Area senior citizens with the Senior Community Service Employment (SCSEP) of St. James Parish have gone off to college. They enrolled in a day-long computer class at River Parish Community College. College staff and students helped this senior class learn how to use a computer and mouse and how to navigate the computer's interface.

RPCC presents the senior (citizen) class

Area senior citizens with the Senior Community Service Employment (SCSEP) of St. James Parish have gone off to college. They enrolled in a day-long computer class at River Parish Community College. College staff and students helped this senior class learn how to use a computer and mouse and how to navigate the computer’s interface.

Several senior citizens took part in the specialized computer classroom at RPCC’s main campus on Edenborne Drive. Each RPCC student sat next to a senior to provide one-on-one help while RPCC Professor Rosie McGhee used a large class monitor to walk the participants through various computer procedures and the internet.

“This is a great morning,” said Yvette Steib, SCSEP Job Developer in St. James Parish, who coordinated the trip. “Our members are excited about learning the basics of computer use. Some of them are more than 70-years-old.”

The seniors spent a few hours on the computer to learn the basics of computing and surfing the internet.

LHSC Grant awarded to the Gonzales Police Department

The Gonzales Police Department has received a grant through the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and therefore will be stepping up the enforcement of seatbelt and DWI checks, including checkpoints within the city limits throughout the year of 2016 and 2017.

With the beginning of the holiday season the traffic will be heavier at times during the day. It is important to have everyone in the vehicle properly buckled up, both day and night when you go out, no excuses. Not wearing a seat belt at night is especially dangerous, when the risk of being involved in a crash triples.

It is important that all drivers should know that if you have any legal drug in your system and then drink and drive you are at a higher risk for being over the limit. Take care of yourself and others on the road by electing to have a designated driver.

City Council green-lights major zoning change

A public hearing was held on Nov. 28 to discuss the rezoning request of The Brownstone Group to rezone one certain parcel of ground to build The Legacy at Veterans Boulevard, a proposed 212-unit luxury apartment complex.

The request ask council to approve rezoning of the parcel designated at tract C-2-B consisting of approximately 13 acres, situated on the southwest corner of S. Veterans Ave. and W. Orice Roth Road from its existing C-1 zone to an R-3-M25 zone.

The request was unanimously approved by the present council members - Councilman Terance Irvin was absent.