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“Remembering, honoring the fallen!”

Those who gave their all in defending the freedoms America enjoys today were honored during an impressive ceremony at the LaSalle Parish Courthouse on Memorial Day – Monday, May 30, 2016. The program, sponsored by the Whatley-Flaherty Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5002 of Jena and hosted by members  of the Veterans Honor  Guard, began promptly at 11 a.m.

Mon
06
Jun

Olla program honors World War II veteran

James David Hall, a veteran of World War II, was honored during the Memorial Day program held at the Centennial Cultural Center in Olla on Sunday afternoon, May 29, 2016, at 2 p.m. Memories of the brave American was shared by his daughter, Glenda Ogg Shaw, and his brother, John Hall. A number of family members were on hand as the life of James David Hall was related. 

Thu
02
Jun

House fire leads to drug arrest

A house fire at 1141 East Oak Street in Jena ended up with the homeowner in jail facing multiple illegal drug and firearm charges, according to Jena Chief of Police Scott McLendon.

At 6:41 p.m., Monday, May 23, 2016, the Jena Fire Department was notified of a house fire at the above address. When firemen arrived, the home was on fire and full of smoke. Firemen extinguished the fire and cleared the home of smoke.

McLendon was notified that one of the firemen had observed suspected illegal narcotics inside the home.

A Jena patrolman was dispatched to the scene and received voluntary consent from the homeowner, John Robbins, Sr., 64, to search the residence.

Two Jena patrolmen and a deputy sheriff entered the residence and in a room located at the end of the hallway, observed suspected marijuana plants, along with watering devices and lights. Robbins was read his Miranda rights and transported to the LaSalle Parish Jail.

Thu
02
Jun

Qualifying for fall election set

Qualifying dates for the fall 2016 election have been set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 20-21-22, according to LaSalle Clerk of Court Steve H. Andrews, who is the chief election officer for the parish.

Voters will be choosing several officials at the Tuesday, November 8th open primary, congressional/presidential election. The general election (or runoff) will be held on Saturday, December 10th.

First and foremost, the most important race on the November ballot will be that for President of the United States of America. As of this writing, it appears that Donald Trump will be the Republican candidate, and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate.

Louisiana voters will also be picking a new United States Senator to replace Sen. David Vitter, who says he is retiring at the end of this present term, which ends Jan. 3, 2017.

Tue
31
May

Club Members

LaSalle Parish’s Outstanding 4-H Club Members were recognized during LaSalle 4-H Activities Day held at the Jena Town Park early in May. Over 185 youth participated in the event and this year’s theme was “4-H’ers Make Safe Choices”.
 

 

Tue
31
May

Guilty of 2nd-degree murder

A 12-member LaSalle Parish petit jury took about an hour and fifteen minutes of deliberation last Friday to find a 59-year-old Pineville man guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in March 2014, according to LaSalle District Attorney J. Reed Walters.
 

 

Tue
31
May

Drugs are dream killers!

“A life of bad decisions and drug abuse will either land you in here or in the ground!” stated Sheriff Scott Franklin to 8th grade students from LaSalle Parish  attending the 4th Annual Youth Crime Awareness Program in early May.
 

 

Mon
23
May

Catahoula Memorial Day event

ALA Boyd Mann Unit 163 President Ruth King announces that their Annual Memorial Day Program will be on Monday, May 30, at 2 p.m. The program will be at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 401 Third Street in Jonesville. Pastor John Scott and church members joins ALA in inviting everyone to join them in giving honor to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for America. Joining the program will be Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., and Third District Congressman Charles Boustany, M.D. Abraham will be speaking and making a presentation of replacement medals to the family of World War II POW Norman Hardie.    
 
Mon
23
May

LPSO has some of best narcotic detection dogs

Once again the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office has demonstrated it has some of the best narcotic detection dogs in the nation as canine officers recently attended their yearly certification. According to LPSO Chief of Operation and K-9 Trainer Daryl Husbands, the U.S. Police Canine Association (USPCA) Region 10 Narcotic Detection Certification Trials were held for four days the week of April 25 in Baton Rouge.  
 

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Mon
23
May

Memorial Day programs planned in Olla and Jena

Two Memorial Day programs are planned this weekend to honor the memory of fallen soldiers from this area and from throughout the nation. The first of these events will be held at the Centennial Cultural Center in downtown Olla, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 29th.
 

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