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Stacy Gill

On Saturday, polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. in East Feliciana Parish.

Local races for sheriff, clerk of court and police jurors in Districts 1B, 4A, 5 and 7 will be decided, as well school and communications district tax renewals. State office races include governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, commissioner of agriculture and forestry, commissioner of insurance, BESE (District 8) and state representative (districts 62 and 72).

A Louisiana driver’s license or photo identification must be presented in order to vote.

For information, visit or call Bobbie G. Ross, registrar of voters, at (225) 683-3105 in Clinton.

Pipefitting class enrolling

A pipefitting training class will begin Oct. 28 and end April 13 at the Baton Rouge Community College Jackson campus on La. 10.

This is a National Center for Construction Education and Research Pipefitting Level 1 class. Times will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Students will receive training in the NCCER Core Curriculum and Pipefitting Level 1, which includes an orientation to the trade, basic safety, construction math, pipefitting hand and power tools, construction drawings, rigging and lifting, oxyfuel cutting, ladders and scaffolds, motorized equipment, communication skills, employability skills and materials handling.

Pipefitting Level 1 is a prerequisite for Pipefitting 2.

For information or to register, call Loretta Profit at (225) 634-2636. Participants can enroll online by visiting and selecting Workforce Development, Course Catalog (NCCER Pipefitting Level 1 or AWS Welding 120 Hours).

Frontier Day planned

Frontier Day in Jackson, celebrating the East Feliciana town’s 200-year history, will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

The all-day celebration will be held at the Museum Complex, 3406 College St., between Centenary and the Republic of West Florida Museum.

Sponsored by Jackson officials, this event is free and everyone is invited to attend.

Demonstrations will include the grinding of sugar cane, corn into meal, the forging of metal by a blacksmith, the process and local history of an authentic cotton gin, spinning thread from cotton, cleaning and loading a musket, setting a trap and black pot open-fire cooking.

Storytellers will share tales involving local history and native plants that still grow in East Feliciana today.

Handcrafted and homemade items will be available for viewing, and plenty of food and beverages will be for sale and sampling.

Children can participate in games such as wheelbarrow races, three-legged races, egg carrying and musical chairs.

Musical performances by local bands and singers will be held throughout the day.

For information, call (225) 634-7777.

Trick-or-treating in Wilson

The town of Wilson reminds families that trick-or-treating will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, for children under age 13.

Also, because October is Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Wilson Police Department is issuing residents and motorists pink and purple ribbons.

Council on Aging schedule

The East Feliciana Parish Council on Aging, 11102 Bank St. in Clinton, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Most activities start at 11 a.m.; lunch is served at noon.

East Feliciana Public Transit offers transportation Monday through Friday to East Baton Rouge Parish for the elderly.

Call the Council on Aging at (225) 683-9862 for information.

FRIDAY: 11 a.m. exercise class

MONDAY: 11 a.m. exercise class followed by a birthday celebrations

TUESDAY: 11 a.m. games

WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m. bingo

OCT. 29: 11:30 a.m. devotional followed by blood pressure checks

OCT. 30: 11 a.m. exercise class followed by a Halloween party

Send news and events for Around East Feliciana to Stacy Gill at by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.