Girls Night Out at West Feliciana hospital

West Feliciana Hospital presents Breast Cancer Awareness Girls Night Out from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the West Feliciana Hospital Conference Room. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. Mothers are invited to bring their daughters.

Radiologist Claire Roberts will discuss the benefits and answer questions about the new 3D mammogram available at West Feliciana Hospital. Mindy Bowie, breast surgical oncologist at Woman’s Hospital, will answer questions about advances in breast cancer detection, treatment and the new Hidden Scar surgery.  

RSVP at (225) 635-3811, ext. 2420, or via email at bryantd@wfph.org.

Signs of the time

On Facebook, the East Feliciana Police Jury reminds residents about the parish sign policy. "A signage round-up project will begin this summer and fines will be assessed," it said on Facebook.

Business and political signs are prohibited in, on or along "public streets, roads, highways, sidewalks, rights-of-way, utility servitudes, or on any poles, posts, lines, cables, trees, or other objects therein or thereon." Signs are allowed on private property that doesn't fall into the regulation's exceptions.

The ordinance defines both types of signs. A business sign is any for a commercial activity or one in which services or goods are exchanged for money, services or goods. A political sign is not limited to candidates, it includes ordinances, constitutional amendment and other issues to be decided by a governing body.

Check Sec. 13A-3. of East Feliciana's legal code for specifics.

Time in the park

A Walk in the Park will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23 at Parker Park in St. Francisville. Check out craft vendors featuring locally made items including jewelry, clothing, art, home decor, food and more. Two food vendors will be on site with a range of food.

Storm prep

Hurricane season is here. Don't forget the other part of your family in your prep. The Louisiana SPCA released a pet evacuation checklist.

The list for dogs and cats is very similar. Have these items ready for evacuation:

  • ID tags, rabies tags and up-to-date microchip information
  • Collar and leash
  • Food and bottled water
  • Can opener if needed
  • Crate or pet carrier
  • Medications
  • Vaccination records
  • Current photo of your pet 
  • Veterinarian contact information
  • Toys and treats
  • Paper towels and cleaning sprays
  • First aid kit
  • Muzzle, if needed
  • Plastic bags for pet waste
  • Small litter box and litter for cats

Visit la-spca.org/evacuation to find a checklist that includes snakes, birds and rabbits.

What's your East Feliciana film story?

Don't forget, Clinton resident Mildred Worrell is seeking stories and memorabilia about movie connections to East Feliciana. Contact Worrell at mworld@bellsouth.net.

East Feliciana camp

The East Feliciana Drug and Alcohol Awareness Council and East Feliciana 4-H are hosting Clover Bud Camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 25-27 at Bob R. Jones Idlewild Research Station, 4419 Idlewild Road. Deadline to sign up is July 6. Children ages 5-8 in East Feliciana Parish are invited. The cost is $5 and includes breakfast, lunch and a snack, as well as a T-shirt. Parents can drop off children or transportation can be arranged. Call (225) 665-0696 or (225) 683-3101 for information or to register.

Neighborhood updates

East Feliciana Parish residents are encouraged to sign up for NIXLE to receive up-to-date information affecting their neighborhood. To register, visit www.nixle.com, click “Sign Up,” then use Facebook or create an account. Enter an email address and cellphone number where you would like to receive messages and make a selection for voice messages. Click “I Accept. Sign me up!” and enter your home address to receive local messages. If you need assistance, email support@nixle.com.

Chilly times

The Big Chill, with the Chris Leblanc Band and Rewind, fireworks, snow, water wars, rock wall and more, will be held from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. July 7 at West Feliciana Sports Park. Admission is free; parking is $10.

Send news and events for East and West Feliciana parishes to extra@theadvocate.com by 10 a.m. Monday or call (225) 388-0731.