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Tue
18
Oct

Dozens of dancers

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Dozens of dancers from various tribes and states participated in the Jena Band of Choctaw Eighth Annual Pow Wow in the Pines over the weekend. There were many competitions and exhibitions over the two-day event from the grand entry to a variety of dances including a switch dance where men dressed as women and vice versa.
 
Tue
18
Oct

Local pastors share views on presidential election

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With less than three weeks away from the November 8 Presidential election, several LaSalle Parish pastors agreed to share their insights about what is undoubtedly the most controversial and highly negative presidential campaign in the history of the United States. As leaders of local congregations, these men have been looked upon to provide spiritual direction in this most heated moment in the nation’s history as both of the two major party candidates have flaws and undesirablequalities from a Christian  perspective.
 
Tue
18
Oct

Olla gets sound ’16 audit report

Olla town officials received an outstanding audit report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, during their regular October meeting held Tuesday night of last week. The findings and summary of the audit was presented to the Council by CPA John Vercher of the Vercher Group. “The town received an unmodified opinion on the financial statement, which is the best audit the town can receive. Overall, you had a good clean report,” Vercher said.
 
Mon
10
Oct

Healthy Places LaSalle! grant

LaSalle Parish is set to receive another $300,000 from The Rapides Foundation toward phase two of the Healthy Places La-Salle! program. Implementation of the program will be driven by the Live Lively LaSalle! Alliance. The Healthy Behaviors Program Grant will begin November 1, 2016, and will continue through October 31, 2019. 

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Mon
10
Oct

Retail sales holds steady

Retail sales in LaSalle Parish held very steady during the first three quarters of this year when compared to the first three quarters of the previous year, according to figures just released by the Concordia Sales Tax Collection Agency. Parish wide, retail sales were actually up slightly, while the town of Olla showed a slight increase, but Jena recorded a slight decrease from the same  period a year ago.  

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Mon
10
Oct

The Jena High School Alumni Association inducted three JHS graduates at the annual alumni banquet

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The Jena High School Alumni Association inducted three JHS graduates at the annual alumni banquet held at the Community Center in Jena last Thursday night. From left, Lou Sheppard Myers, niece of Sallie Sheppard Basham, accepted the Outstanding JHS Educator award on behalf of her aunt; C. C. Gaddis, D.D.S., accepted his award as Distinguished JHS Graduate; and Mike Bradford, great nephew of Nick Medica, accepted the award for his great uncle, who was inducted into the JHS Hall of Fame. 

Mon
10
Oct

JHS Queen crowned…

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Maddie Estis was crowned Queen of the 2016 homecoming festivities at Jena High School by Principal Glen “Slick” Joiner during the homecoming program last Friday. Queen Maddie, daughter of Becky and Jamie Estis, presided over her Court during the homecoming celebration throughout the day at JHS.  

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Mon
10
Oct

Superintendent retiring June 30

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LaSalle Parish School Superintendent Roy Breithaupt announced during the school board’s regular October meeting held Monday night of last week that he would be retiring on June 30, 2017. Breithaupt made the announcement following an executive session of the School Board, held for the purpose of providing the Superintendent with his evaluation.  

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Mon
03
Oct

Flu shots at Health Unit on Wednesday

A drive-through flu shot event will be held at the LaSalle Parish Health Unit, across Second Street from the LaSalle Parish Courthouse, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. next Wednesday, October 14, 2016.
 

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Mon
03
Oct

JHS Homecoming this Friday

Jena High School will observe homecoming this Friday, October 7, 2016, with a full day of activities, according to Principal Glen ‘Slick’ Joiner. Actually, the homecoming celebration started Monday of this week with student decorating the school, and having special dress-up days during the week.
 

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