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.
After concluding their unit and reading “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” by world renowned Pointe Coupee Parish native Ernest Gaines, students in the technical writing class at Livonia High were challenged to bring an aspect of the award-winning novel to life through their original, …
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.