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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.

Picture from left to right are: Gabie Constant, MaryBeth Landry, and head coach Mendi Lebouef. Hahnville Volleyball gives back to senior community
December 05 at 8:11 am
Members of the Hahnville Volleyball team volunteered at Ashton Manor Assisted Living’s annual Thanksgiving Family Dinner.

Pictured are: Tahj Hill, Rontre Hardy, Jaden Robertson, Dynell Williams and  Benet Collins  performing “My Girl”. R.K. Smith choir performs in New Orleans
December 05 at 8:09 am
R. K. Smith 8th grade choir members were chosen to perform at the Louisiana Middle School Conference recently held in New Orleans.

Kayla Vujnovich Norco Elementary announces Teacher of the Year
December 05 at 8:08 am
Norco Elementary announced Kayla Vujnovich as the 2014 - 2015 Teacher of the Year for the school.

Firefighters plan toy drive in Norco
December 05 at 8:07 am
The Norco Area Volunteer Fire Department plans to hold at toy drive Saturday, Dec. 13 at Greaud’s Fine Foods on 217 Apple St. in Norco.

Missy Humane Society Pet of the Week: Missy
December 05 at 8:06 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Missy, a lovable shelter cat that, on Dec. 6, will be joined by a special guest.

Alex Dines Book Review: “The Book Thief”
December 05 at 8:05 am
The Book Thief is the fictional story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl living in Nazi Germany during World War II. Written by Markus Zusak, it describes the life and hardships of Liesel while living under the Nazis’ totalitarian regime.

LSU AgCenter: Helpful tips for controlling cold-weather snails and slugs
December 05 at 8:00 am
Snails and slugs are a common pest to a variety of landscape plantings and they enjoy eating many of the cool season bedding plants and vegetables in our gardens this time of year.

Destrehan High School freshman Lianne Keller plays “Clara” in the upcoming River Region Ballet production of “The Nutcracker.” A holiday at the ballet
December 05 at 8:00 am
For nearly 50 years, “The Nutcracker” has been a staple of American holiday performances. Young ballet dancers across the nation dream of playing the role of Clara, the young girl who absconds on a midnight journey with a Nutcracker toy that has come to life. This fall, 14-year-old Destrehan dancer Lianne Keller will live that dream.

Walmart-Boutte’s Brian Greenroad and Linda Geary present frozen turkeys and laundry baskets to the St. Charles Parish Rotary Club. Rotary club, Walmart deliver 55 turkey baskets to the community
November 27 at 8:00 am
The St. Charles Parish Rotary club put together and delivered 55 food baskets at it’s Nov. 19 meeting in Boutte.

Pictured are: Kyli Weier, Joshua Steinlage, Erica Rodriguez, and Angel Williams paying their mortgage for their houses. Junior achievement camp teaches valuable life skills
November 27 at 8:00 am
R. K. Smith 8th graders learned firsthand how to balance a checkbook, pay bills, create a budget and maintain a savings account at a trip to Jr. Achievement Finance Park in New Orleans.

Left to right: Ashton Murray, Aaden Money, Michael Steele, Ja’Kaila Jenkins and Joshua Boone From seed to pumpkin in Mimosa Park 1st grade class
November 27 at 8:00 am
Mimosa Park Elementary first grade students in Mrs. Kelli Matherne’s class get a lesson from a small group of students on how a pumpkin grows.

Dixie Todaro (left) accepts a gift basket from Mimosa Park principal Michele deBruler. Mimosa Park Elementary selects Teacher of the Year
November 27 at 8:00 am
Mrs. Michele deBruler, principal of Mimosa Park Elementary, announced Dixie Todaro as the 2015 Mimosa Park Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

Shown acting at “The Secret Pub” are an unidentified actor, student Mya Cannon, another actor, and students Kyla Gabriel, Mikella McGee, and Courtney Medina. R.K. Smith students take a trip back in time to Renaissance Fair
November 27 at 8:00 am
R.K. Smith 6th graders visited the Renaissance Festival in Hammond.

Shown seated: Laura Taylor, William Donovan, Rashanda Jones, LaToria Temple, Angela Jordan, Trishan Charles and Hope Gullage.  Standing are:  Nathalie White-Vigne, Angel Canselo-Sparks, Nakeil Watson, Principal, Mr. Blood, Dottie Young, Dwayne White, Sandra Dee Washington, Shawanda Custard and Darlene Cortez. Bus driver breakfast seeks to improve transportation in schools
November 27 at 8:00 am
R. K. Smith held a “get to know our bus drivers” breakfast for administration.

Lifestyles

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Police release image of vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run
Police release image of vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run
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Surveillance footage has been released of a vehicle suspected of running over a St. Rose mother on Thanksgiving morning before driving off.