Vivek Pokhrel, a master’s degree student working for LSU AgCenter entomologist Kristen Healy, works with a bee hive at the USDA Honeybee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Research Unit in Baton Rouge in July 2016. (Photo by Olivia McClure/LSUAgCenter)

LSU AgCenter researchers receive USDA grant to study pollinator health

By Tobie Blanchard
BATON ROUGE — LSU AgCenter entomologists Kristen Healy and Daniel Swale received nearly a million dollars from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study honeybee health.
The LSU AgCenter is one of seven universities to receive part of $6.8 million the USDA is investing in pollinators. The AgCenter portion is $935,000.

Camp Spark at Acadian Baptist Center

Eunice’s Emmanuel Baptist Church was among many groups of second-through fifth-graders along with their counselors who experienced Camp Spark at Acadian Baptist Center near Richard June 7-10. The kids enjoyed biblical teaching and music, as well as lots of activities, including swimming and horseback riding. Pictured are the kids participating in a game of Twister. (Submitted Photo)

Pat Dossman and Dwight Jodon

A wedding at East Elementary

The kindergarten classes at East Elementary recently attended a wedding representing the letters “Q” and “U”. As part of their lessons on the alphabet, students participated in a wedding ceremony uniting “Ms. Q” and “Mr. U” as they join and work together to form words. The wedding included music by Pat Dossman and Dwight Jodon. Female kindergarten students who served as bridesmaids, were escorted by male kindergarten students, and carried roses. Wedding guests were served wedding cake, prepared homemade by Crystal Clark and Mindy Jack.

Acadia Parish Talented Music spring concert

Performers at the Acadia Parish Talented music 2017 Spring Concert are, front, from left, Julie Prather, Jayda Perrodin, Corinne Fruge', Alyssa Hoffpauir, Breann Vincent, and Anna McMuffay; second row, from left, Nick Arnaud, Landon Dupont, Morgan Lantz, Kristina Istre, Breahna Sommers, Madison Comeaux, Mackenzie Comeaux, Caris Leger and I'esha Wheeler; third row, from left, are Trey Hargrave, Derek Morvant, Aaron Gotte, Nick Rougeau, Madison Oliver, Brenna Handy (hidden), Hillary Olivier, Jacob O'Connell and Banks Pruitt (director); in back, from left, are Patrick Donellan, Joshua Elkins,


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