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Wed
02
Oct

Retail sales soar

Retail sales in La-Salle Parish were up about 20-percent during the first nine months of this year, over the same period last year. Sales tax figures reflect that retail sales in the parish stood at $202.9-million for the first three quarters of this year compared to $168.2-million for the same period a year earlier.

While retail sales increased by 20-percent parish wide, retail sales in the town of Jena was up about 6-percent and up about 20-percent in the town of Olla.

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Wed
25
Sep

LGH training with RRMC

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Around 10 nurses and doctors at LaSalle General Hospital in Jena participated in a training conducted by Rapides Regional Medical Center last Thursday on heart attack stabilization and transfer protocols.

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Wed
25
Sep

Record turnout of early voters expected for ‘19

Election officials in LaSalle Parish are expecting a record number of voters to cast early ballots at the October 12th primary election. Early voting begins this coming Saturday.

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Wed
25
Sep

LHS Homecoming Queen

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Wed
25
Sep

Early voting to begin Saturday

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Early voting for the October 12th primary election will begin this Saturday, according to Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer. Early voting is held from Sept. 28, and through the following Saturday, October 5.

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Wed
18
Sep

School Board adopts new social media policy

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The LaSalle Parish School Board adopted a new policy concerning their employees’ use of social media during their regular monthly meeting held September 9 in Jena.

The policy was one of several agenda items the board addressed during the meeting and was recommended and constructed by Forethought Consulting, Inc. of Baton Rouge, the company the board uses to help manage their policies and update their policy manual.

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Wed
18
Sep

Olla Downtown 2019 Homecoming schedule

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The schedule for Olla’s Downtown 2019 Homecoming has been completed and an outstanding line-up of entertainment is planned for the day ending with The Mike McKenzie band of Monroe, according to Olla Mayor Rhonda Elliott.

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Wed
18
Sep

Jury cracking down on out-of-parish dumping

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During their regular September meeting last week, members of the La-Salle Parish Police Jury amended an ordinance cracking down on out-ofparish residents dumping at dumpster sites in the parish.

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Wed
18
Sep

Homecoming

Kara Masling, Principal of LaSalle High School, has announced that LHS Homecoming 2019 will take place at LaSalle this Friday, September 20, 2019.

The 2019 Queen and her court will be presented during the morning program, which will be held in the LaSalle High School Gymnasium at 10 a.m. The Alumni of LaSalle High School classes of 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009, and 2019 will be honored.

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Wed
11
Sep

Early voting coming up

Early voting for the October 12th primary election will begin in just over two weeks, according to Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer. Early voting begins on Saturday, Sept. 28, and runs through the following Saturday, October 5.

Early voting is held at the Registrar of Voters office each day during this 8-day period (except Sunday), from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Voters will have lots of decisions to make at the primary election, with a large number of candidates running from statewide, district, parish and ward offices.

 

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