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Pine straw traps plenty of air and provides good insulation for what it covers. Photo by Dan Gill/LSU AgCenter

LSU Ag horticulturists suggests to protect plants from winter frost, freezes

By: Rick Bogren,
HAMMOND – Expected cold weather often brings concern about protecting landscape plants during frosts and freezes. The best approach to protecting plants in winter is to pay attention to the weather forecasts and try to know a couple days ahead of time when a freeze is approaching, said LSU AgCenter horticulturist Allen Owings.

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East Elementary’s ‘Big Bang Behavior’ students honored

These East Elementary students are honored for their great “Big Bang Behavior.” November Operation Greatness awards were recently rewarded to students. Seated, in front, from left, are Madeline Chaumont, Kamille Bergeron, Braylon Arvie, Tevin Lewis, Blakelynn Pierrottie, Easton Lacombe an Corbyn Andrepont. Second row, from left, are Vaeya Maddy, Cheyenne Leger, Kowen Dupre, Malori Bellard, Kevin Johnwell, Raleigh Rhines and Aislen Ceasar. In back, from left, are Kyndrea Frank, Rylee Richard, Donald Babino, Ayana Fuqua, Bryan Allen and Leanna Joseph. (Submitted Photo)

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Glendale Elementary Students of the Month honored

Glendale Elementary recognized its Students of the Month for December. Seated, from left, are Anastyn Reed, Brianna Lopez, Emma Reed, Alyslynn Mcquirter, Briley Douget, Amya Thomas and Nathan Myers. Standing, from left, are Kiersten Bertrand, Johnathan Laday, Aaliyah Malveaux, Jackson Fontenot, Kamden Nugent, Elijah Guillory, Kaitlyn Leger, Cleveland Hall and Tanner Bergeron. Not pictured are Hayden Meche and Alyssa Fontenot. (Photo Submitted)

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Shepherds Campus Ministry at St. Francis

Members of the Shepherds Campus Ministry Class of St. Francis School recently made Veterans Day cards for the retired veterans at the Jennings Veterans Home. In front from left are Eriena Deshotel, Addyson Gaspard, Addison Lejeune and Blailyn Godeaux. Second row from left are Hudson Hebert and Gregory Dugas. In back from left are Madelyn Smith, Addison Zaunbrecher and Maria Simon. (Photo Submitted)

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Stromberg speaker at ABC banquet

Acadian Baptist Center hosted its annual Christmas Banquet on Dec. 6. Guests enjoyed a dinner of roast, rice dressing, green bean casserole and yams. The speaker for the evening was Bob Stromberg, author, corporate entertainer and inspirational speaker, who combines stand-up comedy, storytelling, and some amazing hand-shadows. Christmas music was provided by Michaela Fontenot from First Baptist Church of Ville Platte. Pictured are ABC Director James Newsom, left, and Bob Stromberg. (Photo Submitted)


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