Photos: Ascension in Focus for Nov. 8, 2012

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- East Ascension High School's Darbie Kling, 16, Jace Fairchild, 18, and Mia Harvey, 17, from left, react to a Nov. 1 loss while St. Amant High School's Randi St. Pierre, Katelyn Rusk and Logan Comeaux, all 17, from left, and James LeBlanc, right, celebrate their win during the schools' annual rivalry Shout Out pep rally at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. St. Amant successfully defended last year's title, with a win in the best-out-of-three competition.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- St. Amant High School students scream during the 2012 Shout Out against East Ascension High School at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Logan Comeaux and Brandon Guillory, both 17, from left, celebrate St. Amant High School's 2012 Shout Out win with the spirit stick.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- James LeBlanc, left, and Ralph Delatte heckle each other on stage Nov. 1 during the annual St. Amant/East Ascension Shout Out community pep rally at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. LeBlanc, a Gator fan, and Delatte, an East Ascension booster, organize the spirited event.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- East Ascension High School students scream during the 2012 rivalry Shout Out against St. Amant High School at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- James LeBlanc shares a hug with the East Ascension Spartan mascot during the 2012 Shout Out pitting East Ascension High School vs. St. Amant High School at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- East Ascension High School students Mia Harvey, 17, Jace Fairchild, 18, and Darbie Kling, 16, from left, scream into the decibel meter as St. Amant High School students Randi St. Pierre, Katelyn Rusk and Logan Comeaux, all 17, from left, wait their turn during the schools'2012 rivalry Shout Out community pep rally.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- The East Ascension Spartan mascot dances in a circle with the Spartanettes during the annual rivalry Shout Out pep rally where fans from EA and St. Amant fight for a 'spirit stick.' St. Amant took home the victory at the rally and on the field during Friday night football game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- East Ascension High School student Jace Fairchild, 18, left in blue, tells classmates to listen up as St. Amant High School students Randi St. Pierre, Katelyn Rusk and Logan Comeaux, all 17, from left, scream into the decibel meter during the schools' annual rivalry Shout Out.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Prairieville Fire Department Capt. Chris Lacombe, left, lets kindergartener Saide Page, 5, try controlling a fire truck crane during a school-wide fire drill at Oak Grove Primary School on Oct. 30.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Firefighters practice rescues -- Prairieville firefighters simulate a rescue and resuscitation Oct. 30 while Oak Grove Primary School students and staff watch during a school-wide fire drill.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Businesses display goods, services -- Paul Catalanatto, wine manager at the Baton Rouge Beer Agency, hands a free cold one to an attendee Nov. 1 at the Ascension Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.. The chamber hosted the event for the first time in several years, chamber President Sherrie Despino said. Area businesses showed off a variety of products and services.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Barbara Ghirardi, right, parades as a witch with other costumed seniors at the Council on Aging's Halloween Party in Gonzales.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Judith Sanchez drags a grave or mini float of 'killer' dolls in the senior costume parade while Barbara Ghirardi, Marie Boudreaux, Shirley Stelly, and Evelyn Logwood, background from left, dance at the Council on Aging's Halloween Party at the Gonzales Senior Center.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Angella Dupre and Judith Sanchez, from left, parade with other costumed seniors during the Council on Aging's Halloween Party in Gonzales.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Mattie and Felix Mendoza, from left, dance at the Council on Aging's Halloween Party on Oct. 31.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Judith Sanchez holds her homemade 'killers' close while moving across the dancefloor during the Council on Aging's senior Halloween Party on Oct. 31 at the Gonzales Senior Center. Sanchez spent all year making the dolls and other parts of her costume in preparation for this year's Halloween celebration.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Izael Melendez wanders through a pumpkin patch in a Mickey Mouse outfit Oct. 31 during St. Amant High School Future Farmers of America's Boo at the Barn. Children could pick a pumpkin, play games, take part in a hay ride and trick or treat at stations created by FFA members.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Calhoun Austin, 2, dressed as Superman, aims wiffle balls at wooden targets to win prizes during Boo at the Barn, hosted by St. Amant High School's FFA club on Oct. 31. Calhoun came to the event from Prairieville with his mother, Jeri Austin. The FFA members created various farm-themed games for the third annual club fundraiser.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Misdy Ortega, 12, bobs for apples Oct. 31 during Boo at the Barn, hosted by St. Amant High School's FFA Club.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Gracie Stowe, 6, and Ava Stowe, 2, from left, collect candy on 'Trick or Treat Street' during Boo at the Barn, hosted by St. Amant High School's FFA club. Children picked up candy from FFA members along a row of homemade farm-themed stations.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Grace Bateman, 8, left, aims a tennis ball for a distant bucket in the hopes of winning a prize while sister Faith Bateman, 5, waits her turn during Boo at the Barn, hosted by St. Amant High School's FFA Club.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- 'Boo at the Barn' -- Alana Boudreaux, 5, hoists a pumpkin from a pumpkin patch Oct. 31 during Boo at the Barn, hosted by St. Amant High School's Future Farmers of America Club. Alana's parents, Gabe and Valarie Boudreaux, waited patiently for 15 minutes while Alana took her time deliberating on which pumpkin to choose.

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