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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 • Vol. 8 No. 35


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Joyce Kent Statement of Candidacy for Justice of the Peace

I am a candidate for District 4 Justice of the Peace, which consists of Precincts 20, 21 and 22. “I feel I have the knowledge and experience to serve the people in District 4�. I am married to Louis Kent and the mother of five children, Shandreka, Courtney, Jarvis, Monica and Alisha. Grandmother of two; Madyson and Nia.

I am a graduate of Clinton High School and Southern University. I am employed with the East Feliciana Parish School Board as Transportation Support Supervisor, A member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church; Worthy Matron for Pride of Mt. Zion #120 O.E.S.-PHA; A Louisiana State Department of Education School Bus Driver Instructor; Member of National

Association For Pupil Transportation; Secretary for Louisiana Association of School Transportation Officials; A member of East Feliciana Parish Jury Committee; An Axillary Police Officer for the Town of Clinton; and An East Feliciana Parish Reserve Deputy. I would like your vote and support on October 19.

St. Francisville Chamber to Host Parish President Forum

The Greater St. Francisville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a 'Public Forum' with the candidates running for the Parish President seat in the October election. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The forum will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6 pm til 7 pm at The Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church

located at 7910 Highway 61 in St. Francisville, LA. The Chamber requests the 'public' to submit questions for the forum by via email at sfchamber@ or by mail to P.O. Box 545, St. Francisville, LA 70775. All submissions will be confidential. All questions must be submitted by Friday, September 6, 2013. It will be the decision of

the governmental relations committee on the questions submitted to use. The Greater St. Francisville Chamber of Commerce does not endorse any political candidate or political party. This event is being solely for the benefit to the public.

install for our firefighters. Hearing of this challenge, Mathew Lynch of Lynch Construction volunteered to provide the expertise to proper install the smoke detector in an optimal position. On Thursday August 15 Mathew and Gary Lynch with Lynch Construction installed a donat-

ed smoke detector for the staff of the Clothes Closet. Their help is greatly appreciated! Fire Protection District No. 1 of West Feliciana would like to thank Lynch Construction for their time and support.

WFFD Commends Lynch Construction Fire Protection District No. 1 of West Feliciana promotes life and fire safety by encouraging everyone to have a working smoke detector in their home and place of business. The Fire District routinely provides and installs smoke detectors for those in need. Recently the staff at the Clothes Closet contacted the Fire District for assistance in installing a donated smoke detector. The Close Closet is located in the old St. Francisville High School which is primarily constructed of concrete. This provided more of a challenge then the typical smoke detector

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Tiger Football Playing Up to Expectations By Vanessa Deggins

The 2013-2014 season isn't a rebuilding year, but East Feliciana football coach Cedric Anderson said a lot of players will have to step up to fill in for graduating seniors. "Along with losing Corey (Hawkins) and Kendall (Beckwith), we also lost four very good senior offensive linemen and D'Quan Franklin was just an ironman for us on defense these last two years," Anderson said. "And you can't really replace them per se, but I believe they set good examples and some of the younger guys have stepped up." Senior wide receiver and cornerback Danny Johnson said they are taking a bottom up approach in that they are making sure the freshmen and sophomores also understand the importance of leadership and teamwork. Along with going to camps at the University of Alabama and LSU, Johnson said he was focused on helping his fellow tigers gel as a team. "I've been really leaning on Danny, Darryl Matthews (wide receiver), Kameron McKnight (running back) and Tyquincey Kilbourne (linebacker) to pick up the slack and see how far they can take us," Anderson said. The Tigers finished last season

8-4 with a 14-16 loss in the Class 3A state semi-finals to Notre Dame of Crowley. East Feliciana is now in Class 2A, District 6. Anderson said he considered the season a success and he plans to take the same approach this year. "Overall, I think our guys did great. Playing a tough non district schedule really helped," Anderson said. "We played a very good Zachary team and lost by one point and the week before we beat a really good Richwood (Monroe) team in overtime." Anderson said those losses, including a tough 12-19 loss to Salmen of Slidell prepared his guys for the playoffs. "I really saw that in the quarterfinals against Union Parish. We went into the fourth quarter 16-0 and the kids were able to reflect back on those tough early losses and get that win," Anderson said. The Tigers went on to beat the Farmers 22-16 to get to the semis and face Notre Dame. Anderson said along with Notre Dame being a really good team, they also took advantage of the Tigers' turnovers to get the win. McKnight, a senior and outside linebacker, said he is really looking forward to playing Zachary again this year. "They are a good team and they've beat us two years in a

row," McKnight said. He said their downfall last year was that morale started to drop after referees made multiple play calls that they didn't agree with. Anderson said he had a good turnout for summer two-a-day practices in June and July, which consisted of lots of weights, conditioning and speed drills.

