A garden beautification project in front of Poydras Park was recently completed in memory of Adele Robillard. The longtime member of the Pointe Coupee Historical Board, who died in February 2020, was an active volunteer in the community. .Randy Harrelson designed the garden, which consists o…
The application process for 2021 summer employment programs in the City of New Roads will run May 17-28 for local senior citizens and youth, Mayor Cornell Dukes said.
The Pointe Coupee Master Gardeners Mothers Day Plant Sales is set from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Miles J. Brashier Master Gardeners Greenhouse on Major Parkway.
Staff report The Kiwanis Club of Pointe Coupee provided 2021 high school seniors a little help with their collegiate expenses. The chapter presented scholarship checks to three graduating seniors from Pointe Coupee Parish. The presentation highlighted the dinner meeting April 22 at Cottonport Bank Community Center. Victoria Cope, who will graduate from the STEM Magnet Academy of Pointe Coupee, received a $1,000 scholarship. She plans to attend Northwestern State University, where she will pursue a degree in veterinary science. A $1,500 check went to 2021 Catholic High of Pointe Coupee senior Cameron Decoteau, who will begin his studies for a degree in mechanical engineering this fall at LSU. He is the son of Jeff and Michele Decoteau, of New Roads. Forthcoming Catholic-PC graduate Reese Morrison also received a $1,500 scholarship. Reese is the daughter of Mark and Faye Morrison, of New Roads. Fundraising events throughout the year, including the upcoming jambalaya dinner sale on Sunday, May 2, help defray the costs of the scholarships.
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A family-owned business with more than 25 years experience in apparel cleaning is opening in New Roads. Sunshine Cleaners, 224 W. Fifth St., is set to open at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 29.
The Friends of Oakley Board will hold its annual membership meeting from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the Picnic Pavilion of Audubon State Historic Site, 11788 La. 965, St. Francisville.
Dr. Kevin Andry and the St. Michael's Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, the Poydras Museum and Arts Center in New Roads. For ticket information, contact Gale Roy of the Arts Council of Pointe Coupee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 718-1574.
In recognition of Women History Month, the first family, elders, ministers, intercessors, warriors and members of the House of Restoration Outreach Ministries decided to honor their pastor, Bishop Tracey Epps Hawkins.
Elizabeth Lewis, of Maringouin, celebrated her 95th birthday on Wednesday, March 10. With her are her children, Craig Lewis, Cheryl Coleman, Lynette Thibodeaux and Susan Collura, all of Maringouin. She was joined by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-laws and caregivers and received…
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gerald Goodman, of New Roads, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Erin Elizabeth to Sean Robert Pyritz, son of Mrs. Valerie Hynes Pyritz and the late Mr. William Harold Pyritz, of Naperville, Illinois, on Friday, April 16, 2021, at St. Mary o…
During these times of having to follow COVID-19 protocols, art instructor Kim Neal has found a way to incorporate “Art, Safety & Secure” in her classes at the STEM Magnet Academy.
On Friday, Nov. 27, family and friends honored King Romany LXXII Bobby Mitchell, a Pointe Coupee Parish resident, at the home of Collette Lambert. Kneeling, front row, is Heather St. Germaine, Kayde Melancon, Rita Melancon, Mackenzie Jarreau, Becky Davis and Peggy Moore. Kneeling, second row…
Chandler Hart, of Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary, is this week’s winner in the coloring contest in the free Box of Books Giveaway sponsored by The Banner, the False River Rotary Club of New Roads and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee is accepting applications from graduating seniors from the parish’s three high schools to receive the Seventh Annual Glen Morgan Scholarship to School.
Baton Rouge composer and pianist Michael McDowell delighted the audience on Jan. 23 at the first of the Arts Council of Pointe Coupee’s performances in its 2021 Performing Arts Series.
Despite the pandemic Pointe Coupee Hospice Volunteer Quilters recently made ‘fidget mats.’ The mats provide sensory stimulation for people living with dementia as well as promote motor skills. Working on the mats are Lindie Clement, Peggy Fabre and Sylvia LeJeune Chustz. Right: Examples of mats.
A directive from Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health has prompted the City of New Roads to postpone “Stimulus Pop Up on Main Street.”
Special to The Banner Baton Rouge native and pianist Michael McDowell will open the 2021 Performing Arts Series of the Arts Council of Pointe Coupee.