Pet adoptions and blessings

Cindy Shotwell, founder of "Lost Pets of Zachary, La. & the Felicianas" on Facebook, said the group has more than 3,000 followers, with many calls and texts for abandoned, dumped and stray dogs flowing in. Shotwell said this has led the group to officially form Must Luv Dogs, a rescue for Zachary and East Feliciana.

"The group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and we currently have 15 dogs in our program," she said. The group is holding its first adoption event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at PetSense in Zachary.

Shotwell said a dozen puppies will be available, and St. Patrick's Episcopal Church will hold a blessing of the animals at the same time and place.

Purse update

The Sept. 21 edition featured a story about friends who worked together to get purses filled with items to Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston. One of those friends, Kathleen Hopewell, said another "41 purses left my house last Thursday in a stuffed car headed to the Houston area."

Coffee with a cop

Join members of the Zachary Police Department at Chubby's Mini Doughnuts, 4696 La. 19, for a cup of coffee, doughnuts and conversation at 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Trick or treat

The Zachary City Council voted Sept. 12 to set Halloween trick-or-treat hours for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 in Zachary.

Jewelry sale

The Lane Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a Masquerade $5 Jewelry and Accessories sale Thursday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Sept. 29.

The sale will be in the staff development classroom on the first floor of the hospital from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Items will be available for men, women and children and include rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, jewelry sets, wallets, watches and more, all for $5 each. Cash and credit/debit cards accepted.

Proceeds benefit the Lane Regional Medical Center Auxiliary scholarship fund. For information, call the hospital gift shop at (225) 658-4309.

MDA Fill the Boot days

Fundraisers for the annual MDA Fill the Boot will be out Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 1. 

Look for the firefighters with their boots held out to help their fight against muscular dystrophy.

Don't forget to sign up

  • “Songs of Christmas.” is the theme for the Zachary Chamber of Commerce annual Christmas Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Groups can sign up through Nov. 20. Call Taylor Watts with the Zachary Chamber of Commerce at (501) 428-1166 or email for an entry form.
  • The Bishop E. Tracy Council of the Knights of Columbus is holding its second annual KofC Golf Scramble Benefit Tournament on Oct. 21 at Copper Mill Golf Course in Zachary. A registration form is at, or contact Randy Albarez at (225) 247-2990 or Brian Delatorre at (225) 270-1074.

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