Quarterly Food Distribution: Deadline Set for October 2020 Commodity Food Distribution

Quarterly Food Distribution: Deadline Set for October 2020 Commodity Food Distribution

Deadline for accepting applications for participation in the October 2020 Food Distribution Program is October 12, 2020. Plaquemines Parish residents who have not yet applied for or completed an Application/Declaration Form of Eligibility can do so now or before the above mentioned date. All applications received after the deadline will not be processed for the upcoming October 2020 distribution. Commodity applications are available at ALL Parish Council offices, Council on Aging and the Community Action Agency office.

Fall is coming!

Fall is coming!

The fall season is here! The weather is changing, and the holidays are coming. There are plenty of great ways to do something with your pet while keeping yourself and them safe. COVID-19 is still around us, so coming up with safe and socially distant activities can be key to a great fall season. For example, going on a hike is a great activity for both you and your pet to do while staying safe. Just be sure to prepare your pet with flea and tick preventatives and check your pet for ticks or fleas while on the hike and before going back home. Some other ways to spend quality time with your pet include having Halloween movie marathons at home and going to pet-friendly pumpkin patches!

Council Meetings to begin at 3 p.m.

Late into the September 24 Plaquemines Parish Council meeting, an ordinance to change the start time from 5 p.m. to 3 p.m. passed unanimously. Starting October 8, the Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District Meeting will begin at 3 p.m.—which, according to district 7 council member Carlton LaFrance, typically lasts anywhere from “half an hour to 2 hours.” The regular Plaquemines Parish Government Council meeting will immediately follow the PPHTD.

Coastal Restoration Project Coming to Plaquemines Parish

Plaquemines Parish is about to undergo a multi-million dollar coastal restoration projection sometime “early next year,” according to a press release sent out by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) on Tuesday, September 29. This project will be funded by the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG), a “joint effort of the State of Louisiana and federal trustees” attempting to “heal Louisiana from the injuries caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.”

Superhero Day at South Plaq. Elementary
Superhero Day at South Plaq. Elementary
Superhero Day at South Plaq. Elementary
Superhero Day at South Plaq. Elementary
Superhero Day at South Plaq. Elementary
Superhero Day at South Plaq. Elementary
Superhero Day at South Plaq. Elementary
Superhero Day at South Plaq. Elementary
Superhero Day at South Plaq. Elementary
Superhero Day at South Plaq. Elementary
Superhero Day at South Plaq. Elementary

Superhero Day at South Plaq. Elementary

South Plaquemines Elementary School hosted a spirit week on Sept. 8-11. While all of the days were a success, the favorite was dress like a superhero. The faculty and students came decked out in first responder uniforms (the most popular attire) to show their appreciation for so many who risked and continue to risk their lives to save others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Night Out Against Crime returns October 6

National Night Out Against Crime returns October 6

Tuesday, October 6, is National Night Out Against Crime. With health concerns due to COVID-19, Sheriff Gerald A. Turlich, Jr. and PPSO have decided to conduct a virtual Night Out Against Crime campaign. In order to maintain a healthy and safe environment for our residents as well as our employees, PPSO will drive through participating neighborhoods in a show of unity in partnership with our community against crime... from a distance. If your neighborhood is interested in participating or you would like additional information about this event, please contact Lt. Cody Portie at 504.234.6958 or at cportie@ppso.net.

Ordinance to File a Lawsuit Against Louisiana Fails

Plaquemines’ last hope to kill tolls on the future Belle Chasse Bridge came to an end before it even got a chance to begin at the September 24 Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District (PPHTD) meeting. At the last port meeting on September 10, District 5 Port Commissioner Benny Rousselle announced that they would not file the lawsuit so they could engage “certain individuals (involved with the bridge project)” in negotiations.

Railroad “improvments” set begin in 2021

A press release sent out by Louisiana Senator John Kennedy on Monday, September 21 announced that the New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway Company (NOGC) will be receiving a federal grant of approximately $8.3 million from the Department of Transportation. This federal grant money is set to be used as funding for “safety improvements” to company railways. Specifically, 24 miles of rail in Belle Chasse and 8 miles of rail in Westwego along the Mississippi River are planned to receive these improvements.

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Plaquemines hosts Linemen Dinner, Plaquemines hosts Linemen Dinner, Plaquemines hosts Linemen Dinner

Plaquemines Parish was hit drastically by Hurricane Zeta two weeks ago, causing major power outages throughout our community. At the peak of the storm over 13,000 customers were out of power.

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Chevron Oronite Oak Point hosts Appreciation Lunch, Chevron Oronite Oak Point hosts Appreciation Lunch, Chevron Oronite Oak Point hosts Appreciation Lunch, Chevron Oronite Oak Point hosts Appreciation Lunch, Chevron Oronite Oak Point hosts Appreciation Lunch, Chevron Oronite Oak Point hosts Appreciation Lunch, Chevron Oronite Oak Point hosts Appreciation Lunch, Chevron Oronite Oak Point hosts Appreciation Lunch, Chevron Oronite Oak Point hosts Appreciation Lunch, Chevron Oronite Oak Point hosts Appreciation Lunch

Chevron Oronite Oak Point recognized first responders and healthcare service providers by providing appreciation lunches for their efforts to help Plaquemines Parish stay safe and healthy.

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