Past Events

Hunter’s Safety 2016

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The Twentieth Judicial District Attorney, Sam D’Aquilla, sponsored a Hunter Education Class on Saturday, September 17, 2016 and Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the American Legion Hall, Clinton, Louisiana instructed by District Attorney Investigator Shane Bourgeois and assisted by Instructor Billy Burkette, Instructor Andre Brock, Instructor Jody Moreau and Instructor/District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla.

Louisiana Revised Statute LAS R.S. 56:699.3 requires mandatory hunter education for anyone born on or after September 1, 1969.  An exception allows those age-class hunters to go afield “under the direct supervision of someone over 18 years old that has a valid hunting license or proof of completion of a hunter education course.” All hunters must successfully complete the course prior to purchasing a hunting license.  Hunters who plan to hunt out of state should check the state regulation where they plan to hunt.  All fifty states now require some form of mandatory hunter education certification prior to issuing a license.

The Twentieth Judicial District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla would like to give “Special Thanks” to all who helped to make this event possible especially for use of the American Legion Hall, Crystal Maples, Lisa Morris, Mary Dufour and Marcy Robinson.

55 persons participated and successfully passed the course.

Pictured above is Alexa Williams with Instructor Shane Bourgeois.


Hunter’s Safety 2015

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The Twentieth Judicial District Attorney, Sam D’Aquilla, sponsored a Hunter Education Class on Saturday, September 26, 2015 and Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the American Legion Hall, Clinton, Louisiana instructed by District Attorney Investigator Shane Bourgeois and assisted by Instructor Billy Burkette, Wildlife and Fisheries Senior Agent Garrett Kimble, Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist Manager Wayne Higginbotham and Instructor/District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla.

Louisiana Revised Statute LAS R.S. 56:699.3 requires mandatory hunter education   for anyone born on or after September 1, 1969.  An exception allows those age-class hunters to go afield “under the direct supervision of someone over 18 years old that has a valid hunting license or proof of completion of a hunter education course.” All hunters must successfully complete the course prior to purchasing a hunting license.  Hunters who plan to hunt out of state should check the state regulation where they plan to hunt.  All fifty states now require some form of mandatory hunter education certification prior to issuing a license.

The Twentieth Judicial District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla would like to give “Special Thanks” to all who helped to make this event possible especially for use of the American Legion Hall, Crystal Maples, Lisa Morris and Marcy Robinson.

28 persons participated and successfully passed the course.

Pictured above is Madison McGehee with Instructor Shane Bourgeois.


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The Twentieth Judicial District Attorney, Sam D’Aquilla, sponsored a Hunter Education Class on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the American Legion Hall, Clinton, Louisiana instructed by District Attorney Investigator Shane Bourgeois and assisted by Instructor Billy Burkette and District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla.

Louisiana Revised Statute LAS R.S. 56:699.3 requires mandatory hunter education for anyone born on or after September 1, 1969. An exception allows those age-class hunters to go afield “under the direct supervision of someone over 18 years old that has a valid hunting license or proof of completion of a hunter education course.” All hunters must successfully complete the course prior to purchasing a hunting license. Hunters who plan to hunt out of state should check the state regulation where they plan to hunt. All fifty states now require some form of mandatory hunter education certification prior to issuing a license.

The Twentieth Judicial District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla would like to give “Special Thanks” to all who helped to make this event possible especially for use of the American Legion Hall, Mary Dufour, Crystal Maples, Marcy Robinson, Lisa Morris and Melissa Stagni.

22 persons participated and successfully passed the course.

Pictured above is Craig Jones with Instructor Shane Bourgeois.


Debbie Bennett Farewell

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Debbie Bennett was honored with a farewell luncheon on June 26, 2014 at the District Attorney’s office. Mrs. Bennett has served the community as an administrative assistant under District Attorney, Samuel C. D’Aquilla, for more than 10 years. Members of the courthouse community and the staff from both East and West Feliciana D.A.’s offices as well as community religious leaders gathered to see this lovely lady off on her next adventure. The Bennett family is relocating to Clarks, Louisiana as Mrs. Bennett’s husband, Mr. Bobby Bennett, has been appointed as Pastor of the Caldwell United Pentecostal Church in Clarks, Louisiana

Mrs. Debbie Bennett has been a highly valued, dedicated and hardworking employee, always displaying a smile, helpful hand, and a positive Christian attitude to her co-workers and members of the community. Mrs. Bennett’s excellent work ethic and dedication to the District Attorney’s Office will certainly be missed. With glossy eyes and a cracking voice, Mrs. Bennett said that her parting was “bitter sweet” as she embraces the excitement of the new chapter of her life yet feeling the difficulty and sadness of leaving beloved family and friends as well as her cherished position at the D.A.’s office. During a speech at the luncheon held in her honor, Sam D’Aquilla thanked her for more than a decade of service and dedication and remarked at how much she will be missed by all.

