~ The Year 2011 • Dakota Naquin, a 2010 graduate of Sumner High School recently graduated from Marine Corp. Recruit training in Paris Island, South Carolina. While home for 24 days, Naquin was assigned as a recruiter’s assistance offering help at the recruiting station in Hammond. Naquin left November 14, headed to Camp Geiger in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where he will complete seven weeks of training at the School of Infantry. Once he is finished with his infantry training, Naquin will be shipped to his duty station.
• Tornado hits, destroying family home. Severe weather including a tornado with 105- mile per hour winds ripped trough Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes early Wednesday morning, November 16 severely damaging a two-story home just west of the Village of Tangipahoa. Dawson Primes, the Emergency Director for Tangipahoa Parish reported a tornado around 3 a.m. that struck off East Peckerwood Road moving the home owned by Charles and Jackie Tate off its foundation. The twister reportedly took down trees and power lines in the area near Highway 440 where parish crews and utility trucks were on scene clearing roads and restoring power.
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