Gary Dupré, Author at L'Observateur


Keep St. John Beautiful reflects on 2022 progress

LAPLACE — As 2022 comes to a close, here is what Keep St. John Beautiful, the parish residents and elected officials and staff accomplished despite ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:10 am


Shared traditions make lasting memories

The sights, sounds and smells of this blessed time of year are everywhere. But one thing seems to be missing in our part of the ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Wednesday, December 7, 2022 12:00 am


4-H Club hosts Thanksgiving food drive

Ethel Schoeffner Elementary’s 4-H Club recently hosted a food drive. Students collected broth, rice and yams for the Matthew 25:35 Ministry. Volunteers at the ministry’s food pantry ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 1:56 am


Diocesan Soccer Challenge hosted at AOL Catholic School

On Saturday, October 22, the Diocesan Soccer Challenge was held at the Ascension of Our Lord, Catholic School soccer field in LaPlace. These winners will ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Wednesday, October 26, 2022 2:12 am


Knights of Columbus fall golf tournament supports scholarships

LAPLACE — The Knights of Columbus, Ascension of our Lord Council 9623 will be hosting a Golf Tournament on October 14 at Riverlands Golf and ... Read more

by Gary Dupré, Wednesday, September 7, 2022 12:00 am


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

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