Gary Dupré, Author at L'Observateur


Wildcat Pride: Trenell Smith named head girls basketball coach at St. James

VACHERIE — After three years coaching volleyball and softball alongside her twin sister at East St. John High School, Trenell Smith was recently named head ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:00 am


Keller: Celebrating 64 years of marriage

May 24, 1958 – It’s hard to believe that it’s been 64 years! I remember that day which seems like only a few years ago. ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:00 am


Parish Council votes down amendment to street renaming ordinance

LAPLACE — Road name changes and drainage funds sparked discussions during the St. John the Baptist Parish Council meeting this past Tuesday night in LaPlace. ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Saturday, April 30, 2022 12:00 am


LDH issues guidance on powdered infant formula recall

Baton Rouge — Louisiana WIC has issued the following guidance, available at, for WIC participants impacted by a recall of powdered infant formula following ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Tuesday, February 22, 2022 8:38 am


LSA scholarship applications available

LAPLACE — Sheriff Mike Tregre has announced high school seniors from St. John the Baptist Parish may now apply for the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association $500 ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Wednesday, February 2, 2022 12:24 am


Cabbage ball tournament drops bombs on cancer

RESERVE — Everette “Eddie” Trosclair, son of the late Rene Trosclair Sr. and the late Laura Mae Trosclair, was born and raised in Garyville, Louisiana. ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 1:10 am


Disney’s 50th anniversary brings multitude of memories

We boarded our 5:55 a.m. flight wearing boots and raincoats and carried umbrellas in our backpacks. We knew Orlando’s forecast, so our party of eight ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Thursday, November 18, 2021 10:55 am


Mason Scioneaux Named to UM Spring 2021 Chancellor’s Honor Roll

OXFORD, Miss.- Mason Thomas Scioneaux, of Vacherie, was recently named to the University of Mississippi’s Spring 2021 Honor Roll lists. Scioneaux was named to the ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:00 am


Turtle on a fencepost

I love stories. One of my favorites is a story told by Dr. Robert Lamont, a Presbyterian pastor who felt incredibly blessed by God. “When ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:00 am


Dupré: Have I got a hook for you!

[Author’s note: Warning: You might learn something from this column, so continue reading at your own risk! The knowledge will be practically useless; therefore, you ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Friday, October 2, 2020 9:46 pm

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