Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi and his office recently received the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association’s exemplary performance award for local residents’ response to the Sheriff’s Office’s direct mail membership campaign.

Based on the parish’s population, Iberville Parish had the highest percent response rate in the state in the Sheriff’s Association’s Honorary Membership Program’s direct mail campaign in 2015.

Stassi received the award in July at the annual Louisiana Sheriffs and Wardens Conference in Shreveport.

“This award reflects well on what Iberville residents think of their sheriff and their Sheriff’s Office,” said Mike Ranatza, executive director for the sheriff’s association.

Stassi acknowledged the nationwide scrutiny that law enforcement is dealing with right now because of police brutality headlines.

“It is humbling to know that a good percentage of our residents are willing to support our efforts in this manner,” Stassi said in a prepared statement. “It confirms again what a great community we have, and encourages me to work even harder to fight crime in Iberville.”

Elvis tribute artist to perform

The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee will host Elvis tribute artist Travis LeDoyt at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Poydras Center Auditorium in New Roads.

LeDoyt’s performance is part of the council’s 2015 Performing Arts Series.

Tickets are available at The Therapy Center and Roy’s Jewelers.

To reserve a ticket, call Gale Roy at (225) 718-1574.

The Performing Arts Series is sponsored by a grant from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation.

Reflecting on Hiroshima

The West Baton Rouge Museum is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan by hosting a lunchtime lecture at noon Thursday featuring attorney Gary Ethridge.

On the 70th anniversary of the day the atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima, Ethridge will discuss the complex inner workings and differences of the two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki — “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” — during World War II.

Ethridge also will cover the problems plaguing the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, the airplane that delivered the bomb, and how it was the most expensive military weapon system of the war.

Ethridge’s presentation will include the story of Hiroshima survivor Shigeyoshi Morimoto.

The event is free and open to the public. Visitors are welcome to bring bag lunches.

Animal shelter raising funds

The Pointe Coupee Animal Shelter is selling tickets to its jambalaya dinner fundraiser on Aug. 20.

Donations are $8 per plate for a meal that includes jambalaya, white beans, salad and dessert.

The fundraiser will take place at the Cottonport Community Center on Main Street in New Roads.

For tickets, call (225) 505-6784.

Submit news to Terry Jones at (225) 326-6627 or tjones@theadvocate.com.