Monday, June 29, 2020

Lacombe Garden Club 1977

Here's a News Banner news item from January of 1977. Click on the image to make it larger.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

SSA Sweetheart Court - 1977

The Sweetheart Court for St. Scholastica Academy in Covington was announced in the February 14,1977,edition of the St. Tammany News Banner newspaper. Click on the image to make it larger.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Madisonville Restaurant Opens

The old Madisonville riverfront location of the long-gone Friends Restaurant is once again busy with activity as The Anchor opened Friday to a packed house, at least as packed as social distancing rules would allow. Billed as a "casual riverfront dock dining experience and a bar," the establishment offers the following description on its website:

"Rooted in classic Louisiana cooking, The Anchor highlights the region’s oysters, shellfish and seasonal catches. Only the best meats and produce—sourced from nearby farms—are on the menu. Hand craft cocktails, house baked breads and homemade desserts round out a memorable meal.

"All about local character, The Anchor embodies a coastal lifestyle founded in gracious hospitality. Here, it’s about more than good food and good views. In addition to a fun, vibrant atmosphere, The Anchor offers an outdoor game area for all ages, live music, TVs to watch the game at the bar, and dockside boat parking for spontaneous visits or grabbing orders to go. Daytime or dinner, enjoy the Northshore’s best life at The Anchor."

Here are some photographs of the Saturday afternoon scene at The Anchor, where some of the patrons arrived by boat at the Tchefuncte River dock.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

When the Jail Flooded the Courtroom

When architects decided that the new courthouse being built in 1959 should have a courtroom on the second floor and a jail on the third floor, apparently no one thought about this. This article and photos from early 1977 were produced by Mike Dowty, St. Tammany News Banner newspaper.  Click on the image to make it larger.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

CHS Yearbook 1981 - Seniors

Here are the photographs of the senior class members as pictured in the 1981 yearbook for Covington High School. Click on the images to make them larger.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Home Ec Awards 1976

Click on the following photos and article to read about local and statewide Home Economics awards given by the LSU Cooperative Extension back in 1976.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Flag Day

Happy June 14th,  Flag Day!

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