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Proud to be Zachary’s only locally owned, managed and staffed newspaper. Zachary Post • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 • Vol. 9, No. 11 • Published Weekly • Circulation 16,000 • © 2014

Welcome to the 8th Annual Z-Fest The Zachary Chamber of Commerce, Tin Roof Brewery & Bud Light will host the 8th annual Zachary Arts & Music Festival on the grounds of BREC’s Community Park, 20055 Old Scenic Highway. There will be a carnival, petting zoo and pony rides, paddleboards on the lake, a rock wall, bungee bounce, mechanical bull, gyroscope, and many more activities for all ages to enjoy. Musical entertainment comes alive in the evening with Rockin’ Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters on Friday, March 21, and then Todd O’Neill Band & Nickles & Dimes Band on Saturday. Throughout the day on Saturday Zfest will also have local school & performance studios entertaining on stage. “We look forward to a fun family oriented event with a new festival designed to have families affordably and comfortably stay all weekend to enjoy a true community atmosphere. We have added the community picnic where ten local businesses cook up some awesome dishes, the Swap Kings ATV show presented by Red Gator, Crawfish boil night, & still have the ever so popular wine tasting event sponsored by LeBlanc’s Supermarket. ” said Festival Director Megan Andrews. Parking is free this year. There

will be no shuttle buses. The Festival will be open from 5 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday & Thursday, 5 –10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 19 - 23. Crawfish Boil Friday 6-9 p.m. All you can eat. There is a specific number of tickets selling for each event--once sold out..that is all, advises Megan Andrews. The source is local crawfish place either Sammy’s or Tucker’s. “We have to bid it out and are in process. They will cook onsite,” she said. Community Picnic -- Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. “We will have 10 local businesses cooking some of the greatest taste of the South & Zachary. Tickets are being pre-sold for $5. Thank you to the following businesses for being a part of the community picnic and cooking up the dishes being sold: Bank of Zachary, Zachary Community School Board, Superior Ford, Exxon Mobil, City of Zachary, Georgia Pacific, Cajun Valve Services, Castello Agency, Inc.,” said Andrews. Wine Tasting event will be Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Under the tent near main stage on BREC property $30 per person, $50 per couple in advance. $35 per person at the event. LeBlanc’s SuSee ZFEST on page 4

Civil War History Comes Alive at Port Hudson this Weekend By James Ronald Skains

“Although the battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg were larger battles and perhaps more important during the Civil War, the siege of Port Hudson got lots of newspaper coverage from New York, Boston and the whole Northeast section of the country, because so many of the Union troops were from those states,” Mike Fraeing told the Zachary Post/Ex-

plorer. “In fact, the New York Times newspaper had several war correspondents here at Port Hudson throughout the siege. Our annual Re-enactment of the Battle of Port Hudson will take place the weekend of March 22-23rd. We usually have about 500 re-enactors with about half of them being Union soldiers and the other half Confederates.” “Normally, depending upon the

weather, we have upwards of 1,000 visitors at our March re-enactments,” Fraeing related. “The Zachary Band will have a concession stand set up here on site, but people will still be able to bring their own food and drink.” “Although we do not have a longrange weather forecast, we are keeping our options open and preparing to adjust if we should have rain. If we just have occasional rain show-

ers, we will stage our events between rain showers. However, if Friday is a rain-out, we will then stage all the events on Saturday.” “The admission price is $4 for those over 13 years of age. The teenagers should appreciate being charged as adults,” Fraeing explained. “The re-enactments kickoff at 9 a.m. in the morning and last

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Arts Council Hosts Bergsma Trio April 7 at ZHS Theatre

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RACZ, the Regional Arts Council of Zachary, proudly presents The Bergsma Trio, who will perform in concert on Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Zachary High School Visual and Performing Arts Theatre. The group is comprised of French hornist Dr. Heidi Lucas, violinist Dr. Stephen Redfield and pianist Dr. David Evenson. Each is an accomplished and respected artist in their respective field. The Bergsma Trio was founded in Spring 2013 and recorded The Voice of the Coelancanth: Rhapsodic Variations for violin, horn, and piano as part of the album, The Voice of the Coelacanth: Music of William Bergsma. The recording is to be released on the Centaur label in summer of 2014. The Bergsma Trio is currently touring Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. RACZ is devoted to bringing fine arts to our community. Tickets for this performance are $10 for adults, $5 for students with student ID, and may be purchased at the RACZ website: http://www. , at the door, and from any RACZ member. For more information, email to: info@

