Around Ascension for Aug., 2, 2013

The East Ascension Sportsman’s League’s 53rd annual Kids Fishing Rodeo starts at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at Twin Lakes Mobile Estates on La. 74 in Dutchtown.

The event is free to children between 2 to 14 years of age. Parents do not have to be EASL members for their children to fish.

Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and fishing is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

EASL will serve free hot dogs and jambalaya during the weigh-in while the judges tally the results.

The fishing rodeo gives out door prizes, including four bicycles, and features several age groups and prize categories.

Children must bring their own rod and reel or cane pole and must use live bait.

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Color guard garage sale

The Dutchtown High School color guard is having a garage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Desirables, 40069 La. 42, Prairieville.

Funds raised will be used to repair equipment and purchase new equipment for the color guard.

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Free styles, haircuts

Anointed Hands Salon & More’s annual Back-to-School in Style event kicks off at noon Sunday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center’s gym.

The success of the annual event, which provides free haircuts for boys and styles for girls, prompted organizers to move to a larger location.

This year’s event is sponsored in part by local community organizations and businesses. In addition to the free hair services, children ages 5 to 15 can take part in games and activities.

For information, call Tureaud, at (225) 675-8558; or the event coordinator, Marcia Pierre, at (225) 717-1333.

RPCC extends registration

River Parishes Community College is extending registration at its two campuses to accommodate more students.

Students can register from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 at RPCC’s campuses on John LeBlanc Blvd. and U.S. 61 in Sorrento.

In addition to weekend registration, RPCC offers flexible course scheduling and online courses to accommodate students, a news release from the college says.

To learn more about RPCC and its programs, call (225) 675-8270.


Vitter to speak on Aug. 15

Sen. David Vitter will be the featured speaker at a luncheon sponsored by Ascension Republican Women.

The luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15 at Cashio’s 360 Catering & Venue, 13521 La. 44 in Gonzales.

The lunch is $20 with advanced registration and $22 at the door. The event is open to the public and guests are welcome.

For reservations, call (225) 644-5728 or email or

Contact Darlene Denstorff: phone, (225) 336-6952; fax, (225) 644-5851; email, Deadline: noon Wednesday.