Ascension Briefs November 2

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Don’t forget to GEAUX VOTE!

Early voting for the November 18, 2017 General election will begin on Friday, November 3 through November 11 except Friday, November 10 which is the day to recognize and honor Veterans Day. This election is a statewide election. This election is a runoff for the State Treasurer and a Parish-wide Home Rule Charter Amendment Proposition. Any and All registered voters are eligible to vote in this election.Voters may check their registration and or polling location at For more information, voters may call the Registrar of Voters offices at 225-621-5780 (Gonzales) or 225-473-7906 (Donaldsonville). Early voting is conducted in the Registrar of Voters offices in Gonzales at 828 S Irma Blvd, Rm 205 and in Donaldsonville at 300 Houmas St., Ste B. The hours of early voting are from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Don't forget! A valid picture ID is required! 

Freddy’s open in Gonzales

Fast-casual restaurant concept, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, opened in Gonzales on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 14659 Airline Hwy near Walmart Neighborhood Market. CASA Gonzales will receive 10 percent of sales from all regular and large size frozen custard treats sold through Nov. 21. “Guests often ask about our most popular menu item,” said Jason Ingermanson, franchise operator. “We’re known for our Original Double, which starts with two steakburger patties that we press thin on a flat grill and sear until the edges are crispy. The burger is topped with two slices of cheese, onions, pickle planks and mustard, all served on a toasted bun. If you’re a first-time guest, we recommend you give it a try and finish off your meal with our Signature Turtle Sundae.” 

LSMSA recognizes honor students

More than 150 students were recognized during the Summer Recognition Ceremony held Friday, Oct. 13, in Treen Auditorium at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. Hannah Buras, a senior from Prairieville; Grace Fields, a junior from Prairieville; Jordan Smith, a junior from Geismar; and Jacie Templet, a senior from Gonzales were named honor roll recipients from Ascension Parish.

On the passing of Fats Domino

Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement on last week's passing of musical icon Fats Domino: “The passing of Fats Domino is a great loss to music fans across Louisiana and the world. To this day, he is adored by people of all ages, from all walks of life and musicians from all genres. That is a testament to his skills as a pianist and as a songwriter. Known as a legend and one of the greatest recording artists of all times, there’s no denying that when he played a song he transformed it into something spectacular. Our hearts are heavy today, but we will always remember his love for life and New Orleans through his iconic music. Donna and I send our prayers and condolences to his family.”