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Children share letters to Santa Children share letters to Santa
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"For Christmas I would like my own bike," writes Emily Perez, a 1st grader at St. Rose Elementary. "I also have a question: how do you fit through the chimney? Is it true you have a big belly?"

Pictured are: (Front Row) Lacy Conlin, Dawn Monroe, Taylor Hartline & Kaitlyn Monroe. (Back Row) Ry’Neshia Burks, Jewel Robinson-Page, Reagen Melancon, Heaven Benedict and Isabella Barthelemy. Hurst Girl Power group creates giant wreaths for the holidays
December 19 at 11:18 am
Members of the Harry Hurst Middle School Girl Power group are pictured showing off wreaths that they created during their meeting.

Miss Kitty Humane Society Pet of the Week: Miss Kitty
December 19 at 11:16 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Miss Kitty, a 1-year-old fluffy torti calico.

Santa helps raise almost $1K for shelter Santa helps raise almost $1K for shelter
December 19 at 11:14 am
Santa was a big hit Saturday as he arrived at the Animal Control Shelter to take have his picture taken with pets of all size and breeds brought by their owners from throughout the parish.

Pictured (from left): assistant principal Lasonn Porter, 1st grade teacher Allison Wilhite and principal Marsha Walters Des Allemands names Teacher of the Year
December 19 at 11:12 am
Des Allemands Elementary announced Tuesday, Dec. 16, its Teacher of the Year.

St. Charles Parish Library rolls out new “Bookmobile” St. Charles Parish Library rolls out new “Bookmobile”
December 19 at 11:11 am
A new St. Charles Parish Library Bookmobile is hitting the road.

Parker Peltier Book Review “The Hit”
December 19 at 10:49 am
Do you want the ultimate high? One week with nothing to lose, but there is one catch. After the amazing week, the victim dies a slow painful death. That is the great adventure that Adam and Lizzie take. With all of that comes the ups and downs of young love with a few bizarre twists in between.

Volunteers stand next to a pile of toys collected by the Norco Volunteer Fire epartment last Saturday, Dec. 13. Picture (from left) are: Kacy Kernan, Andre Garcia and and Spencer Perilloux. Santa’s helpers in St. Charles
December 19 at 10:35 am
Beginning in November, the United Way of St. Charles Parish starts taking calls and referrals on disadvantaged families throughout the parish. By the time the holidays hit full stride, United Way Director of Community Impact Kacy Kernan said, they have more than 100 cases. To make these Christmases, United Way turns to the community.

Members of the St. Charles Parish Rotary Club present a graduation certificate to a student at the Nueva Escuela Honduras. Help for Honduras
December 19 at 10:11 am
When members of the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish landed in the Honduran city of Tegucigulpa, they weren’t there to tour Mayan ruins. In fact, their journey took them far from the city lights, up mountain roads and into the small town of Nacaome.

Scott Alexander Dunlap II and Christa Eileen Sellers Engagement: Sellers-Dunlap
December 12 at 10:05 am
Christa Eileen Sellers and Scott Alexander Dunlap II, both of Houston, Tex., would like to announce their engagement and commitment to be wed on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

Picture (from left): are: Jermaine Stewart, Cole Jacob, Brady Mire, Taylor Donaldson and Alexis Dusang. Norco Christmas card artists
December 12 at 10:04 am
Norco Elementary chose its Christmas card from among five entries.

From left-to-right, these are: in 1st place, Carolyn Clausing, holding her batik-based piece ”Night Shades”; in 2nd place, Shirley Colomb, holding her batik-based piece “Café”; and in 3rd place, Joan Longo, with her acrylic-based piece “Westwind.” St. Charles Art Guild December Artists
December 12 at 9:57 am
The St. Charles Art Guild announced its artists of the month for December.

Blackie Humane Society Pet of the Week: Blackie
December 12 at 9:54 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Blackie, a 7-month-old female lab.

Elizabet Keran Book Review: "Divergent"
December 12 at 9:49 am
Veronica Roth, author of Divergent, creates a perfectly balanced and structured society that consists of five groups divided strictly on how the brain works: Abnegation, Erudite, Dauntless, Amity, and Candor. At age sixteen, all members of the society have to choose which faction they will live in to begin their journey as adults. A mind stimulation is given to each inductee before the Choosing Ceremony to help determine where they would be most fit.

Luling students help Santa decorate hospital Christmas tree Luling students help Santa decorate hospital Christmas tree
December 12 at 9:46 am
Pre-K and kindergarten students from Luling Elementary helped spread the holiday cheer by decorating the hospital’s holiday tree with handmade ornaments. The tree will remain up outside the Oyster’s Pearl throughout the holiday season and is a wonderful showcase of the students’ creativity.

Pictured with Benefield are New Sarpy principal Claire Brauninger (left) and assistant principal LaKeisha McKinney (right). New Sarpy announces Teacher of the Year
December 12 at 9:34 am
New Sarpy Elementary announced Mrs. Lauren Celeste Benefield as the 2014-2015 New Sarpy Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

Pictured (from left): Rickey Cheramie, Jeff Arnold, Ralph Phillip, John Olynick, Steve Marse, Linda Elliott, Cindy Radcliffe, Kat Bailey, Jeremy St. Pierre and Butch Domangue. Valero St. Charles donates over $30k
December 12 at 9:28 am
Valero St. Charles Refinery and its employees donated a combined $31,523 garnered from its 12th Annual Fishing Tournament. Valero donated the money to the United Way of St. John.

The district selected one student each from the elementary, middle and high school levels as the parish-wide students of the year. From left to right, they are: Connor Fisk, Kristen Yent and Anna Fuselier. St. Charles Parish Schools celebrates its Students of the Year
December 12 at 9:16 am
Superintendent Felecia Gomez-Walker likened the Dec. 4 Student of the Year awards ceremony to the Oscars. After every school selects a student of the year, committees have the task of picking three - at the elementary, middle, and high school levels - as the district’s students of the year. In a school district ranked fifth in the state, choosing among the best students is no easy task.

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Santa’s helpers in St. Charles
Santa’s helpers in St. Charles
Beginning in November, the United Way of St. Charles Parish starts taking calls and...
Book Review: ”Divergent”
Book Review: "Divergent"
Veronica Roth, author of Divergent, creates a perfectly balanced and structured...

Turnovers plague Destrehan championship loss
Turnovers plague Destrehan championship loss
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The Destrehan Wildcats fell 23-7 to the Acadiana Rams Friday (Dec. 13) in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Class 5A football championship at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome.