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Zachary Resident Richard Stalder has Spent a Lifetime in Corrections

on Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:16pm

By James Ronald Skains
Richard Stalder and his wife Pam have lived in Zachary for the last 22 years, the first 16 years of which Stalder served as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Corrections and Public Safety.

Judge Kathleen Stewart Richey Running for Reelection to Juvenile Court, Section 1

on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 5:38pm

I’ve dedicated more than 30 years to the juvenile justice system in East Baton Rouge Parish, with 24 of those years serving as Juvenile Judge.  I have always focused on improving the lives of the children who appear in juvenile court, while keeping the community safe and healthy.

Judge Pam Taylor Johnson Running for Reelection to Juvenile Court, Section 2

on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 5:37pm

Proven Experience: Over 19 years as Judge of the Juvenile Court. Judge Johnson has over 34 years experience in the areas of children and education law.

Local Candidates Share Ideas at Final Forum

on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 5:31pm

By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro
Candidates vying for the mayoral, school board and city council positions convened on Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. for an open forum, held at Fellowship Church. 
    Judge candidate Trae Welch gave the opening comments, welcoming both candidates and members of the public in

Foundation Fundraiser - Fish Fry Friday!

on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 5:24pm

The LaneRMC Foundation will host “Fish Fry Friday” on Friday, October 31st, from 11.a.m. – 1 p.m., in City Hall Parking Lot.  
Meals are $10 each and will be personally prepared by David Amrhein and staff.
Meals include fresh Louisiana catfish, French fries, hush puppies and cole slaw.
Reserve your

Foundation Fundraiser - Fish Fry Friday!

on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 5:23pm

The LaneRMC Foundation will host “Fish Fry Friday” on Friday, October 31st, from 11.a.m. – 1 p.m., in City Hall Parking Lot.   
Meals are $10 each and will be personally prepared by David Amrhein and staff.
Meals include fresh Louisiana catfish, French fries, hush puppies and cole slaw.
Reserve your

Code Red Chili Cook-off Team Registration Opens

on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 5:21pm

Calling all teams!  We are now accepting team entries for the upcoming Code Red Chili Cook-off taking place on Saturday, November 15, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at The Pointe of Americana.

Cleveland Coon Running for the 19th Judicial District, Division M

on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 4:33pm

Professor Cleveland Coon is a candidate for Judge of the 19th Judicial District, Division “M.”  He comes from a small rural community in Richland Parish, near Rayville, Louisiana, where he graduated from high school in 1972.  He is a 1976 Political Science graduate of Southern University and A&M

A Survivor's Journey-- Tammy George shares her story to better promote awareness

on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 4:18pm

By Ashley Evans
 “On July 18, 2001, I was sitting at home under the hairdryer talking to my best friend who came over for a visit, and I just started doing a self breast exam. As I was just about to complete the exam, I thought I felt something and I jumped up with my heart racing.

Elecia “Lisa” Brown Lathon Running for School Board District 6

on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 4:10pm

I am passionate, positive and poised for excellence as a candidate for the Zachary School Board District 6. I am Elecia “Lisa” Brown Lathon.  Many of you may know me as “Lisa” Brown, the daughter of George (“Cat Brown”) and Laverne Brown of Zachary.

Zachary Relay for Life Event Making Preparations Now

on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 3:57pm

More than 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. After receiving their diagnosis, The American Cancer Society is the first place patients turn to for resources, information and guidance on cancer, as well as practical help from someone who listens.
Of all the services provided

United Blood Services and Lane Regional Medical Center are Partnering with a Halloween Blood Drive on October 31

on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 3:56pm

Halloween is on Friday, October 31.  Lane Regional Medical Center is hosting a blood drive to replenish the community’s blood supply! The United Blood Services mascot UBIE will be visiting to pass out candy bags to all donors!
Be a Hero! Donate Blood!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Sixth Congressional Candidates Stopping in Zachary to Meet With the Post

on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 3:42pm

By James Ronald Skains
With 13 candidates campaigning in Congressional District 6 of Louisiana it would be difficult to write individual interview articles about each candidate, so we are going to try and give the Zachary Post readers a brief insight into each candidate and their campaign.

