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The LSU Ag Leadership Class 16 and guests pose in front of the Zojo-ji Temple in Tokyo. Pictured behind the temple is Tokyo Tower, the highest free-standing broadcast tower in the world. (Photo by Neil Melancon)

LSU AgCenter leadership program graduates 16th class

By Tobie Blanchard,
BATON ROUGE — The LSU AgCenter’s Agricultural Leadership Development Program held its graduation for Class 16 recently. Twenty-five leaders in agriculture production and ag-related industries from around the state were awarded diplomas and leadership pins in Baton Rouge on Feb. 29.

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First place winner Sassy

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Second place winner Finley Grace

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Third place winner Rosie

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Oliver, winner of Totally Unpredictable.

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Rylee won Mayor’s Selection and Bailey won the Cajun Classic.

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Blanc, winner of the Most Creative.

A Doggy-Dog Mardi Gras parade

The 2020 fourth annual Parade of Paws was held Feb. 22 with 21 dogs registered. Fifteen dogs were in attendance for the parade.
Judging the dog parade were Kyle McFarlain of Raisin Canes of Opelousas, who donated tons of throws for the attendees; Nancy Elridge of Alexandria, a devoted animal lover and trainer of service of dogs for veterans; and last year first place winner Tiffany Wing Pedigo of Eunice.

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Aadien Farley, a fourth grader in Mayria Ledet’s class at East Elementary, earned 50 points in AR program. He received a certificate for his hard work.

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John’Travious Vories, a third grade student in Brandy Rozas’s class at East Elementary, recently earned his 25 point ribbon and award in the Accelerated reading program.

Top AR students at East Elementary

Alyssa Myers, an East Elementary fourth grade student in Vanessa Cormier’s class, earned an AR award for obtaining her first 25 points. (Submitted photos)

LeJeune at Liberty

The “Rendez-vous des Cajuns” Cajun Music Radio & TV show Saturday at the Liberty Center at 6 p.m. will have a performance by Gregory LeJeune & Cajun Heat.
Admission is $5. Show starts at 6 p.m. The Liberty opens at 4 p.m.
Starting at 10 a.m. at the Jean Lafitte, children can participate in arts and crafts, all free of charge.
Every Saturday: Savoy Music Center Jam Session from 9 a.m. to noon, information: 457-9563.


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