Around the Westside for Aug. 6, 2014

The city of Plaquemine recently was named the fourth-safest place in Louisiana by Movoto Real Estate.

The real estate company’s study ranks Louisiana cities with a population of at least 7,000 residents using crime data culled from the 2012 Federal Bureau of Investigations’ Uniform Crime Report.

In a news release, the company described Plaquemine as a “no-violence zone” featuring great museums and unique architecture.

“With no murders or assaults, and two rapes and five robberies per 100,000 people in 2012, this place is perfect for families, retirees and really, everyone,” the news release says.

“The thefts here were a little higher than others in our top 10 and (Plaquemine) ranked 13th for property crime. Still, besides that small downfall, locals in Plaquemine had only a 1 in 212 chance of being the victim of a crime.”

The three cities named safest above Plaquemine were Jennings, Scott and Baker.

Fishing tournaments set

The Cookie Jar Fishing Tournament Classic is set for Sept. 12 and the Tuesday Night Fishing Tournament Classic will be held in October.

Qualifying competitions for both fishing tournaments, which take place in False River in Pointe Coupee Parish, happen every Tuesday and Friday night each week leading up to their final classic tournaments.

The Tuesday Night Fishing Tournament is held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the Friday Night Cookie Jar Tournament kicks off at 9 p.m. and lasts until midnight each week.

The weigh-in for the Tuesday night tournament is held at the Morrison Parkway Boat Dock in New Roads. The Cookie Jar Fishing Tournament weigh-in is now held at the SandBar Boat Dock in Oscar.

For information about entering the Tuesday night tournament, contact Tanner Pourciau at (225) 955-2460. Contact Guy Perkins at (225) 293-3402 for the Friday Night Cookie Jar Tournament.

Theater presents ‘Oliver’

We Are the Difference and the Iberville Community Theatre will present a production of “Oliver” this weekend at the Plaquemine Activity Center.

The Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m. while the curtain will rise at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are available online at wearethedifference.org or at the Plaquemine Chiropractic Clinic.

Plaquemine krewe vendors

The Krewe of Comogo will hold its 2015 nighttime Mardi Gras parade Feb. 16.

The board members are encouraging local talent to participate along the route. The board is seeking caricature artists, face painters, small bands and/or vocal groups and concession vendors. Contact Rhonda Harrell at (225) 687-2029.

New WBR Museum exhibit

The West Baton Rouge Museum opens a new exhibition Saturday marking the centennial anniversary of the start of World War I.

The exhibit, “100 Years After the War to End All Wars,” runs through Oct. 26 and will feature approximately 100 WWI posters.

Submit news to Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email, tjones@theadvocate.com.