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Burn Ban Issued for Parts of Louisiana

Burn Ban Issued for Parts of Louisiana

November 5, 2016 ~ Burn Ban Issued for Parts of Louisiana including St. John Parish.

 

Utility Billing Software Down for Upgrades

Utility Billing Software Down for Upgrades

November 4, 2016 ~ The St. John the Baptist Parish utility billing software will undergo system maintenance from Friday, November 4, 2016 through 4:30 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2016.

 

Emergency Drill Scheduled for Monday, November 7, 2016

Emergency Drill Scheduled for Monday, November 7, 2016

November 2, 2016 ~ The St. John Parish Public School System, with the Sheriff’s Office and Parish will be conducting an emergency exercise on November 7 at LaPlace Elementary. Residents may notice emergency personnel vehicles and alarms near the school.

 

Garyville/Mt. Airy Town Hall Meeting

Garyville/Mt. Airy Town Hall Meeting

October 31, 2016 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish Councilman At Large “Division A” Larry Sorapuru will host a town hall meeting for residents of Garyville and Mt. Airy Thursday, November 3 at the Garyville Branch Library.

 

911 Service Charge Increases Passed by Legislators

911 Service Charge Increases Passed by Legislators

October 25, 2016 ~ The Louisiana Legislature recently passed ACT 665 and R.S. 33:9101 which mandates the St. John Parish Council to establish by ordinance an increase to the current 911 emergency telephone service charges on wireless devices and landlines.

 

Early Voting Begins October 25

Early Voting Begins October 25

October 24, 2016 ~ Early voting for the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Open Primary and Presidential/Congressional Election begins tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25 and continues through Tuesday, November 1 (excluding Sunday).

 

Large Crowds Make This Year’s Andouille Festival Successful

Large Crowds Make This Year’s Andouille Festival Successful

October 19, 2016 ~ The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival was an immense success with 25,000 attendees this past weekend. This year’s events included The Dang Douille Eating Contest, The Andouille Gumbo Cook-Off and the Andouille Run.

 

$1 Friday Night at 43rd Annual Andouille Festival

$1 Friday Night at 43rd Annual Andouille Festival

October 14, 2016 ~ On $1 Night, adult entry is $1 with a non-perishable food item donation. Additionally, all rides and select concessions are $1. Donated items will benefit St. John Ministry of Care.

 

The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival Announces Participation of Celebrity Guest, Chef Jeff on October 15

The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival Announces Participation of Celebrity Guest, Chef Jeff on October 15

October 12, 2016 ~ The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival presented by Marathon Petroleum Company, LP, announced that Chef Jeff Henderson will be a judge for the Andouille Cook-Off Contest and lead a cooking demonstration at 12:30p.m.

 

 43rd Annual Andouille Festival Announces a Weekend of Events

43rd Annual Andouille Festival Announces a Weekend of Events

October 10, 2016 ~ This year’s festival will include a second line, the Andouille Jazz Brunch, The Andouille Run, Dang Douille Eating Contest, Andouille Cook-off and more at the Thomas F. Daley Memorial Park, located at 2900 Highway 51 in LaPlace.

 

Tax vote targets judicial juvenile services

Tax vote targets judicial juvenile services

October 6, 2016 ~ St. John Parish voters are being asked to rededicate tax funding to increase the scope of local judicial juvenile services.

 

Parks & Recreation Hosts Punt, Pass and Kick Day

Parks & Recreation Hosts Punt, Pass and Kick Day

October 5, 2016 ~ On Saturday, October 1, 2016, approximately 80 youth competed in St. John Parish’s 1st annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick (PPK) event.

 

St. John Crowns New Andouille Queens

St. John Crowns New Andouille Queens

October 3, 2016 ~ Madison King, the 2015 Miss Andouille Queen, crowned Janet Nelson of LaPlace as the 2016 Queen. The 2015 Teen Andouille Queen, Tabitha Tregre relinquished her title to Laplace resident, Kash’Mir Foley.

