All over the Felicianas for Aug. 11, 2021 | East Feliciana

Assistance map world-wide-web speeds in rural Louisiana

Several communities in the Baton Rouge place, specifically in rural spots, are participating in the Delta Broadband Mapping Venture.

On the web page at https://dra.gov/speedtest, the venture suggests, “The DRA location, specially rural places, lacks sufficient digital infrastructure to assist obtain to vital companies these types of as health care, length discovering and distant do the job. In reaction to these issues, DRA has released the Delta Broadband Mapping Task. As a result of an ground breaking on the net crowd-sourcing system, DRA has released this calendar year-extensive energy to gauge broadband accessibility throughout its 8-condition area. DRA wants as many people as feasible to consider this world wide web speed check to build an accurate representation availability across the 252 counties and parishes.”

Folks are questioned to stop by the web site when in an region and fill out the form with their tackle and operate the internet speed test. This enables the challenge to see what is likely on in the parts. If your household or business is not able to accessibility the web, be guaranteed to enter that facts also.

Clicking the results button on the webpage will display a map with final results of other people’s exams.

Schedules and guidelines switching quickly 

With the recent COVID-19 surge, quite a few companies have modified policies about mask donning and how obtainable they are to the general public. Some functions are currently being cancelled. Carry a mask with you to accommodate these improvements and simply call in advance to make guaranteed activities are still currently being held.

Enable the pets

Previous 7 days, we revealed that the West Feliciana Animal Humane Modern society shelter needs extra volunteers. This is nonetheless accurate, nevertheless the team has a distinct kind it wants volunteers to use. If you are obtainable to enable the shelter visit https://sort.jotform.com/shannonsshaffer/volunteer.

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On Facebook, the shelter stated it requires persons who can do the job weekly from either 9 a.m.-midday or midday to 4 p.m. The shelter is open seven days a 7 days.

“The operate can be dirty, but it is for a fantastic cause,” the team claimed in its put up. 

East Feliciana COA reopens for lunch

The East Feliciana Council on Getting old has reopened Monday by way of Friday and is serving lunch for seniors age 60-as well as at 11:30 a.m. The place of work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday as a result of Friday. Simply call (225) 683-9862 the working day right before you program to arrive to reserve a food as meals have to be ordered the day prior to.

Transportation is delivered to all citizens of the parish for appointments in East Feliciana, West Feliciana and East Baton Rouge Parish on Monday through Friday. Seniors journey no cost of cost. Absolutely free transportation is remaining offered for any person of any age who desires to get the COVID-19 vaccination. Phone (225) 683-9862 to agenda a ride. 

Routines to don’t forget

Fingers-cost-free CPR classes: At West Feliciana Healthcare facility the 1st Friday of just about every thirty day period at 10 a.m. The next lessons are Sept. 3 and Oct. 1. To sign-up for this free class, get in touch with the hospital at (225) 635-2443 or visit wfph.org.

East Feliciana Master Gardener class: Sept. 1 to Dec. 15. The price is $185. Apply at www.lsuagcenter.com/FelicianaMG or call county agent Jessie Hoover at [email protected] or (225) 683-3101. Programs are owing by Aug. 13. 

Deliver information and occasions for East and West Feliciana parishes to [email protected] by noon Friday or connect with (225) 388-0731.

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