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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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Tue
18
Sep

School Board adopts budget

Members of the LaSalle Parish School Board adopted its 2018-19 fiscal year budget amounting to just over $29.2 million during their regular September meeting held Monday night of last week.

Prior to the start of the regular meeting, the Board conducted a 30-minute budget hearing, at which Business Manager Debbie Finlay went over the final budget revisions.

The new budget estimates revenue of $29,260,362 for the year with estimated expenditures of $29,187,224, leaving a balance of $73,138 at the end of the year.

 

 

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Tue
18
Sep

Members of the Veterans

Members of the Veterans Honor Guard raised the American flag, and then lowered it to half-staff during the “In Honor and Remembrance” program on the 17th anniversary of September 11, 2001, at the LaSalle Parish Courthouse on Tuesday morning of last week.

 

 

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Tue
18
Sep

‘Go Tell’ Crusade kicks off Sunday

The much anticipated Tomorrow’s Hope ‘Go Tell’ Crusade will get underway this Sunday, September 23rd.

Multiple LaSalle area churches and community leaders are hosting the major interdenominational event, which begins Sunday and runs through Wednesday, Sept. 26.

A large task force of church and community leaders, headed up by Chairman Wayne Davis, has been working for almost a year on plans for this event, which will feature Rev. Rick Gage of Go Tell Ministries.

 

 

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Tue
18
Sep

Virgie Wilson of Jena checks out the produce offered

Virgie Wilson of Jena checks out the produce offered by one of the vendors at the first 3rd Street Farmers Market held last Thursday afternoon at the Jena Town Square in downtown Jena. A number of vendors offered all types of items including produce, honey, preserves, jellies, homemade candy, soap and bath bombs, and much, much more.

 

 

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Tue
11
Sep

Abraham doubles down on SNAP work requirements

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, doubled down on his support for reforming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) during a hearing of Farm Bill Conference Committee members last week on Capitol Hill.

Dr. Abraham, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, is one of the final negotiators on the 2018 Farm Bill, which sets agriculture policy for the next five years.

Conference committees resolve difference between the House and Senate versions of a bill. The House bill, which Dr. Abraham supported, includes SNAP reforms while the Senate’s does not. The issue is one of the main topics of discussion during the conference committee’s negotiations.

 

 

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Tue
11
Sep

Tomorrow’s Hope ‘Go Tell’ Crusade

The much anticipated Tomorrow’s Hope ‘Go Tell’ Crusade is less than two weeks away and final plans are being made for the parish wide event.

Multiple LaSalle area churches and community leaders are hosting the major interdenominational event, Sunday through Wednesday, Sept. 23-26.

A large task force of church and community leaders, headed up by Chairman Wayne Davis, has been working for almost a year on plans for this event, which will feature Rev. Rick Gage of Go Tell Ministries.

 

 

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Tue
11
Sep

Farmers Market in Jena plans kick-off Thursday

Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards told members of the Jena Town Council at their regular meeting held Tuesday night last week that the 3rd Street Farmers Market will begin next week.

The 3rd Street Farmers Market will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. each Thursday, beginning this week, September 13th, at the Jena Town Square, located next to The Jena Times’ office on Third Street.

The Mayor said a number of vendors have indicated they will participate in the event and “others are calling daily”.

“We will have a large number of vendors on hand for the first Farmers Market, and I look for the event to grow in coming weeks,” she said.

 

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Tue
11
Sep

Work on “J-Turns” to begin in Tullos

Work to change the dangerous intersection in Tullos is set to begin this month as state officials recently approved an over $1.5 million contract for the installation of “J-Turns.”

The intersection of US 165 and US 84 in Tullos has long been a serious and often fatal problem for motorists and after more than a year of extensive research, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has come up with a solution they think will work.

“This is not what I wanted and it’s certainly not what the people of Tullos wanted, but this is what they are giving us,” District 22 State Representative Terry Brown said late last week. “I wanted an overpass. The people wanted an overpass. But LA Time Managers cut out the overpass to save money.”

 

 

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Tue
04
Sep

Tracking student progress in stateAn

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) has released data demonstrating how students in grades 4-12 are progressing toward fully mastering key concepts and skills in English language arts (ELA) and math year-after-year.

The release marks a significant step in the implementation of the state’s plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), in which Louisiana leaders committed to developing a new tool to provide a more comprehensive view of school and school system performance.

 

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Tue
04
Sep

Coach Mack Fowler

Longtime LaSalle Parish football coach Mack Fowler, right, was honored before the start of the Jena-Winnfield game last Thursday night during “Mack Fowler Night.” Current Giant Head Coach Jay Roark presented the coach with a large plaque noting all of this accomplishments during his coaching tenures at LaSalle High and Jena High, including currently holding the record of the most football wins of any head coach that coached in the parish

 

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