Honorable Kim Turlich-Vaughan, Clerk of Court is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Jury Commission. Doreen Landry Davis and Rev. Michael Jiles were selected to fill vacant positions on the Commission. The Jury Commission is tasked with ensuring that potential jurors are selected in a random, impartial manner, and that the jury database is properly administered and revised to reflect the composition of the community. In Plaquemines Parish, it consists of the Clerk of Court and four other members, each having the qualifications set forth in Article 401 of the code of criminal procedure and are appointed by written order of the district court, who shall serve at the court’s pleasure. The Jury Commission meets at least once every six months and when ordered by the court and may meet at any time to select or supplement the general venire. Meetings of the Jury Commission are open to the public. Our jury terms run from March thru August and September thru February.
CarFit is a national program, developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, designed to help older drivers and their families.
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.
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
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.