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Food and fellowship event
July 27 at 10:30 am
ST. ROSE – A food and fellowship event will be held at The First Baptist Church of St. Rose on Sunday, July 27 following church services at 10:30 a.m.

The Arc charity golf tournament
July 26 at 8:00 am
LULING – The Arc will be hosting a charity golf tournament at Grand Ridge Golf Club in Willowdale on Saturday, July 26 at 8 a.m.

River Parishes Hospital community blood drive
July 24 at 12:30 pm
LAPLACE – The River Parishes Hospital is holding a community blood drive on Thursday, July 24 from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Sports Camp
July 23 at 9:00 am
ST. ROSE – The First Baptist Church of St. Rose is hosting a sports camp beginning Wednesday, July 23 and going through Friday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

Vacation bible school
July 15 at 9:00 am
DESTREHAN – A vacation bible school will be held from Tuesday, July 15 through Saturday, July 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. each day.

River Region Drama Guild’s summer theatre workshop
July 14 at 6:30 pm
NORCO – This summer the River Region Drama Guild is offering students eight evening summer theatre workshop classes to be held July 14 through 17 and continuing July 21 through 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night.

Library performances by singer Blanch Newsome
July 14 at 10:30 am
HAHNVILLE – Local singer Blanch Newsome will hold two performances at local libraries on Monday, July 14.

“International Spy Academy” vacation bible school
July 14 at 9:30 am
LULING – A special spy-themed vacation bible school will be held at the Bible Center Church from Monday, July 14 through Friday, July 18 from 9:30 a.m. to noon each day.

Hunter education field day classes
July 12 at 8:00 am
KILLONA – The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is teaching a field day only hunter education class on Saturday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Otto Candies ace Tyler Lamers got his team off to a good start in the Southeast Regional Tournament by tossing a one-hitter to lead his team to a 3-0 win. Hahnville-based Otto Candies locks up state tourney appearance
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Hahnville-based Otto Candies has locked up a spot in the American Legion state tournament after beating Retif Oil, Deanie’s Seafood, Peake BMW and Refuel to claim the title in the Southeast Regional Tournament.

All-State selection Brandon Singleton (center) picked up several impressive wins throughout the season, including a first place finish at the Mobile Challenge of Champions and a state championship in the 300-meter hurdles. Hahnville, Destrehan place 4 on All-State track & field team
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Four track and field stars from St. Charles Parish were recently named to the Class 5A All-State team.

Linus Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Linus”
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This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Linus.

Book review: “Inherit the Wind” Book review: “Inherit the Wind”
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Inherit the Wind is a play about a courtroom drama that takes place in 1925. The main characters include a science teacher, Cates, two attorneys, and a pastor.

(Left) Wallace Johnston during his days in WWII. (Right) Johnston now, at 91. Orphaned as a teenager, WWII vet made his own way in life
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Wallace Johnston, 91, is truly a child of a different era. He was orphaned at only 13 years old, dropped out of high school, participated in a work camp and joined the Air Force during World War II – all before the age of 20.

Leleux Leleux
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Janet Theresa Folse Leleux, 58, a native of Des Allemands, former resident of New Iberia and resident of Maurepas for the past three years, died on Sunday, June 8.

Rome Rome
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Harold John Rome Sr., 98, native of Plaquemine and resident of Luling, passed away Tuesday, June 24.

Alcoholism takes away peace
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By "Deacon G"

How many of us at one time or another have had one too many to drink? Perhaps it happened accidentally in our youth. We saw the older kids or adults drinking and since we were told we were too young to drink, we were even more tempted to find out what the “poisoned fruit” was all about.

Testing the Tea: Maness campaign fully steeped in Senate race
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By Jeremy Alford

While his campaign for the U.S. Senate has so far been defined by money and endorsements from national tea party groups, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness of Mandeville could soon have the backing of the Family Research Council’s Action PAC, or political action committee.

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Police search for fifth suspect in connection with murder
Police search for fifth suspect in connection with murder
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The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Jonah Wetwiski who is facing charges of principal to first-degree murder.