School zones went into full effect Monday and will be strictly enforced throughout Baker and Zachary.

School crossing guards are out early in the mornings, and motorists are urged to exercise caution around schools and bus stops.

Zones are 20 mph in marked areas between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., as well as from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted via signs.

CASA needs volunteers

Every child deserves a safe home, and court-appointed special advocate volunteers are there to speak up for abused children to help them reach safe, permanent homes.

The Capital Area CASA Association needs more volunteers to continue serving every child who needs a voice. CASA is now accepting people into its next volunteer training course, which begins Sept. 8. No special background is required to become an advocate.

The first step to getting involved is to attend a 45-minute orientation session at 10 a.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Tuesday or 3 p.m. Aug. 27.

For information, call (225) 379-8598, visit or email

Baker car show scheduled

The Ol’ Skool Car Club is hosting its annual car show beginning at noon Saturday at Dyer Road Park, 7768 Dyer Road, Baker. Entry fee for antiques, classics, racecars and trucks is $10. Donations of $10 will be accepted as well.

Everyone is welcome. Inflatables and more for children, music by DJ Cat Daddy and refreshments will be featured.

For information, call Lionel Lloyd at (225) 603-2362, William Lloyd at (225) 223-7368 or Clovis Williams at (225) 241-1721.

Port Hudson event planned

Port Hudson State Historic Site, 236 U.S. 61, Jackson, presents “The Confederate State’s Occupation of Port Hudson” beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday.

See living history in action as uniformed re-enactors play out events of the USS Essex’s landing at Port Hudson and skirmishes between Union and Confederate soldiers.

The program will end with the raising of the Confederate flag and cannon firing.

For information, call (225) 654-3775.

Registration open for fall ball

Registration is open for players interested in participating in the Fall Youth Baseball League at Zachary Youth Park.

Players ages 6 to 12 may register in person from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday until Aug. 31 at the Youth Park, 1650 Mt. Pleasant Road. Parents also may sign up their child by visiting Zachary

Football team seeks players

The Baton Rouge Homeschool Athletic Association, a competitive sports program supported by homeschool families, is seeking players for its Christian homeschool team, the BRHAA Eagles.

Entering their fourth season competing in the Association of Christian Educators of Louisiana, the Eagles are accepting males ages 14 to 18 from around the Baton Rouge area to participate. Practices are held in Zachary.

The Eagles offer boys and girls basketball, baseball, cheerleading, football and softball for homeschooled students in grades eight through 12.

For information, call coach Jerald Hardy at (225) 247-2407 or email Learn more about the league at

Study participants needed

Weight Watchers and Pennington Biomedical Research Center are teaming up to conduct a four-week weight-loss study.

All participants will receive access to Weight Watchers meetings and online tools at no cost, as well as dietary recommendations and the support of four weeks of group meetings at Pennington.

To be eligible, participants must be age 18 or older; must not have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes or take any diabetes medicines; must not be pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant within the next six months; must use a smartphone and have home WiFi; must be available to attend weekly group meetings (lunchtime or evenings) for four weeks; and must not currently be following a commercial weight-loss program.

To pre-screen and determine if you qualify, visit survey. or call (877) 222-2909, ext. 40.

Participants can earn up to $150 for completion of physical measures and questionnaires.

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