Livestock exhibitors from several parishes, including Ascension and Assumption, will compete Tuesday through Saturday at the South Central District Livestock Show at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

Events are held daily at several sites at the facility and the public is invited.

Road closure announced

Pearly Broussard Road has been closed at its intersection with La. 73, Parish President Tommy Martinez said.

Through traffic on La. 73 will not be impeded by the closure, he said.

Aaron Elisar, project engineer with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, said the closure is part of safety improvements for the La. 73 road widening project underway. Elisar said crews are replacing existing roadway surfacing and base course at that location.

Pearly Broussard Road will remain accessible at its southeastern end with Post Office Road, Elisar said.

Mardi Gras madness at Ascension library

Teens can celebrate Carnival in style at Ascension Parish Library with a Mardi Gras Madness program.

Teens can listen to classic Mardi Gras music as they craft an attention-grabbing mask.

Earn beads by answering trivia about the holiday and decorate a mini-king cake.

The program is set for 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at the library’s Gonzales branch, 4 p.m. Feb. 12 in Dutchtown, 4 p.m. Feb. 13 in Donaldsonville and at 11 a.m. Feb. 14 in Galvez. Mardi Gras Madness is limited to teens in sixth grade and older.

For more information, call libraries in Donaldsonville at (225) 473-8052, in Gonzales at (335) 647-3955, in Dutchtown at (225) 673-8699, or in Galvez at (225) 622-3339.

Fort Butler Uncovered discussion Feb. 19

The history of Donaldsonville’s Fort Butler will be discussed during a 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 program at the Ascension Parish Library in Dutchtown.

Fort Butler is the site of a Civil War battle involving African-American slaves turned soldiers.

Andrew Capone, founder and president of the Fort Butler Foundation, will speak.

Over a 12-year span, Capone led a team of historians and archaeologists who documented Civil War activities along Bayou Lafourche. Capone received the Jefferson Davis Medal of Honor by United Daughters of the Confederacy for his efforts in preserving southern history and heritage.

For more information or to register, call 673-8699.

Proposed levee extension discussion set

The East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 Board will hold a public meeting Feb. 11 to discuss the route of a proposed flood protection levee that would extend from Laurel Ridge Levee at Gold Place Road to Wall Cemetery Road.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at St. Amant Park auditorium, 45404 Stringer Bridge Road, St. Amant.

Drainage officials will provide information and answer questions concerning right-of-way acquisitions, a news release from Parish President Tommy Martinez said.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; fax, (225) 644-5851; or email, ascension@ or Deadline: noon Monday.