Ascension Parish community photo gallery for April 18, 2013 Ascension Parish community photo gallery for April 18, 2013 Photo provided by Harold LaCour -- Ascension Republican Women -- Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, second from left, and Ascension Parish Assessor M.J. 'Mert' Smiley Jr., second from right, visit with Ascension Republican Women members on March 21, from left, Stacey Cooper, Carla Dunmore and Geri Teasley, at the Ascension GOP Roundtable at Cashio's Catering. Dardenne presented 'Whole Lotta History Goin' On' which entertained and informed the assembly. Joyce LaCour, ARW president, presented Dardenne with a copy of 'History of Ascension Parish from 1807 until 2007,' signed by editor and contributor Pie Lanou, who attended the meeting. Advocate story April 22, 2013 Comments The Ascension Section this week includes photos from local civic, community and school groups and highlights recent events around Ascension Parish.