Dan Johnson won Silver in Bocce Singles, and two 4th place ribbons in Bocce Unified Team and Bocce Unified Doubles.

Special Olympics Louisiana selected five athletes, one unified partner and one coach from the Capital Area to attend the third Special Olympics USA Games.

Zachary officials welcomes State Representative Kenny Havard and La. Department of Transportaion personnel July 17 to discuss plans of Church Street's new J-turn. Zachary City Councilmen John Coghlan, Tommy Womack and Francis Nezianya, Jeff Chatelain, project engineer with DOTD, Mayor David Amrhein and La. Representative Kenny Havard, from left. (PHOTO/Stacy Gill)

by Stacy Gill/PLAINSMAN When it comes to listening to citizens voice their concerns about road or traffic conditions and intersections that seem to have frequent crashes or are deemed unsafe, the City of Zachary is listening.
Darrell Brown, 27, Baton Rouge, bench warrant for failure to appear for theft Latoya Green, 24, Baker, fugitive through EBR Jarius Woodard, 27, Baker, booked for possession of marijuana (second offense), possession of controlled dangerous substance in the presence of minors (two counts) and fugitive

Dan Johnson won Silver in Bocce Singles, and two 4th place ribbons in Bocce Unified Team and Bocce Unified Doubles.

Zachary officials welcomes State Representative Kenny Havard and La. Department of Transportaion personnel July 17 to discuss plans of Church Street's new J-turn. Zachary City Councilmen John Coghlan, Tommy Womack and Francis Nezianya, Jeff Chatelain, project engineer with DOTD, Mayor David Amrhein and La. Representative Kenny Havard, from left. (PHOTO/Stacy Gill)

Local residents represented Louisiana at Special Olympics USA Games

Dan Johnson won Silver in Bocce Singles, and two 4th place ribbons in Bocce Unified Team and Bocce Unified Doubles.

Special Olympics Louisiana selected five athletes, one unified partner and one coach from the Capital Area to attend the third Special Olympics USA Games.

Church Street intersection to get safer J-Turn

Zachary officials welcomes State Representative Kenny Havard and La. Department of Transportaion personnel July 17 to discuss plans of Church Street's new J-turn. Zachary City Councilmen John Coghlan, Tommy Womack and Francis Nezianya, Jeff Chatelain, project engineer with DOTD, Mayor David Amrhein and La. Representative Kenny Havard, from left. (PHOTO/Stacy Gill)

by Stacy Gill/PLAINSMAN

Casas for CASA fundraiser to benefit nonprofit’s advocacy for abused children

This year's playhouse, valued at nearly $17,000, was designed by Lilliput Play Homes and will be assembled by local builder Faulk and Meek General Contractors, LLC. The playhouse will be on display during the Casas for CASA playhouse fundraiser at the Mall of Louisiana July 26-Aug. 17 with $5 raffle tickets available for a chance to win. All proceeds will benefit Capital Area CASA Association to support its advocacy efforts on behalf of abused and neglected children in need of safe, permanent homes.

Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association is pleased to announce its 20th annual Casas for CASA playhouse fundraiser presented by title sponsor Holmes Building Materials.

ULL, Lafayette officials effectively respond to bomb threat

UL Lafayette explosives-detection dog, Pepper, and her handler ULPD's Sgt. Mike LaSalle. (PHOTO/ULL)

University of Louisiana at Lafayette officials assessed the results of last Wednesday’s collaborative interagency response to a pair of bomb threats and found communications, evacuations and street

Capital Area United Way Hosts annual meeting, banquet

Leaders of Capital Area United Way and guest from United Way Worldwide gather for 2013-14 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet. They are, from left: Stephen Toups, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer with Turner Industries and CAUW’s incoming campaign cabinet chair; CAUW President/CEO Darrin Goss, Sr.; US President of United Way Worldwide and Guest Speaker Stacey D. Stewart; Scott Berg, Market President with Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry and CAUW’s 2013-14 Board Chair/2014-15 Governance Chair; Christy Reeves, Executive Director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and CAUW’s outgoing governance chair; and Ralph Bender, Chief Financial Officer with Manship Media and CAUW’s 2014-15 Board Chair Elect.

It was standing-room only, all to celebrate Capital Area United Way’s board of directors, donors, staff and volunteers at their 2013-14 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet on Monday.

Zachary Rotary Club awards scholarships

Recent Zachary High graduate Madison Petty, left, is the recipient of the Rotary Club of Zachary's 2014 Service Above Self Scholarship. Rotarian Ryan Vivian presented Petty with a certificate acknowledging her scholarship award on July 17. (PHOTO/Stacy Gill)

by Stacy Gill/PLAINSMAN

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Sports

Dan Johnson won Silver in Bocce Singles, and two 4th place ribbons in Bocce Unified Team and Bocce Unified Doubles.

Special Olympics Louisiana selected five athletes, one unified partner and one coach from the Capital Area to attend the third Special Olympics USA Games.

Lifestyle

Dan Johnson won Silver in Bocce Singles, and two 4th place ribbons in Bocce Unified Team and Bocce Unified Doubles.

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Daisy Badillo won Gold in the 400m Run, Bronze in the Mini Javelin, 4th place in the 4x100m Relay, and 8th place in the Running Long Jump.

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K’Von Albert won three Gold medals in the 400m Wheelchair Race, the Softball Throw, and the 200m Wheelchair Race. He also won a Silver medal in the 100m Wheelchair Race.

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Doubles partners Donnie Guillory and Dustin Guessfeld. Guillory won two Gold medals in Bowling Unified Team and Bowling Singles. He also won 6th in Bowling Unified Doubles. Guessfeld won Gold in Unified Bowling Team and 6th in Bowling Unified Doubles.

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Darryl Robinson, of Greenwell Springs, won Gold in the Softball Throw.

Special Olympics Louisiana selected five athletes, one unified partner and one coach from the Capital Area to attend the third Special Olympics USA Games.

Obituaries

Juanita Bertrand Guillory, of Eunice, 76, passed away June 15, 2014.

EUNICE--It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the loss of our loved one, Juanita Bertrand Guillory, who passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

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