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929 Drainage Repairs

Ascension Parish Department of Public Works has announced that Highway 929 at Patty Joe Lane in Galvez will be closed beginning Monday, August 13, to upgrade drainage culverts. Traffic should detour on Parker Road to the north and Causey Road to the south. Repairs are expected to take four weeks.

I-10 Lane Closure

Single lane closures will take place on I-10 from Highland Rd. to HWY 73 starting Tuesday, August 8, through Thursday, August 10. There will only be one lane per direction will be closed at a time. Closure times are as follows: Wednesday, August 8: 8:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. Thursday, August 9 – WB; Thursday, August 9: 8:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. Friday, August 10 – EB & WB. Permit loads over 11’ should call the permit office for alternate routes. The closure is necessary to work on the LA 928 bridge. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

(Free)dom Dental Services

Dr. Louis LeFebvre at Main Street Dental Care in Gonzales, La. is participating in Freedom Day USA on October 11. This day is designed to honor and help our military by offering free dental services to current and retired military personnel, as well as their immediate family. In addition to offering our services we are asking businesses around our community to donate items (i.e. gift cards, items for raffles, food/drink to enjoy in office while waiting) to make this a great experience for the patients. Any help we can get to spread word on this event would be greatly appreciated. Contact Sandy D. for more info 225-473-7766.

PACE Festival

PACE’s 10th North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will run Friday, Sept. 7 through Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport, La. For more information about PACE, “People Acting for Change and Equality,” Northwest Louisiana’s leading advocacy organization for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, go to or find us on Facebook at

Cancer Mind-Body Skills Group

6-Week Mind-Body Skills Group will meet Tuesdays, August 14, 21, 28, September 4, 11 & 18. This is a 6-week educational program to help cancer survivors and caregivers reduce stress, enhance the immune system, increase sense of well-being, and improve self-care. This small group is a safe, confidential community where each member can question, explore and heal while also learning mind-body medicine techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises, expressive art and writing. Time 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, 1104 Highway 30, Gonzales, Registration Required. To register contact Rachel Mumphrey at 644-1205 or

Healing Arts Workshop

Create an abstract masterpiece of your own by getting into the vibe. Anyone impacted by cancer is invited to join us as Amanda Watts takes us on a relaxing journey that engages our senses and unlocks our creativity where paint and canvas meet. This event is offered as part of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Gonzales’ survivorship program and is free to cancer survivors and caregivers. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., St. Elizabeth Hospital, St. Francis Conference Room (Medical Plaza I), FREE - Registration Required. To register contact Rachel Mumphrey at 644-1205 or

BASF Kids' Lab

The pHun Factor--have fun with chemistry at these 45-minute hands-on workshops for kids 6–12 and their accompanying adults. This month, kids will participate in The pHun Factor. Visit for more details! Sponsored by BASF August 11 & 25 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m.; August 12 & 26 1:30 & 3 p.m. Event held at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum in Baton Rouge.

Drumline Holiday Spectacular

Grab your mistletoe and bring your entire family to this amazing and fun-filled experience that will have you singing the entire holiday season! DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular coming to the Raising Cane’s River Center Arena on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the Raising Cane’s River Center Box Office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Group Tickets available for parties of 10 or more by contacting Chris at 225-389-3093 or

Dining by Design

Chef John Folse and Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center are proud to announce the slate of chefs, florists and designers participating in the 10th anniversary celebration of Dining by Design. This luxury dining experience will be held at the L’Auberge Ballroom in Baton Rouge on Sunday, August 19, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Dining by Design combines the chefs’ culinary artistry with the originality of local designers and florists to create a feast for the eyes and palate. This fundraising event will benefit Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center, the home of Sister Dulce’s ministry. Tickets for Dining by Design and Chillin’ & Grillin’ can be purchased by calling Joyce Chaney at 225-752-8480. To participate in the Silent Auction or to purchase tickets for the “Wine & Dine” or Louis Vuitton raffles, go to

Gov. Board Appointment

Jason M. Dedon, of St. Amant, was reappointed to the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council. Dedon is the Business Manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 995 and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He will serve as a representative of labor on the council.