This season's schedule will feature non-district games against West Feliciana, Belaire and Zachary before starting district play. "We are in a district with a lot of good teams and some very good coaches, so it will be a dogfight every night," Anderson said. "We're just looking forward to competing."

2013 East Feliciana Schedule Friday, Sept. 6 West Feliciana

Home @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept 13 Belaire

Away @ 7:00 p.m

Friday, Sept 20 Zachary

Away @ 7:00 p.m

Friday, Sept 27 Dunham

Away @ 7:00 p.m

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Away @ 7:00 p.m


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Wildcats Fighting for District Championship By Vanessa Deggins

Silliman football coach T.J. Davis said he's looking for steady improvement from his players this year. "We've had two first round losses in the last two years, so our goal right now is to get past that first round," Davis said. The Wildcats ended last season at 6-5 with a 27-12 loss to Trinity Episcopal Day School (Natchez, Miss.) in the first round of the Mississippi Private School Association district playoffs. They began last season with a loss to Brookhaven Academy, then had three straight district wins before losing to Centreville Academy and Trinity Episcopal Day. "We had a talented team, but they didn't gel like I thought they should have," Davis said. Many returning players echoed their coach. Senior corner back and wide receiver Tabary Cucullu said they worked really hard as a team over the summer. "Coach had us running a lot and we did a lot of seven-on-seven drills to make sure we are playing as one unit and really got to know our plays," said Cucullu. "I felt like I got a lot of help from the seniors last year," said junior defensive end Jordan Talley. He ended the season with 107 tackles overall, 17 sacks and 26 tackles for a loss, according to Talley. He said he spent most of his summer in the weight room with his teammates, trying to get stronger. Going into the season, Talley

said he feels he still needs to improve his tackling technique and for the team to come together. "As a team we're there physically but not really all there mentally and need to gel and come together. I think we're definitely getting there." Senior wide receiver and corner back Collen McDowell said summer football camps helped him. "Last season, I feel like mentally I hit a wall as far as picking up on plays and different techniques," McDowell said. He said he learned how to cover people better and loosen up. "I was really over thinking a lot of stuff last year," he said. Senior running back Todd Bourgeouis said spent the summer doing some make-up work after missing two games because of a concussion. He said his time at the Manning Passing Academy helped him improve on his footwork in the backfield. Junior lineman Jozie Milton said the team is focused on a state championship this year. He said the team practices have brought them together more. "If somebody messed up, we used to just jump on him and yell at him. Now we make sure they understand where they were supposed to be and make sure they get it right next time," Milton said. Milton said he finished last season with 97 tackles, 7 sacks and 4 fumble recoveries and said he and Jordan Talley will kind of compete to see who gets the most tackles. "Our guys really bought into our off season program and had some terrific gains in the weight

room as far as amount of weight they were pushing, the distances they were running, said Davis. "This season's schedule is going to get steadily harder, but we're con-

ditioned and ready for a full season of football." Their first regular will be against Oak Forest Academy on Aug. 23.

2013 Silliman Schedule Friday, Aug. 30 Simpson Academy

Home @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 6 Parklane Academy Home Friday, Sept 13 Copiah Academy


Friday, Sept 20 Bowling Green


Friday, Sept 27 Centreville Academy Away Friday, Oct. 4 Central Private


Friday, Oct. 11 Brookhaven Academy Home Friday, Oct. 18 Wayne Academy


Friday, Oct. 25 Ben's Ford Christian Away

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Above: Silliman seniors; top (l-r) Ryan Armstrong-offensive line, Bucky Hornsbydefensive line, Todd Bourgeois-running back/free safety, Tyler Boyd-strong safety, Clay Reynolds-defensive tackle bottom-Daniel Myers-kicker, Collen McDowell-wide reciever/cornerback, Tabary Cucullu-wide receiver/corner back, Smith Marquell-fullback, John Gill-defensive tackle

