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Life was hard for Alicia Jackson and her brothers and sisters growing up.

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…

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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…

As the rays of the sun pierce gray mid-winter skies, the 2020 Carnival season – the first of a new decade – is underway in south Louisiana and the Gulf region.

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.

Janell Legier LaCombe Memorial Fund helps cancer patients

Events in two Pointe Coupee Parish municipalities on Dec. 14 brought the spirit of Christmas to residents both young and old for the Yuletide season.

The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee has released its 13th Performing Arts Series for 2020.

“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.

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…

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On a bright sunny day last week, the residents and staff at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home enjoyed an afternoon of fun outdoor water activities. Some of the residents were hesitant to approach the walk/wheel-through of falling water. Once some of them tried it, the other residents followed thro…

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The LaCour House’s First Annual Ladies’ “Boudoir” Tea was a magnificent success with our beautiful residents this year. They came dressed in style with decorated hats of every style and color, some wearing silky white gloves as a sweet touch. After an opening prayer by Ms. Elaine Tuminello, …

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