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QuaranTALENT Challenge supports local theatre group

RESERVE — The Historic St. John Theatre in Reserve found a new way to entertain the public after ... Read more | Add your comment

St. John Parish drainage solutions may be within reach

LAPLACE — Recent rains causing water to trickle into several homes have once again raised drainage concerns among ... Read more | Add your comment

House bill could adversely impact West Shore Levee, increase costs for the state

LAPLACE — Proposed cuts to Louisiana’s 2021 budget could disrupt the state’s plan to pay for its share ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19 Mission Team: Saving lives, one mask at a time

LAPLACE — The COVID-19 Mission Team is dedicated to saving lives, one mask at a time. The initiative ... Read more | Add your comment

LaPlace

Monitored child exchange location open at Dunkin’ Donuts

LAPLACE — A neutral location monitored by surveillance video has been established in LaPlace for parents and guardians to conduct custodial child exchanges. St. John ... Read more | Add your comment

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LaPlace

After win, Mitchell focusing on St. John student retention

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish School Board member Nia Mitchell now can remove the interim tag from her title. Mitchell, who has served ... Read more | Add your comment

by Lori Lyons.

Celebrations

St. Charles Catholic continues senior traditions with a twist

LAPLACE–St. Charles Catholic High School is an institution of tradition. Over the 65-year history of the school, many poignant and much-anticipated traditions have developed, including ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:13 am

Celebrations

St. John Parish officials celebrate local graduates

Parish President Hotard and the St. John Parish Council sent their congratulations the Senior Class of 2020. In a Facebook post they wished all graduates ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 9:07 am

Education

St. Peter Catholic School graduates its 7th grade class

St. Peter Catholic School in Reserve recently held its graduation for the seventh grade class. The valedictorian was Evan Brady, pictured left. The class is ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 8:56 am

LaPlace

LaPlace I-10 traffic brief

From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly,  beginning June 2, I-10 Westbound, near the LaPlace Weigh Scales (MP 207) will have a right lane closure ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, May 30, 2020 8:30 am

Crime

St. James Pleading Brief

D’Kolby Kennard, 20, of Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty to Attempted Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling and was sentenced to three years with the Louisiana ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, May 30, 2020 8:27 am

Edgard

West St. John Elementary Class of 2020

Top 10 Valedictorian JaylaEzidore Salutatorian Matthew Borne Kori Williams Tia Woods AmariFiffie Kaci Williams Carlie Savoie Laila Lewis Serena Johnson Bre Anne Short A’Myrai Adams ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 8:22 am

College

LSU’s wildlife management program offers students a unique educational experience

BATON ROUGE – Millions of acres of natural habitat in the U.S. and the wildlife that inhabit these large swaths of private and public lands ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:58 am

Local

St. Charles Parish announces Summer Sports Camp schedule

HAHNVILLE – St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation has announced dates for its summer clinic programs including baseball, softball, basketball and agility clinics. ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:54 am

Faith & Values

Sacred Heart service time brief

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church located at 401 Spruce Street in Norco announced a new Mass Schedule.  Mass will now be held at 4:30 p.m. ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:48 am

LaPlace

Virtual Youth Fishing Rodeo coming in June

BATON ROUGE–Calling all youth 15 years of age and younger! The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges and the ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:46 am

Business

Louisiana Federal Credit Union donates PPE to SJPH

LUTCHER–Louisiana Federal Credit Union (FCU)  recently donated 1,500 surgical masks to medical staff at St. James Parish Hospital as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:41 am

Business

COVID-19 financial relief available to local families

LAPLACE — Thanks to a generous donation of $42,000 from Nalco Champion – an Ecolab Company, $500 grants are available to St. John the Baptist ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:00 am

Faith & Values

Perry’s Posse garage sale reopens

LAPLACE — Local nonprofit Perry’s Posse is opening its garage sale fundraiser June 1. The garage sale will be open to shoppers throughout the month ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:00 am

Crime

St. John Parish Arrest Report 05/17 through 05/18

The information is provided pursuant to the Public Records Act. Nothing contained herein is intended to imply or infer the guilt or wrongdoing of any ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

Remembering former State Senator Ron Landry

LAPLACE — With great sadness, the family of former Louisiana State Senator Ron Landry announced that he passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Keller: The keys to a successful &balanced life

Many years ago, while attending a 12-step peer support group to help me with my drinking problem, I was introduced to the Serenity Prayer. It ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

Administration and Council modify supply contract for cost savings

LAPLACE — As part of an administrative review, St. John Parish President Jaclyn Hotard and Purchasing & Procurement Director Peter Montz requested and received approval ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:00 am

Business

Selah Productions, Inc. hosting additional food distribution

LAPLACE — Selah Productions, Inc. and Second Harvest Food Bank will host another food giveaway at 9 a.m. June 9 for residents of LaPlace, Reserve, ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:00 am

Health

Metro offers free & flexible training to break the cycle of violence

LAPLACE — Every human being has power and deserves respect, according to Mark Medina, community outreach coordinator for Metro Centers for Community Advocacy. Medina offers ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Myers: Take the hassle out of watering container gardens

Growing flowers and vegetables in containers will allow you to expand planting space, grow plants right outside your door and elevate them for easier access ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:00 am

East St. John

The E prepares for safe summer workouts

RESERVE — The Wildcat nation will commence summer workouts on June 8 with restrictions, according to Coach Brandon Brown. Brown said the reopening of high ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Weekly Facebook poll engages locals

L’OBSERVATEUR began posting a weekly reader poll on its Facebook page to engage readers in issues important to our local community. The question for the ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Guidry: ‘Hey, are you short of breath, or do you think it’s my anxiety?’

Dear World, The month of March started out promising. I had a birthday coming up, and it was finally time for crawfish boils and Hansen’s ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:00 am

COVID-19

Every child care provider in Louisiana to receive reopening supplies

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Education announced all 1,649 child care providers in Louisiana will soon receive supplies to help them ensure the ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:00 am

COVID-19

Medicaid recipients in nursing homes are entitled to keep stimulus checks

BATON ROUGE —Attorney General Jeff Landry is advising nursing home residents and their loved ones to be vigilant against having their federal stimulus payments improperly ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:00 am