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They get what they deserve


America's WETLAND Foundation art award winners,
competing in last month's "Keep Your Eye on the Prize" art, essay and photography competition, include nine Louisiana elementary and high school students: Blaydon Richard, Reagan Woulfe, Brooke Cambre, Nikolai Karpovs, Ben Nguyen, Philip Mallet, Jonathan Eisterhold, Yasmin Silva and Seletra Sylve. Each student received a $500 grant for his or her school's environmental education materials.


The Emeril Lagasse Foundation
awarded $300,000 to three New Orleans-based organizations on June 18: Second Harvest Food Bank, the Bayou District Foundation and the Contemporary Arts Center. The grants will help fund Second Harvest's Summer Feeding Program serving meals to 4,500 at-risk children, as well as the Kids Cafe program, which provides after-school meals to 25,000 students.


Lorraine Rizzuto
was named a Humana Game Changer before competing in the 2015 National Senior Games this month, where the 79-year-old basketball player from River Ridge will compete in three-on-three competitions with her team, the New Orleans Silver Slammers. Rizzuto was among 13 people over age 50 named Humana Game Changers for their athleticism.


Gary Calico,
a former New Orleans Police Department officer, pleaded guilty in St. Tammany's 22nd Judicial District Court June 18 to leading Causeway Police and Louisiana State Police on a high-speed chase and then attempting to report his car as stolen in 2013. He later surrendered to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.


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