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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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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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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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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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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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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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The old Georgetown Baptist Church sanctuary

The old Georgetown Baptist Church sanctuary, built in 1952, was replaced last week with a new, larger sanctuary thanks to Carpenters For Christ from Alabama. The old building had a maximum seating capacity of 140 while the new one will seat 250.

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New program shows early signs of success

Several students in La- Salle Parish participating in a unique summer program are gaining skills for future jobs, earning high school credit, and getting various work certifications, while at the same time getting paid for going to summer school.

The program, a first of its kind in LaSalle Parish, is called “Jump Start Summers,” and is being offered this year by the LaSalle Parish School Board through a grant from the Louisiana Department of Education.

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New assistant principals named

Split vote on approving School Based Health Centers

Hiring of two new assistant principals, approving payment of extra sales tax monies to employees, renewing three administrative contracts and a split vote on re-approving two school-based health centers were among items acted upon by members of the LaSalle Parish School Board during its regular June meeting held Monday night of last week.

The split vote on the health centers occurred following a discussion after a motion had been made to renew an interagency agreement between Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and the Board for the provision of School Based Health Centers at Jena High School and Jena Junior High School.

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