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06
Mar

Three seeking Superintendent’s post

School Board to make selection next week

The LaSalle Parish School Board will meet in special session next Monday, March 13th, for the purpose of interviewing and selecting a new Superintendent of Schools. Three administrators from within the LaSalle School System are seeking the position.

The LaSalle School Board advertised the position, according to law, from mid-December through the end of January, including advertising out-of-the parish, with the deadline to submit applications being January 31, 2017.

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Mon
06
Mar

Early voting to begin Saturday

Angie Sandifer, LaSalle Registrar of Voters, announces that early voting will begin this Saturday, March 11, and continue until the following Saturday, March 18, for the March 25th primary election.

Only voters in District 9 will participate in this election as they go to the polls to select a member of the LaSalle Parish School Board to fill the vacancy created by the death of Charlie Anderson.

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Mon
06
Mar

Active Lifestyles in LaSalle

Physical exercise on the rise thanks to new opportunities in towns

PART 1:
The Issue - Sedentary Lifestyles

Despite the tremendous appeal throughout the United States to promote physical activity, statistics reveal that only a small percentage of Americans are physically active.

According to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, less than five percent of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day and only one in three children are physically active every day.

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Mon
27
Feb

EZ Child ID Program

Across LaSalle Parish further safety measures for children are being implemented through the Sheriff Office’s EZ Child ID Program, which has been offered free to families since its implementation in January 2014.

According to LaSalle Deputy Sheriff and D.A.R.E. Officer Jenny Parker, this self-contained mobile child ID unit system, provides peace of mind, knowing that in an emergency involving a missing or kidnapped child, parents will have data needed to assist law enforcement and for publicizing through Amber Alert and other media agencies as well as identifying the missing child when found.

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Mon
27
Feb

Hemphill Creek Project signup

The LaSalle Soil and Water Conservation District is in the process of taking applications for the Hemphill Creek Project, which will allow landowners to receive financial assistance for implementation of key conservation practices within the Hemps Creek watershed. Signup for the program will continue thru March 31, 2017.

Hemphill Creek is located in LaSalle Parish and is within the Ouachita River Basin. The Hemphill Creek watershed is about 27,715 acres with the dominant land use being woodland or forest with 80%, and pasture, which is about 8% of the watershed.

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Mon
27
Feb

New Harrisonburg bridge to open soon

The new Ouachita River Bridge on LA 8 in Harrisonburg could be open to traffic by the end of this month, according to LA DOTD officials.

“The earliest the bridge could open to traffic would be the end of March, but that is with no more problems,” said Project Manager and Supervisor Daymond Brister.

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Tue
21
Feb

Joe Rosier, President

Joe Rosier, President and CEO of The Rapides Foundation, center, speaks with Paul Mathews, Hardtner Medical Center CEO and Administrator, and Lee Richardel, Chairman of the Board of Directors at HMC and LaSalle Economic Development District Board (LEDD) member, after the LEDD quarterly luncheon at Jena First Baptist Church last week. Rosier served as guest speaker for the luncheon. The Rapides Foundation has provided funding for numerous projects throughout LaSalle Parish over the years. “We’re privileged to partner with you in LaSalle Parish,” Rosier said in the meeting. “We hope to continue to contribute to your work here to improve the quality of life even more in this parish.”

 

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Tue
21
Feb

JHS students challenged to “dream big – dare to be great”

Clifton L. Taulbert, a highly successful businessman and Pulitzer-nominated author whose memoir “Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored” was turned into a major motion picture, paid a visit to two Central Louisiana high schools last week – one being Jena High School.

 

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Tue
21
Feb

Jena officials plan for ceremony on Tuesday

Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards told members of the Jena Town Council during their regular February meeting held Tuesday night of last week that a big celebration has been planned for next Tuesday in honor of completing the lighting on the Vision Trail from the Town Square to the Jena Town Park.

The event is being called “Take the Trail” celebration featuring a family night glow ride. Registration will be held at the Town Square/Trail Head at 6 p.m., where free glow bracelets will be issued to all participants. Bicycles, walkers, and baby strollers are welcomed. The glow ride will begin at 6:30 p.m.

At the first stop, entrance to the Jena Park on East Elm Street, a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Jena Park lighting project will be conducted. Participants are urged to take the trail to the Vision Bridge by taking Park Loop Trail behind the boy’s baseball field and on to the skating rink.

 

Tue
21
Feb

Police Jury calls half-cent tax election

Facing a situation that most of its members have never witnessed - a shortfall of money that may see valuable services to the public eliminated – the LaSalle Parish Police Jury has called a half-cent sales tax election for April 29, 2017, which would run for a ten year period beginning July 1, 2017.

At their regular February meeting held Monday night of last week, jurors adopted a resolution calling the half-cent sales tax election with funds to be used to assist in funding the criminal court fund and to construct, maintain, surfacing and/or resurfacing public roads and bridges in the parish, including incidental drainage and acquiring, maintaining and operating equipment and materials for said purposes.

 

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