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Staff Report -   July 12, 2007

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Are you interested in becoming a foster parent or adoption?

The LA Dept. of Social Services is conducting an orientation/informative meeting for adults interested in becoming foster and adoptive parents on Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. at 429 W. Airline Hwy, Suite M, in LaPlace. To register for orientation or for more information, call 1-800-748-7755 or 1-800-431-6801.

Bayou Gauche citizens discuss drainage issues

Bayou Gauche - Bayou Gauche Citizens Action Committee will hold an open discussion, Friday, July 13, at 6:00 p.m. Councilman Derryl Walls and a representative from the Sunset Drainage District have been invited to attend.

ENCORE! Historical play on stage - again

DESTREHAN - The River Road Historical Society announces an encore performance of The Voices of Louisiana play and dinner at the Destrehan Plantation Mule Barn on Saturday, July 28 with a Cajun-style buffet dinner at 6 p.m. with the performance at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids 17 and under. Reservations and advance payment is required.

To order tickets call the Destrehan Plantation business office at 985-764-9315 or visit the plantation gift shop at 13034 River Rd. in Destrehan.

Kids: register to read all summer long

LULING - Children may register for the reading program at public libraries or at the bookmobiles in both St. Charles and St. John parishes. The program is through July 27. For a schedule call the West Regional St. Charles Parish library at 985-785-8471.

Volunteer firefighters needed in Paradis

PARADIS - The Paradis Volunteer Fire Department is seeking members. Those interested may attend training each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the station, 807 Barber Road. For information, call 985-758-1544.

Art guild accepting applications for camp

LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild Camp will be held July 16 through 20 at the First Presbyterian Church in Luling. Applications can be picked up at the West Regional Library in Luling or the East Regional Library in Destrehan.

Destrehan church hosts KIDCAM camp

DESTREHAN - St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan will host the 2007 KIDCAM Camp. For more information, call 1-800-229-9761 or visit them online at

Sheriff’s summer camp accepting applications

HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications from boys between the ages 12 to 16 to attend its ninth annual “Operation First Class Sheriff’s Camp” from July 22 to 27 and is free of charge.

The sheriff’s camp chooses 50 boys per year and the event is an outdoor experience at the Salmen Boy Scout Reservation located near Kiln, Mississippi.

Space is limited, so, if you know of a deserving young man, please contact Captain Patrick Yoes or Sergeant Burley McCarter at 985-783-1355.

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