The Rotary Club of Belle Chasse celebrated their Installation of Officers with a banquet at Stonebridge Country Club on June 23.
Members of the Rotary Club of Belle Chasse recently spent a day packaging and mailing goodie boxes to sailors in the U.S Navy.
By Tom Claycombe III
The Plaquemines Parish Council declared June 11 Ernest Wooton Day in the parish to honor the former Plaquemines sheriff and state representative who passed away on May 29. Council members shared their fond and funny memories of Wooton before presenting the proclamation with his family. District 9 council member Mark “Hobbo” Cognevich thanked Wooton’s family “for loaning him to us for so long.” District 2 council member Beau Black recalled how Wooton took him out to lunch after Black announced his intention to run for council and asked him “are you crazy” because, as Black stated, “he loved public service and wanted people to be in it for the right reasons.” District 1 council member John Barthelemy said he used to call Wooton “Wyatt” in their younger days because “he was quick on the draw and can’t be beat.” Others remembered Wooton for his sense of humor and his ability to maintain respectful relationships with people with whom he disagreed.
While our community continues to venture into uncertain times, we see now, more than ever, that pet owners are looking towards their furry friends to provide companionship and comfort.