SE Tylose Louisiana, along with LED FastStart and the Louisiana Workforce Commission, is hosting a job fair from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Math, Science and Arts Academy-West campus in Plaquemine. The company has positions open for process operators, laboratory technicians, electrical and instrument technicians and mechanical maintenance personnel.

Candidates must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED certification. A two-year vocational/technical degree is preferred, plus a minimum of two years of industrial experience.

Candidates must be willing to work rotating shifts and holidays, work well with team members and willing to take a drug test.

For a list of available jobs, visit

Fire insurance decrease

Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon said some Iberville Parish homeowners living in First District 5 in Grosse Tete can expect a reduction in their fire insurance premiums, effective Aug. 11.

The premium reductions are being driven by the district’s improvement with its fire protection rating from the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana.

All fire districts are rated by PIAL on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 representing no fire protection and 1 being the best.

Fire District 5 Grosse Tete improved its score from Class 6 to Class 5.

According to the news release, fire insurance for a home valued at $150,000 will likely drop to approximately $1,332 annually under the new rating. Under its previous rating, those homeowners were paying approximately $1,438 annually, the release states.

The amount of the premium rate reduction will vary depending on the value of the property, the fire district where the property is located and the rate schedule of the company insuring the property.


We Are the Difference and the Iberville Community Theatre will present the production of “Oliver” on Aug. 8-10 at the Plaquemine Activity Center.

The Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m. while the curtain will rise at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are available online at or at the Plaquemine Chiropractic Clinic.

Plaquemine krewe vendors

The Krewe of Comogo will hold its 2015 night-time Mardi Gras parade Feb. 16.

The board members are encouraging local talent to participate along the route. The board is seeking caricature, artists, face painters, small bands and/or vocal groups and concession vendors.

If you are interested, contact Rhonda Harrell at (225) 687-2029.

WBR Museum new exhibit

The West Baton Rouge Museum presents a new exhibition marking the centennial anniversary of the start of World War I.

The exhibition is titled “100 Years After the War to End All Wars” and runs from Saturday to Oct. 26.

The exhibit will feature approximately 100 WWI posters .

Submit news to Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email,