The Livingston Parish News: Cleaning up the Sewer, ‘Good evening, Camp Empowerment’ and more

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CLEANING UP THE SEWER | Ordinance committee chairman looks to begin discussion on independent treatment plants

“Everybody Poops” is the name of a popular children’s book that helps younger people get over their hesitation of going to the bathroom on their own.

It’s also a true statement.

Which is why the parish, with limited funding for sewer treatment, offers new subdivision contractors the option of building their own, self-contained sewer treatment plant in the back of any new development.

But, according to Councilman Garry “Frog” Talbert, many of these plants are not in compliance.

Recent rain may change Pendarvis Lane improvement project in Walker

A three-part project to improve Pendarvis Lane has been awarded a grant through the Capital Region Planning Commission (CRPC), according to Walker city officials.

But last week’s rain and flooding may change part of the project, according to Mayor Jimmy Watson.

“We may not be able to close the ditches if people flooded,” Watson told the City Council at its Monday meeting.

‘Good evening, Camp Empowerment’ | Campers learn about character development, leadership in annual summer camp

“Good evening, Camp Empowerment,” Sarah Scott shouted to a group of nearly 40 children seated on the floor of the L.M. Lockhart Center.

“Good evening, Mrs. Scott,” the energetic campers yelled in response.

Every day at Camp Empowerment begins in this way, with a greeting between Scott and her young campers followed by a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

After that, campers dive into a plethora of activities, all with a single purpose in mind.

Young actors delight friends, families in summer theatre camp showcase

A group of young performers worked on their acting chops last week.

They then got the chance to show them off in front of a live audience.

Approximately 35 children in grades 2-12 delighted their families and friends during the “Actor’s Creation” summer camp production at South Walker Elementary on Friday, June 7.

Livingston Parish Library to celebrate 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing

This week, the Livingston Parish Library is inviting people to learn all about the moon.

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the library will host an evening of celebration and fascination on Thursday, June 13, all focusing on the moon.

The event will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch. All ages are invited to attend “A View of the Moon,” one of several space-themed programs for the library’s “Universe of Stories” summer reading program.

Hardy Party going to Washington D.C., for ‘A Capitol Fourth’ celebration

From the backwoods of French Settlement to the bright lights of Hollywood, Laine Hardy has been plenty busy over the last few months.

And he’s about to get even busier.

Hardy, the 18-year-old singer who won Season 17 winner of American Idol, will be among a slew of performers who will take the stage in Washington D.C., for PBS’ annual “A Capitol Fourth” celebration.

FOOTBALL | Live Oak’s Beard: ‘We took a step back’ after Eagles second week of 7-on-7 action

During consecutive defensive series Live Oak’s Aiden Saunders tried lighting a fire under his team.

It took until the second game of Wednesday’s Baton Rouge Metro 7-on-7 League where the Eagles, which had already fallen to St. Helena Central by a touchdown, were stuck in neutral both on offense and defense against Central Private.

That’s when Saunders stepped in with back-to-back interceptions both of which led to touchdowns for the offense to provide Live Oak with some of its more positive moments in the second week of league play.

FOOTBALL | Denham Springs, Albany get past slow starts to finish strong in second 7-on-7 league session

The start of Wednesday’s 7-on-7 football session of the Baton Rouge Metro League maybe didn’t start the way Denham Springs or Albany would have liked, but both teams made up for in the latter stages of the morning at Yellow Jacket Stadium.

BASKETBALL | Rockets make strong opening statement to turn back Tigers in summer league action

His team’s new aggressive, full-court pressure produced the type of results Holden’s first-year coach Landon DuBois was hoping for in the first half of Wednesday’s Woodlawn High Summer Basketball League game with Doyle.

The residual effect, though, became apparent during the second half which made it difficult for the Rockets to put away the Tigers until midway through the final quarter.

Forward Harland Litolff ended an eight-minute stretch without a field goal, scoring six of his 10 points in the last four minutes of play to help Holden to a 41-31 victory.

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