Lester David loved to work with people during his decades of service in law enforcement, but the human element ran a close race with another facet.
Livonia High School is flying a new American flag in its front courtyard, as a dedication to two recent graduates, and as part of instruction on the handling and care of the flag.
The Pointe Coupee Parish school system’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Afterschool Programs and Family Engagement Program hosted the inaugural Light Up the Bikes for Afterschool.
NEW ROADS -- His hair is a little grayer these days, but Hurst Samson’s thumb remains green as ever. The New Roads resident credits gardening for a strong mind, body and soul.
Lois Ress’s strong belief in the benefits of a healthy mind, body and soul helped her overcome the toughest challenge of her life.
A stroll or drive through downtown America in the 21st century can bring with it a stark contrast when comparing one Main Street to another.
Larry Celestine has spent his career handling numbers, the financial numbers that are the heart of any business. Now the Pointe Coupee Parish native wants to help schoolchildren learn about those numbers, what finance is and how businesses affect our daily lives.
LARRY CELESTINE is the education manager for Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge. He works with schools in eight parishes to present financial literacy instruction. A native of Pointe Coupee Parish, Celestine graduated from Rosenwald High in 1970 and Southern University in 1973 with de…
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT is a non-profit group founded in 1919 by Theodore Vail, president of American Telephone & Telegraph; Horace Moses, president of Strathmore Paper Co.; and Sen. Murray Crane of Massachusetts. Junior Achievement’s 247,350 volunteers reach nearly 4.8 million students per y…
American Legion Post 248 inaugurated its Community Leader Awards on July 8, honored an educator, firefighter and police officer.
The Community Center of Pointe Coupee is excited to announce its 2020 Royal Court in honor of this year’s Mardi Gras parade entitled, “At the Movies.”
Krewe members with the Livonia Carnival Association are preparing to celebrate their 37th annual parade at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. This year’s king and queen will be the 36th royal couple since the inaugural year of the parade was organized without royalty.
Talk of generals in Pointe Coupee Parish and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John Lejeune quickly comes to mind.
Bernice Hurst never forgot the plight among the children her husband Anthony coached in neighborhood basketball teams.
“Honor your parents all the days of your life. Children, respect your bloodline, keep a vision; you cannot have medicine without God. Read your bible, Christian music and God in your house. Pray when you take your medicine. Thank God everyday you open your eyes and see yourself healed.”
Visitors from all over the parish and beyond race to get a taste of the new historical sugarcane exhibit held in the Pointe Coupee Museum. But the thrill of the adventure won’t last long. This sweet exhibit will commence at the end of this year in December. During this excursion visitors wil…
The mission of the Arts Council of Pointe Coupee, as a community multi-arts organization, is to involve children and adults in professional instruction, performances, exhibitions, and other art experiences designed to develop skills and appreciation and to provide enjoyment. Focusing on invo…
A ceremony at the STEM Magnet Academy provided the Class of 2002 time for breakfast, fellowship and reflection in a relaxed atmosphere on the anniversary of one of the darkest days in American history.
A cancer diagnosis naturally triggers fears ranging from terminal illness to mortality, but two Pointe Coupee Parish residents demonstrate daily that it does not have to be that way.
On September 15, 2019, Miss Chloe’ Elizabeth Hendrix, was crowned 2019 Pointe Coupee Queen Sugar at the home of long-time sugar cane farmers Price and Lynelle Gay. Chloe’ is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hendrix of New Roads. She is a 2018 graduate of Catholic of Pointe Coupee, and is…
On August 25, 2019, in a ceremony at Our Lady of Mercy Troop 66 had five young men receive the Ad Altare Dei Award from the Catholic Committee on Scouting. The Awards were presented by Bishop Michael G. Duca and Rev. Matthew Graham, CCOSBR Chaplain. Rev. Christopher J. Decker assisted the Bi…