Stacy Gill

According to Brent Caballero, casting director for the movie “The Free State of Jones,” which will film on location in Clinton, locals are encouraged to “come out and be a part of this great thing for their community.”

Email your audition submissions with information such as age, height and weight along with a current photograph to

Bite the Bullet

Centenary State Historic Site in Jackson presents Bite the Bullet: A Look at Civil War Medicine at 3 p.m. Feb. 21.

Because of Centenary’s use as a hospital by the Confederates stationed at Port Hudson during the Civil War, this program focuses on the methods and instruments used by the Civil War-era doctor.

Visitors are invited to the site to take part in a Civil War medicine discussion and demonstration by a member of Centenary staff followed by a tour to the Confederate cemetery on park grounds. Everyday life of military doctors and their patients at Centenary will be discussed.

For information, call (225) 634-7925.

Batter up!

Four registration dates have been announced for the 2015 Jackson Baseball Association.

Children ages 4 to 15 who are interested in playing baseball are invited to register from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 7 or March 14 at the baseball field in Jackson on La. 68.

To be eligible to play, your child must turn 4 by May 1 and cannot turn 15 prior to May 1.

A birth certificate is required if this is the first time your child will be playing, and a doctor’s release is required if there is an existing medical condition. Fees are $50 per child and due upon registration.

For information, contact Matt Leggett at (225) 719-1690.

Boater Safety course

A boater safety course sponsored by 20th Judicial District Attorney Sam D’Aquilla and his office will be held from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the American Legion Hall, 12024 Liberty Highway, Clinton.

Seating is limited. Call D’Aquilla’s office at (225) 683-8563 to preregister.

Council on Aging

The East Feliciana Council on Aging, 11102 Bank St., Clinton is open 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most activities start at 11 a.m. Lunch is served at noon.

Public transportation to East Baton Rouge Parish is provided Monday through Friday by the East Feliciana transit system.

For information, call the Council on Aging at (225) 683-9862.

FRIDAY: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class

MONDAY: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class, followed by a birthday party

TUESDAY: 11 a.m. St. Francisville Country Manor will visit with a special exercise class.

WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m., bingo

FEB. 26: 11:30 a.m. devotional, followed by blood pressure checks

FEB. 27: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class.

Crop insurance deadline

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency reminds Louisiana farmers that the final dates to apply for crop insurance on most insurable spring crops are fast approaching. Crop insurance provides protection against crop production losses due to natural perils such as drought, hail and excessive moisture, according to a news release.

Farmers need to purchase, review or modify their crop insurance policies before these sales closing dates have passed. Decisions include what crops to insure and what coverage level is appropriate for their operation.

The last day for Louisiana farmers to buy or change a policy for corn, cotton, soybeans, rice, grain sorghum, peanuts or sweet potatoes is Feb. 28. Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. A list of agents is available at the East Feliciana County Farm Service Agency, 9752 Plank Road, Clinton. For information, call (225) 683-8955.

Send your news or Around East Feliciana events to Stacy Gill at or call me at (225) 993-0066.