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Zachary Council Approves Several Waivers at March 11 Meeting By Mark Mathes

In other action, the Zachary Council March 11: --approved a waiver request for Kent Moher, 4875 Rush Avenue, Slaughter, for electric contractor license at his home, with no operations there. --approved a waiver request for an accessory building by Spencer and Debra Brown, 8680 MacHost Road. --approved a waiver request for pool installation by Tommy Russell of Russell Pool Co. at 2444 Turnburry. --approved a conditional use permit for the sale of alcohol, Copper Mill Subdivision, Tract

CH-1, Homeowner Association. Change of ownership. Coughlan said he would abstain because he is an HOA member. --approved the re-subdivision of Tract AA of the L.B. Ritter Tract into two new lots. --heard a complaint by Rita Coston, 5301 Lenox St., about an abandoned mobile home next door. “I would like to see the property and neighborhood cleaned,” she said. --agreed to remove a property at 6115 Hwy. 19 from the condemnation list because new reserarch shows it is actually outside the city limits, according to Jordan John. The property is on the east side of 19.

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Zachary Council Seeks Mutual Agreement on Noise Ordinance By Mark Mathes

The Zachary Council agreed to work out ways to resolve noise problems in the city after debating the matter March 11. A committee may pick up the topic in early April. The amicable move last week may lead to a committee setting some noise standards including mayor pro tem Tommy Womack, Baton Rouge attorney Barton Conradi, interested resident Ryan Gunnell, Zachary police and others. Before this came up, another resident asked for help in another neighborhood because of rowdy parties elsewhere. Noise, dirt, blighted property, flood insurance and routine spending were among a dozen items at the council meeting, which drew over two dozen residents last Tuesday. Resident Terry Rafferty and Conradi told the council that they are anxious to resolve noise issues from neighboring Crossfit Zachary in a friendly and non-adversarial way. “I want this resolved,” she said. ”I don’t want to have to move.” Crossfit Zachary uses motivational music for its members. Gunnell introduced himself and findings he made during recent noise measurements. “It shows the gym is taking steps on this. At 4 p.m., the loudest noise was 78. The noise generated was within the ac-

ceptable level,” he told the council, as he explained $600 worth of complicated gear he purchased to measure sound. Gunnell seems well-educated in various ways to measure sound and urged the city to consider the mostly widely accepted standards. The federal OSHA regulations are only one approach, he cautioned. One of the challenges for responding ZPD officers is the city lacks hard numbers to identify when any noise may reach a level that breaks the rules. The group heard that offensive noise can come from many sources: passing log trucks, concerts, parties, nearby construction—at all hours of the day and night. Council member Brandon Noel summed up the challenge facing police officers who respond to almost any type of noise complaint. “Now, we have a business owner who pretty much has to know which police officer is going to respond,” he said. “I’d rather have something objective. If it’s above the number, you get a ticket. I would not be opposed to certain levels at different times of the day or night,” he said. Attorney Conradi offered several solutions that may not even include new regulations. --Stop dropping weights to the floor in a “free drop” without a padded mat. --Add more sound insulation. --Use heavier mats and cushions.

--Reduce the level of music and shouting of instructions. “All of this can be done voluntarily,” he said. “My recommendation is that if you amend rules, put in criminal penalties because otherwise it’s just a fine,” said Conradi. He and

Womack disagreed about whether East Baton Rouge Parish restrictions applied in Zachary. Womack said the city has its own rules. “I want a number,” echoed council member John Coughlan. “Each side will know where we stand.”