Above: Silliman players doing passing and blocking drills Left: Silliman football players going through seven-on-seven drills

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Saints Playing for Post-Season Glory By Vanessa Deggins

West Feliciana football coach Robb Odom said continuing to improve on the little things is what will push his guys farther into the play-offs for the 2013-2014 season. "I think we did good this last season and I'm looking to build on that," Odom said. Senior linebacker Seth Sterling said this season he will be better at knowing his assignments for tackles. "The Combine in Denham Springs was really helpful because I got to see the competition. I also improved on my time in the 40 (meter dash)," Sterling said. Sterling said he wants the Saints to be a dominant defense this season and he plans to do a better job on seeing certain plays coming. He also would like to get a couple of turnovers or an interception and hopes to make first-string all-district team. The Saints finished the 20122013 season at 7-4 with a 49-22 loss to North DeSoto in the first round of the Class 3A District 6 playoffs. They opened last season with four straight wins before losing to Zachary 36-21. The Saints followed that up with three straights wins, which included district rivals Baker and Glen Oaks. The North

DeSoto lose came after loses to Parkview Baptist and East Feliciana, who are not in their district this year. The Saints will still see the Tigers in their first regular season game. "We started out good last season, but it hurt us when bigger teams like Zachary and Parkview came. I think we have to work on not shutting down when we lose one," said senior defensive end Logan Biggs. He said he and his fellow linemen have been working together after practice on technique and form. Senior running back Trè Bailey said they have to take it one game at a time, since they will still be playing against bigger schools. Parkview Baptist will be the Saints last regular season game. "We spent the summer in the weight room and linemen and running backs have been helping each other a lot with our form and blocking," Bailey said. Senior tight end and linebacker Tevin Johnson said he is hoping for a good season after being sidelined last year with a torn ACL. "We only had four seniors last year, so almost everyone is back. We are healthier and deeper this year," Johnson said. Johnson said he began light jogging, then moved to stadiums early

in the summer and hopes to make an impact. "We have Port Allen and University High in our district now, so it will be a real test against both of those teams. We've all been pushing each other and this will be a good season," Johnson said. "I think to get farther into the

playoffs, we just need to execute better, have some good fortune and stay injury free," Odom said. "We're just staying focused on the next game coming up on the schedule." The Saints first regular season district game will be against Port Allen on Sept. 27.

2013 West Feliciana Schedule Friday, Sept. 6 East Feliciana

Away @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept 13 Franklin Parish

Away @ 7:00 p.m

Friday, Sept 20 St. Louis

Home @ 7:00 p.m

Friday, Sept 27 Port Allen

Home @ 7:00 p.m

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Away @ 7:00 p.m


Friday, Oct. 11 Glen Oaks

Home @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 18 Baker

Away @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 25 Brusly

Home @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 1

University Lab

Away @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 8

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Above: Head coach Robb Odom watches as his players lineup to practice no huddle plays

Above: Safeties Jazmond Ferguson and Zo Green practice blocking

Left: QB Ryan Reed hands the ball off to running back Anthony Ebbs

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The Next Step Performing Arts Center Introduces Dance Royalty The Next Step Performing Arts Center is proud to present their Dance Scholarship and Ad Award Winners. Dance Scholarship winners include Senior Scholarship Winner: Morgan Mazzarella, Junior Scholarship Winner: Chloe` Boxley, and Petite Scholarship Winner: Ella Brown. Dance Scholarships are awarded to three students each year to represent the studio at community and dance events. These young ladies have been chosen based on their leadership skills, community involvement, dedication to dance excellence, class attendance, as well as special event participation. All three of this year’s scholarship winners are currently members of The Next Step’s competition dance team and travel throughout the state competing in team as well as solo dance events in a variety of dance genres in addition to their regular dance class load. The Senior Scholarship winner, Morgan Mazzarella, will have the honor of performing her solo at the Annual Spring Showcase held at the Baton Rouge River Center Theater for the Performing Arts on May 31, 2014. Ad Winner Scholarships are

