Ascension Parish residents can drop off recyclable items from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Recycling Road Show at the Wal-Mart store parking lot in Prairieville.

Newspapers, magazines, milk and juice cartons, cardboard, aluminum, tin or bimetal cans and metal lids, and No. 1 through No. 7 plastic containers will be accepted.

For more information, call Don Hysell, environmental manager with Ascension Parish, at (225) 450-1308, or visit

Government offices closing

Ascension Parish government offices will be closed on Tuesday in observance of the national Election Day.

The Ascension Parish Council approved the move at its Oct. 16 council meeting in Gonzales after Parish President Tommy Martinez explained that several government buildings would be used as polling places throughout Ascension Parish.

Fundraiser being decided

The Rotary Club of Gonzales is making final plans for its High Heels for High Hopes fundraiser benefiting March of Dimes.

Sponsorships are available for the event, set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Clarion Inn.

Nov. 1 is the deadline for sponsorships.

For tickets or sponsorship information, call (225) 715-2365.

Veterans Day speaker set

The daughter of a World War II Bataan Death March survivor will speak at the Ascension Parish library in honor of Veterans Day.

Beth Dawson, the daughter of Capt. Whitney A. Langlois, from New Roads, will talk at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Ascension Parish Library’s Gonzales branch.

The program is free and open to the public.

For information, or to register, call (225) 647-3955.

Road intersection closing

Parish President Tommy Martinez said this week La. 930 will be closed at its intersection with La 42 in Prairieville beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday and will remain closed until 5 a.m. Nov. 3.

Traffic flow on La. 42 will remain open, he said.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Project Engineer Aaron Elisar said La. 930 will be closed to through traffic at that intersection so crews can install a new sewer system trunk line.

Drivers can bypass the closure by using La. 42 west, to La. 73 south, to U.S. 61 south to Ascension Parish Highway 929. Turn left onto AP 929 and travel east to La. 930, which will be on the left, Elisar said.

For more information, call Elisar at (225) 675-5320 or email

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1996; fax, (225) 644-5851; or email, or Deadline: noon Monday.