Just where dirt came from and when was a matter much debated March 11 by the council and property owner Joseph Brown, 20600 MacHost Road. Before the city took up discussion of his property, the council heard a warning from a state flood insurance expert. Cindy N. O’Neal is Louisiana National Flood Insurance state coordinator. As she talked about flood insurance overall and Zachary, she complimented the city on good stewardship as compared to other communities. Of 313 Louisiana communities, Zachary is among the top 43 in the program, she said. However, a single violation of improper dirt and fill in a flood zone could have costly consequences. “If we do find a violation, we ask the community to remedy the problem. If that doesn’t happen, then it’s referred to FEMA,” she said. --Every flood insurance policy in the area could face an additional $50 surcharge. --Zachary could lose a 10 percent

flood insurance discount. --Flood insurance could ultimately be denied to all property owners if FEMA takes the most drastic step. --And federal funds from many other programs could be denied to Zachary. This is a serious warning in Zachary, where about 48 percent of all property lies within a flood zone, she said. Council member and mayor pro tem Tommy Womack told Brown: “the dirt has got to go.” Brown, for his part, stood his ground with the city. “I’m telling you, no court is going to tell me to move dirt that has been there 10 years,” he said. City staff including Hugh Engels provided photos of the home and some dirt piles in the long-running issue. Both sides disagree on key areas: --How long the dirt in question has been at the home site. --Where it came from. --Whether some or all of the dirt may be involved in other construction or permits for projects in the back yard.

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permarket will be providing a large variety of wines as well as light refreshments. For non-wine drinkers, the festival will provide beer as well. Ticket sale centers --Zachary Chamber of Commerce --Landmark Bank --Bank of Zachary --The Animal Center --LeBlanc’s—selling wine tasting tickets only. There will be a 1 mile Fun Run starting at 10 a.m. The 5K (3.1 miles) will start for 10:15 a.m. The event registration fee will be $5 for the Fun Run ($10 day of event) and $20 for the 5K run ($30 day of event). Day of the run, registration and packet pickup will be from 9-9:45 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run will start at 10 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Zachary Schools. Finisher ribbons & t-shirt will be given to all 1 mile Fun Run participants. 3rd place male & female, and over5k participants will receive a t-shirt all masters male & female in each & 2 tickets (food & drink). Prizes age group. West Feliciana Animal Humane will be awarded to 5K 1st, 2nd, &

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Society will be on site having an Adoption Day. Come ready to take home a lovable creature ready to be a part of your family! Live music. 7-9 p.m. Friday Rockin Dopsie & Zydeco Twisters 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday Cullen Wade 7-10 p.m. Saturday Todd O’Neill Band Zfest Art Show March 21 from 5-9 p.m. & March 22 from 11-5 p.m. Zachary BREC Community Park 20055 Old Scenic Hwy. Zachary Eligibility of Artists and Artwork “This is the first year for this event so we have no idea how many artists will participate. We will not know the names, other than some ZAG members who have expressed their commitment to the Exhibit, the types of work or hometowns until Wednesday, March 19. The Exhibit will be held in the BREC Meeting Room on the lake at the end of the Z-Fest grounds,” said Margaret Harmon. --The judged exhibition is open to adults and students. --There will be two categories: under glass (watercolor, pastel,

charcoal, and pen & ink), not under glass (acrylic and oil). Due to space limitation, no photography or 3-dimensional work will be accepted. --All work must be original. And created solely by the artist. No copies in any form of copyrighted work, giclees, reproductions, created in an art workshop, or nudes are allowed. --Under glass must be matted and framed. --Framed art works cannot exceed 15 lbs. --Works on canvas or board must be framed unless painted on gallery wrapped canvas 1 1/2 inches deep min. --Entries must be ready for hanging with screw & eyes and wire or similar. --Maximum framed size is 20 x 24 inches. Minimum framed size is 8 x10 inches. How to enter: Adults 18 and older --The cost to enter 1 piece for $15; 2 pieces is $25. Maximum of two pieces. --Artist’s name, title and price or NFS (not for sale) should be clearly identified on the back of each piece. --Framed art work with entry form and check made payable

to RACZ must be delivered on Wednesday, March 19, between 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. to Zachary BREC Community Park Building --In the event of a sale, artist will be called to handle. How to enter: Students two age groups: 11 and under and 12 -17 --The cost to enter is free for students. Maximum of two pieces of art. --Artist’s name, title and price or NFS (not for sale) should be clearly identified on the back of each piece. --Framed art work with entry form must be delivered on Wednesday, March 19 between 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. p.m. to Zachary BREC Community Park Building --In the event of a sale, artist will be called to handle. Pick up your artwork --No artwork, including sold items, may be removed until end of exhibit. --All artwork must be picked up on Saturday, March 22, at 5 p.m. If you are not able to pick up your work, please arrange with someone to do so. The Regional Arts Council of Zachary or BREC Park will not be responsible for work not picked up.

