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New life for system

Belah-Fellowship Water System getting modern upgrades

The last thing the water system in Belah needed was to be struck by an EF2 tornado, but that is exactly what happened Sunday afternoon, April 2, which caused the system to sustain damage it has yet to recover from.

It was the final straw for the 43 year-old Belah- Fellowship Water System that was already on the brink of extinction, plagued for years by aging lines, inconsistent water pressure, and the inability to add new customers in one of the most prime real estate sections of the parish.

 

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Jobless rate drops in May

The unemployment rate in LaSalle Parish dropped slightly in May, and the number of people employed continues to rise according to jobless figures for May, just released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

The jobless rate for the parish in May was reported at 5.0 percent, down from 5.4 percent in April. In May the number of people employed in the parish rose to 5,773, up from 5,765 in April.

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LaSalle 4-H’ers take Big Clover

LaSalle 4-H youth took top honors this year at the 103rd 4-H University held in Baton Rouge, June 20 – 23. Over 1,500 4-H youth and volunteer leaders from Louisiana’s 64 parishes came to the LSU campus to participate in contests and learning activities.

This year’s theme was “4-H U is out of this World.” Assemblies and activities centered on the outer space theme. From over 40 different contest available, LaSalle Parish 4-H’ers choose five to participate.

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Contract approved for new Superintendent

School Board to purchase championship rings

During a special meeting on Tuesday of last week, members of the LaSalle Parish School Board approved a 2-year contract for Janet Tullos, who was elected as Superintendent of LaSalle Schools during a special meeting held March 13, 2017. The contract period began July 1, 2017, and ends June 30, 2019.

Tullos, a LaSalle Parish native, graduated from Jena High School in 1985, received her Associate of Science degree in Medical Records from La. Tech in 1987, received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from La. Tech in 1990, Masters of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from NSU in 1997, and her Plus 30 in Education Leadership in 2015.

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Summer Day Camps prove successful

Over 180 LaSalle Parish youth spent the month of June learning more about nutrition, healthy living and gaining a greater appreciation for the parish’s parks and outdoor spaces thanks to The Rapides Foundation and LEDD in conjunction with the towns and entities involved with the Healthy LaSalle! Summer Day Camp program.

The camps, open to youth enrolled in Pre-K through fifth grade, were held two days a week for a total of eight sessions from 8 to 11:45 a.m. at each of the six locations – Jena Town Park, the Olla Recreational Complex, Potty Tannehill Memorial Park in Urania, Tullos Memorial Park, the Jena Band of Choctaw Tribal Center Park and Recreation District No. 10 (Ward 10 Park).

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Mon
26
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Paper deliveries next week noted

Next Tuesday – July 4th - is Independence Day with most businesses and offices closed for the day, along with the U.S. Post Office.

Usually, your newspaper is prepared and placed in the post office on Tuesday afternoon for Wednesday morning delivery.

The postal truck, which carries papers for Olla, Tullos, Urania and out-of-town to the sectional center in Shreveport on Tuesday night will not run because of the holiday.

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Mon
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Site purchased in Jena for new LaSalle Library

A very prominent parcel of land in downtown Jena has been purchased by the LaSalle Parish Library Board of Control for the purpose of building a brand new Library.

The old Humphries Motors site was offered to the Library Board over a year ago at a greatly reduced price to provide a location for the new library. The board approved the purchase during a meeting last fall and negotiations have continued since that time.

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Mon
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Donation from LGH benefits Shriners Hospital-Shreveport

The Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport will benefit from a special donation made by the employees of LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.

LGH employees made the donation in honor of Dr. I. C. Turnley, Jr., who served on the medical staff at LGH from the time it opened in 1970 until he retired in 2016. Dr. Turnley still serves on the Board of Commissioners for the hospital, in addition to serving as LaSalle Parish Coroner.

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Mon
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Reading Camp proving very successful

For over 250 LaSalle Parish students in Kindergarten through fifth grade, this summer will prove to be the most educational one of their lives.

While many kids use the summer months to sleep late, play video games, and watch television, these students are participating in LaSalle Parish’s first-ever Scholastic Summer LitCamp where the focus is on reading.

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Mon
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Police Jury considers lowering speed limits

Speed limits on all parish roads would be lowered under a proposed ordinance introduced at the June meeting of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury held Monday night of last week.

The ordinance calls for setting speed limits on all parish paved roads at 40 MPH, and 35 MPH on all parish gravel roads (if they are not already marked lower.)

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