Some 34 middle school students from Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes will compete Wednesday at the local level of a national chemistry competition being presented by Dow Chemical Co.’s Louisiana Operations.

The 2015 Dow Westside Challenge will test the students’ knowledge of chemistry concepts, important discoveries and chemical safety awareness.

The event aims to engage sixth- through eighth-grade students through an academic question-and-answer competition created by the Chemical Educational Foundation.

Dow spokeswoman Abby Cook said in a news release, “linking industry, educators and students together not only builds stronger community relationships but also highlights the importance of science education in an informal and celebratory manner.”

The local-level portion of the challenge will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Iberville’s Math, Science and Arts Academy-West campus in Plaquemine.

The first-, second- and third-place winners from both Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes will advance to the Louisiana State Challenge held at LSU on April 25.

The winner of the state competition will move on to compete at the national level this summer.

Comogo ready to roll

The Krewe of Comogo, the only nighttime parade in Iberville Parish, is scheduled to roll at 7 p.m. Monday, featuring brand new New Orleans-style floats.

The parade will begin between Iberville and Citizens Bank on La. 1 in Plaquemine and continue south to Belleview Road where it will make a right and continue to the Carl F. Grant Civic Center.

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Annual ministers’ conference

The annual session of the Iberville Parish Ministers’ Conference will be Tuesday at the Plymouth Rock Baptist Church in Plaquemine.

The Women’s Auxiliary will meet at 5:30 p.m., and the parent body, pastors and general church membership will meet at 7 p.m. where President Lee T. Wesley will give his annual report and deliver his annual message.

The event is free and open to the public.

WBR Lego Club creations

The West Baton Rouge Parish Library invites youth of all ages and their families for an afternoon of building with LEGOs at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21.

The library provides the LEGOs. All participants need to bring is their imaginations for building unique structures for the library’s LEGO display.

The PowerPoint, “Cube Dudes, Super Friends and Cartoons” will be shown to inspire the building, but some of the library’s new fantastic LEGO books will also be available to consult.

The LEGO club is free and open to the public. However, advanced registration is required.

Register online through the library’s website at and click on the Events icon, the Calender icon and the Feb. 21 LEGO Club meeting heading; or call (225) 342-7920 ext. 231 or 227.

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