Looking North for Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

Chamber sponsoring parish election forum

by james minton

jminton@theadvocate.com

The public is invited to submit questions in advance to the candidates running for West Feliciana Parish president and who are expected to attend a Sept. 12 public forum sponsored by the Greater St. Francisville Chamber of Commerce.

The forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61, St. Francisville.

Questions may be submitted by email at sfchamber@bellsouth.net or by mail to P.O. Box 545, St. Francisville, LA, 70775. All submissions will be confidential, and the deadline is Sept. 6.

The chamber’s Governmental Relations Committee will decide what questions will be used.

Labor Day workers

Many sanitation workers won’t be taking off Labor Day. Allied Waste will be collecting garbage and recyclables as usual on Monday in its contract cities, including Baker, and Waste Management will be running its Monday route in Zachary.

Library holiday

The Audubon Regional Library branches in Clinton, Jackson and Greensburg will be closed Monday for Labor Day.

Grandparents group

The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Baker Branch Library on Groom Road. A guest speaker, refreshments and door prizes will be featured.

Call Gerrie Allen at (225) 371-2745 for more information.

New Lane docs

The public is invited to meet Lane Regional Medical Center’s newest doctors from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the hospital cafeteria. They are Drs. Dan Bourgeois, general surgery; Nikki Gautreaux, obstetrics/gynecology; Tommy Gould, family practice; and Mrugesh Soni, interventional cardiology.

Buffalo Festival pageant

Louisiana girls and young women ages 8 to 23 who meet all eligibility requirements are invited to vie for titles in the Baker Buffalo Festival “Rose Queen” Pageant set for Sept. 8 in the Baker Municipal Auditorium.

In addition, girls 4 to 7 years old may apply to serve as Rose Bud Princesses.

Call (225) 715-9120 for information.

Angola job fair

Louisiana State Penitentiary will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the St. Francisville Town Hall on Ferdinand Street.

The prison has job openings for correctional officers, social workers and licensed practical nurses.

Qualifications and requirements for the openings, items needed for the interviews and where applicants can apply can be found at www.jobs.la.gov.

Library groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new West Feliciana Parish Library will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the library site, 5114 Burnett Road, St. Francisville.

The public is invited.

To submit news about Baker, Zachary and the Felicianas, call James Minton at (225) 326-6611; fax: (225) 774-6485; email: jminton@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Wednesday.