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Spencer Voices Anger At Newspaper For Critical Reports

By Pam Folse

One member of the St. James Parish School Board Tuesday voiced her anger and frustration with this publication for a small headline and story regarding the improved school test scores.

District 5 School Board member Dianne Spencer said the Board has taken a lot of criticism by parents and the press in the past months.

 

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St. James Parish Says Thank You To All Veterans

As it has done for the last 15 years, the St. James Parish community gathered to celebrate Veterans Day to honor, remember, and say thank you to our local and the Nation’s veterans.

Hundreds attended the celebration sponsored by St. James Parish President Timmy Roussel (a Marine Corps veteran), the St. James Parish Council (Councilman Eddie Kraemer, a Marine and Desert Storm veteran), and the St. James Parish Economic Development Board.

 

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16
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Local Author Writes First Novel

By Pam Folse

Opportunities break into life sometimes when we aren’t looking or don’t even know we need them.

That’s what happened to Lisa Poché Calhoun. A native of Union, just upriver from Convent and downriver from the Sunshine Bridge, she worked in the film industry. Her job was to scout various television and film locations and manage them while crews were in production. Just when she was preparing to go to work on a big budget movie, in a moment of carelessness, she fell on a flight of stairs, hurting a hip and shoulder.

 

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16
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Brenn Ursin Signs To Play Softball At Southern

By this time next year, Brenn Ursin will have gone from being a Bulldog to a Jaguar!

The Lutcher High School standout softball pitcher made it official last week, as she signed on the dotted line and committed herself to play softball for Southern University.

“I have been waiting for this day since I was five-years old,” said Brenn. It is nice to see all the hard work I have put in finally pay off. I feel very fortunate this day has finally arrived.

 

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Thu
09
Nov
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Council Hears Comments On Revised Land Use Plan

The first of two public hearings on a proposed ordinance amending the St. James Parish Land Use Plan was held prior to the St. James Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday, November 1st, in Convent.

 

The current Land Use Plan was approved April 2, 2014, and became effective April 21, 2014. Since it became effective, the plan was tested by the location of Yuhuang Chemical Co., Bayou Bridge Pipeline, South Louisiana Methanol, Petroplex and Wolverine. Councilmen and members of the Parish Planning Commission feel that changes are necessary. The presentation on the changes was made by Victor Franckiewicz, Jr. of Butler Snow LLC, special counsel employed by the Council for the Land Use Plan.

 

 

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09
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Parish Council Agrees To Pay Millennium Galvanizing

By Pam Folse Contributing Writer

By resolution passed at the November 1st meeting, the St. James Parish Council agreed to accept $26,833.25 from Millennium Galvanizing, LLC as payment for an invoice dated September 1, 2016.

 

The amount represents the cost of materials, labor and equipment for a new main-line installation and a gas meter connection at the Millennium site located at 91130 Winnie Road in Convent. The resolution also allows the Council to seek recovery of additional money owed if further documentation substantiates that additional money is owed.

 

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09
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Deroche Named AFRC Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy Nominee

Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.:

 

Lt. Col. Ivan J. Deroche, 403rd Operations Group chief of standardization and evaluation, was recently named the Air Force Reserve Command's nominee for the 2017 National Aeronautical Association’s Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy. The award was established by the NAA in 1948 to honor the memory of Orville and Wilbur Wright and is presented every year to an American for significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States. Previous recipients include Harrison Ford (2010), John Glenn (2003), Neil Armstrong (2001), Lt. Gen. James Doolittle (1952), and Charles Lindbergh (1949).

 

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Thu
02
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St. James Retired Teachers Attend State Conference

Several members of the St. James Retired Teachers Association attended the recent LRTA state conference October 23-25 in Metairie and participated in breakout sessions on Leadership, Membership, Program, and Legislation.

Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s keynote address on “Power of the Vote” and St. Charles retired educator Merlyna Valentine’s motivational speech on facing adversity were well received by the audience.

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02
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Early Voting For The November 18, 2017 Election

Registrar of Voters, Lisa G. Medine, announces early voting for the November 18, 2017 State Treasurer runoff election.

Early Voting will be held on the Third Floor of the Convent Courthouse and the Vacherie Courthouse Annex, located at 2631 LA 20 West beginning Friday, November 3, 2017 thru Saturday, November 11, 2017.

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02
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Record Setting Day For LHS Girls 4 X 100 Relay Swim Team At CCSL Championship

By Kelly Richardson

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, the Lutcher High Swim Teams competed in the Capital City Swim League High School Finals in Baton Rouge.

A great day of swimming concluded in record breaking fashion for the Girls Team.

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