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15
Feb

St. Judes Cancer Survivor Kids

Spencer Clark, left, and Kyle Watson, St. Judes Cancer Survivor Kids, were treated to an “once-in-a-lifetime hunt” by the Jena Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited. The chapter used funds raised at last year’s WTU banquet to pay for the hunt and for taxidermy work for the exotic rams harvested by the boys. The mounts and trophies were presented to them during this year’s banquet held Feb. 4th. Also shown is Brian Andrews, Louisiana Field Director for Whitetails Unlimited. The chapter also made a sizeable donation to the LaSalle 4-H Shooting Sports program with funds raised at last year’s banquet.  
 
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Feb

Fellowship Elementary Pre-Kindergarteners

Fellowship Elementary Pre-Kindergarteners and their parents threw beads to other FES students and faculty during the annual FES Pre-K Mardi Gras Parade inside the FES gymnasium. The students rode in wagons, battery-operated or pedaled vehicles, etc. decked out in purple, gold and green garland, tulle, balloons, beads and more while wearing masks or sunglasses and hats. Pre-K teacher is Amanda Mason. 

 

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Mon
08
Feb

Urania receives $532,000 grant

Town Engineer Keith Capdepon from Bryant Hammett and Associates was on hand at the Urania Town Council meeting last week to discuss the bids received for the FY 2015 LCDBG (Louisiana Community Development Block Grant) funding project. The town was awarded approximately $532,000 for water improvements and received two bids for $444,700.00 from Womack & Sons Construction Group and $507,500.00 from Mitchell Contracting. 

 

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Mon
08
Feb

Tullos officials updated on recent grant

Tullos Mayor Charles Newsom updated the Council at their regular February meeting on the town’s purchase of playground equipment with the over $20,000 in grant funding from The Rapides Foundation. He reminded the Council that to accept the funding their park improvement has to be completely installed by Easter. Newsom added that last month the Council had approved Town Clerk Melody Strawn’s suggestion to purchase a type of zipline made to accommodate children that she has seen at parks in the surrounding area.  

 

Mon
08
Feb

Students of the Year for LaSalle Parish

Students of the Year for LaSalle Parish have been announced and will be recognized at the March meeting of the LaSalle Parish School Board. The honorees include, from left: Laura Peters, eighth grade student of year, Jena Junior High School; Nicholas Fryar, fifth grade student of the year, Olla Elementary School; and Jacob Peters, twelfth grade student of the year, Jena High School. Parents of Laura and Jacob are Judge Chris and Jennifer Peters of Jena, and parents of Nicholas are Jonny and Tammy Fryar of Olla.  

 

Mon
08
Feb

Two staff members honored during School Board meeting

Two employees of the LaSalle Parish School System were recognized and honored during the regular February meeting of the School Board held Monday night of last week.  

 

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Mon
01
Feb

Comments sought on LDWF proposal

Area citizens, and especially waterfowl hunters, are urged to make their comments on a proposal by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which would impact duck hunting on Catahoula Lake.  

 

Mon
01
Feb

LaSalle Parish Parent Expo termed successful . . .

Hundreds of parents and students along with school faculty and staff members from schools throughout LaSalle Parish gathered at Jena Elementary’s gymnasium for the annual LaSalle Parish Schools Parent Expo on Monday afternoon of last week. Dozens of booths were hosted by parish schools, services, area hospitals and others, providing a wide-range of information to parents and students. Free food and drinks were available, as well as various pamphlets and goodies from each booth and door prizes were drawn throughout the evening. Missy Bignar, Homeless Liaison for the LaSalle School System, expressed thanks to all those who provided booths and information, as well as a special thanks to all the parents and students who attended and took part in the event. Originally planned a week earlier, the event had to be cancelled because of inclement weather, and re-scheduled for Monday, January 25th.  

 

Mon
01
Feb

the construction site of the new Ouachita River bridge

This photo taken at the construction site of the new Ouachita River bridge at Harrisonburg, looking east, shows progress being made on the $36.8 million project. The new bridge will replace the old river bridge, shown at left, which is in downtown Harrisonburg. DOTD engineers says construction has been delayed because of the high water levels on the Ouachita River, as well as the heavy rainfall experienced this winter. Work on the span over the river itself cannot resume until the water level drops. The approaches on both sides of the river will be tied into LA 8 once work is completed. The project was originally estimated to be completed late this year, but the delays will push the finish date well into next year. 

 

Mon
25
Jan

Registrar gives info for March election

LaSalle Parish Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer has released some important information concerning the upcoming presidential preference and party election slated for Saturday, March 5, 2016.  

 

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