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Livingston Parish Library would like to congratulate Head of Adult Services Sarah Colombo, who has been selected by the American Library Association to join its 2017 class of Emerging Leaders.

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The Denham Springs Christmas Parade will roll at 2 p.m. on Dec. 10. Dee Womack and her granddaughters Audrey Seale and Madison Schilling await the start of the parade last year.

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North Live Oak Kindergarten student Brody Brooks shares something he is thankful for this year. See more pictures from this event in the Living section.

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Kenny Sharpe's column this week gives you tips on picking the perfect live Christmas tree. Read it in the Living section.

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The public is invited to the Christmas Open House at the Carter House hosted by the Historic Carter House Society Inc. (HCHS) on Sun., Dec. 4, and Sun., Dec. 11, from 2 - 4 p.m. both days. Rooms will be decorated in holiday décor from past and present, and Santa should be there for good girl…

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Denham Springs Fire Chief Melvin Wheat and Building Official Rick Foster guide a mule-drawn carriage for hayrides during "Christmas in the Village." See more pictures in the Living section.

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The public is invited to the Christmas Open House at the Carter House hosted by the Historic Carter House Society Inc. (HCHS) on Sun., Dec. 4, and Sun., Dec. 11, from 2 - 4 p.m. both days.

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The Gospel Explosion Musical Tribute Saturday night honoring the late George Perkins will feature Evangelist Rose Pittman and many other gospel groups and artists. See the full story in the Arts & Entertainment section.

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Seventh Ward Elementary hosted a Family Literacy Night on Nov. 14. More than 80 students plus their family members wore their green and gold to hear guest author Erin Cowser read “Let’s Lion Up with Roomie!” A surprise visit by members of the SLU Cheerleaders, Lionettes Dance Team, sorority …

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Calci. M. Bone, Sir Rebrum, Hardy Heart, Madame Muscle, Windy the Lungs, the Kidney Brothers, Peter Pancreas, and Peri Stolic the intestines started visiting the Pre-K and kindergarten students at Maurepas Elementary in October.

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Veronica Pierson, Cathy Martin, and Shelley Davis of Springfield Elementary School accept a $500 donation check from Berryland Motors and Campers. The school is replacing AV/Media equipment lost in the August flood so that their students can resume their daily live broadcast news show. They …

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Several schools and organizations across Livingston Parish held Veterans Day programs to honor our military. Here are some pictures from local events. See more stories and photos in the Living and News sections.

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WALKER — Veterans come from all walks of life, the guest speaker at Walker High School’s Veterans Day program said, but, “The common denominator is they sacrificed for something greater than themselves.”

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Well known for its burgers and shakes, G&J Drive Inn celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 12, with a car show, MC Homer T, free jambalaya and cupcakes and drawings for door prizes throughout the day. The restaurant on U.S. 190 in the heart of Livingston opened in the fall of…

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The Suburban Reviewers Book Club held their monthly meeting on Nov. 3 at the newly renovated Big Mike's Sports Bar & Grill. The 20 members present met for a brief business meeting conducted by President Susan Harris. The November meeting is a book selection meeting during which members g…

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Albany Lower Elementary students enjoyed a visit from Albany District 1 Fire and Rescue Volunteers during Fire Prevention Week. Chief Joe Foster and several of his volunteers gave the students demonstrations on how the fire equipment would be used in the event of a fire. Students also learne…

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Entergy of Louisiana granted Springfield Elementary School $500 to help rebuild their livestream broadcast program, which was lost during recent flooding issues in the area. Pictured are Springfield Elementary School (SES) Librarian Veronica Pierson, Principal Cathy Martin, Entergy Customer …

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Denham Springs Pilot Club members enjoyed Halloween food and fun with the Livingston Activity Center group on Monday, Oct. 31. Games of "Pin the Bow-tie on the Skeleton,” "Knock Down the Ghosts,” and "Pumpkin Basket Toss" plus Halloween music were provided. Everyone enjoyed punch, cookies an…

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Kara Gary, left, and Chanler Landon portrayed stone angels in the Live Oak Middle School Haunted House, a fundraiser for the cheerleaders’ trip to compete in nationals in Orlando, Fla. See the full story in the Lifestyle section.

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Fire Prevention Chief Ritchie Neal and Fire Prevention Investigator Leon Stilley from the Hammond Fire Prevention Bureau along with Maurepas Fire Department Fireman Eric Martin recently visited the Maurepas Elementary School Pre-K class.

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Winners of the annual Walker Pine Tree Festival Pageant are: Tiny Miss Mia Wagner, daughter of Colby and Kambi Wagner; Toddler Miss Sophie Reese Pochè, daughter of Chris and Arianna Pochè; Precious Miss Brooklyn Hebert, daughter of Brock and Michelle Hebert; Lil Miss Sophia Rose Jordan, daug…

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Albany High School defeated North Central 62-8 during their homecoming game on Sept. 30. At halftime of that game, the homecoming court was presented, and Ansleigh Barras was named Queen. Pictured are (front row, from left) Junior Maid Myrisa Gregoire, Senior Maid Lauren Giluso, Senior Maid …