New medical staff

Join the staff and physicians of Lane Regional Medical Center for a meet-and-greet from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Lane Cafeteria to welcome the center's newest specialists. Refreshments will be served.

Specialists include:

  • Jacob LeBas, M.D.; Lane Pediatrics
  • James Moore, M.D.; Lane Hospital Medicine
  • Heather O’Laughlin, Au.D.; Lane Audiology Clinic

For information or a physician referral, please call (225) 658-4587.

MLK march

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Zachary Committee will host its annual Martin Luther King walk leaving from Zachary City Hall, 4700 Main St., at 6 p.m. Monday, and arriving at New Pilgrim Baptist Church, 4415 Old Weis Road, where a memorial celebration will start. Transportation will be provided from New Pilgrim Baptist Church to Zachary City Hall for those participating in the march.

Parents are asked to bring their children to participate in this event.

Refreshments will be served following the march and memorial ceremony.

MLK Scholarship Ball

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Zachary Committee will host its annual scholarship ball, "A Night of Elegance", from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Jan. 27, at the Baker Municipal Center Auditorium, 3325 Groom Road.

Tickets to the semi-formal/formal event are $25 each or a donation may be made to the committee and mailed to P.O. Box 524, Zachary, LA 70791.

Tickets may be purchased from any committee member or by calling Johnnie Evans, committee chairwoman, at (225) 933-6431.

Zachary Lions Spring Garage Sale

The Zachary Lions Club is holding a spring garage sale March 2-3 to benefit its charitable community projects.

Club members are asking for donations household items, children’s clothes in good shape, children’s toys, furniture or other items.

Anyone wishing to donate items should call (225) 654-5421, (225) 654-6494 or (225) 654-6325 before Feb. 20.

Free vision screening

The Zachary Lions Club, in conjunction with the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation, is operating the Louisiana Lions Cubsight program that provides a free vision screening for children to detect potential vision disorders in children that can cause permanent loss vision when treatment is delayed.

If a child is between 1 and 5 years of age, it is time to have his or her vision checked. Members conduct the free eye screenings at preschools, day care centers, Sunday schools or any places that children regularly gather. Contact any Lions Club Cubsight team members or call club secretary at (225) 654-6325.

With the program, children's vision is tested with a high-tech camera that accurately determines in about 1 second whether a child's vision is OK. When the vision test is flagged, the child should be examined by an ophthalmologist or optometrist as soon as possible.

Send news, events and photos for the Baker, Chaneyville, Pride and Zachary areas to by 10 a.m. Monday or call (225) 388-0215.