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(L-R) Chris Broadwater, Louisiana State Representative – District 86, Berry Burnside, AT&T regional director, Rob Carlisle, CEO child advocacy services, and Ginger Cangelosi, community outreach director. AT&T donates $3,500 to children’s non-profit
August 08, 2014 at 9:49 am
AT&T has announced a $3,500 donation to the Cottages for CASA playhouse fundraiser to generate public awareness and funding to support the work of Court Appointed Special Advocates Program and Child Advocacy Center services in St. Charles Parish and surrounding areas.

Buddy Boe accepting the 2014 Millennial Changemaker of Greater New Orleans award. Parish chief administrative officer named 2014 Changemaker
August 08, 2014 at 9:48 am
Buddy Boe, chief administrative officer for St. Charles Parish, was named the 2014 Millennial Changemaker of Greater New Orleans by Social Renaissance.

A United Way volunteer hands a backpack full of supplies to a student. United Way helps kids get back to school
August 08, 2014 at 9:47 am
To help St. Charles Parish families with the expense of getting children back to school, United Way of St. Charles partnered with Covenant Church and Blessed to be a Blessing to host a Back-To-School event providing free backpacks, school supplies and hygiene kits to local children on Aug. 2.

Welcome sign to North Pole, Alaska. From snowstorms to ‘da swamp, North Pole couple defrosts after moving to Montz
August 08, 2014 at 9:42 am
The Lescault family has had a drastic change of scenery since relocated from North Pole, Alaska to Bayou Gauche.

Adam Wayment, of Luling, is currently studying at the Missionary Training Center, in Provo, Utah in preparation for a two-year mission in Taiwan. Teen puts off studies at Duke to make difference in Taiwan
August 01, 2014 at 10:24 am
A Luling teen is about to embark of the trip of a lifetime as he prepares to serve a two-year mission in Taiwan.

The pictured St. Charles Parish Public School teachers completed summer internships at local industries:  
Sitting from left to right are: Kelsey Rosales, Stefanie Ward, Joanna Welch and Shandra Clark; standing on the second row are: Nancy Ponder, Denise Robichaux, Pat Chevalier, Connie Cheramie and Amanda Meyer; standing in the back row are: James Bertrand, Joey Brady and Eric Scott. Not included in the photograph is Linda Taylor. Teachers undergo intensive summer training
July 25, 2014 at 11:01 am
Thirteen teachers from St. Charles Parish Public Schools recently completed school-to-career summer internships at several local industries in order to bring their experiences back into their classrooms.

Retired Major Sam Zinna accepts a donation to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, on behalf of Sheriff Greg Champagne, from Reverend Wayne Taylor, pastor of New Life Community Church, to be used towards the purchase of bullet-proof vests. Also pictured is Brad Thompson. Local church celebrates “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day”
July 25, 2014 at 10:59 am
New Life Community Church, the joint ministries of Luling United Methodist Church and First Union Presbyterian Church, recently hosted a special “Law Enforcement Appreciation” Sunday service.

Yooki Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Yooki””
July 25, 2014 at 10:58 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Yooki.

Harley Kinler Local teen named Miss VFW for state of Louisiana
July 25, 2014 at 10:56 am
Harley Kinler, daughter of Michael and Holly Kinler of Luling, was recently crowned Miss V.F.W. at the State Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Alexandria.

Chris and Pamela Valentine included this photo in a book meant for birth mothers who look at these photos as well as a biography on the prospective families who would like to adopt their children. For Montz couple adoption is not second choice, but only choice
July 25, 2014 at 10:42 am
Montz residents Pamela and Chris Valentine had only been married for four years when they found out that Pamela had a condition that would make it difficult for her to conceive a child.

Derek Walker Book review: “Cosmos by Carl Sagan ”
July 18, 2014 at 10:36 am
The Cosmos is a book written by Carl Sagan in 1985-1986.

Arthur F. Schexnaydre HHS grad completes Naval Academy
July 18, 2014 at 10:34 am
Arthur F. Schexnaydre, a 2010 graduate from Hahnville High School, recently completed four years at the United States Naval Academy obtaining a bachelor of science degree in computer science.

Humane Society showcase adoption pets “Sampson” and “Aiden” Humane Society showcase adoption pets “Sampson” and “Aiden”
July 18, 2014 at 10:33 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pets are kittens Sampson and Aiden.

Girl Scout bronze award recipients Laila Harding, Kennedy Ertel, Giavanna Raby and Lauren Errington at the Space Center in Houston. River Parishes Girl Scouts earn bronze and silver awards
July 18, 2014 at 10:31 am
Girl Scouts from St. Charles and St. John parishes once again earned the Girl Scout’s highest award.

Louisiana State Principal of the Year Ken Oertling at his desk at Hahnville High School. Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
July 18, 2014 at 10:27 am
Despite recently being named Louisiana High School Principal of the Year, Hahnville High School Principal Ken Oertling’s life is one that could have gone down a much different path.

Linus Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Linus”
July 11, 2014 at 10:00 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Linus.

Book review: “Inherit the Wind” Book review: “Inherit the Wind”
July 11, 2014 at 9:59 am
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
July 11, 2014 at 9:49 am
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.

1 million Hail Marys - SCB jumpstarts effort to pray  for Pope Francis
1 million Hail Marys - SCB jumpstarts effort to pray for Pope Francis
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When ISIS threatened Pope Francis, calling him the “bearer of false truth,” the students of St. Charles Borromeo Elementary in Destrehan sprang to action by praying Hail Marys for his safety.