collector for the parish. Taxes are based on assessments assigned by the LaSalle Parish Assessor’s office.

Mon
19
Dec

Olla cleared to advertise for sewer system project

Olla Mayor Rhonda Elliott announced to the Council that the town has received approval to advertise bids for the LCDBG (Louisiana Community Development Block Grant) sewer project to clean out manholes and improve the sewer system. Elliott then said Frank Willis with Willis Engineering and Scientific, LLC. of Alexandria, has notified her that the sewer plant is in complete compliance. She thanked Town Superintendent Joseph Jeter for all his help.
 
Town appointments were made during the meeting as well: Town Attorney – Dorroh & Kendrick, Town Clerk Wendy Allbritton, Town Magistrate Dan Cornett and Mayor Pro-Tem Joe Rachal.

Mon
19
Dec

LaSalle Jury adopts $7.9-million budget

Members of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury adopted their 2017 budget totaling just over $7.98-million at their regular December meeting held Monday night of last week following a public hearing to receive comments on the budget. No comments were received.
 
The budget contains $4,899,275 in the general fund and other parish wide funds, another $1,081,040 in individual district funds, and $2-million in JTPA funds, which are used for health and welfare programs and administered through the Police Jury.

Mon
19
Dec

A visit with Santa Claus. . .

Seven-year-old Hailey Dickey of Olla visited with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at the recent annual “Cookies with Santa” event at the Centennial Cultural Center in Olla. Hailey was one of nearly 90 children who were in attendance to decorate cookies, paint a cookie plate, listen to a Christmas story, sing songs, meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus and have their photo taken.

Mon
12
Dec

Tullos officials proud of new fire rating, ‘Class 7’

The Town of Tullos now has a fire rating of ‘Class 7’ after the recent PIAL (Property Insurance Association of Louisiana) inspection of the town’s fire department. Assistant/Volunteer Town Clerk Paul Doughty said the rating is based on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the highest and 10 being the lowest and that the town had a rating of 9 and 10, so the new rating is lower. 

“The hydrant flow data summary did hurt us a bit. We would have to double the size of our water tanks and water lines and it’s just not possible for us,” Doughty said. “It’s not the number I would like to see, but realistically I think it’s the best we can do at present. It has improved.”

Mon
12
Dec

Students, teachers rewarded for “A”

Two extra days added to holiday break

The regular December meeting of the LaSalle Parish School Board on Monday night of last week turned into a celebration of the system attaining an “A” in the 2015-16 Student Performance Scores, which was announced a couple of weeks ago.

Looking to reward students and teachers on the achievement, board members suspended the rules and passed a motion to add two extra days to the Christmas/New Years holidays. Students were already scheduled to be on break from Dec. 21 through Jan. 3, but now the holiday break will begin on Friday, Dec. 16.

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12
Dec

Santa Claus has already been making his rounds visiting children in LaSalle Parish

Santa Claus has already been making his rounds visiting children in LaSalle Parish during the past week, making appearances at several special events such as the Jena and Olla Christmas Parades and the LaSalle Parish Library, where Mrs. Claus joined him to greet students from several schools. Shown above, Pre-K student Abram Smith from Nebo Elementary pauses as his picture is taken during an event last Wednesday, December 7.

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