Two Dutchtown High School students have accepted appointments to U.S. service academies.

U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, announced John Greer accepted an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and Matthew Macias decided to attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

Both are from Prairieville.

“I congratulate these students on their appointments and thank them for their service,” Cassidy said. “They are an asset to our community and will help protect our country. All Americans should be honored that people of such ability choose to serve our country in the armed forces.”

Every year, Cassidy nominates students from the 6th Congressional District to attend the service academies. Students and parents who have questions about the process can call Cassidy’s Baton Rouge office at (225) 929-7711.

Berky to perform at libraries

Masks, storytelling, the antics of a clown and the illusion of a mime are all parts of Doug Berky’s performances set for July 21-22 at the Ascension Parish Library.

Berky is one of the library’s guest performing artists brought in as part of its summer reading program.

Performances are at 10:30 a.m. July 21 in Galvez; 2 p.m. July 21 in Donaldsonville; 10:30 a.m. July 22 in Dutchtown; and 2 p.m. July 22 in Gonzales.

The program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Office of Cultural Development and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

For more information on summer programs for children, call the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at (225) 647-3955, in Galvez at (225) 622-3339, in Dutchtown at (225) 673-8699 or in Donaldsonville at (225) 473-8052.

Prairieville man appointed

Charles Freeburgh, of Prairieville, has been appointed to the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council.

Gov. Bobby Jindal announced three appointments to the council last week.

Freeburg is the vice president for advocacy for Axiall Corp. Freeburgh serves as the chairman of Our Lady of the Lake College’s Board of Trustees and has served as the chairman of the Louisiana Chemical Association and the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance.

Freeburgh was appointed to serve as a representative of the general business community, a news release said.

The Louisiana Workforce Investment Council serves to develop a strategic plan to coordinate and integrate a workforce development delivery system to ensure efficiency and cooperation between public and private entities by advising the governor on the needs of Louisiana’s employers and its workforce, the release said.

John Jones, of Monroe, and Patrick Mulhearn, of Baton Rouge, also were appointed.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952, (225) 603-1996; fax, (225) 644-5851; or email, ascension@the or ddenstorff@ Deadline: noon Monday.