Sam D’Aquilla and his staff would like to thank her for her years of selfless service and wish Mrs. Debbie Bennett and her family the very best as they relocate for a brand new experience.

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Hunter’s Safety Class

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The Twentieth Judicial District Attorney, Sam D’Aquilla, sponsored a Hunter Education Class on Saturday, March 8, 2014 and Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the The American Legion Hall in Clinton, Louisiana instructed by District Attorney Investigator Shane Bourgeois and District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla.

Louisiana Revised Statute LAS R.S. 56:699.3 requires mandatory hunter education for anyone born on or after September 1, 1969. An exception allows those age-class hunters to go afield “under the direct supervision of someone over 18 years old that has a valid hunting license or proof of completion of a hunter education course.” All hunters must successfully complete the course prior to purchasing a hunting license. Hunters who plan to hunt out of state should check the state regulation where they plan to hunt. All fifty states now require some form of mandatory hunter education certification prior to issuing a license.

The Twentieth Judicial District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla would like to give “Special thanks” to all who helped to make this event possible especially for use of the American Legion Hall, Debbie Bennett, Crystal Maples, Mary Dufour and Marcy Robinson.

22 persons participated and successfully passed the course. Pictured above/below District Attorney, Samuel C. D’Aquilla.


Boater Safety Class

Boater SafetyPicture, Left to Right: Cade Maples, Cory Lea, Ross Pritchard, Instrutor/Agent Garrett Kimball and Ariel Bourgoyne.

 

Twentieth Judicial District Attorney, Sam D’Aquilla, sponsored a Boater Safety Class on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Jackson Civic Center, Jackson, Louisiana instructed by Wildlife and Fisheries Agent Garrett Kimball and assisted by Shane Bourgeois, Crystal Maples, Debbie Bennett and Marcy Robinson who are members of the District Attorney’s Office. The course includes information on choosing a boat, classification, hulls, motors, legal requirements and equipment requirements, many navigation rules, navigation charts, trailering, sailboats, and related subjects that include canoeing, personal water craft and more. Completion of the course will result in the student being issued a vessel operators certification card. LSA R.S. 34: 851.36 Requires that all persons born on January 1, 1984, must complete a boating education course and carry proof of completion to operate a motorboat in excess of 10 horsepower. The person may operate the boat if accompanied by someone over 18 years of age who if required has completed the course. The Twentieth Judicial District Attorney’s Office would like to give “Special Thanks” to all who helped to make this event possible especially Agent Garrett Kimball, Shane Bourgeois, Crystal Maples, Debbie Bennett, Marcy Robinson and the Jackson Lions Club. Twenty-seven persons participated and successfully passed the course.


Christmas 2013
Picture 2315: Left to right—Betsy Jones, Rickie Collins, Debbie Bennett, Amanda McClung, Crystal Maples, Jerry Shropshire, Mary Dufour, Shane Bourgeois, District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla

 

The East Feliciana District Attorney’s office was alive with holiday camaraderie on December 20, 2013 while hosting its fifth annual community Christmas open house brunch. In attendance were seventy-five guests including representatives from the 20th Judicial District Court, local police departments, town halls, Police Jury, School Board, Clerk of Court’s office and other citizens in the community. The District Attorney for the 20th Judicial District, Samuel C. D’Aquilla, would like to thank everyone who attended. Each year, the District Attorney’s Office and his staff look forward to a time of fellowship with the community in order to strengthen the relationship with other departments, agencies, and local citizens. It is an opportunity for the District Attorney’s Office to provide an inviting atmosphere for both encouraging a continuing positive working relationship and reinforcing its open door policy with each member of the public. Samuel C. D’Aquilla, along with his staff, eagerly anticipate this special event and hope everyone will attend this gathering in the coming year.