Members of the False River Civic Association will meet with state and Pointe Coupee Parish officials at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the False River Country Club to discuss their concerns regarding the oxbow lake’s drawdown this season, which they fear may be responsible for damage to the seawalls of several property owners living along the shoreline.
The country club is located at 13875 Patin Dyke Rd. in Ventress.
The civic association group sent a letter to the Pointe Coupee Police Jury asking for the meeting to address the concerns of its members. The group also has asked Rep. Major Thibaut, D-New Roads; Stephen Chustz, secretary of the state’s Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Coastal Management; and other officials connected to False River’s restoration efforts to attend.
The 3-foot drawdown of False River’s water level began in September after the state authorized the parish to lower the lake’s water level for six months as part of a multifaceted rehabilitation effort designed to promote the growth of vegetation that stifles the buildup of thick sediment along the lake bed.
Board continues learning
Last week, members of the West Baton Rouge Parish School Board received certificates of achievement for completing their state-mandated continued learning units for 2014.
Louisiana Legislative Act 705 requires board members to annually complete at least six hours of continued learning.
All members of the West Baton Rouge Parish School Board earned more than six hours plus one hour of ethics credit this year, school officials said at the board’s meeting last week.
Basketball competition set
The Plaquemine Elks Lodge annual Hoop Shoot Contest will be held this Saturday at Plaquemine High School.
Registration and warm-ups start at 9 a.m. with the competition to follow at 10 a.m.
The Elks Hoop Shoot is open to all boys and girls, ages 8 to 13. Contestants will be assigned an age group based on the age they will be on April 1. Each contestant must bring a birth certificate — kids must be 8 years old by April 1 to participate.
Winners in each division and age group will advance to the State Hoop Shoot in Opelousas on Feb. 7.
Theatre group gets new home
Iberville Community Theatre, a division of We Are the Difference, has announced its performances will now be at the city of Plaquemine Activity Center.
The new setting was made possible by Plaquemine Mayor Tony Gulotta and the town’s board of selectmen, according to a news release.
Iberville Community Theatre’s 2015 scheduled performances include “A Streetcar Named Desire” from March 19-21 “Annie” from May 29-31, and plans are underway for an Nov. 6-8 production along with a musical evening sometime at the end of the year.
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