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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Purvis “Earl” Cotten, 83, passed from this life on Monday, September 3, 2018, while surrounded by

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sharel Renee Miller, 63, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in W

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Edith Ann McDaniel Price, 80, of Winnfield, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at her home aft

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Steven Joshua Webb, 31, of Monroe, passed from this life on Monday, August 13, 2018.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Russell William McClary, 68, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Hardtn

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Plaquemines

Officials from Drax Biomass, owner and operator of LaSalle BioEnergy pellet plant at Urania, spoke to LaSalle stakeholders during the annual “A Greater La- Salle Luncheon” hosted by the LaSalle Economic Development District (LEDD) last Wednesday.

Those in attendance for the annual LEDD luncheon included parish wide elected officials, members of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury and School Board, officials from the four towns in the parish, members of LEDD, as well as numerous business leaders and other stakeholders in the parish. LaSalle BioEnergy, located in Urania, was built in 2015 and purchased by Drax in April 2017. This 285-acre wood pellet manufacturing facility employs 78 employees and can produce 450,000 metric tons of wood pellets per year. In November 2017, LaSalle BioEnergy began start up production

 

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Mar

Two teens charged in Catahoula after threats to schools

Three Catahoula Parish Schools, all in Jonesville, were dismissed about noon last Wednesday after authorities were notified of an alleged “kill list” found at Block High School, according to authorities. After an initial investigation into the threat, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations, Alexandria Field Office (LSP AFO) arrested a 14-yearold Black female of Jonesville and charged her with terrorizing

 

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Mar

A ribbon cutting ceremony

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held during Urania’s annual homecoming celebration on March 17th for the new outdoor basketball court. The half-court is an extension of the Potty Tannehill Memorial Park and is located right behind Urania Fire Station. The project funded through a $36,000 grant from

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Mar

Third graders published authors

Erin Masters’ third grade class at Fellowship Elementary School recently had a book published titled, When I Grow Up. The book was written and illustrated by the students. Shown above, left to right: Front Row, Seth Richard, Baylee Calk, Lilly Paul, Rylee Masters, Kanely Cooper, Drake Barron, and Aubree Cockerham; Middle Row, Harlea Clark, Levi Burlew, Mrs. Erin Masters, Claire Ratcliff, and Syliss Jones; Back Row, Bailey Wiley, Alyson Womack, Caleb Parker, Levi Sharp, Parker Durham, Shaun Murry, Logan Thompson, and Mason Poole

 

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19
Mar

UP/DOTD officials are “no show” for meeting

Alyana Nowlin is ecstatic as she rolls toward the finish line during the LaSalle Parish Special Olympics held last Thursday, March 15 at Jena High School. All schools in the parish, along with schools from Catahoula Parish, participated in the event that is the highlight of the year for the young Olympians. Shown pushing Alyana is Olla Elementary aide Melissa Rogers. (A complete photo review of the day, as well as a list of all winners, will be in next week’s issue.)

 

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UP/DOTD officials are “no show” for meeting

Officials with Union Pacific Railroad and LA. Department of Transportation and Development did not show up for a special called meeting in Olla last Tuesday night, called to give citizens and town officials the opportunity to ask questions about the proposed closing of a railroad crossing in downtown Olla. At the January meeting of the

Olla Town Council, Mayor Rhonda Elliott announced that UP/DOTD wants to close the railroad crossing on Louisiana Street in downtown Olla – near the Olla Town Hall. Mayor Elliott said Bill Shrewsberry, Rail Safety Engineer with Union Pacific, also informed her that improvements are planned for the approaches to the Cypress Street crossing, all to be done this year.

 

 

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Mar

Early voting ends Saturday

Early voting for the March 24th school board tax renewal election is now underway and will continue through this coming Saturday, March 17, according to LaSalle Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer. Voters can cast early ballots at the Registrar’s office, across the street from the LaSalle Parish Courthouse, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day through Saturday.

At the March 24th special election, the LaSalle Parish School Board has scheduled a tax renewal proposition for a 21-mills tax on all property subject to taxation in the entire parish. This tax has been on the tax rolls for decades and is one of the primary sources of income for the school system.

 

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Mar

Sheriff addresses School Board on ‘shooter safety’

LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin addressed members of the LaSalle Parish School Board at their regular March meeting on Monday night of last week regarding active shooter safety.

“For the past ten years that I have been fortunate to serve as Sheriff, the safety of our schools has always been in the forefront of my mind,” he started out. “Before I came into office, a couple of schools had resource officers but about that time the federal funding for that program ran out and the program ended. It would cost about $800,000 a year to put officers in every school in the parish, and my department doesn’t have the funds for this, and I’m sure you don’t either,” Franklin stated

 

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Mar

Spotlight shines on Rod Brady

Before last Wednesday, many of the high school students in LaSalle and Catahoula parishes had very little knowledge of the Central Louisiana Technical College (CLTCC) Rod Brady Campus in Jena; and for that matter, many had never heard of Country Music Television’s (CMT) up and coming star Courtney Cole. But all that changed in a matter of minutes. Approximately 170 students, mostly juniors, from Jena, LaSalle, and Harrisonburg high schools visited the Rod Brady campus March 7 for the CMT Empowering Education event featuring CMT star Cole.

 

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Mar

Early voting to begin Saturday

Early voting for the March 24th school board tax renewal election will begin this Saturday, March 10, and continue through the following Saturday, March 17, according to LaSalle Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer.

Voters can cast early ballots at the Registrar’s office, across the street from the LaSalle Parish Courthouse, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day during the seven day period.

 

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