Library accepts Young Women of Excellence nominations

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Tangipahoa Parish Library is seeking nominations for the annual Young Woman of Excellence Award.

This award is given to a middle or high school student from Tangipahoa Parish who has demonstrated great character and participated in community service.

Nominations can be submitted on the nomination form at by March 12.

The winner and all nominees will be honored at a ceremony March 27 at 10 a.m. at the Amite Branch Library.

Patti Road

Both lanes of Patti Road near West University Avenue west of Hammond will be closed during day hours later this week as construction workers complete rerouting sewer lines.

Tangipahoa Parish Sewer District #1 Manager Jason Hood said the contractor will close the south end of Patti Road from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily from Wednesday through Friday. Both lanes will be closed near the junction with West University Avenue during those hours.

Hood said the contractor is rerouting existing sewer lines to the newly constructed lift station on Patti Road. While the closure will impact a very small part of the road, Hood said they do not intent to restrict residents in that area from being able to access their property.

All work is scheduled on a weather permitting basis, Hood said.

Cancer screening

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center will provide free, convenient access to a host of cancer screenings during March in the Northshore area.

The Cancer Center will provide free skin and colorectal cancer screenings on March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Subaru/Baldwin Motors, 1730 N. Highway 190, Covington.

On March 20, the Cancer Center will host its annual Geaux Yoga event in Hammond, which includes free breast and skin cancer screenings at 9 – 10 a.m. in Cate Square, 279 N. Oak Street, Hammond.

The Cancer Center will also provide free breast cancer screenings March 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. at 2nd & Charles, 401 N. US Hwy 190, Covington.

All screenings are available to those who have not been screened for cancer in the past 12 months. Appointments are required for all screenings. To make an appointment, please call (985) 276-6810.

During COVID-19, the Cancer Center has taken steps to ensure the safety of participants and staff, officials said.

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