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Photo provided by Ascension Chamber of Commerce - first row from left, are Sherrie Despino, Glenda Shaheen, Rae Milano and Kendal Matassa; and second row, Mike Waguespack, Czarina Walker, Lillie Murphy and John Waguespack.

Breakfast with Sherrie

Gonzales, LA - The first Breakfast with Sherrie of 2015 was held at the Ascension Chamber office Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Former Chairman’s of the Board came together with present Chairman Kendal Matassa and … [Read More...]


New Director at Gonzales Cancer Center

Gonzales, La. - Tiffany Shelton has been named Director of Radiation Therapy for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales. Shelton has been a radiation therapist at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake … [Read More...]


Monkey-ing around at Gonzales Cinema

Gonzales, LA –The Malco Gonzales Cinema is going bananas celebrating the release of the new DisneyNature docu-film Monkey Kingdom. The theatre, located at 1406 N. Airline Highway in Gonzales next to Premier … [Read More...]


2015 LSU 100 Nominations and Applications Open

BATON ROUGE – Applications for the fifth annual LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses, hosted by the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, are now open. Nominations and applications can be found at … [Read More...]

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Lastest Sports Headlines

St. Amant's Brock Gonzales tags out East Ascension's Kade Waguespack at home plate in the fourth inning of the Gators' 14-6 District 5-5A victory on Sunday afternoon. Gonzales scored two runs and had a run batted in and Waguespack had one RBI.

Gators rebound over EA with eight runs in sixth inning

GONZALES – St. Amant took advantage of nine walks and eight hit batsman by five different East Ascension pitchers on Sunday afternoon to pull away with eight runs in the sixth inning of a 14-6 District 5-5A … [Read More...]


This week’s Baseball and Softball Schedules

Baseball Schedule Monday Franklin at Donaldsonville, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday Ascension Catholic at St. John, 5 p.m. St. Amant at Dutchtown, 6 p.m. East Ascension at Catholic, 6 … [Read More...]

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Updated – Allen Rowell 2015 Memorial Baseball Game April 18

UPDATE - The game was rained out and moved to 4:00 pm today! !!! GONZALES – The Allen Rowell 2015 Memorial Baseball Game will be the Saturday, April 18th game between East Ascension and St. Amant at 3 p.m. … [Read More...]

The St. Amant softball team stands during the national anthem before a game with East Ascension earlier in the season. The undefeated Lady Gators earned the No. 1 seed in the Class 5A softball playoffs released on Thursday.

Lady Gators grab top seed in Class 5A softball playoffs

BATON ROUGE – St. Amant High School completed an undefeated regular season and were rewarded with the No. 1 seed in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's Class 5A softball brackets released Thursday … [Read More...]

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Latest Education Headlines


Sweet Sale Held at Gonzales for Gracie Lavigne

On Friday, April 17, 2015, Gonzales Middle School raised over $800 for Gracie's fight with cancer after a sweet sale held in her honor.   … [Read More...]


Gonzales Middle Holds Dress Down Day for Continued Cardiology Research

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Gonzales Middle School teachers were presented a check for $257 to be donated to continued Cardiology Research on behalf of Bridgette and Taylor Ford. … [Read More...]


BESE unanimously approves professional review process for Louisiana learning standards

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today approved a process to review the state’s academic content standards in English and math. The measure passed unanimously on motion of BESE … [Read More...]

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St. Amant High School DECA Dine in Movie Night

St. Amant High School is hosting a Dine in Movie Night on Saturday, April 18th! The group at the school that is hosting the night is the DECA program. DECA is a class for young, aspiring business men and women … [Read More...]

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Latest Lagniappe Headlines


Springtime brings problems for fish ponds

BATON ROUGE, La. – Many Louisiana ponds experience partial fish die-offs during the spring due to a combination of disease and low oxygen stress, according to LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist Greg … [Read More...]


Stinging caterpillars coming soon to south Louisiana

Writer: Johnny Morgan at 225-578-8484 or HAMMOND, La. – The stinging caterpillars that will become buck moths are beginning to appear in south Louisiana and will be active through … [Read More...]


Train vines to improve appearance

By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Vines are an amazing group of plants with enough diversity to boggle the mind of any gardener. What binds these wonderful plants together is their universal lack of … [Read More...]


Latest Jackpot Winner at the VFW Post 3693’s Cajun Bingo

Belva Vicknair is the latest Jackpot Winner at the VFW Post 3693's Cajun Bingo.  Ms. Belva won the $1500.00 by having a bingo in 6 or less numbers.  The VFW Post located at 42424 Churchpoint Road hold bingo … [Read More...]

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Lastest Announcements Headlines


Town of Sorrento Regular Council Meeting Agenda

AGENDA REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL, TOWN OF SORRENTO, TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 6:00 P.M., SORRENTO TOWN HALL, SORRENTO, LOUISIANA. 1. Invocation 2. Pledge 3. Approve minutes of the regular … [Read More...]

Girl Scouts retire some worn American flags during a flag retirement ceremony last summer.

The Girl Scouts are seeking worn American flags to retire during ceremonies at summer camp

NEW ORLEANS — Do you have a frayed or faded American flag that needs retiring?  The local Girl Scouts will be happy to take care of it for you.  Flag retirement ceremonies are held weekly during the Girl Scout … [Read More...]


Parish Transportation Committee Meeting rescheduled to Tuesday

Notice of Public Meeting of the Transportation Committee Regular meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 5:30 pm Location: Courthouse Council Chambers 828 S. Irma Blvd. – 2nd … [Read More...]


Consumer Alert: Save, Spend Smartly for Financial Literacy Month

BATON ROUGE – April is observed nationwide as Financial Literacy Month, and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is emphasizing the importance of financial education and wise financial decision making. “I am … [Read More...]

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Letters to the Editor


A day for Our Mother Earth

How many holidays do we have? MLK Day in January, Valentines Day in February, Easter in March or April, Earth Day in April, Memorial Day in May, and so forth. Of those few examples, two were declared in my … [Read More...]


Legislators should “listen to their constituents,” restore road funds

The Louisiana Legislature should "listen to their constituents" and reject Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget proposal to strip more than $70 million from transportation projects to pay for state police operations and … [Read More...]


Taxes and the End of the Nuclear Age

Following the arrival of spring each year, our nation renews its commitment to our priorities on Tax Day, April 15th, from education to health care, infrastructure and national defense. Included among these … [Read More...]


Lower Drinking Age, Raise Killing Age

By David Swanson The United States sends people to kill and die in war that it doesn't trust with a beer. It trains police in war skills to assault young people it suspects of going near beer. Here's … [Read More...]

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