Candidates for Ascension’s School Board, district judge, district attorney, constable, justice of the peace and other offices on November’s ballot will qualify for office Aug. 20-22 at the Ascension Clerk of Court’s office.

Bridget Hanna, chief deputy clerk of court for Ascension Parish, announced the dates for candidate qualifying for the offices to be voted upon in the Nov. 4 election.

Qualifying will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On the ballot will be elections for Sorrento chief of police; constable, 1st, 2nd and 3rd justice court; 23rd judicial district attorney; district judge, 23rd judicial district, divisions A, B, C, D and E; justice of the peace, 1st, 2nd and 3rd justice court; and school board, districts 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7A and 7B.

Candidates can qualify at the Clerk of Court’s offices, 815 E. Worthey St., Gonzales; or 300 Houmas St., Donaldsonville.

The primary election is Nov. 4, and the general election is Dec. 6.

Call (225) 473-9866 or 621-8400, ext. 7, or visit

Smiley to speak

Advocate columnist Smiley Anders is speaking Wednesday at the OLLI at LSU Ascension Charter Chapter’s Coffee and Lagniappe presentation at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales.

Anders is set to speak at 10 a.m.

The program is free.

For information about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute classes, call (225) 578-6763.

Cast Iron cook-off

Calling all cast iron pot cooks! Galvez Hardware and Outdoor Cooking is hosting its second Black Iron Pot Cook-off Sept. 20.

The entry fee is $50.

Cooks must prepare at least three gallons of their favorite recipe for judging and to sell to the public.

The deadline to register is Sept. 17.

Call (225) 328-6735.

Children’s art show

River Community Church is inviting artists ages 5 to 13 to submit their original artworks and photographs for its third annual children’s community art and photography show.

Children may submit one entry in each category to this free show that begins Aug. 24.

The exhibit will be on display Aug. 24 to Sept. 28. Viewing will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays, and also by appointment. To schedule an appointment, email the Rev. Steve Rhodes at

It is preferred that submissions be framed or on gallery-wrapped canvas, with a wire on the back for hanging, organizers said. However, works that are matted, with a firm backing, will also be accepted.

Artwork will be accepted from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 17 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 through Aug. 20.

Entry forms and more information are available online at, at the church, 36367 Old Perkins Road in Prairieville, and also by contacting Jeanie Liehe at (225) 673-5484 or

The show will be judged by a guest judge for best artwork in two age categories and for best photograph; ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place in each group.

Arceneaux isntalled as VP

Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux was installed Saturday as the Louisiana Municipal Association’s second vice president during the group’s convention in Baton Rouge.

Arceneaux and other LMA officers were installed during the group’s 77th annual convention at the Baton Rouge River Center.

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