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Hardtner Medical Center Director of Nurses Cherry Salter talks about HMC’s walking trail and exercise

Hardtner Medical Center Director of Nurses Cherry Salter talks about HMC’s walking trail and exercise equipment as well as their facility to the participants of the Positively Local: An Interim Foodapalooza Event in LaSalle Parish last week.

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Catahoula Lake ruled a river, not lake

Multi-million dollar class action lawsuit will mean major changes

It took 11 years for a judgment to be made in a class action lawsuit concerning Catahoula Lake and the results will mean major changes to this area’s greatest duck hunting location if upheld in the appellate courts.

On May 4, 2006, LaSalle Parish residents Steve and Era Crooks filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Louisiana contending that landowners surrounding the lake actually own the majority of what is known as Catahoula Lake since the lake is “man-made.”

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Speed limits set on all roads

The LaSalle Parish Police Jury voted Monday night of last week to set 40 mph speed limits on all parish blacktop roads and 35 mph speed limits on all parish gravel roads during its regular July meeting held Monday night of last week.

A public hearing was held prior to voting on the ordinance and no comments were received, either yea or nay. The new speed limits do not apply on roads already marked with lower speed limits.

 

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Help for Nebo Water System

DRA provides emergency funds

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is investing $300,000 to deliver clean and safe drinking water to more than 1,000 residents and businesses on the Nebo Water System. DRA approved emergency funding for the project, which will replace a damaged water tank.

Nebo Water System’s tank has deteriorated and “created an immediate risk to life and health,” the system noted in its funding application. There is now a boil advisory in the LaSalle Parish community, and the Louisiana National Guard has been providing water to area residents and businesses.

 

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Business, Industry Appreciation Week

Officials in LaSalle Parish have proclaimed this week as “Business and Industry Appreciation Week” throughout the parish and urge citizens to show their appreciation to all industries and businesses.

The LaSalle Parish Police Jury, School Board, LaSalle Economic Development District (LEDD), Olla-Urania-Tullos-Standard Economic Development District (O.U.T.S.), and all four towns have joined in a special proclamation declaring this special week in the parish.

 

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Foodapalooza coming to Olla

Fresh Central, a program of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA), is partnering with the Live Lively LaSalle! Alliance and the Olla Town Square Farmers Market to convene Positively Local: An Interim Foodapalooza Event in LaSalle Parish.

Positively Local will be Wednesday, July 19, at the Olla Town Square Market in LaSalle Parish and feature skill-building workshops, a locally sourced catered lunch, a tour of local food and community projects in the parish and other activities for anyone interested in learning how to support strong and vibrant communities.

 

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Retail sales up in past fiscal year

Collections up 3% parish wide

Retail sales in LaSalle Parish rose by about three percent parish wide during the past fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, according to figures released by the Concordia Sales Tax Collection Agency, which collect sales taxes for several bodies in the parish.

After seeing retail sales drop by about 17.5-percent between the years of 2014- 15 and 2015-16, officials are hopeful that the economy has balanced out and that a steady increase in sales will be in the future.

 

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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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