Area Briefs

Staff reports

Donaldsonville Senior Citizen Center

We are now set up at the Lemann Center at 1100 Clay Street in Donaldsonville.  We will remain here until our Senior Center has been fully repaired. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 225-473-3789. March 12-Pilates Gonzales 9:30 a.m. Fast Exercise, Gonzales 10:45 a.m., and Bridge Lessons, Gonzales 1:00 p.m. March 16- Fast Exercise, Donaldsonville 9:30 a.m., Gonzales 10:45 a.m., and

Nutrition Updates with Lisa Weber - Southern Ag Center in Gonzales at 11:00 a.m.

March 17- LSU Ag Center Desire' Dorest "Planting for Spring" in Gonzales 11:00 a.m., Pilates in Gonzales 9:30 a.m., and Bridge Lessons in Gonzales at 1:00 p.m.

March 18- Afternoon Dance, Cliff Nickens in Gonzales from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. $4.

Fast Exercise in Donaldsonville at 9:30 a.m. and Gonzales at 10:45 a.m., Sock Hop - Donaldsonville from 1p.m. to 3 p.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Church

Celebrates Pastor Christopher D. Smith Sr. First Anniversary Service to be held Sunday March 15, 2009 at 3 p.m.

Seniors may qualify for a power wheelchair

Medicare's regulations now make it easier for seniors and others with debilitating conditions obtain a power wheelchair at little or no cost. These assistance options are available to anyone with problems getting around their homes, or who are in danger of falling due to their medical condition. Those who are suffering from any condition that severely limits their mobility should call Miracle on Wheels at 1-866-200-6924.

St. Peter United Methodist Church has family night with Rev. Simon each Wednesday night after the second Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Contact Yvonne Garnett at 225-473-9377 for further information.

Thomas's Coats for Kids Drive

For any coats that need to be picked up please contact Alvin "Coach" Thomas at 225-473-1613 or 225-323-4295. Drop off all coats at 600 Martin Luther King Dr. in Donaldsonville.

Joy Fellowship Outreach Ministries

Joy Ministries will host an hour of power word explosion every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Donaldsonville. Word explosion will be held at the Blum Center. For more information contact Elder Thibodeaux at 985-855-2030.

Nelson Chapel AME Church

Nelson Chapel AME Church in Napoleonville holds Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday morning worship services at 11 a.m.; mid-week services on Thursdays at noon and Youth and Adult Bible study on Wednesday nights at 7:15 p.m. at the church. Call 985-369-1771 for van transportation.

Donaldsonville Opportunity Center

The Donaldsonville Opportunity Center- Adult Education G.E.D. program located in Donaldsonville invites anyone at least 17 years of age seeking a high school equivalency diploma to register, Monday-Friday. For more information call 225-474-2710.

Assumption High School

The Class of 1989 reunion approaches soon, for more information contact Erica Falcon at 985-369-7485.

Hope Youth Development

Hope Inc. are looking for volunteers for soccer, tennis, golf, flag football, and basketball events and reading programs at local schools. Please contact Mark Peters at 225-647-3927.

Mapquest for Success

Mapquest for Success is a mentoring, tutoring, and spirit of excellence program. It is being sponsored by Revelation of Truth Ministry at 701 Lafourche St. in Donaldsonville free of charge. The program is designed to inspire and support youth to identify and achieve their goals through mentorship. The program will take place Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. and the third Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. For more information call 225-937-1761 or email

Donaldsonville Soccer Club

Will be registering for spring soccer starting March 1- 31st at City Hall. Ages 3-16 years old. For more information contact Mark Peters at 225-647-3927.

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affair

Veterans Affair has named Earnest Buckner Jr. as the Veterans Counselor for Donaldsonville. The office is open on Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The V.A. office is located at 300 Houmas St. If additional information is needed call 225-474-2001.

LEAP Summmit Explosion

Sunday, March 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Donaldsonville. All churches are invited to attend as they explore test-takiing strategies and easing pre-test jitters. Refreshments will be served.