From the Sheriff's Office

In response to a note in this column last week explaining how residents can call to sign up for alerts, the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office is asking people wanting to receive warning phone calls, known as Citizen Alerts, to use the internet to sign up. Visit and click on "Sign Up for Citizen Alerts."

Anonymous tips

Also at, the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office has a link that allows residents to make anonymous crime tips. The department emphasized they will not know who left the information and no tip is too small. If you feel the sheriff's department needs to know about something going on but don't want to leave your name or have your phone traceable, visit the site.

Writers Workshop

Spots are available for a Writers Retreat, led by author Genaro Ky Lý Smith, on Feb. 17-18. Critiques and assignments will be included. Beginning writers are welcome. This workshop is limited to 10 participants and will be held at the beautiful Greenwood Plantation near St. Francisville. Admission price is $200.

This event is hosted by A Celebration of Literature and Arts in conjunction with the 2018 Writers & Readers Symposium. Tickets to the retreat and the symposium are available separately at

Minister's conference

The East Feliciana Ministers Conference will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 19, at McKowen Baptist Church, 7325 Jones-Connell Road, St. Francisville. The Rev. Burnett King Sr. will give the president's address.

Wilson Mardi Gras

"Beads and Bling, It's a Wilson Thing": Wilson will hold its Mardi Gras parade on at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. Lineup is at 10:30 a.m. on Carruth Road. The parade will travel south on La. 19, turn left onto Sycamore Street, left onto La. 68 (Bay Street), right onto Virginia Street, right onto Sycamore Street and ends at Town Hall. There is no fee to enter. No 4-wheelers allowed. Call Susan at (225) 629-5415 or Debra at (225) 244-3590.

Time for a fish fry

Knights of Columbus Council No. 7856, encompassing St. Francisville and Jackson, will once again be holding its Lenten fish fries. The dinners will be sold on Fridays through Lent, Feb. 16 through March 23. There will be no dinners sold on Good Friday.

The sale begins at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 11485 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Dinners can be eaten in or taken out. A drive-through station will be down the hill from the church, and signs will direct drivers to the station.

Each $9 dinner includes fried or grilled catfish; coleslaw; potato salad or french fries; garlic bread, dessert and a drink. All proceeds from the sale of the dinners go toward the council's charitable programs.

Send news and events for East and West Feliciana parishes to by 10 a.m. Monday or call (225) 388-0215.