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Stacy Gill

Louisiana residents can purchase flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other emergency supplies — free of the four percent state sales tax — during the 2015 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness sales tax holiday.

The reprieve from the tax is Saturday and Sunday, before the start of the six-month 2015 Atlantic hurricane season that begins June 1.

The sales tax holiday exempts eligible items from the four percent state sales tax, and the exemption applies to the first $1,500 of the purchase price of each item. Local taxes apply unless specifically exempted by local taxing authorities.

Eligible purchases include self-powered light sources, such as flashlights and candles; portable self-powered radios, two-way radios and weather-band radios; tarpaulins or other flexible waterproof sheeting; ground anchor systems, straps or tie-down kits; gas or diesel fuel tanks; most batteries and chargers; non-electric food storage coolers; portable generators; storm shutter devices; carbon monoxide detectors; and reusable cooling products.

Council on Aging activities

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

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

East Feliciana Parish Public Transit is offering free rides for seniors through May 31. Medical trips are not included, and all stops are free.

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

FRIDAY: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class

MONDAY: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class

TUESDAY: 11 a.m., Joe Littlejohn on harmonica

WEDNESDAY: 11 a.m., bingo followed by cancer services

JUNE 4: 11:30 a.m. devotional followed by blood pressure checks

JUNE 5: 11 a.m., arthritis movement exercise class

Recycling Day scheduled

The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council and Keep East Feliciana Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep Louisiana Beautiful, presents East Feliciana Parish Recycle Day from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. June 6 at the Clinton Community Market on the west side of the Clinton courthouse.

Acceptable items include bag phones, cellphones, circuit boards, computer accessories, computer cables, computer hardware, digital cameras, digital picture frames, DVD movies, fax machines, GPS devices, ink jet cartridges, laptops, monitors, MP3 players, networking equipment, pagers, Playstations, portable navigation devices, printers, processors, security systems, stereos, telephones, telephone systems and telephone power supplies, toner cartridges, video games, video recorders and Wii and Xbox systems.

Appliances, copiers, furniture and televisions will not be accepted.

Confederate Memorial Day service planned

Centenary State Historic Site, 3522 College St., Jackson, presents Our Brave and Honored Dead in observance of Confederate Memorial Day held in Louisiana on June 3.

Also called Confederate Decoration Day, the service begins at 10 a.m. June 6 and will honor all of the soldiers that fought during the Civil War, especially those who died at Centenary.

A local historian will talk about Centenary’s involvement during the war, and re-enactors will conduct a special remembrance ceremony including a gun salute and laying of wreaths on the monument at the Civil War cemetery, a 10- to 15-minute walk from the Professor’s House.

Everyone is invited to attend. For information call (225) 634-7925.

Swim lessons in Norwood

For youth ages 2 and up, swim lessons will be taught beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m. from June 15-19 at 6298 La. 422 in Norwood. Classes are 1½ hours in length. Cost per lesson is $75 per child.

For information, call (225) 721-2622 or (225) 721-0501.

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