Art judging and awards Judging will take place March 20 after all artwork has been submitted and hung for display. The judge will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons in the adult group in both under glass and not under glass categories. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be given in both 12-17 and 11 and under student age groups. Honorable Mention awards will be given at judge’s discretion. Money prizes will be awarded for each 1st place ribbon. A People’s Choice award will be awarded to the artwork with the most votes from the public. A ballot box will be available for the public to place their vote for their favorite piece of art. Awards winners will be announced Friday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m. Adult (both categories) 1st place $100 2nd place $50 3rd place RACZ membership for year Students (both categories) 1st place $50 2nd place $25 3rd place Art kit

Zachary Arts Council to Meet Tuesday on Zfest, Officers, FallArt

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary will hold a general membership meeting Tuesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Zachary Branch Public Library. Agenda items to be discussed include election of new board members, upcoming spring events (including judged art show at the Zachary Arts & Music Festival and The Bergsma Trio Concert), Fall Art Crawl 2014 and the upcoming special Christmas Performance by The Broadway Boys. If you are a member of RACZ or would like more information on how to become a member and support the arts in Zachary and the surrounding areas you are encouraged to attend. The Regional Arts Council of Zachary is a non-profit organization, formed in 2011, whose mission is to inspire and enliven the community through the arts, and to enhance and preserve the cultural and economic health of the region. RACZ is dedicated to supporting and encouraging all art-forms in our community, including dance, theater, visual arts, music and literature. For more information about RACZ or the general membership meeting, please visit or email info@zacharyarts. org.


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Pres Kennedy Named Treasurer of ICBA

The Independent Community Zachary, Zachary, La. Timothy ZimBankers of America® (ICBA) recently merman, president and CEO, Standard announced the nominees for its 2014- Bank of Monroeville, Pa., will contin15 executive their annual ue to serve as secretary. Rounding out the exconference in Honolulu, ecutive committee are Hawaii. Camden R. Fine, ICBA During the convention, current ICBA president and CEO; Jeffrey L. Gerhart, ICBA Chairman Bill Loving, past chairman and presipresident and CEO of dent and CEO of Bank of Pendleton Community Newman Grove, Neb., Bank in Franklin, W.Va., Sal Marranca, ICBA past will become ICBA immediate past chairman, chairman and president while John H. Buhrand CEO of Cattaraugus master, ICBA chairmanCounty Bank, Little ValPres Kennedy ley, N.Y.; and Cynthia elect and president of 1st Blankenship, vice chairNational Bank of Scotia, N.Y., became the new ICBA chairman. man and chief operating officer, Bank Additionally, Jack Hartings, presi- of the West of Grapevine, Texas, for dent of The Peoples Bank Co. of Cold- consolidated holding chairman. water, Ohio, has been nominated to The Independent Community become ICBA chairman-elect, while Bankers of America®, the nation’s Rebeca Romero Rainey, board chair- voice for nearly 7,000 community man/chief executive officer of Centinel banks of all sizes and charter types, is Bank of Taos, N.M., has been nomi- dedicated exclusively to representing nated to become ICBA vice chairman. the interests of the community banking Also nominated to become treasurer industry and its membership through and a member of the ICBA executive effective advocacy, best-in-class educommittee is Preston Kennedy, presi- cation and high-quality products and dent/chief executive officer of Bank of services.

