Pictured from left are Stephanie Barnette, chamber administrative assistant; Greg Lee, board chair; Jerri de Pingre’, chamber president; Jimmy Hall, owner of Party Express Catering and chamber champion; State Rep.Gene Reynolds.

The Webster Parish School Board welcomed 29 new teachers to the school district for the 2015-16 school year. The Minden South-Webster Chamber of Commerce provided breakfast and Minden Floral distributed roses for the teachers. Rep. Gene Reynolds welcomed the teachers and shared educational legislative updates for the school year. Jerri DePingre’ and Sara Chreene shared information about the WEEF grants that will be available to teachers later this year. Other professional organizations and insurance representatives spoke with the teachers as well.