Livingston-Tangipahoa briefs for June 20, 2013

Livingston SPCA sets dog adoptions

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Livingston will hold adoption events for dogs and puppies from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 at Walgreens, 10200 Florida Blvd., Walker; and July 13 at Hooters, 254 Range 12 Blvd., Denham Springs.

Men’s Health Month event set

The city of Hammond and North Oaks Physician Group will host a “Man Up and Get Informed” Men’s Health Month event beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the gym at the Michael J. Kenney Recreation Center, 601 Coleman Ave., Hammond.

The event will feature free health screenings, refreshments and a physician panel presentation. Mayor Mayson Foster, who has declared June as Men’s Health Month in the city of Hammond, will be the moderator.

To register, go to or call (985) 230-6647.

Open horse show
to be held at arena

The Livingston Horse Show Association will host an open horse show starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at South Park Arena in Denham Springs.

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Women aid group calls for volunteers

Women Outreaching Women Inc., a nonprofit organization that operates a 24-hour crisis hotline and an emergency shelter in Livingston Parish, will host a meeting for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at 26876 4-H Club Road, Denham Springs.

Call (225) 791-3940.

Disaster planning class to be offered

The Livingston Economic Development Council and the Southeastern University Small Business Development Center will host a disaster preparation class from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 11.

The class is free but registration is required. Register online at

Sponsors sought
for golf tournament

The Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce will host a golf tournament Oct. 7 at Carter Plantation, 23475 Carter Trace, in Springfield.

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The chamber is seeking event sponsors.

Call (225) 665-8155 or send an email to

Police detective has
new mystery novel

Southeastern Louisiana University police Detective O’Neil De Noux has released his latest police novel, “A City of Secrets,” a thriller set in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

A resident of Covington and an investigator with SLU’s Police Department since 2006, De Noux has served with the sheriff’s offices in Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes. He has also worked as a private investigator, criminal intelligence analyst and creative writing instructor. He has been writing professionally since 1988.