Al C. Moreau III, PT Named Chairman of the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board of Examiners

Al C. Moreau, III, PT, was appointed to the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board of Examiners by Governor Bobby Jindal November 18, 2010 for a three year term. Moreau was reappointed to serve a second term effective December 6, 2013 and elected as Chairman of the Board of Examiners January 22, 2014. Al received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Allied Health in New Orleans in 1999. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Louisiana Physical Therapy Association, and the Private Practice section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Al is the President of Moreau Physical Therapy with locations throughout East Baton Rouge and St. Landry Parishes.

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until 5 p.m. on both days. Most reenactors come in the night before and camp out in authentic Civil War equipment and dress.” Although the Port Hudson National Military Cemetery was established in 1868, the Port Hudson State Commemorative Area was only established about 40 years ago. The catalyst for the establishment of the state commemorative area was a group of Baton Rouge area business people led by Fred G. Bender Jr. It was this group of business and interested citizens that persuaded the Louisiana Legislature to establish and fund the Port Hudson State Commemorative Area. “Because Port Hudson is very young as far as maintaining of a historical battle site, Civil War battle artifacts are still being found on site,” explained Fraeing, a New Orleans native. “One of the factors that might have spurred the efforts of Mr. Bender was that a lot of artifacts were uncovered in the mid-1960s when the Georgia Pacific Plant was being built.” “The southwest portions of the Port Hudson breastworks are now on GP land. The breastworks are 4 ½ miles in length, protecting an area of about four square miles. The riverside of Port Hudson did not have breastworks because it was located on the high bluff riverbanks. The bluff banks were lined with huge

Confederate cannons.” Port Hudson was the site of one of the longest sieges in American military history, lasting 48 days (one day less than Vicksburg). About 7,500 Confederate forces held off approximately 40,000 Union troops for nearly two months. By May 22, 1863, the Union soldiers had isolated the Confederate troops behind the 4 ½ miles of earthen fortifications. However, despite repeated attacks on the fortified area, the smaller Confederate force held strong. Finally, after Vicksburg fell on July 3, the forces blocking river passage at Port Hudson surrendered after it became futile for the Southern cause to hold out longer. “We try and make everything in our re-enactment as authentic to the real battle 151 years ago as we can.” Fraeing continued. “Guests are invited to interact with the re-enactors to grasp the conditions of battle and life at Port Hudson in 1863.” Chip Landry, a Ranger for the Port Hudson State Historical Site, compiled a book list for those interested parties who really want to know the details of Port Hudson and the siege. On Landry’s Port Hudson list are 22 books focusing on different aspects of the siege of Port Hudson told from different perspectives. Some of the books on the list were published by LSU Press and other university presses, as well as other publishing companies around the country. It seems that the aca-

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Mike Fraeing, left, and Marvin Steinback, Ranger at Port Hudson Commemorative Area, stand by a nine pound cannon. Photo by James Ronald Skains.

demics and history buffs never tire of reading new information or gaining a fresh perspective on the Civil War. Fraeing has been stationed at Port Hudson for nearly 25 years. “It’s a great place to work for a history buff. We get visitors from all over the country who often have some tie to the Battle of Port Hudson through their ancestors. Our reenactments are fun for all.” “The guns roar both large and small; the re-enactors have a great time and are very knowledgeable about the roles they are playing. They do a good job of making the history of Port Hudson come alive. We usually have 10-12 specific events during the year, but our larg-

est event by far is our annual March Siege of Port Hudson Re-enactment.” The specific events that Fraeing referred to being held throughout the year at Port Hudson State Commemorative Area include: Fort Desperate Tours, Fire Power, Civil War Burials, Native Guards Battlefield Tour, Guests on the River, and Devil’s Elbow Tour. Today, the Port Hudson State Commemorative area encompasses 889 acres of the northern portion of the battlefield. It has three observation towers, six miles of trails, a museum, a picnic area and restrooms. Just south of the State Commemorative area is the Port Hudson National Cemetery where 4,000 Civil War veterans are buried.


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From left: Jeremy Wright, Eric Rome, Kristen Peel, Wendy Keller, Brittany Casey, Emerson Williams, Hannah Bujol, Charlotte Milton, Stacy Rutherford, Jessica Ladraa and Octavia Taylor.

Jeremy Wright.