awarded to students participating in the Showcase Program Ad Contest held every spring. These students will also represent the studio throughout the year at a variety of special events. This year, there was a tie for the 1st Place Ad winner between Chloe Broussard and Cache` Brown. The Next Step Performing Arts center is owned by Christine Watson-Granier. Dance has been Christine’s passion since she started at age 1 ½. “I have been dancing for over 40 years,” she says. She is a Dance Masters of America certified dance instructor and has been teaching dance for over 20 years. Formerly a teacher at Peggy’s Dance Studio, she opened her own studio located at 5810 Main Street (across from Walmart, next to Cactus Café) in August of last year. “I’ve always known I wanted to open my own studio. I thought, I will be fine if I can get at least 50 students,” says Christine. After being open for only one year, The Next Step Performing Arts Center now has 175 students. In November of last year, Christine expanded her space adding a second studio to accommodate all the danc-

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 TNS Dance Royalty! (Back Row) Senior Scholarship Winner: Morgan Mazzarella, Junior Scholarship Winner: Chloe` Boxley, First Place Ad Winner (tie): Cache` Brown, (Front Row) First Place Ad Winner (tie): Chloe Broussard, and Petite Scholarship Winner: Ella Brown. Photos by Robbie Quick Photography.

ers. Christine credits her staff for a successful first year, Marianne Wascom, Robbie Quick, Lauren Cross, Susan Jullens, and Markie Hastings. Christine enjoys teaching dance to all ages, her classes range from Mommy & Me for ages 15 months-2 ½ years to Advanced Level Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Pointe for teens. She keeps her classes at around 15 students so she can “have her hands on each student.“ In addition to the classes offered at her studio, she also teaches dance and physical education at area churches and day care centers. She is also involved at Zachary High School with the Colorguard and

Featured Twirler and the Northwestern Middle School Baton Twirlers. “I love being busy teaching dance, because I get to do what I love,” says Christine about her hectic schedule. “I teach dance and P.E. to toddlers in the morning, then go to the schools for band practice in the afternoons, and at night, I am at my studio teaching classes.” For more information on classes offered by The Next Step Performing Arts Center, please visit the website: http://www.TNSdance.webs. com , call (225) 362-1886, or visit Facebook or Twitter: https://twitter. com/TheNext_Step.

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Audubon Had a Tremendous Past Prior to the Felicianas

By James Ronald Skains

“A lot of people think of John James Audubon as a conservationist, but he was more a naturalist in his day in that he acquired most of his species of birds that he drew so brilliantly with a double barrel 12 gauge shotgun,’’ Daniel Wilcox, Interpretive Ranger and Curator of Collections at the Audubon Center in West Feliciana Parish, told the Feliciana Explorer. “His shot of choice was Double-Ought Buckshot.’’ “Audubon would shoot several birds of each species that he found around Oakley Plantation, reconstruct them through taxidermy and then actually wire them into place so that he could make his detailed drawings. Although he only lived and worked at Oakley Plantation for a few months, he returned to the St. Francisville area where he lived off and on for more than 7 years before moving permanently to England to have his bird pictures published.’’ Audubon’s major work, a colorplated book entitled The Birds of America (1827-1839) is considered to be one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. He identified 25 new species.

Perhaps, no other person of such world renown as John James Audubon ever reached as many “forks in the road in life” as Audubon as he pursued his lifelong dream to capture on paper the exact likeness of birds native to North America. Audubon was born in April of 1785 on his father’s sugar cane plantation in Les Cayes, Saint-Domingue that is now Haiti. He was named Jean Rabine at birth after his mother, Jeanne Rabine, a mistress of Lt. Jean Audubon, a French Naval office and Privateer from the south of Brittany. Audubon’s mother died within months of his birth, and his father then sold his plantation in 1789 and returned to his wife in Nantes, France. In 1794, Anne Moynet Audubon and the senior Audubon formally adopted two of the elder Audubon’s illegitimate children and renamed the future ornithologist, Jean-Jacques Fouger Audubon. Despite his father’s desire for the young bird enthusiast to become a naval officer, Audubon was steadfast to his desire to learn the native Above: Daniel Wilcox, Interpretative Park Ranger and Director of collections at the birds of North America. At age 18 Audubon Historic Site in West Feliciana Parish in 1803, Audubon boarded a ship name to John James Audubon. His Grove, 20 miles outside of Philafor America, and Anglicized his destination was a 284-acre farm delphia. The senior Audubon had that his father owned called Mill See AUDUBON on page 10



