Livingston-Tangipahoa Briefs for Nov. 8, 2012

CASA raising funds for advocacy

Child Advocacy Services will announce the winners of the Child Advocacy Services’ Cottages for CASA on Nov. 16.

A $10 ticket gives purchasers a chance to win either a custom-designed playhouse or a seven-night Florida beach house vacation.

Proceeds from each ticket provide counseling and advocacy services to children in the community, organizers said. Call (800) 798-1575 to purchase a ticket.

Crop insurance deadline nears

Nov. 20 is the final date to apply for NAP coverage on the 2013 crop year, fruit and nut crops, which include blueberries, cane berries, grapefruit, grapes, mayhaws, nectarines, peaches, pears, pecans (Native and Improved), persimmons and plums, the USDA Farm Service Agency Office said.

The noninsured crop disaster assistance program provides protection from catastrophic natural disasters up to 50 percent of an established yield and 55 percent of established price. Application fees are paid in each parish where a producer has an interest in a crop. Producers are required to pay $250 service fee per crop per Parish, not to exceed $750 per producer per parish or $1,875 per producer in all parishes.

Producers of commercially grown produce and fruits are encouraged to contact the local FSA Office to learn more about the NAP program.

There are no provisions for late filed applications.

Statehood exhibit opens in Walker

Becoming Louisiana: Path to Statehood, a traveling exhibit commemorating 200 years of Louisiana statehood, will be opening just in time for the holidays at The Walker Museum and Community Art Gallery.

The exhibit is presented by the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission and is being featured in Louisiana museums and libraries through April.

The exhibit opens Nov. 24 at The Walker Museum & Community Art Gallery, 29350 Walker South Road, and will remain on display through the end of December. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. For more information, call the city of Walker at (225) 665-4356.

SLU president
to address alumni

The Livingston Chapter of the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association will host a “meet and greet and eat” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the new Livingston library on Iowa Street.

The evening will include entertainment and food, as well as remarks from university President John L. Crain. All SLU graduates are invited.

Event’s theme is ‘Women of God’

Second Community Outreach Ministries, Bishop Larry Jackson and Elder Robin Stanley-Jackson and the ministerial staff invite the public to attend Women’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Stacy Richardson, pastor of Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church, Roseland. The theme is “Women of God, Pressing Toward the Mark.” The church is located at 112 East Louisa West St., off Washington Avenue. For further information, call Gwendolyn Ross-Young at (985) 320-1327.