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Ansardi Financial Services wins multiple awards at national conference

Over the Mardi Gras holidays on February 24-26, Ansardi Financial Services, LLC attended the annual ProEquities APEX Conference in Dallas, IX Financial firms under the ProEquities broker dealer are invited to attend this business development event which is centered around education, networking and recognition.

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Blinded Veterans Day

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Joe Bums and his guide dog Kendrick were on hand at the March 12 meeting of the Plaquemines Parish Council in Belle Chasse to participate in a proclamation declaring March 28 as Blinded Veterans Day in the parish. District 5 council member Benny Rousselle introduced the proclamation to thank veterans who sacrificed their sight for their country and to recognize the Blinded Veterans Association for 75 years of continuing care for those individuals. Photo by Jason Browne

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Kids Heart Challenge

Students at Belle Chasse Primary and Belle Chasse Elementary Schools participated in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge in February. The Kids Heart Challenge focuses on whole body wellness, helping students improve their own health and better their character by pledging to move more, be ready and be kind; while raising life-saving donations for the American Heart Association to help kids facing heart-health issues. On Feb. 14, students participated in the Kids Heart Challenge event during which they got their bodies moving and their hearts pumping by dancing, jumping rope, racing and more. During the campaign BCP and BCE students collected donations of more than $5000 to support the American Heart Association. Thank you to all who made donations and thank you to the American Heart Association for supporting the health of our community.

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SPES students celebrate the Heart and Soul of Black History

South Plaquemines Elementary School held its annual Black History Program on Feb. 14. To commemorate Valentine’s Day, the theme for the program was, “The Heart and Soul of Black History.” The celebration began with fifth grade students performing to the tune of “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Students marched in dressed in choir robes donated by local churches- Mt. Sanai Baptist Church in Port Sulphur and Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Boothville. The choir under the direction of Mrs. Brenda Hymes performed to “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” There was a special presentation that depicted the lives of influential African-American figures, past and present. Sixth grade performance focused on the evolution of African-American music. Several grade levels recited poetry, sang, and danced to popular songs. There was a moment of silence in honor of the late Kobe Bryant that brought tears to the eyes of many. Following the moment of silence, Ethan Antoine shared important facts about the late Bryant. Although students had to change into multiple costumes as they performed in different areas, they were assisted by Mr. Kenny Petkovich, Director of Secondary Education, Ms. Peavy, District Title I Facilitator, and Mrs. Pansy, District Special Education Coordinator. Dr. Barrett would like to give a special shoutout to Derrielle Williamson and Ke’shawna Jackson, who stepped up and helped when the orator who also had a major speaking part was absent. They did an outstanding job filling in the gap at the last minute. Congratulations to all of the students and the parents/guardians who came out to support the students.


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