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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.

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.

A fundraiser scheduled Saturday in Fordoche will raise money for Nell’s Angels, a nonprofit organization that raises money to help cancer patients.

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 roygaleb@bellsouth.net or (225) 718-1574.

Six students and two educators were recognized Friday, March 19, by Livonia High’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) program.

Twelve members and a guest, state Secretary Kathy Welch, gathered recently at a meeting of the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

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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.

New auction dates have been announced by the False River Academy PTA Gator Gala and Auction.

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…

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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…

The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee is reopening the doors to the Poydras Center auditorium for its Performing Arts Series, featuring Swingaroux on Saturday, March 20.

Many years ago, Livonia High School was the place for local gardeners to purchase their spring vegetable plants. 

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.

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Girl Scouts Louisiana East kicked off the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season on Jan. 15, according to Rebecca Pennington, chief executive officer.

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