Rotarians were informed of the problem Ascension Parish faces just like the rest of the country when it comes to opioid addition. Assistant District Attorney Charles "Chuck" Long, Jr., presented stats in reference to the number of cases handled by the District Attorney's office every month. Don't ever think it isn't happening to your family or friends. This addiction can take over the lives of those we come into contact with every day who appear to be normal people. Keep pain medication away and out of sight so that no one knows you have them. Lock up or destroy medication that is not being used anymore. This is something that everyone has to pay attention too, and get involved with to put it to a stop. Prevention, temptation, and admission is all a part of dealing with this addiction.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church celebrates survivors
The Mt. Zion Baptist Church held its Breast Cancer Awareness program honoring those who have survived breast cancer and remembering those that lost the fight, telling cancer it has no control over our bodies because "we have the power of God within each of us." Giving the message for the day was Minister Marienetta Williams from Living Faith Christian Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Rev. Darryl Smith reminded everyone that we always have the power within us to survive what life may bring our way. Sister Dianne Harvey McKinney, program coordinator, gave thanks to everyone for their participation.
Members of the Donaldsonville AARP Club held their November monthly meeting at Minnie’s Place. Members wore ribbons presented by the Donaldsonville Rotary Club in honor of World Polio Day.
Fall Fest Day
St. Elizabeth Elementary School held its fall fest day activities for students on Friday, October 26, 2018. Students made crafts and played games and were given tickets to choose prizes.
DHS College Application Day
Donaldsonville High School held College Application Day for all seniors. It was part of a required event that the students had to complete. On site representatives from Southern University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana State University, Southeastern University, and River Parish Community College were on site to give prizes and information about their offerings.