The Livingston Parish News: ALP 258 honors late members, Cade Doughty and more

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American Legion Post 258 honors late members, adds them to Wall of Honor
Soldiers, sailors and Marines. Veterans of every conflict from World War II to the Cold War, Vietnam to Afghanistan.

Tucker A. Gregoire American Legion Post 258 paused on Sunday to remember them.

Every two to three years, the post holds a ceremony to honor post members who have passed away, said Gene Glascock, of Post 258.

Denham Springs City Council sets special meeting on budgets

One budget is in the process of ending, while the next budget will be examined by the Denham Springs City Council at a special meeting on Tuesday, June 4.

Instead of its usual 6 p.m. starting time, the special meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the council meeting room at City Hall.

Animal shelter, volunteers help save Belgian Malinois’ leg

Echo has a big heart, and thanks to the hearts at Livingston Parish Animal Shelter, its volunteers and some donors, she will keep all four legs.

The 1-year-old Belgian Malinois needed surgery to save her leg and an appeal for donations funded the better of two options.

“She’s great,” said Desiree Green, shelter administrator, on Monday.

Livingston Parish Library kicks off summer reading program with launch parties

This summer, the Livingston Parish Library is taking patrons out of this world.

The library system opened registration for its annual Summer Reading Program with launch parties at all five branches on Tuesday, May 28.

The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “A Universe of Stories,” and all ages were invited to catch an early look at the LPL’s upcoming summer activities, games, and programs.

BASKETBALL | Pierre carries offense, Ricard’s block punctuates Live Oak’s defensive effort

After witnessing the ability of Central’s offense to heat up within a short amount of time in the third quarter, Live Oak managed to douse that flame in the fourth quarter.

Guard Darian Ricard closed out on a 3-point attempt by Central’s Rylen Walker and blocked the shot at the buzzer to help Live Oak preserve a 31-28 victory Monday over their District 4-5A foe to start the second week of the Woodlawn High Summer Basketball League.

BASKETBALL | Effective ball movement, team play enables Walker to cruise past Hammond

After witnessing the ability of Central’s offense to heat up within a short amount of time in the third quarter, Live Oak managed to douse that flame in the fourth quarter.

Guard Darian Ricard closed out on a 3-point attempt by Central’s Rylen Walker and blocked the shot at the buzzer to help Live Oak preserve a 31-28 victory Monday over their District 4-5A foe to start the second week of the Woodlawn High Summer Basketball League.

FOOTBALL | Albany’s Janis looking for more improvement as 7-on-7 league play begins

Heading into the Metro Baton Rouge Invitational 7 on 7 Summer League, the goal for Albany coach Mike Janis isn’t complicated.

“We’re wanting to throw the football, so it’s definitely going to be a big deal for us,” Janis said. “It’s something our kids are really looking forward to.”

This season’s 7-on-7 league is also a departure from last season when Janis was hired to replace Blane Westmoreland after league play had begun. The Hornets’ only 7-on-7 action of the summer came in one game against Springfield.

BASEBALL | LSU signee Doughty of Denham Springs goes into MLB Draft with clear intention

Denham Springs’ shortstop Cade Doughty believes it’s a childhood dream worth deferring.

Time will tell whether the allure of attending school and playing for LSU’s nationally ranked program will ultimately be enough for Doughty to bypass the opportunity at professional baseball which conducts its three-day, 40-round First-Year Player Draft June 3-6.

“I’m definitely still planning on going to LSU,” Doughty said in a recent interview. “It would have to be some crazy thing for that to change. I’m just looking forward to being a Tiger.”

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