The Livingston Parish News: April sales tax totals, Live Oak Middle students and more

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Here is your Monday Livingston Parish News: 

No matter the season, Walker recreation department stays busy

A message on the white board in the recreation director’s office is blunt: “Stop talking to Traci. Go home.”

Traci Westmoreland doesn’t mind talking about recreation and what the City of Walker offers. But any discussion comes while she fills out forms, answers phone texts and greets anyone walking through the door.

Town of Livingston looking to future to improve recreation

Looking to the future might be the best solution for the Town of Livingston and Recreation District 7, Mayor David McCreary said.

Voters turned down a 15-mill property tax for District 7 by a 671-417 vote. The district includes Livingston and areas east to the Tickfaw River and west to Satsuma Road.

The vote came about after a split with District 5-South over the funding shares for the areas of Livingston and Colyell/Satsuma.

 April sales tax totals help three municipalities pass tax totals from last year

“Shop local” is the mantra promoted by both Livingston Parish business interests and governmental entities.

Residents of three municipalities followed the advice, as monthly sales taxes increased and were high enough to push the 10-month totals ahead of last year.

The tax totals for the towns of Livingston, Albany and Springfield are all ahead of last year.

Live Oak Middle students, teachers recognized for completing 40-book challenge

People are reading at Live Oak Middle more than ever before.

And it’s not just the students.

At the end of the school year, LOM Librarian Amanda Jones recognized a plethora of students and teachers for completing various reading challenges.

Wildlife and Fisheries to offer prizes for catching tagged fish during free fishing weekend June 8-9

Young anglers will get the chance to test their fishing skills in an upcoming event sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).

And there’s a prize if they catch the right fish.

The “Get Out and Fish!” program, a free fishing event for children ages 15 and younger, will be held the weekend of June 8-9 at 10 ponds across Louisiana, including the pond at Sidney Hutchinson Park in Walker.

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