"In 2011, I will keep the past in the past and move forward," said Tess Ricketts, secretary to Fire Chief Boyce Smith and the firefighters of the ZFD. Ricketts' last day with the department is Monday, Jan. 17. She has decided to stay at home with her two kids. "I'm really going to miss these guys, they're like brothers to me...25 brothers!" said Ricketts.
A manhunt is underway in St. Francisville for David St. Germain, an inmate who escaped from the West Feliciana Parish Jail Sunday, Jan. 2, between 4:30 and 5:15 p.m. St. Germain, 45, is described as a white male, 6 ft. tall, 150 pounds. He has numerous tribals tattoos on both arms as well as his neck and wears eyeglasses.St. Germain has no money and although he is not considered dangerous nor is he believed to be armed, all precautions should be taken by residents. Should you see St. Germain or notice anything suspicious, lock your doors and call 9-1-1.
The Lane Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held their Christmas luncheon Friday, Dec. 10, in the Academic Athletic Center at Zachary High School. Auxiliary President Gladys Sims welcomed guests, including Lane RMC Chief Executive Officer Randy Olson; Executive Assistant Brenda Russell; Marketing Coordinator Delores Sutton; Zachary Community School Board President Hubie Owen; and Zachary High School Principal Wes Watts. After the luncheon, Auxiliary members held their annual Christmas gift exchange. From left: Attendees of the Auxiliary luncheon are Hubie Owen, Cheryl Brown, Linda Boyd, Randy Olson, Lois Peairs, Mary Whittington and Wes Watts.
Congratulations to the 2010-2011 Student of the Year finalists at Copper Mill Elementary School. The fifth-graders with CME Principal Dewey Davis and Asst. Principal Keisha Thomas are from left: Brea Bonin, Jessica Staggs and Miranda Albarez.
Charlie Ford, director of LAMISSTEN, Kiwanis district clubs from Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, spoke Wednesday, Dec. 22, to local Kiwanians about applying for a grant to help with service projects. From left: Beverly Cain and Charlie Ford of LAMISSTENN, Boyce Smith (Zachary Kiwanis president), Stella Ashford and Mike Alu.
JUMPING FOR JOY! Prinicpal Dewey Davis, second from left, and assistant principal Keisha Thomas, showed off their jumping skills for students at Copper Mill on Friday, Dec. 17. The impromptu jump was part of a presentation by Fleur de Feet, CME's jump rope team, to show off some new jumping maneuvers. Melanie Trawick, far left, is the coach for Fleur de Feet. (PHOTO/Stacy Gill)
Northeast High School senior Anna Davis received word Tuesday, Dec. 14, that she was the lucky winner of a brand new Dell laptop. Walda Gibbs, a guidance counselor at Northeast, attended the Council of Great City Schools conference where she was asked to submit the names of NHS students who were TOPS eligible and college bound. Davis' name was chosen from NHS and other Title 1 schools whose students were chosen were Tara and Istrouma High.