The West Baton Rouge Parish Library is presenting its second annual “Lawyers in Libraries” statewide program on Thursday.

Julie Baxter Payer, senior communications adviser for the state Legislative Auditor’s Office, will present “Ask-a-Lawyer Program” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library’s conference room.

The program is offered through the library’s partnership with the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Louisiana Library Association. It is free and open to the public but limited to the first eight residents who sign up.

Each attendee will get a chance to have a private consultation with Payer during the last 15 minutes to get information on how to proceed with their legal matters.

Anyone interested in attending should contact Luis Interiano, the adult services librarian, to reserve a space.

Parish residents also can send a message to reserve a spot by clicking the “Contact Us” button at the top middle of the library’s website.

Natural gas line extension

Port Allen is working with three industrial companies in a joint agreement to extend the city’s natural gas service to their facilities, officials announced in a news release this week.

The extension of the 8-inch line will cost approximately $1.6 million and will be funded by the companies, according to Mayor Richard Lee.

“This will be a dedicated gas line to meet their needs, but the city will own it once complete,” Lee said in the news release. “It will also significantly increase their natural gas usage, which will provide additional city revenues.”

The joint agreement is with Louis Dreyfus Commodities, United Postal Service and Genesis Energy.

Chief Administrative Officer Adrian Genre said Dreyfus is installing a huge dryer at its facility at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge and will need increased natural gas capacity to operate the dryer.

In addition, Genesis needs gas for its operations at the port, and UPS is switching all of its vehicles to natural gas fuel.

“Genesis and UPS will be new customers for us,” Genre said.

The city will advertise for bids on the line extension from its facility off La. 415 early next year.

Boxing exhibit at museum

The Iberville Museum at 10 a.m. Saturday will celebrate the opening of the Louisiana High School Boxing Hall of Fame, which will be permanently housed at the museum.

The exhibit features artifacts from several inductees of the hall of fame as well as photographs and personal stories from the sport’s history.

High school boxing began on a competitive basis in Louisiana in 1931.

The highlight of each season was the state tournament that was held on the LSU campus from 1931 to 1949 and at Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette from 1950 to 1958.

The grand opening event at the museum will feature speakers, refreshments and tours of the hall of fame exhibit. Admission is free.

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