Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 5 is looking for volunteers interested in serving as first responders.

The district needs Denham Springs residents to assist with calls. Free training is provided.

The next class starts Aug. 13 and is held each Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. through Sept. 17.

For information, visit the station at 8098 Florida Blvd., near Eden Church Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for an application.

National rodeo appearance

Live Oaks’ Kamryn Duncan is headed to compete in the 11th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo on June 21-27 in Des Moines, Iowa.

She’s competing in breakaway roping, girls goat tying and team roping.

Roughly 1,000 contestants from 42 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia will compete in the world’s largest junior high rodeo, according to a news release.

In addition to competing against other top-four qualifiers from each state, Kamryn will vie for $75,000 in prizes, more than $100,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a Junior High Finals national champion.

To earn the title, contestants must finish in the top 20 based on their combined times and scores in the first two rounds to advance to the final round. National champions will be determined based on their three-round combined times/scores.

Also while at the rodeo finals, contestants will have an opportunity to participate in shooting sports, tug of war, volleyball, contestant dances, church services sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, family-oriented activities, shopping at the tradeshow and visiting area attractions, the release said.

Championship performances June 27 will be televised nationally as part of the Cinch High School Rodeo tour on RFD-TV, and live broadcasts of each performance will air online at

Visit daily for complete results.

Gallery’s Sizzlin’ show

The artwork of Livingston Parish talented art students of Jill Rabalais and Nona LeBlanc are on display through June 26 at the Arts Council of Livingston Parish’s gallery, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs.

The council’s next exhibit, Sizzlin’ Summer Art Show, starts July 1 at the gallery.

A reception is set for July 11.

The summer art show features art created by Art Sizzle students taught by Paulette Ferguson.

Registration is under way for the council summer art classes.

Children in second- through eighth-grade can register for a class that focuses on the elements of art and the principles of design. Students will use pencil, charcoal, pastels and watercolor to create drawings and paintings using images of summer as subject-matter.

The class, taught by Kerry Curtin, is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 22-25 at South Live Oak Elementary School, room 602.

Call Curtin at (225) 954-2700 to enroll.

The fee is $45 or $40 for ACLP members.

Contact Community Sections Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone at (225) 388-0215, by fax at (225) 388-0371, or by email at The deadline is noon on Friday.