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Restore Louisiana conducts door-to-door outreach to help homeowners
The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program have begun door-to-door canvassing, speaking with homeowners impacted by last year’s floods and helping them fill-out and complete the program survey.
Staff members will have official Restore Louisiana vests and name badges and record information on tablet computers. This outreach effort is expected to continue until mid-August.
Completing the survey is the first step in requesting help with repairs or reimbursement through the homeowner assistance program. All flood-impacted homeowners are strongly encouraged to complete the survey, even if they do not believe they will qualify for assistance. Additional homeowners may qualify as more funding becomes available.
Homeowners can take the survey online at restore.la.gov, by telephone at 866-725-2001 or by visiting one of the Restore Louisiana housing assistance centers in Lafayette, Hammond, Monroe or Baton Rouge. The centers are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Health Remede’ now offers urgent care
Urgent care is now offered at Walker and both Baton Rouge locations. Patients are seen on a walk-in basis. All major insurance plans accepted. Walker office: 13466 Vera McGowan Rd, 225.380.1720.
CC’s Coffee House Denham Springs
A new CC’s Coffee House is taking over the property at 2200 S. Range Ave., Denham Springs, previously occupied by Popeye’s. The fried chicken buiding has been torn down and a completely new store will be constructed. It will feature basically the same menu with their signature coffee blends, teas, smoothies and pastries, and plans to open this fall.
Walker ball fields closes for repairs
The Walker Parks and Recreation Department announced the baseball, softball and T-ball fields at Sidney Hutchinson Park are closed for repairs and renovations.
The parks department will not be able to host fall ball this year due to work that must be done, the announcement said. No date was given on when the work will be completed.
Jefferson Financial reopens office
Jefferson Financial Credit Union reopened their Denham Springs office at 1620 S Range Ave, Denham Springs. Drive-in service had been restored in September while the building was renovated.
Jefferson Financial personnel present for the grand opening were Vice President of Operations Kristin Morrison, Regional Manager Jason Shaffer, Branch Manager Jessie Stewart, board member Susan Bloom, Carl Duplessis, Chris Martin, Jessica McKey, Ashley Gambino, Jim Knoth, and Diane McDuff.
Shaffer said he was proud that no employees were laid off during renovations; employees were temporarily sent to other branches. 800-2592471
Lane Regional Medical Center GoodHealth Classes and Programs
Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main St, Zachary. 225.658.4587 or www.lanermc.org
Food Addicts Anonymous – a weekly support group providing fellowship for men and women willing to recover from the disease of food addiction. Meets every Thursday @5:30 pm in the West Wing Conference Room. Registration not required..
Alzheimer’s Support Group – A group that provides a place for caregivers, family, and friends of persons with dementia to meet with other caregivers who understand what you are going through and develop a mutual support system. July 28@2 pm.
Lane Hematology/Oncology
Clinic Ribbon Cutting
Lane Hematology / Oncology Clinic hosted a ribbon cutting and open house on July 18th to celebrate moving into their new location inside the Lane Cancer Center at 6180 Main Street, Suite A, in Zachary. The clinic provides patients with convenient, high-quality cancer care to help ease the challenges of treatment and recovery. Services include medical office visits, chemotherapy, infusion services, emotional support and outstanding customer service.
For more information or a consultation with Medical Director Dr. Michael Castine, call 225-767-0822.
Baton Rouge Community College accepting students
Baton Rouge Community College is campaigning to enroll students for the fall semester with which begins Aug. 21. The campaign’s four primary messages are “discover your strengths, develop your talent, pursue your passion and find your calling.”
Credit and noncredit courses and accredited programs are available in the fields of accounting, aviation maintenance, automotive and diesel technology, business, business technology, computer science, construction management, criminal justice, early childhood development, emergency management, entertainment technology, graphic arts, general sciences, liberal arts LA transfer degrees (AA/AS), nursing and allied health CNA/LPN/RN, paralegal studies, paramedic, pre-engineering, process technology, sonography, teaching and veterinary technology.
Call 866-217-9834 or visit mybrcc.edu to register.
Zachary is seeking input about a proposed citywide walking and recreational trail.
Zachary’s proposed Outdoor Recreational Master Plan is a long-term plan for the city that identifies safe walking trail areas while promoting a healthy lifestyle choice. City officials are asking for residents to weigh-in on the subject. Input can be made on an online public survey at cityofzachary.org. Deadline to complete the online survey is Aug. 18.
For information on the Outdoor Recreational Master Plan, view Mayor David Amrhein’s new online video, “From the Mayor’s Desk” at cityofzachary.org/city-hall/mayors-office/from-the-mayors-desk.
The master plan is expected to be completed by year’s end. The actual implementation of the proposed walking trails is a long-term goal dependent upon available grant and local funding.
Be part of the Zachary Fall Art Crawl
Help make this year’s Fall Art Crawl a success while promoting your business. Sponsorships start at $250 and go up to the exclusive title sponsor at $5,000. Download a sponsorship packet at raczachary.com/sponsorships-available-for-6th-annual-fall-art-crawl, then click on “download the sponsorship packet.” Submit by Sept. 1.
Come see the trains run!
See model trains collection in action and have fun for the whole family on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, 11 am-3 pm, presented by the BR Model Railroaders. Admission is free. 3406 College, behind Republic of West Florida Museum, Jackson. www.greaterbrrailroaders.com.
Feliciana Trade Days
Feliciana Trade Days is a flea market for local vendors, artisans, and yardsalers on the 3rd Saturday of every month, 4413 Hwy 10, Jackson, LAJuly 15@9 am. 4133 Hwy 10, corner of Hwy 10 & Line Rd (Graceland Portable Buildings). Crafts, antiques, pottery, clothes, yard sale items, farmers market, food, & more. For vendor info call 225.772.5296 or 225.719.2199
2016 and 2017 Denham Springs Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies
The Denham Springs High School Athletic Hall of Fame classes of 2016 and 2017 will be honored and inducted Aug. 31 in a ceremony at Forrest Grove Plantation in Denham Springs. The 2016 induction banquet for the class of 2016 was postponed from last year due to the severe flooding in the area.
One member of the 2015 class will also be inducted: basketball player Tasmin Mitchell, the most celebrated athlete in school history who was a two-time high-school All-American and a star at LSU. Mitchell was recently named assistant to LSU Coach Will Wade.
The honorees will also be introduced to the next evening, Sept. 1, during halftime of the Jackets’ home football game against Hammond.
Tickets are on sale on a first-come, first-served basis at the school office. A sellout crowd is expected, so the public is encouraged to purchase tickets early. The cost of the catered-dinner event is $50 per person.
For information, contact Jim Spring at jimspring53@hotmail.com or 225-588-0366.
For a complete listing and photos of inductees, see livingstonbusiness.com.