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portraits.’’ “While living on Julia Street in New Orleans, he became acquaintbought the property in hopes of de- ed with the family of Capt. James veloping a potential lead mine on Pirre, a former Spanish Tax collecthe property. tor when the Feliciana’s were still “It was here at the Mill Grove part of Spain and had nearly 200 farm, that Audubon met his fu- working plantations. Audubon was ture wife, Lucy Blakewell,’’ Wil- employed by the Pirre family who cox noted. “It took a while for owned Oakley Plantation to tutor their marriage to take place. First, their daughter, Eliza. Audubon was Audubon had to become a natural- able to teach her Latin, French, muized citizen of the US which he did sic, dancing, math and even how to in 1806, and then he felt compelled braid Eliza’s hair.” to return to France during the “One of the reasons that Auduheight of the French Revolution bon took the job was the money. to ask his dad permission to marry However the money soon became Lucy Blackwell.” a controversy between him and “However, no matter where he Mrs. Pirre, ultimately leading to went or what he was doing, he was his termination at Oakley Plantaalways on the lookout for birds, tion. The second reason, and proband ways to improve his taxider- ably the over-riding reason, was my skills and drawing skills. For that the birds around New Orleans the next several years after getting were not very plentiful or of many married, Audubon pursued a num- different species,’’ Wilcox pointed ber of business ventures first with out. “Audubon noted in his journal his brother-in-law, then later with that he became very excited on his Ferdinand Rozier in Henderson, five mile walk from Bayou Sara to Kentucky, and then Cincinnati. Oakley in seeing all the different They finally dissolved their part- species of birds along the way.’’ nership in 1811 after which time “Although he did not stay at Audubon devoted all his time and Oakley long because of dispute effort to toward his birds and ani- over money, he did turn out a lot of mals, except for some teaching that his best work during his short stay. he did simply to earn a living.” Audubon returned to New Orleans “In a great leap of faith, Audu- after the employment by the Pirre bon and his young apprentice, family, but the following year, his Joseph Mason, landed in New wife Lucy Blackwell Audubon, Orleans in 1821 after a trip by flat- and two sons, Victor Gifford, and boat down the Mississippi River,’’ John Woodhouse Audubon came Wilcox related. “However, they to the Feliciana’s. Lucy worked as had one major problem. Although a teacher at both Beechwood and Audubon had his double barrel Beech Grove Plantations for about shotgun, some drawings and taxi- 7 years.” dermy supplies, Audubon had no With his wife’s support, in 1826, money so he was forced to survive Audubon took his growing collecon his artistic talent of drawing tion of 300 works to England. The

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British could not get enough of his images of backwoods America and its natural attractions. Audubon was lionized as the “American Woodsman.” He raised enough money, $115,640 to begin publishing his Birds of America. This monumental work consists of 435 hand-colored, life-size prints of 497 bird species, made from engraved copper plates of various sizes depending on the size of the image. They were printed on sheets measuring about 39 by 26 inches. “There are only 112 original sets that are known to have survived. Hill Memorial Library at LSU has one set and former Governor Mike Foster has one set at his home in Franklin. I believe that Governor Foster paid somewhere between 4 and 5 million dollars for his original set about 15 years ago,’’ Wilcox concluded.

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EVENTS IN THE FELICIANAS The next meeting of the Zachary Artists Guild will be on Tuesday, August 27 at 6 PM at the Zachary Chamber of Commerce, 4633 Main St. Plan to bring one piece of artwork to be included in a supportive and instructional critique session. Also on the agenda will be a discussion of the Guild’s participation in the Zachary Art Crawl scheduled for October 25. Members of the public are invited to attend the Guild meeting. Questions? Call Margaret Harmon at 788-5999

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Friendship Baptist Church Praise Makers Children’s Drama Ministry (For children in K - 6th Grade) Meets every Wednesday @ 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Starting Wednesday, September 4, 2013, Register by September 4, 2013. First Program: “A Piece of Christmas” on December 15th. Friendship Baptist Church, 10011 Comite Dr., Baker, LA 70714. Gretchen Haney, Director, cell (225) 247-2374, email