Eleven employees at Lane Regional Medical Center were nominated by patients, family members, physicians and/or colleagues for The STAR Award for Achieving Excellence. Lane’s STAR Award Honoree is Jeremy Wright. Jeremy has been employed at Lane for 1½ years. He is currently a unit clerk on 2nd South, the med-surg unit. A native of Baton Rouge, Jeremy currently resides in Zachary. He is the son of Melvin and Trisha Wright and has one sister, Dr. Leah B. Wright. He is a graduate of Southern University and A&M College and is currently a senior at Southern University’s School

lent Service to Every Person, Every Time.

Jeremy Wright of Zachary Chosen STAR Winner Among 11 Lane Nominees of Nursing. “It’s very honoring and humbling to know that the small things I do can make a difference in someone’s day.” said Jeremy. At the recent award presentation, Jeremy received a certificate commending him for “Achieving Excellence, Every Person, Every Time”, a beautiful crystal sculpture, a Visa gift card and an extra vacation day. The 11 STAR Award Nominees are: Hannah Bujol, Brittany Casey, Wendy Keller, Jessica Ladraa, Charlotte Milton, Kristen Peel, Eric Rome, Stacy Rutherford, Octavia Taylor, Emerson Williams and Jeremy Wright. STAR Award nominees demon-

strate excellence in their individual positions and promote Lane’s overall goal of providing Excel-

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Lane’s Eric Rome Named Registered Nurse of the Year

Lane Cardiovascular Center nurse Eric Rome is the winner of the Nightingale Registered Nurse of the Year Award. He is pictured with Katelyn Pardue, RN, nominated for Rookie Nurse of the Year (left), and Cheryl Castello, RN, nominated for Clinical Practice Nurse of the Year. Rome also volunteers his time to teach school-aged children how to recognize a heart attack and call 911, as well as teaching the community bystander CPR, early heart attack care and how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator).

A resident of Central, Rome and his wife, Amy, have two children Matthew, 8, and Maci, 4.

At the recent Nightingale Awards, Eric Rome, RN, BSN, RCIS at Lane Cardiovascular Center was named Registered Nurse of the Year by the Louisiana Nurses Foundation. The Nightingale Award is the “Academy Awards” of quality service, commitment and excellence for registered nurses in the state of Louisiana. Rome has more than 10 years of nursing experience. He spent most of his early career as a critical care nurse in the Intensive Care Unit. In 2008 he transferred to the Cardiovascular Center and now works directly with interventional cardiologists during cardiac catheterizations and vascular procedures. Rome is the only person at Lane to hold the prestigious RCIS Invasive Cardiology Registry certification administered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International. “Eric is an asset to our team,” says Laura Peel, Director of Cardiology. “He has a positive attitude and is a leader and mentor to employees throughout the facility. He values teamwork and professional development.” Rome serves as the co-coordinator on the Chest Pain Accreditation committee and has been instrumental in establishing several life-saving “best practices,” such as the one-call pager system to reduce on-call call-out times and working with Emergency Room staff to create a bypass process for patients with heart attack symptoms so EMS providers can transmit electrocardiograms from the field and perform necessary interventions prior to arrival, thereby by-passing the ER and admitting the patient directly to the Cath Lab. Rome is member of the Society of Cardiovascular Invasive Professionals (SCIP) and is actively involved in organizational efforts to improve policies, procedures and nursing practices at Lane. He is an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor, serves on the hospital’s Safety Committee and is one of only 23 nurses in Lane’s Clinical Ladder Program for advanced continuing education.

Heritage Ranch Cook-Off for Kids Invites BBQ Teams April 5 Heritage Ranch Cook-Off for the Kids is Saturday, April 5 from 2-6 p.m., 20090 Tucker Road, Zachary. The BBQ Cook-Off is to support Heritage Ranch Christian Children’s Home. It features a live concert by Chris LeBlanc Band. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Food trucks. Raffle prizes. Beer by Abita Brewing Company. Trail rides in a horse drawn carriage. Kids activities. And much more. Event tickets are $35 each of 6 tickets for $175 (save $35). Ages 12 and under are free. Enter a BBQ team at Phone: 225-658-1800.



