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Business Then Pleasure

Since annual flower show is deferred until next year, the Gonzales Garden Club gathered for a business meeting, lunch and a garden tour.  The April 6 meeting centered around committee reports about the ongoing projects of Jambalaya Park beautification, the plant sale and live oak registration.   Vice President Mary Jo Pohlig reported on preparations […]

Do I Still Need an Estate Plan?

In March of 2012, I wrote an article for Ascension Magazine entitled “Do I Need an Estate Plan?” Some of you reading this right now might have read that article a decade ago. (And if you did, have you done your planning yet?) This month, we are going to revisit that article with a few […]

East Ascension Rotary – Mardi Gras 2022

Each year the East Ascension Rotary club gives back to the community in a  major way by hosting a Mardi Gras Ball fundraiser.  This year was no exception.  In fact, preliminary figures place it as one of the best ever. The Mardi Gras Ball is a catered event with an outstanding band. The band of choice is The […]

Everyday Life In The Outdoors

     With my muzzleloader in hand, I gently focused my attention to the rustle of leaves to the west of me. I then noticed two very young deer passing my location. One was still spotted and the other evidently had just lost its spots. As they scampered off into the palmetto thicket, I began to wonder […]

The Hospice of Baton Rouge – The First. The Only. The Most Trusted.

For 38 years, The Hospice of Baton Rouge has garnered a reputation of being the most trusted choice among families in Baton Rouge and surrounding communities for hospice and palliative Care services. The organization was formed out of the dream of Mr. Don Berlin, Dr. David Lion, and Dr. David Kahn. Mr. Berlin and Dr. […]

Super Bowl Rib-Off with Bully

What was once known as ‘The Super Bowl Rib-Off’ was held every Super Bowl Sunday. In reality a group of my nephews conjured up the idea to combine a party with a contest to settle bragging rights of who can cook the best ribs.  The event turned out to be so much fun it became […]

Lynelle Johnson Sworn In Justice of The Peace

Lynelle Johnson sworn in over 3rd Justice Court Judge Erin Lanoux swears in Lynelle Johnson, Judge Justice of the Peace over3rd Justice Court Ascension Parish. Lynelle has committed her philosophy to our citizens to be open minded, fair and honest. To treat everyone with respect no matter the situation. To be available when the public needs […]

Lionel “Penny” Duplessis

On the morning of January 17, 2022, our community lost a treasure.  Lionel “Penny” Duplessis died at the age of 87.  His grandson, Ronnie Johnson, said it best in his eulogy of his grandfather “If I only had a Penny” as he recalled the fond memories of his grandfather.  Penny is probably best known throughout […]