Ascension Briefs September 7

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Former museum artifacts need retrieving

What used to be a museum located at the corner of Mississippi Street and Railroad Avenue in Donaldsonville is requesting that those persons with the right to possession of artifacts that have been sitting for years please remove the items. Notify Charles J. Lemann ASAP to remove your items. Email or call 225-473-7927 to retrieve. Any items remaining after October 15, 2017 will be disposed by the building owner in any convenient way. Spread the word. Some items may be considered of interest or value to their owners.

Louisiana Regional Airport now accepting recovery supplies

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, the Louisiana Regional Airport (KREG) in Gonzales will be a drop off site for donations of disaster recovery supplies for the Cajun Airlift. Supplies will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week at the Terminal Building.

The following items are being requested:

--Diapers, wipes, formula, bottles, sippy cups

--Hand sanitizer, first aid kits, OTC medications

--Feminine products, toiletries, etc.

--New socks and underwear, blankets, towels, sleeping bags, pillows

--Dry goods, non-perishable food items, can openers

--Cleansing supplies, latex gloves, masks, trash bags

--Insect spray, repellent

--Box fans

Clothes are not being accepted at this time. These supplies will be flown by Cajun Airlift pilots to the folks that need them in the Hurricane Harvey disaster areas. The site coordinator is Kelli Kuntz. You can either call or text her for more information at 225-270-9192. You can also receive additional information on the Cajun Airlift Facebook Page at

Revival- New Mt. Calvary B.C. September 13-15, 2017

The pastor, officers, and members of New Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 6433 Hwy 405, Modeste, LA, invites you to three night of praise, worship and faith messages from the Word of God on September 13-15, 2017. Services will begin at 6:30 p.m. with intercessory prayer, followed by praise, worship and the spoken word at 7 p.m. Pastor Jules Priestley of New Mount Calvary Baptist Church will deliver the message on Wednesday, September 13. Apostle Shannon Comery, Sr. of the Harvest House of Donaldsonville, LA will deliver messages on Thursday and Friday, September 14-15. The theme for these services is “We walk by faith, not by sight.” Join us as we use these messages to build our faith and mature in the Word of God. For more information contact Pastor Priestley at 225-921-8982.

DOTD: LA 941 – I-10 Overpass alternating lane closures

There will be alternating lane closures of the LA 941 (Brittany Tower Rd) bridge over I-10, which is between LA 44 and LA 30 beginning Tuesday, September 5th through Friday, September 8th, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., weather permitting.

This closure is required to obtain soil samples for the bridge’s planned future replacement. A lane will be flagged to serve traffic in both directions.

No truck loads over 14’ will be able to pass.

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.

Tickets on sale for L'APPLAUSE

Support the River Road African American Museum as we pay tribute to Hollywood's Black Stunt Performers on September 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. The event will take place at the luxurious NOPSI Hotel 317 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA.

Meet our honorees who are the pioneers in the dangerous business of film, as we take a look back in time at the careers of stunt doubles for Pam Grier, Eddie Murphy, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Portier, Richard Pryor, Mr. T and more.

Proceeds raised at L'Applause goes to support the museum's collection of African American artifacts and oral histories. Tickets are $125. Call to reserve a table: 225-474-5553. Or purchase online.

Huey Long's musical compositions

Huey P. Long’s musical compositions and his connection to the LSU Tiger Band” will be the topic of a talk to be given by Frank B. Wickes, director emeritus, LSU Bands, on Saturday, September 16, 10:00 am at Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Boulevard. Long’s musical compositions earned him a place in the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. The free program is open to the public. Sponsored by the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society, for more information call Mary McKeough, 925-8921.