In an effort to assist communities across Southeast Louisiana amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit has committed $350,000, in total, to Bayou Community Foundation, Northshore Community Foundation, Northshore Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank to supply resources to local families and individuals in need.
Nunez Community College’s Workforce Development Program is offering an OSHA 10-hour online training. Participants can enroll at any time in this 100 percent online training which results in an industry-recognized credential that is good in all states. A Department of Labor OSHA-10 card will be issued upon completion. The course fee is $30.
At the Republican Women of Louisiana (RWL) early March meeting, Louisiana State Senator, Patrick Connick for the 8th District was the guest speaker pictured above with RWL President Tammy Mercier.
Pennies for Patients is an organization that helps to spread awareness about cancer and raise money to help find a cure. Each year, the students, faculty, and staff of South Plaquemines Elementary School take on an active role in ensuring that we raise money to sustain cancer research. This year Ms. Jackson and the Student Council members set an ambitious goal of raising $1,500 over the course of a two-week span. Donors has the flexibility to donate online or utilize the traditional method of sending pennies to school. South Plaquemines Elementary School students surpassed their goal by raising over $1,600. We are proud of our students and our community. Certainly, we appreciate the efforts of all, and we look forward to helping to raise additional funds next year. Of course we cannot just raise money without the students having fun. Students were able to purchase a strip of tape to tape their choice of three teachers to the wall. The volunteers were resident-teacher Ms. Hayley Kennair (second grade-, pictured on the left), Mrs. Kellie Dykes (PreK, pictured in the middle), and Ms. Jessica Pons (sixth grade, pictured on the end next to Dr. Barrett). You can see for yourselves that the picture is worth a thousand words, and the students had a blast.
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.