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Here is a look at some Easter services taking place in Tangipahoa Parish

Families enjoy Easter fun in Hammond and Ponchatoula

Council races attract candidates

Legislation could affect Winn-Dixie distribution center

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By LAUREN LANGLOIS staffwriter@hammondstar.com
Tangipahoa Parish School System employees can plan out their vacations now that the 2019-2020 school calendar is official.
The school board approved the calendar at its meeting Thursday. A previous calendar brought to ... « more »


Sam “Mike” Valenti Jr.

Sam M. Valenti, Jr. (Mike), age 51, died April 8, 2019. He was. . .

Richard/Ricky “Rap” Durapau Jr.

Richard/Ricky "Rap" Durapau Jr., a resident of Loranger,. . .

Reginald Arthur Bottolfs Sr.

Reginald Arthur Bottolfs Sr. peacefully passed away at his. . .

Marguerite Juneau Bordelon

Funeral services for Mrs. Marguerite Juneau Bordelon will be. . .

Sam “Mike” Valenti Jr.

Sam M. Valenti Jr., 51, of Baptist, died April 8, 2019;. . .

Richard/Ricky “Rap” Durapau Jr.

Richard/Ricky "Rap" Durapau Jr., 71, of Loranger, died Saturday,. . .

Reginald Arthur Bottolfs Sr.

Reginald Arthur Bottolfs Sr., 76, of Ponchatoula, died Thursday,. . .

Marguerite Juneau Bordelon

Marguerite Juneau Bordelon, 82, of Hessmer, died Monday, April. . .

Families enjoy Easter fun in Hammond and Ponchatoula


By Lauren Langlois
FOUND ONE Claire Jenkins, 4, triumphantly holds up an egg at the First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula's Easter Extravaganza at Memorial Park on Saturday.

The thousands of colorful plastic eggs spread across a field at Memorial Park in Ponchatoula stood no chance against the army of children that descended on them Saturday.
Lining the field, children waited patiently (for the most part) as volunteers distributed the

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Falcons edge Wolves to close regular season.


Photo by Gary Lee
JOB WELL DONE—Senior Sam Smith congratulates senior Luke Sweeney who worked three and two-thirds innings, to get the 3-2 win for Saint Thomas Aquinas over Loranger on Saturday. Smith went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Falcons in hits.

The Saint Thomas Aquinas Falcons closed out the regular season getting back on the winning track with a 3-2 victory over the Loranger High Wolves. The contest was tied at two with the Falcons batting in the top of the sixth when a sacrifice bunt by junior Parker St. . . more »

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Pinewood Derby Winners


Photo by LJ Rodriguez
CHAPPEPEELA DISTRICT Winners of the Chappepeela District Cub Scouts of Istrouma Area Council's Pinewood Derby are, from left, first row, John Vogt, Thomas Severtson, Beau Bardwell, and Michael Perry; second row, Alia Desselles, Hudson Tantillo, Genny Glass, Hugh Johnson, Alan Deslatte, and Jeremy Bickford; and third row, TJ Thompson, Lucas Bergeron, Alex Deslatte, Logan Glass, John Rodriguez and Jacob Wempren. Pinewood Derby races for ages 9-11 were held April 6 at Ponchatoula Area Recreational District. Scouts from seven local units raced their pinewood derby cars.