Area Briefs: Week of August 14

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Drive sober or get pulled over in Gonzales

The Gonzales Police Department is one of the recipients of the Grant awarded by Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. As part of the grant, there will be an increase of officers during the dates of August 18, 2017 and September 3, 2017 focusing on Impaired Drunk Driving stops. We urge drivers to be responsible and have a designated driver or call for a ride if they have been drinking. Saving a life, both yours and someone else should be your priority.

Food Bank in Darrow

Harvest Time Food Bank will distribute food on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 between the hours of 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location: Harvest Time Worship Center, 4462 Jenkins Rd, Darrow, La 70725.

FHU names Ascension Parish student to Dean’s List

Freed Hardeman University has released the names of students who made the President’s List and the

Dean’s List for Spring 2017. Recognition on the Dean’s List requires full-time status and a minimum GPA of 3.40 for the semester. Christopher Ryan, a junior nursing major from Prairieville, was named to this list.

Prairieville champ donates to Flint

Congratulations to Storm Young of Prairieville for participating in the 2017 AAU Junior Olympics in Detroit, Michigan. While in Michigan he visited Flint, Michigan to donate water to the residents affected by the water crisis.

Malco kids film fest gives back to community

Malco Theatres is pleased to announce that the 2017 Kids Summer Film Fest generated $65,000 for local children’s hospitals.

The annual festival offered reduced-admission family favorite films on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer at multiple locations in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri and Louisiana. Beneficiaries included Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. Formal check presentations are being planned for a later date.

Memphis, Tenn. based Malco Theatres is a fourth-generation family owned and operated business that celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015. Malco Theatres operates over 350 screens at 34 locations across the Mid-South, as well as bowling and family entertainment centers in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Schroder announces 10 statewide campaign office openings 

John Schroder announced the opening of 10 satellite campaign offices across the state in his campaign to be Louisiana's next state treasurer.

In a sign of broad support, the Schroder campaign is opening offices in Metairie, Kenner, Abita Springs, Houma, Gonzales, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport, and a sign pick-up location in Lafayette.

“From the Northshore to the Bayou, from Acadiana to North Louisiana, our campaign is resonating with voters who are sick of irresponsible government spending and ready to elect someone to stand up for them,” Schroder said.

Schroder leads the field of Republican candidates in the most recent poll and leads all candidates by a wide margin with cash on hand.