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Tue
28
Aug

Bus drivers 58 years ago . . .

How many of these school bus drivers from the 1960-61 school session do you remember? Our thanks to Gloria Price Gulde for sharing this old photo for our readers to enjoy. All but two of the drivers are identified: front row, from left, Buster Cooper, Morris Smith, Marion Greer, Joe Terrell, C. E. Franklin, Earl Paul, unidentified, Nelse Allen, and unidentified; back row, Earnest Whatley, Leon Bradford, Dave Joy, Farrell Mitchell, Carter Huffman, Ikie Hailey, Sam Hodges, Earl Price, Julian Ratcliff, and Harold Ainsworth.

 

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Tue
21
Aug

Schools open for 2018-19 session…

Jena Junior High School teacher Casie Bradford instructs a room full of fellow educators in the “Technology Resources for Math” session during the LaSalle Parish Schools Professional Development Day held at Jena High School on Monday and Tuesday of last week. LaSalle Parish educators gathered from across the parish for the development days, sessions and assemblies in preparation for the 2018-19 academic year. Students reported to classroom across the parish on Wednesday morning to kick off another school year.

 

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Tue
21
Aug

Police Jury joined opioid litigation

The LaSalle Parish Police Jury decided at its regular August meeting held Monday night of last week to join other governing bodies around the state and nation in joint litigation against the manufacturers of opioids.

During the Jury’s June meeting, Attorney Walter May, former district attorney of the Second Judicial District, addressed the jurors on the issue, as did Attorney Mike Staggs of New Orleans.

Both men told jurors at that meeting that police juries throughout the state are being asked to join the joint-litigation aimed at three major drug wholesalers accountable for supplying the majority of opioids in the nation.

 

Tue
21
Aug

Back 2 School Giveaway aids many students

The annual “Back 2 School Giveaway”, hosted by the LaSalle Ministerial Alliance, was held on Monday night of last week and has been termed a huge success.

The event was staged at the Old Jena Elementary cafeteria in partnership with the A.P.P.L.E.S. program.

Almost 140 registered students and families received backpacks, school supplies, clothes, shoes, haircuts, burgers, and snow cones. In addition, a truck load of supplies was donated to local schools to help additional needy children.

 

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Tue
14
Aug

Hundreds of Jena High School

Hundreds of Jena High School students and parents attended the school’s annual Sign & Dine event last Thursday, allowing much paperwork to be completed before classes began today. There were also tours of the school and free refreshments. All schools in the parish held similar open house events during the past week.

 

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Tue
14
Aug

School opens for new year

The 2018-19 public school session in LaSalle Parish officially got underway this week, with teachers holding in-service training on Monday and Tuesday and students reporting to classes today (Wednesday), according second-year LaSalle Superintendent of Schools Janet Tullos.

Public school students reported to school for a full day of classes on Wednesday. Classes at the Head Start School in Good Pine also began on Wednesday.

 

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Tue
14
Aug

Audit reveals Jena in sound financial shape

The audit for the year ending December 31, 2017, reveals the town of Jena is in very sound financial condition, as the mayor and members of the Town Council learned during the regular August meeting held Tuesday night of last week.

Scott Adams, CPA, Senior Manager with the auditing firm of Silas Simmons, LLC of Natchez, Mississippi, met with the council and mayor to go over the contents of the latest town audit.

 

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Tue
07
Aug

Entergy customers to see drop in bills

Entergy Louisiana customers will soon see a significant drop in their monthly bills. Thirteen years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated much of Louisiana, the low-cost bonds used to save customers hundreds of millions of dollars in storm restoration costs are now paid off.

Starting in August, a legacy Entergy Louisiana residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt- hours per month will see a reduction of approximately $4.35 in the storm restoration charge on their monthly bill, while a legacy Entergy Gulf States Louisiana residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours will pay about $2.57 less per month.

 

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Tue
07
Aug

Timber industry vital for LaSalle

LaSalle’s forestry industry very valuable
More than $50-million added to economy

The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies as well as local, state and federal taxes.

Additionally, the purchase of goods and services by the forest products industry and its employees spurs economic activity in other sectors of the economy, resulting in a substantial cumulative economic contribution.

 

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Tue
07
Aug

School opens next week

The 2018-19 public school session in LaSalle Parish officially gets underway next week under the watchful eye of second-year LaSalle Superintendent of Schools Janet Tullos.

Teachers will report for in-service training at Jena High School on Monday, August 13th. Other training has been planned for Tuesday, Aug. 14th, as well as teachers will be getting their classrooms ready for the new school year.

 

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