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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Mon
29
Jan

Free flu shots today

Louisiana is offering free flu shots today, January 31, as an effort to stem the state’s worst epidemic in decades where the immunization director said 700 or more people could die in the state. Free flu shots will be given from 1 to 4:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the LaSalle Parish Health Unit, next to the LaSalle Parish Courthouse in Jena. Walk-ins are welcome. If you have private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, bring your insurance cards, but insurance isn’t required to receive the flu shot.

 

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Mon
22
Jan

LaSalle jobless rate remains low

The unemployment rate in LaSalle Parish for November remained at a level not recorded in the past three years, and is one of the lowest of any parish north of the I-10 corridor in South Louisiana.

At 3.9 percent, LaSalle’s rate is tied for number 12 in the state, with Bossier Parish. Only eleven parishes, ten in the extreme southern part of the state, had lower rates, and those only slightly lower.

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Mon
22
Jan

Rainfall last year rates as average

The total rainfall in LaSalle Parish for the year just ended is just about average for the past 30 years.

In 2017, a total of 55.51-inches of rainfall fell in LaSalle Parish. The average for the past 30 years is 56.32-inches.

Rainfall records were kept from 1988 until he moved from Jena in 2015, by former Jena resident and County Agent Clay White, at which time he turned his information over to this newspaper.

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Mon
22
Jan

Four election dates on 2018 calendar

Four elections are on the calendar for year 2018, with tax propositions and a few other items slated for the spring elections March 24 and April 28, with numerous items to appear on the fall election ballot.

At the March 24th special election, the LaSalle Parish School Board has scheduled a tax renewal proposition for a 21-mills tax on all property subject to taxation in the entire parish. This tax has been on the tax rolls for years and is one of the primary sources of income for the school system.

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Mon
22
Jan

State has no shortage of outdoors issues

By Jeremy Alford & Mitch Rabalais

LaPolitics.com

Although they don’t always end up being debated inside Louisiana’s Capitol building, issues that capture the attention of hunters and anglers are constantly under review in ways both big and small, according to the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.

State Rep. Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette, said in a recent interview that many of the proposals for the regular session that convenes on March 12 are still being drafted and researched. But he touched on a number of issues, ranging from deer and fish populations to feral hogs, that are creating a buzz on social media and at hunting and fishing camps across the state.

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Mon
22
Jan

Christmas Card Snowfall

A Christmas card snowfall fell in LaSalle Parish on Tuesday of last week causing the closing of schools, government offices, and many businesses. The winter storm system that moved through the area brought a dusting of snow, with temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday nights dropping into the low teens with wind chill temperatures near zero.

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Tue
16
Jan

Jurors re-elect officers

Members of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury re-elected officers to serve during the current year, during their regular January meeting held Monday night of last week.

Bard Lambeth was re-elected as president and Mike Crooks was re-elected as vice-president.

Lambeth and Crooks both thanked fellow jurors for the confidence they placed in them by re-electing them to lead the Jury during the current year.

Also, during the meeting, jurors voted to set their regular monthly meeting date for the second Monday of each month, with meetings slated to begin at 6 p.m.

 

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Tue
16
Jan

Teachers, students of year recognized by School Board

Teachers and students of the year were recognized and presented plaques during the regular January meeting of the LaSalle Parish School Board held Monday night of last week.

Transportation and Maintenance Supervisor Scott Windham, who oversees the teacher and student of the year program, introduced the six honorees to board members and presented them with plaques.

Teachers of the Year include: Tabatha Cooper, teacher at Good Pine Middle School, Elementary Teacher of the Year; Krista Ganey, teacher at LaSalle Junior High School, Middle/Junior High Teacher of the Year; and Brooke Glenn, teacher at Jena High School, High School Teacher of the Year.

 

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Tue
16
Jan

JHS Most Beautiful

Jena High School Senior Kailee Slocum was crowned JHS Most Beautiful during the pageant held Saturday night, January 13, at the school. Forty student-contestants competed during the pageant for the honor during the annual event sponsored by the JHS Future Business Leader’s of America club. Kailee is the daughter of Darryle and Brittany Kitterlin and the late Blair Slocum.

Mon
08
Jan

LaSalle leaders reflect on year 2017

Several factors make outlook bright for 2018

Although retail sales for 2017 were about the same as 2016, most LaSalle Parish leaders feel a turning point has occurred and look forward to what 2018 brings economically.

With oil prices over $60 a barrel and steadily climbing, LaSalle’s leading economic influencer, the oil industry, appears to be primed and ready for a robust new year with many in the parish already back at work after a devastating three years.

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