RACZ and The Broadway Boys Offer Master Class on Friday August 30th The Regional Arts Council of Zachary (RACZ) is pleased to present The Broadway Boys who always deliver dynamic entertainment with performances that contain soaring vocals, explosive energy, and soul rocking rhythms that leave captivated audiences demanding encores at every stop of their tour. This event offers businesses and community members the unique opportunity to experience a top-notch community event. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased at In addition to Saturday’s 8:00 p.m. performance, a Masters Class for local actors/singers is being offered the day before the event, coached by members of the show. Students must be registered in grades 6 through 12 to qualify for the Master Class. Cast members of the Broadway Boys will coach the class members on a song from the show, and the class will perform on stage during the Saturday performance, providing a wonderful professional exposure for our local talent. Tickets for The Broadway Boys performance are $40 each. The cost for the Master Class is $50. The Master Class will be held Friday, August 30, between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Zachary High School’s Theater for the Performing Arts. Each student

Meet the Newest Docs at Lane! Join the staff and physicians of Lane Regional Medical Center for an old-fashioned Meet n’ Greet on Wednesday, September 4, from 10-11 a.m., in the Lane Cafeteria to welcome our newest docs: • Dr. Dan Bourgeois, General Surgery – Lane Surgery Group • Dr. Nikki Gautreaux, OB/GYN – Bayou Regional Women’s Clinic • Dr. Tommy Gould, Family Practice – Zachary Family Practice • Dr. Mrugesh Soni, Interventional Cardiology – Cardiovascular Institute of the South

FREE “ASK THE DOCTOR” LUNCH & LEARN AT LANE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER “Sun Damage: Protection, Prevention & Correction” Photo-damage, also known as “sun damage”, by UV rays is very apparent to the majority of our southern population. It is a major risk factor for not only skin disease but for the lines and wrinkles that make us look older than we are. Dr. Baron J Williamson, ophthalmologists and oculo-plastic surgeon, and Michelle Carroll, registered nurse and clinical director of the Outpatient Surgery & Cosmetic Center, will discuss the types of UV rays and how they affect the layers of the skin, and skin care protection, prevention, and correction during the “Ask the Doctor” Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, September 25, from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. Diagnosis and treatment options will be discussed. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Call (225)658-4585 to reserve your seat today! The session is FREE and includes a light lunch.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP Tuesday, September 10, 2013 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Type 1 or Type 2? Old Hand or Newly Diagnosed? Maybe a friend or loved-one has Diabetes? Would you like to learn more about Diabetes, or reinforce what you already know? We welcome all who have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes including family, friends and any others in a supporting role. Lane Regional Medical Center 6300 Main Street Zachary, LA Registration is NOT Required. For more information, contact Sherri Brady, RN 225-658-4583


Saturday, September 28, 2013 8-4:00 p.m. AND Sunday, September 29, 2013 2-4:00 p.m. AMERICAN LEGION HALL 1362 LIBERTY HWY., CLINTON, LA - MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS Contact Crystal at the District Attorney’s Office 683-8563 to pre-register now, limited seating available! LA Night Jam V - Saturday Sept. 28, 2013 at Bennetts at Bennets Boat and Ski. nExtreme distance water ski jumping, wake board kicker contest ,free style ski jumping, free style bare footing, barefoot jumping, fire dancing, Live Bands and Live DJ, Food & Drinks, Open Air Market... and much, much Art Crawl 2013 is gearing up! October 25, 2013 Art Crawl 2013 will take place in the heart of Zachary, Louisiana. It is a free public event featuring art, live music, live performances, food and much more! The Art Crawl serves as an annual fundraiser for the Regional Arts Council of Zachary. Check back frequently for a list of participating merchants and artists. UNITED IN FAITH COLOR FUN RUN will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in the Town of Clinton. We are asking for all churches in the Clinton Community to participate in a twomile FUN COLOR RUN/WALK to support our veterans the Saturday before Veterans Day. Please send a designated chairperson from your church to our next meeting 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27th at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church Hall. Registration ends October 9, 2013. If you have any questions, please email Heidi Ligon at hligon@

There’s something to do every day in the Felicianas. From choir performances and rodeos to Main Street markets and special library programming for children, the Felicianas ares rich in cultural and social activities. If you have an event you would like the public to know about, email event details to Space allowing, your event will be included for free in the Event Calendar section.

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August 27, 2013 • Vol. 8 No. 35