Area Briefs

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Delta Sigma Theta Events

Ascension Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host the following events: April 21, FREE Financial Literacy Seminar from 9 a.m.-Noon at River Parishes Community College, room 136. Topics to include Budgeting and Savings Basics, First-Time Home Buyers, and Retirement Planning; April 28, FREE Health Forum from 10 a.m. -Noon at Gonzales Branch Library. Topics to include cardiovascular health HBP, Cholesterol, BMI, Glucose, etc.

Assumption Health Fair

The Belle Rose Branch of the Assumption Parish Library is proud to announce its first annual Health and Community Awareness Fair on Saturday April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Belle Rose Branch is located at 7089 Highway 1 South in Belle Rose. Various vendors will be on hand to do screenings and give valuable information concerning health and wellness to the general public.

Vendors scheduled to be at the health fair include Assumption Community Hospital, Assumption Community Hospital Health Clinic, LSU Ag Center, Heritage Manor of Napoleonville, The Haven, Magnolia Mental Health, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office, Friends of the Library, and representatives from Medicaid Insurance groups. Join us to learn more about your health and well-being.

AG Child Products Recalled

Attorney General Jeff Landry listed the following recalled products: Bean Bag Chair Covers by Comfort Research; Bassinets by Multipro; Convertible High Chairs by Skip Hop; Fidget Spinner Keychains by Fashion Accessory Bazaar; Walgreens Pain and Itch Relief Cream; Infant Rattles by VTech; Infant Bodysuits by Alstyle; Lights & Lullabies Travel Mobiles by VTech; Children’s Rompers by Tea Collection; Electric Wagons by Radio Flyer; Graco Highchairs; Sold exclusively at Walmart; Children’s Tents by Cameron Company; Sold exclusively at Home Depot; Maximum Strength Bacitraycin Plus Ointment With Lidocaine by First Aid Research; Dr. Brown’s Lovey Pacifier & Teether Holders by Handi-Craft. For more info visit:

Rural Engineuity at West Baton Rouge Museum

Port Allen: The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibition entitled Rural Engineuity which will open on May 19 and run through August 5. This exhibition highlights the innovations and people who transformed sugarcane farming and processing in the rural south. For more information visit:

LA 431 Curve Realignment Closures

Construction has begun for State Project H.010026, LA 431 Curve Realignment. The project consists of clearing and grubbing, drainage structures, lime treatment, asphalt concrete pavement, and related work in Ascension Parish. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that there will be a road closure with detour @ the intersections of LA 431 & US 61 and LA 431 & LA 429, on Saturday-Sunday April 14-15. Work in this area consists of removal of detour road and placement of permanent asphalt road. Closures will be southbound and northbound directions along LA 431 between US 61 & LA 429. Detours will be in place for motorist to access US 61 via LA 22. Work in this area affecting LA 431 is expected to last approximately two days, weather permitting. No permit or oversize loads along with emergency vehicles will be able to pass.

St. Joseph Altars Thanks

Nell Bercegeay wrote, "I was not the only one in charge [of the St. Joseph's altars]. Jane Rouyea, Catherine Bercegeay, Betty Poma, Carolyn Lawerance, Clara Biondolillo, Barbara Meancon, Michelle & Kevin Rowell, Nursing home employees and activity directors--a big thanks to all of them and to all I may have missed. If it wasn't for all the help we had, it would not have been the success it was. Thanks and God Bless everyone. The residents of the nursing home really enjoy it. Just the look on their faces is reward enough. P.S. A big thanks to Marcelle Woosley for the lending of the Statue of Our Lady of Fatama for the altar.

Women in Media hold Attire for Hire

Women in Media, a professional organization, is once again partnering with Kean’s Fine Dry Cleaning to host its annual Attire for Hire Clothing Drive to benefit local, disadvantaged women re-entering the workforce. The clothing drive will be held from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 14, at the Kean’s 8967 Jefferson Highway location in Baton Rouge. In addition to more closet space, all donors will receive a coupon for $5 off at Kean’s Fine Dry Cleaning for their generosity. For more information about Attire for Hire, contact Rachele Smith at 225-614-0848 or email