Zachary Dentists are Reminding You that October is Ortho Awareness Month

on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 8:22pm

Did you know that October is National Orthodontic Health Month?  This is a great opportunity to offer some timely tips for orthodontic and dental health.

Zachary High Library Receives Grant

on Sun, 09/14/2014 - 8:11pm
The Zachary High School Library is the recipient of a 2015 Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Book Set Grant, and will receive one set of 10 books for grades 9-12 that are nominees for the LYRC Award.

Dr. Gwen Fuselier Announces Candidacy for Zachary Community School Board District 2

on Sun, 09/14/2014 - 5:43pm
I am seeking the opportunity to represent District 2 on the Zachary Community School Board because I want our children in Zachary to continue to benefit from high-performing, excellent schools.  
I am excited about the opportunity to serve the residents and neighborhoods that make up District 2 as

21st Annual Dan Klein Sr. Memorial Rodeo this Weekend

on Sun, 09/14/2014 - 5:43pm
The 21st Annual Dan Klein Senior Memorial Rodeo offers good, clean family fun this weekend. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 19th and 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 20th.
The rodeo started as a dream of Dan Klein Sr.’s.

Rep. Hunter Greene Announces for Family Court Judge

on Sat, 09/13/2014 - 3:16pm
Baton Rouge attorney Hunter Greene has announced he will run for the Division D seat of the Family Court.
Greene says he will be a full time judge, handle all court matters timely, and be accessible to the families and their attorneys who come before the Court.
“I am committed to being

School Board Adopts Budget, Eyes Future Cuts

on Sat, 09/13/2014 - 2:32pm
By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro
The Superintendent and School Board met for their regularly scheduled workshop and meeting on Tuesday, September 2, beginning at 6 p.m. Both the workshop and meeting were fairly short, with few issues needing to be addressed now that school is in full swing.

Ann Watkins to Run for School Board - District 8 Seat

on Sat, 09/13/2014 - 2:26pm
Excited to have the opportunity to serve her community, Ann Watkins announces her candidacy for the Zachary Community School Board - District 8 seat. 
Watkins is a lifelong member of Zachary and envisioned her community as a place where children of all races, cultures and backgrounds are

Zachary ChariTeas’ Farewell to Summer set for Sept. 21 at Americana

on Sat, 09/13/2014 - 2:24pm
With limited time and overcommitted schedules, what could each of us do to make a difference in our community and our world? That’s the question local mom Adonica Duggan asked herself before forming ChariTeas Zachary.

John Coghlan Seeks Re-election to City Council District 3

on Sat, 09/13/2014 - 2:17pm
I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for re-election to the office representing District 3 on the Zachary City Council. I have had the great honor of representing District 2 in my first term and District 3 in my second term.

Smart Growth Concerns for Zachary Dominate Council Meeting

on Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:50pm
By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro
The Mayor and council met Tuesday, August 26, 2014, for their bimonthly meeting. Following the invocation, which was led by Rev. Jeffrey Bayhi of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, and the Pledge of Allegiance, Metro-Councilman Trae Welch was first up at the podium.

The Zachary Post is Here to Stay

on Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:38pm
Last week the Baton Rouge Advocate announced that they had acquired several community weeklies around the Zachary, Feliciana and St. Helena parish areas and intends to merge them with their operation
in an attempt to increase subscribers in these areas.

Trae Welch to Run for Judge

on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 8:19pm

By James Ronald Skains
“I think judgeships are a section of the court that should be involved in local affairs,  in that a judge can better serve the people in his community,” Trae Welch, currently the Metro City Councilman from the Zachary/Baker area, told the Zachary Post.