ZHS Mock Trial team runners up included students Jordan Kozar, Eddie Veal, Reagan Staggs, Biannca Pierre, Jackie Odom, Allison Cupit, Nash Joyner, Aanan Henderson, ZHS teacher-coach Chris Staggs and ZHS teacher-coach Adrienne Dykes, from left.

The Zachary High School Mock Trial team finished as the state runner-up in the Louisiana State Bar Association High School Mock Trial Tournament in Shreveport on March 29. The state tournament features the top two teams from each of the state bar association’s four regions.

At a banquet April 16, the City of Baker honored, from left, Keith Pease, firefighter of the year; Julie Pease, employee of the year; John Abel, citizen of the year; Mary Helen Collins, communications officer of the year; and Sgt. Keon Washington, police officer of the year. (PHOTO/Patt Roberson)

by Patt Roberson/SPECIAL to the PLAINSMAN John Abel was honored as Baker’s citizen of the year for 2013 by the Inter-Club Council at a banquet held at the Waterfront Theater in BREC’s Greenwood Park April 16.

Teens often get high for the first time on prescription drugs from their parents' medicine cabinets.

The 2014 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Zachary Police Department, 4510 Main St. in Zachary, is the nearest collection site in this nationwide initiative. Radio station WYNK will be on hand during the event!

ZHS Mock Trial team runners up included students Jordan Kozar, Eddie Veal, Reagan Staggs, Biannca Pierre, Jackie Odom, Allison Cupit, Nash Joyner, Aanan Henderson, ZHS teacher-coach Chris Staggs and ZHS teacher-coach Adrienne Dykes, from left.

At a banquet April 16, the City of Baker honored, from left, Keith Pease, firefighter of the year; Julie Pease, employee of the year; John Abel, citizen of the year; Mary Helen Collins, communications officer of the year; and Sgt. Keon Washington, police officer of the year. (PHOTO/Patt Roberson)

Teens often get high for the first time on prescription drugs from their parents' medicine cabinets.

Baker honors outstanding citizen of the year

At a banquet April 16, the City of Baker honored, from left, Keith Pease, firefighter of the year; Julie Pease, employee of the year; John Abel, citizen of the year; Mary Helen Collins, communications officer of the year; and Sgt. Keon Washington, police officer of the year. (PHOTO/Patt Roberson)

by Patt Roberson/SPECIAL to the PLAINSMAN

State Police Detectives Seek Suspect in downtown Baton Rouge Vehicle Burglary, Credit Card Theft

On Monday, March 3, a vehicle was burglarized in the parking lot of the Capital Annex building located at 1051 N. 3rd Street in downtown Baton Rouge. (IMAGES/LSP)

BATON ROUGE--Louisiana State Police Detectives are asking for assistance from the public in helping to locate an individual responsible for a vehicle burglary and credit card theft which occurred i

Zachary Library hosts Louisiana Reads April 27

The late Wilmer Hastings Mills was respected as one of the foremost poets of his generation and his work was included in the Penguin Anthology of Contemporary Younger Poets and the Swallow Press Anthology of New American Poets. (PHOTO/Submitted)

Poets and poetry lovers from around the state are invited to the Zachary Branch Library on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. to honor the late Wilmer Hastings Mills.

SU grad's YouTube channel named Top 5 Site

To check out any of Garrett Edgerson’s 1,120 videos, visit www.youtube.com and type in DaEdge1 Productions. (PHOTO/Submitted)

Southern University’s Garrett Edgerson has one of the top must-see YouTube Channels according to a recent Huffington Post article, “Five Must-Visit Sites for HBCU Marching Band Fans.”

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ZHS Mock Trial team runners up included students Jordan Kozar, Eddie Veal, Reagan Staggs, Biannca Pierre, Jackie Odom, Allison Cupit, Nash Joyner, Aanan Henderson, ZHS teacher-coach Chris Staggs and ZHS teacher-coach Adrienne Dykes, from left.

The Zachary High School Mock Trial team finished as the state runner-up in the Louisiana State Bar Association High School Mock Trial Tournament in Shreveport on March 29.

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Flutterby Petite Tutti Fruitti Pink buddleia butterfly bush. (Photo by Allen Owings)

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Flutterby Petite Tutti Fruitti Pink buddleia. (Photo by Allen Owings)

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LSU AgCenter horticulturist

Obituaries

Travis William "TW" Prewitt, 81, a native of Liverpool, La., and a resident of Jackson, died at his home on Monday, March 3, 2014.

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