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Andrew Duhe’s Woodshop Class

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These talented students in Andrew Duhe’s woodshop class at Zachary High School built this beautiful tabletop podium for Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation. From left: Theresa Payment, Lane RMC Foundation director; Frank Ragsdale, Lane RMC Foundation chairman; Ryoma Sims, Clayton Franklin, Andrew Duhe and Todd Bolen.

Zachary High Woodshop Class Makes Podium for Lane RMC Foundation Office Papers


When Lane Foundation Director Theresa Payment said she needed a portable tabletop podium, Andrew Duhe’s woodshop class at Zachary High School was happy to take on the assignment. Although Payment knew the students were very talented and would do a great job, the finished product is even more impressive than she imagined. “I looked online for a few ideas,” said Duhe. “Once we had an idea of what we wanted to build, it took the students about 15 hours to complete the project.” The portable, solid oak podium weighs less than 10 pounds. It folds for easy transportation and storage, and has a built-in handle which makes it easy to carry. “This podium is lightweight, sturdy, and so easy to transport and set up,” said Payment. “The students did an awesome job and we can’t thank them enough for their donation!”


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Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? We are looking for someone who is loving and attentive but strong and mature to work one on one with a young male who has a developmental disability after school around 2:30 and all day during the summers and holidays. Zachary/ Jackson area. Please apply in person at 622 Shadows Lane Suite A Baton Rouge, La 70606 or send your resume to stjohnthebaptisthumanservices@ FOR RENT Mobile Home Lots. $250 per month. Nice, quiet area in Northeast EBR Parish. Call (225) 778-1672. BIG Sale. Saturday, March 22 8am1pm. 12981 Milldale Road. So much stuff, Good prices! From Antique items to Modern. CASH only. Private School in Zachary looking for part-time math teacher. Experience teaching middle school students helpful.Contact us at (225) 654-4964 for more information. GARAGE SALE to benefit missions. March 22nd 8am-4pm at Grace Baptist Church, 9150 Hwy 19, 3 Miles North of Zachary. Local sporting goods retailer is hiring outside sales personnel! Work your own hours.. Products include: sporting goods by Easton, Louisville Slugger, and Rawlings; team apparel & goods, specialty items – embroidery, silk screen, and vinyl applications, as well as school and nursing uniforms. High commission rate. Unlimited territory. Retirees welcome. Contact 225-8926616 for interview appointment. For Sale! Old School Deluxe- 1951 Chevrolet, Regal Motor, New paint, Chrome, 4 Doors; 4 Year Old Tennessee Walker Horse nad Stud. Also available, two pitbulls. For more information call 225-683-3077 or 225-978-0745.

NOW HIRING @ AMERICANA YMCA! CERTIFIED LIFEGUARDS & SWIM INSTRUCTORS. Minimum Age 16+. Flex schedules. We can train you! Great opportunity! Americana YMCA 4200 Liberty Way Zachary, LA. (225) 654-YMCA. Ask for Jonathan Lee. AQUATICS SUPERVISORS needed for other Y locations across Baton Rouge area. Apply today! Help wanted! Kennel worker East Feliciana Animal Clinic. Apply in person between 12-2pm Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! 1998 Ford Taurus Interior/Exterior Good Condition. Engine needs minor work. Asking $1500/Negotiable. Contact 225-303-3883 Classic 1989 Bronco II, 112K miles. Great body, runs, great investment $4,500. On Time Motors 225-921-2185 1999 Chevrolet Suburban, High Miles, Priced to sell $2,850. On Time Motors 225-921-2185 2003 Ford F250 SD Reg Cab Work Truck, 55K miles, Great trade $6,500. On Time Motors 225-921-2185 1994 GMC Yukon ET, Excellent Condition, $4,995. On Time Motors 225-921-2185 2003 Ford Windstar, Low Miles, One Owner, 3rd Row Seat $3,800. On Time Motors 225-921-2185 FOR SALE. 2 Bedroom House in Clinton on 10 acres. Central heat and air, fireplace, new roof, barn. $170,000. Call (225) 405-7018. Experienced female caregiver seeks employment Call 225-654-8882 for more information. Call in or send us your Classified Ad Only $10 Up to 20 words

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