Copper Mill's September Star students with Principal Dewey Davis and Asst. Principal Keisha Thomas are: Spencer Williams, Darius Selder, Larelle Matthew, Bria Hitchens, Brian Littles, Mary Ellen McCrary, Kenlee McHugh, Abria Celestine, Jo Smalley, Emily Hunt, Tommy Tran, Emani Ferguson, Ryan Lattavo, Alyssa Black, Keaira Crump, Avery Noland, Brian Robins, Donavan Norris, Kylin Stevenson, Kailyn Phillips, Phillip Faucheux Clinton Newberry, Andrew Bennett, Taylor Le, Hannah Borg, Chase Gray, Jon-Clark Baker, Peyton Carr, Khyla Williams, Bethanie Ballard, Ashtyn Mills, KeShawn Smith, Peyton Delapasse, Carlos Ortiz-Suazo, Adam Williams and Marshall Lawton.
ZFD gives drivers the boot...for Muscular Dystrophy that is! Last Tuesday, firefighters lined Main Street asking motorists to donate money for MD. Between three shifts, with each collecting money for one hour, they raised about $2500. From left: Danny Reifer, Blaine Bankston, Todd Phenauld and Tommy Sims. Zachary Fire/Rescue thanks everyone who donated.
Zachary Rotary Club welcomed Metro Councilman Trae Welch, second from left, as the guest of Rotarian David Thornton, far left, last Thursday, Sept. 16. Welch was elected to the East Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council in 2008 representing District 1. Councilman Welch's District 1 is unique, as it includes Zachary, Baker and parts of Central, as well as the rural areas of Baywood, Chaneyville, the Plains, Pride and the historic Port Hudson. Welch's legal secretary, Lisa Rioux, second from right, is also a Rotarian. Welch spoke to the service organization about some of the future plans involving Baton Rouge and how they relate to the northern part of the Parish which includes Zachary. Also a distinguished guest of the Zachary Rotary Club last Thursday was Zachary Mayor Henry Martinez.
Candidates running for office in the Oct. 2 election were invited to speak at forum hosted by Councilman Trae Welch of District 1 and the Zachary Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Committee Thursday, Sept. 16, at Fellowship Church. District court judge, city council, police chief and mayoral candidates all took the mic and addressed the Zachary community. See page five for more details. Front from left: Francis Nezianya, Brandon Noel, David Amrhein, Steve Nunnery, Henry Martinez and Toni Higginbotham. Back from left: John Coghlan, Melvin Riley, Dan Wallis, John Herty, Tommy Womack and Jack Miller. Wilbert Scott not pictured.
Charlene Smith, left, welcomed as her guest to the Zachary Rotary Club, East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux. The Zachary Rotary Club met at the Zachary High School Academic and Athletic Center on Thursday, Sept. 9. Sheriff Gautreaux spoke about EBRSO goals and the new sheriff's sub-stations currently under construction in Zachary and Pride.
The Zachary Community School Board held a ribbon cutting and grand opening Tuesday, Sept. 7, for its new office building located at 3755 Church Street. Public officials, past and present school board members and Zachary Community School District personnel crowded the open house for office tours and refreshments. Some attendees included Mayor Henry Martinez, Police Chief John Herty, School Board President Hubie Owen, Superintendent Warren Drake, Harry Morris, Greg MacDougall, Brent Fuselier, David Dayton, Scott Devillier and Jesse Spears.
Although Hurricane Gustav had weakened to a Cat. 2 hurricane before making landfall on the Louisiana coast early Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, the damage sustained to residents and property in Baker and Zachary was excessive. These downed power lines and trees, seen along McHugh Road in Baker, were photographed by Zachary Plainsman employee, Kristi Lynch, a couple of hours after Hurricane Gustav touched down. Residents experienced heavy flooding, damage and power outages. The last official day of Hurricane Season is Nov. 30.
Northeast High School scrimmaged U-High on Aug. 13 at Bronco Stadium. Although the Vikings lost to the Cubs, Head Coach Dave Masterson was confident about his team. "This is our first game in full pads, I'm not worried, we've got some real talent on this team," he said.