The Livingston Parish News: Deputy Marshal given award, Springfield Elementary receives donation

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SHORING UP WEAKNESSESDenham Springs, local officials attend disaster training in Maryland to help improve response processes, make connections.

Everyone learns differently.

This has become a movement in schools and workplaces, as teachers, bosses, and even employees wrap their mind around the fact that, when explaining something, there is no “one size fits all” approach to education.

Some people can read a manual and put the pieces together; others will toss the manual aside and take the “on-the-job” training. For both, failure usually leads to a learning experience if the proper circumstances are there.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tries to bring both methods together at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, MD.

Officials from Denham Springs, Walker, the Livingston Parish School Board, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), and local, private business members took the trip to test their mettle against the FEMA gauntlet of disaster preparedness program.

Deputy marshal recognized for dedication, compassion at 46th Annual Peace Officer of the Year awards

Called both a professional in law enforcement and a compassionate supporter of juveniles in need,

Deputy Marshal Leesha Robert was honored at the Kiwanis Club of Denham Springs’ 46th Annual Peace Officer of the Year awards. 

Passion to be a police officer leads to recognition at 46th Annual Peace Officer of the Year awards 

A passion to always be a police officer and a family tradition of serving in law enforcement inspired the Denham Springs officer honored at the Kiwanis Club of Denham Springs’ 46th Annual Peace Officer of the Year awards. 

Walker ABC Board approves beer license for Cafe’ Pedigo

WALKER – The Walker Alcohol Beverage Control Board approved a beer license for Café Pedigo, 13090 Burgess Ave., on April 29. Owner Donald Ray Pedigo said he, his wife, and two employees will be the only persons who will be serving alcohol.

Work of AP Art students on display at Old City Hall

DENHAM SPRINGS — Skulls have always fascinated Lauren Dodds. So when it came to finding a theme for the 2019 Denham Springs High AP Student Art Show, she knew what to go with.

Rotary Club donates to Springfield Elementary School
The Rotary Club of Livingston Parish recently donated new printers and scanners to Springfield Elementary School. 

BASEBALL | Oh Brother! Gannon, Edward Allison enjoy joining forces to help French Settlement reach Class 2A state quarterfinal series

They may not agree on a lot of things, like who’s the better athlete, but there’s no denying the special feeling Gannon and Edward Allison are enjoying with French Settlement’s baseball team that’s headed to Kinder for a best-of-3 Class 2A state quarterfinal series. The Lions (15-14) are trying to advance to their first Class 2A state tournament in school history. They last reached the state tournament in Class B in 2007. 

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