 

Jazz Brunch Tickets and Pay-One-Price Ride Bracelets for 43rd Annual Andouille Festival

Jazz Brunch Tickets and Pay-One-Price Ride Bracelets for 43rd Annual Andouille Festival

October 3, 2016 ~ The Jazz Brunch is slated to take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 in the St. John Community Center with food and live entertainment. Advanced weekend Pay-One-Price Ride Bracelets are $50 and advanced single day bracelets are $25.

 

43rd Annual Andouille Festival Announces Food and Music Line-Up

43rd Annual Andouille Festival Announces Food and Music Line-Up

September 29, 2016 ~ The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival presented by Marathon Petroleum Company, LP announced the 24 food vendors and 17 entertainers that have been selected to participate in this year's festival.

 

Tractor Supply Company Store Opens in LaPlace

Tractor Supply Company Store Opens in LaPlace

September 28, 2016 ~ The new rural lifestyle retail store chain is located at 2335 W. Airline Highway in LaPlace.

 

St. John to host Contractor Job Fair

St. John to host Contractor Job Fair

September 28, 2016 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish will host a workforce development and contractor networking event this Friday, September 30, in an effort to introduce opportunities for both established and emerging contractors.

 

Supporting Our Injured Firefighters

Supporting Our Injured Firefighters

September 23, 2016 ~ This Saturday, September 24, a fundraiser “Supporting our Brother Firefighters, the Spencer Way” will be held for St. John Firefighters, Nick Saale and Mack Beal, who were injured in the line of duty on the morning of August 28, 2016.

 

Andouille Pageant Contestants Needed

Andouille Pageant Contestants Needed

September 22, 2016 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish is seeking contestants for the 2016 Miss and Teen Andouille Queen Pageant. The Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at St. John Theatre, 115 West 4th St. in Reserve.

 

Cypress Physical Therapy Celebrates Grand Opening in LaPlace

Cypress Physical Therapy Celebrates Grand Opening in LaPlace

September 20, 2016 ~ The new clinic is located at 607 Belle Terre Blvd in LaPlace.

 

Festival Kick-Off and Poster Reveal for the 43rd Annual Andouille Festival

Festival Kick-Off and Poster Reveal for the 43rd Annual Andouille Festival

September 19, 2016 ~ The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival Presented by Marathon Petroleum Company, LP kick-off and poster reveal commenced on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 1:30p.m. in the St. John Community Center. Parish officials and Andouille festival organizers unveile

 

Big Wins for Louisiana in WRDA 2016

Big Wins for Louisiana in WRDA 2016

September 19, 2016 ~ WRDA 2016 will help improve flood control, water infrastructure development, and coastal hurricane protection throughout Louisiana.

 

Checks Dispersed to Local Businesses through Small Business Loan & Grant Program

Checks Dispersed to Local Businesses through Small Business Loan & Grant Program

September 15, 2016 ~ On Monday, September 14, 2016 five of the 14 small businesses eligible for the Hurricane Isaac Small Business Loan and Grant Program received their funding allocations during a check presentation at the Percy Hebert Building.

 

Council Authorizes Annual Bids and Approves Contracts for Juvenile Detention Services & Lidar Data

Council Authorizes Annual Bids and Approves Contracts for Juvenile Detention Services & Lidar Data

September 14, 2016 ~ Tuesday night's council meeting included approval of authorization to advertise for annual bids as well as construction of Phase II of a shoreline protection project. They also approved agreements for Juvenile Detention Services and a Lidar flyover.

 

Public input wanted on location of next Lake Pontchartrain artificial reef

Public input wanted on location of next Lake Pontchartrain artificial reef

September 7, 2016 ~ The 13th artificial reef in Lake Pontchartrain may go in the western part of the water body, just a little more than a mile from Frenier Landing. They've scheduled a public meeting Thursday (Sept. 8) at the East Bank Regional Library to get input.

 

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