Memorial Day service

Port Hudson National Cemetery will host a Memorial Day ceremony honoring the fallen service members buried at this cemetery. Guest speaker will be retired Lt. Col. Robert Douglas at the event sponsored by the Bonnette-Harrison American Legion Post 502. The event is at 11 a.m. Monday at the cemetery, 20978 Port Hickey Road, Zachary.

Job fair Thursday

Baker is holding its 2019 Job and Education Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at the Baker Municipal Center, 3325 Groom Road. 

Farmers market

The Farmers Market returns to Baker City Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1. Senior vouchers, WIC and EBT are accepted. Local produce, cooking demonstrations and other vendors will be available. Vendor booths are $35. Visit

Inner Club council to meet

At 6:30 p.m. June 3, the Baker Inner Club Council will meet at the Baker Library, 3510 Groom Road. For additional information, call (225) 778-0141.

Miss Zachary registration open

The Miss Zachary pageant is June 22. Visit for registration information. Deadline is June 5.

Donate swimsuits to people in need

The Americana YMCA is part of the YMCA’s 12th annual swimsuit drive. Through May 31, donations of any new or gently used swimsuits will be accepted at the Americana YMCA, 4200 Liberty Way, Zachary. All donated swimsuits will be given to children and adults in need.

The Y offers several opportunities for children to learn how to swim. To ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate, financial assistance is available to those in need. For information about the swimsuit drive, contact Kristen Hogan at or call (225) 923-0653, ext. 1104.

Be a Lane volunteer

On Facebook, Lane Regional Medical Center said its gift shop is worked each day by volunteers and a few shifts are available. Training is available and workers receive discounts. Contact (225) 658-6699 or email for information.

Junior firefighters sought

The Slaughter Volunteer Fire Department announced on Facebook that it has restarted its Junior Firefighter Program. It is affiliated with the National Volunteer Fire Council's National Junior Firefighter Program. Members must be 11 to 17 years old, must be in good academic standing and must have good moral character. Members must attend required training and events. Email

Send news, events and photos for the Baker, Chaneyville, Pride and Zachary areas to by 10 a.m. Monday or call (225) 388-0731.