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Nutcracker auditions

Destrehan – The River Region Ballet will hold auditions for the River Region Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 15146 River Road, Norco, on Aug. 27. Boys age 5 to 11 will audition from 10 to 10:30 a.m.; boys 12 and older, 10:30 to 11 a.m.; girls 5 to 8 years, 11 to noon; girls 9 to 12 years old, 12:15 to 1:45 p.m., dancers 13 years or older, 2 to 4 p.m., and men and women interested in theatrical roles, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dancers interested in auditioning on pointe should bring their pointe shoes to auditions. There is a $15 audition fee. Audition forms must be completed and signed by a responsible adult. All dancers must sign in a half hour prior to audition time. No late arrivals will be permitted to audition. For more information, visit or email or call (985) 227-6140.Read More...
August 27 at 4:15 pm

Des Allemands man recalls family’s boat builders

Michael Matherne has always been interested in area history, but he just didn’t expect it to be his own family’s boat building legacy that he’d help preserve.Read More...
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Volunteers sought for Ormond Blvd. cleanup

Destrehan – Volunteers are being sought to beautify Ormond Boulevard on a quarterly basis by picking up trash, weeding and trimming bushes. A cleanup is planned Aug. 26 or 27. For more information or to join, contact Gerald Falterman at (504) 481-7923.Read More...
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Joseph N. Tetreault Sr. , 78, a native of Gloversville, N.Y., and resident of Luling passed away Aug. 15 peacefully at his home.Read More...
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Mamie Lou (Turner) McMillion entered into eternal rest with Jesus on Aug. 19.Read More...
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Sheriff's Report - Aug. 25, 2016


• Gary Tomlinson, 52, of 11311 Forest Ridge Road in Lithia, Fla., was arrested Aug. 13 and charged with DWI (first offense) and hit and run driving.Read More...
20 hours ago

Brothers targeting March of 2017 as opening date for new Boutte dealership

Construction has begun on a $3.8 million Bent’s RV location on U.S. Highway 90 in Boutte that will create an additional 35 permanent jobs.Read More...
20 hours ago

RaceTrac says get ready for Swirl World and more with upgrades

The RaceTrac convenience store in Boutte is undergoing major remodeling that includes the addition of a yogurt bar called Swirl World, an expanded coffee bar and more sandwiches, as well as added parking.Read More...
20 hours ago

St. Charles dodged historic flood, but not residents’ attention

Since Louisiana’s historic flood, the telephone has been ringing steadily at local insurance companies to buy policies, inquiry about coverage and ensure flood insurance is current.Read More...
20 hours ago

Wildcat Kitchen’s recipe for helping special needs students

In the Wildcat Kitchen, a bag of curly fries is never only about lunch – it’s about reading labels for ingredients, preparation and economics.Read More...
20 hours ago

Council may get tougher about garbage service

St. Charles Parish Council President Wendy Benedetto is on her way to getting what she wants – a more specific bid proposal on the parish’s garbage pickup service.Read More...
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Animals that escaped historic flood find homes in St. Charles

At Brook Kornegay’s house in Luling, watching vivacious kittens pouncing and playing would never give away the story that they had just been rescued from Louisiana’s historic flood.Read More...
20 hours ago

Valero Energy Foundation donates $100,000 to American Red Cross for flood relief

Valero Energy Foundation has donated $100,000 to American Red Cross of Southeast Louisiana to aid flood victims. Read More...
21 hours ago

HHS teacher helping shape high school evolution curriculum in pilot study

When the evolution curriculum pilot study begins in January, Hahnville High School teacher Cecelia Gillam-Brown will be among 19 teachers in the United States conducting it.Read More...
21 hours ago

Fishing for Frankie finds success

A record 44 boats braved the elements August 23, to fish the 8th Annual Fishing for Frankie Memorial Bass Tournament at the old Somme’s Marina in Des Allemands. Cash prizes were given for 8 places with 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners and the biggest bass winner receiving plaques in addition to cash winnings. Read More...
21 hours ago

Charging ahead: Wildcats travel to Lutcher for jamboree

Destrehan attempts to avenge its 2015 jamboree loss to Lutcher Friday night as the Wildcats travel to face the Bulldogs in this year’s chapter of the annual exhibition, set to begin Friday night at 6 p.m.Read More...
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Bayou Gauche father diagnosed  with rare disease that attacks organs
Bayou Gauche father diagnosed with rare disease that attacks organs
When Ron Dufrene began experiencing shortness of breath and other forms of discomfort earlier this year, the Bayou Gauche resident knew there was a problem.