Published 10:49 pm Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Reuben Adams Cemetery

The annual meeting of the Rueben Adams Cemetery will be held today at 2 p.m. Anyone interested in the business and upkeep of the cemetery is encouraged to attend. Donations will be accepted. For additional information, call 732-7401.

Seal Cemetery cleanup

The annual Mother’s Day cleanup is scheduled soon at Seal Cemetery in Varnado. Caretaker Billy Seal is asking those who have not yet paid their annual dues to do so as soon as possible. Call him at 735-7293 for more information. Donations will be accepted and greatly appreciated.

Knights of Columbus

The date for the Knights of Columbus luncheon for parish senior citizens has been changed to Sunday, May 18, following the 10:30 a.m. Mass at Annunciation Catholic Church. Depending on the turnout, the lunch will be either at Dobyns Center or the school cafeteria. Those planning to attend should contact Val Haaga at 732-4353 so plans can be finalized.

Centennial Gala is Saturday

The Centennial Gala celebrating Bogalusa’s Centennial Jubilee this year will be held Saturday from 7-11 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Louisiana Highway 10 in Lakeview.

Entertainment for the event will be provided by the Pearl River County Community Band and The Victory Belles.

Tickets are on sale now. Singles are $50, couples $75 and a table is $600.

For more information, call 516-9064.

Little Miss and Mr. Kiwanian pageant

The Franklinton Kiwanis Club will present its Little Miss and Mr. Kiwanian Pageant in May, with a king and queen selected in each age category: ages 1-5 and ages 6-10. Also chosen will be first and second runners-up for each category. Attire for contestants will be dressy.

Applicants must submit an application with a photograph for inclusion in the program. The event is a fundraiser to benefit community projects centered around children in Washington Parish.

The winner will be the contestant who raises the most money.

The deadline for turning in money is May 24 at noon. Any money collected and/or turned in after the deadline will be considered additional donations and not counted as a part of the contest.

Parents interested in entering their children in the contest should contact any Kiwanis Club member for an application, or call Patrice Crain at 225-936-0914 or Ayiesha Crain at 516-0001.

Memorial Day service

The Washington Republican Parish Executive Committee will conduct its second Memorial Day remembrance service at noon on Monday, May 26 at Poole’s Bluff Landing at the military memorial recently completed. Plans call for a special speaker, recitation, a solo, group singing and playing of Taps. The public is invited to attend and to wear red, white and blue.

For more information, contact Cindi Condon, Ginger Corkern, Merlin Duke, Suzannah Fussell, Kay Lewis, Joannie Miller, Beth Mizell, Darryl Peterson, Lyle Schmitz, N.D. Simon or Randy Thomas.

LSU Health exercise program

“We Run This Town” is an exercise program that has been incorporated to help patients become more active and improve the prognosis of chronic disease, according to Dr. Keisha Harvey of the LSU Family Medicine Department, which remained a part of the LSU Health System when the hospital transitioned to become Our Lady of the Angels.

Harvey said the program, which features walking and/or running, will cater to an individual’s fitness level.

The program, which began April 7, continues every Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Goodyear Park.

For more information or questions, contact Harvey at

Youth dancercise at YMCA

A youth dancercise program co-sponsored by LSU Family Medicine and the YMCA is an exercise class designed to encourage young individuals and their families to become more active.

Harvey said the goal of this program is to raise awareness concerning childhood obesity and ways to fight it. The program, which began April 8, continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. at the Avenue B YMCA.

Participants should be between the ages of 8-16. Parents are welcome to come.

Contact Dr. Keisha Harvey at with any questions.

Bogalusa Chamber raffle

A pair of New Orleans Saints season Club-level seats, with parking included, will be raffled by the Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce in a drawing to be held the last week of July. The package is valued at $5,700. The seats are located in Section 315, Row 17, Seats 19 and 20.

Raffle tickets are $25 and available at the chamber office, 608 Willis Ave. Only 500 will be sold. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 735-5731 or email

The winner need not be present to win.

YMCA craft show/yard sale

The YMCA on Avenue B will host a craft show and yard sale Saturday, May 24 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. To rent space for the event, call Toni or Bobbye at the YMCA at 732-3741. Spaces will rent for $15 until May 1.

All proceeds from space rental and concessions will be donated to breast cancer research.

Bogalusa Branch Library

The Bogalusa branch of the Washington Parish Library offers a variety of programs and events for children and for adults.

• Storytime is held every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. and offers kids a story and crafts to go along with the story.

• A very popular monthly event for children ages 4-12 is Silly Saturday. There are always silly games, silly crafts and much more. In the past, Library Associate Winola Holliday has had Silly Shoebox Charades and Silly Puppets, as well as various other craft-making silliness.

• The 2014 Summer Reading Program is titled “Fizz, Boom, Read!” The program will be a celebration of the arts, featuring local artists who will teach kids cartooning and illustration, cultural music and stories, interactive theater and dances from around the world.

Registration is June 1-8.

June 4 and 5 — Featuring Ronald McDonald

June 11 and 12 — Mike Artell will be teaching kids cartooning.

June 18 and 19 — Ann Vidrine will bring her Cajun Experience.

June 25 and 26 — Frank Levy will present Stories in Motion

July 2 and 3 — Komenka Dance Studio will be teaching dances from around the world.

July 9 and 10 — Children who have attended the summer program will take part in the graduation celebration.

There are also teen programs at the Washington Parish Library this summer. Call 839-7806 for more information, or visit the website at to learn more.

For more on the children’s programming at the Bogalusa Branch, call 735-1961.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based program designed to offer hope and deliverance for anyone struggling with hurts, hang-ups or habits, through Jesus Christ. Issues such as addiction, bulimia, gambling, death, anorexia, abuse and anger are just some of the many topics addressed. Celebrate Recovery is free of charge and meets on Fridays at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 57500 Knapp Thomas Road (on the corner of Spring Valley Road), beginning at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 735-6676.

Pushepatapa OES meeting

The Pushepatapa chapter of the Eastern Star Chapter 239 meets second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Center Lodge 244 F&AM in Bogalusa.

AA, Georgia Avenue

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at the Little Brown House at 208 Georgia Ave. at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, Wednesdays at noon and 6:30 p.m., and at 7 p.m. on Fridays.

AA, Last House on Block

Alcoholics Anonymous open meetings are held at 1918 Avenue F in Bogalusa on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays at 7 p.m., Monday at 11:45 a.m., and Saturdays at noon and closed meetings are Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Call 735-9537 for other activities.

NA meets at Lake Vista

Narcotics Anonymous meets Mondays and Saturdays in Bogue Vista Scout Hut and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.

GA meets at Annunciation

Gambler’s Anonymous meets every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church in Bogalusa. Call 570-4378 for more information.