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Shanna Lentz of Watson was honored at a bridal shower at Live Oak United Methodist Church in Watson on Sept. 10, 2016. See the full story in the Family section.

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Four members of the student newspaper staff at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts placed in competitions at the 43rd Journalism Day hosted by Northwestern State University on Friday, Nov. 4. The school newspaper, “The Renaissance,” and yearbook, “The Rubicon,” also received…

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Kindergartners Brandon Davis, Jahri Brooks, Brylea Craig, Emily Houle, Racelyn Sykes, Tyler Norman, Brody Kinchen, Kaylee Kelly, Caleb Serignet, and Cristian Miranda from Stephanie Cronan’s class perform the Hawaiian Christmas song “Mele Kalikimaka.” See more photos from this event in the Li…

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Who would have guessed this MyPlate Salad on the Go would be so tasty! Lauren Bain enjoyed making and sampling this salad. See more photos in the Lifestyle section.

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Live Oak High School Talented Theater Troupe travels in time. See the full story in the Arts & Entertainment section.

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In this festive collage, from left to right, Kindergartners Dylan Black and Karagan Smith play in a bowl of snow; Jonathan McManus decorates a gingerbread ornament; Kaylee Kelly creates a snowman out of edible treats; and Jahri Brooks shows off the snowman design painted on his face at Mrs. …

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The Can Do’s, one of four chapters of the Livingston Volunteers for Family & Community (LVFC), held their monthly meeting on Nov. 2 at the Mangham Methodist Church.

  • Autumn Herring | 4-H Reporter, Holden School
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For their December service project, members of the 4-H Clubs at Holden School donated and bagged food to send home with underprivileged students for the long holiday break. Students collected enough food to serve the needs of more than 50 students and their families.

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During two work days, members of the Port Vincent Volunteers for Family & Community (VFC), whose mission is to strengthen individuals, families, and communities through education, leadership, and action, gathered to construct pillowcases.

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Students at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches visited with Santa Claus, enjoyed hot cocoa, and decorated gingerbread cookies on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the lobby of the Center for Performance and Technology. Pictured is Courtney Sanders, a senior from Denham …

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Three Livingston Parish 4-H members traveled to Madison, Wis., last month to attend the National 4-H Dairy Conference. While at the conference, they had the opportunity to tour the Hoard’s Dairyman dairy farm, the National Dairy Shrine Museum, NASCO International, Babcock Dairy Processing Pl…

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Valerie Gautreaux, a fifth grade student at Levi Milton Elementary School, was voted Student of the Year. "It was an honor just to be nominated and a huge surprise to have been chosen," she proudly exclaimed. She was proud to have been chosen especially since she felt as though all those nom…

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  • Crystal LoGiudice | The News
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Millie Stafford, 4, left, whispers to Santa beside Jayden Tarver, 5, MaryAnn Stafford, and Denise Martin, far right, at the Springfield fire station. After the Springfield Christmas Parade was cancelled due to weather, members of the community were invited to the fire station for photos with…

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Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus were the guests of honor, along with a couple of elves, at the Walker Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3.

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Although the Springfield Christmas Parade was canceled due to weather conditions, Santa still visited their fire station that evening. Here are our photos from that event.

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See more Christmas photos, Letters to Santa and submitted artwork in the Lifestyle section!

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See more Christmas photos, Letters to Santa and submitted artwork in the Lifestyle section!

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We received so much artwork with the Letters to Santa submitted by students across Livingston Parish that we wanted to share some examples. Here is a selection.

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See more Christmas photos, Letters to Santa and submitted artwork in the Lifestyle section!

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See more Christmas photos, Letters to Santa and submitted artwork in the Lifestyle section!

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Every year, The News requests Letters to Santa from each elementary school in the parish, and we print a selection from each class that submits letters. Here is Part 2. Part 1 ran on Dec. 15.

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See more Christmas photos, Letters to Santa and submitted artwork in the Lifestyle section!

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  • John Dupont | The News
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The First Guaranty Bank float in the Denham Springs Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade delivers a message to the crowd: "The August Grinch (Flood) Could Not Steal Our Christmas."

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