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9th annual Satellite Center Video and Animation Festival
April 04 at 4:00 pm
DESTREHAN – The ninth annual Satellite Center Video and Animation Festival (SCVAF) will be held on Friday, April 4.

Trooper This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Trooper”
April 04 at 11:52 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Trooper.

Jayven Brown and Cory Carrier. St. Charles Borromeo students receive new technology through DOW grant
April 04 at 11:51 am
Eighth grade students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently completed a “Need Energy” lab with the school’s Learn Pads.

New Quilting Fans officers are, left to right: Cheryl Guarino of Montz, treasurer; Brenda Squatrito of St. Rose, secretary and Loretta Webre of Laplace, president. Quilting Fans officers named
April 04 at 11:50 am
The Quilting Fans clubs recently announced 2014 officer.

Abby Christen, Trevious Jakab, Luca Busalacchi, Landon Baudoin, and Jacques Dufrene. Back row left to right are: Lyrren Mwaghore, Gavin Turner, Cade Mataya, David Baudry, David Broussard and Conrad Allemand, not pictured is Caitlyn Cancienne. J.B. Martin students awarded at regional science fair
April 04 at 11:48 am
J. B. Martin was recently represented at the Regional 10 Jr. Level Science and Engineering Fair held on the campus of Nicholls State University.

Students pictured racing are Osni Leal-Munoz, Bismel Sulari, Joshua Walther, Sophia Goenaga- Espinoza, Joclyn Rivas, Karma Jones, A’Jah Sanchez and Reese Ricca. Students in the back watching the race are Alaiah Armstrong, Robyn Thomas, Skilyn Navas Calderon, Jayden Zeringue and Jaden Richardson. St. Rose Elementary students tour Destrehan Plantation
April 04 at 11:46 am
St. Rose Elementary students in Richard Weerts’ 3rd grade class visited the Destrehan Plantation.

(L-R) Scott Abate, Trey Gaudet, Jamie Krebs, and Laiba Iqbal simulate chemical weathering in science lab. Candy used to simulate erosion in geological experiment
April 04 at 11:44 am
Harry Hurst 8th grade students recently used sweet tarts to replicate rocks during a unit comparing chemical and physical weathering.

S.T.A.R. facilitator Angela Lange with S.T.A.R. student of the year Payton Bryant. HHS senior named S.T.A.R. student of the year
April 04 at 11:43 am
Payton Bryant has been named the 2013 – 2014 S.T.A.R. (Students Teaching and Reaching) Student Of the Year.

Lydia Guichard and Jacobi Green used visual text features to better understand the non-fiction passage. Third grade students learn about text features
April 04 at 11:40 am
St. Rose Elementary third grade students in Lisa Reeves’ class recently studied text features.

Harry Hurst 8th graders (L-R) Michael Williams, Tarrence Beckett, Asia Sumlin, and Larielle Sumlin take a closer look at an earthworm. Hurst students dig science
April 04 at 11:39 am
As part of a unit on a decomposer’s role in creating soil, students took a closer look at earthworms.

Members are kneeling l-r: Meredyth Buisson, Abby Bryant – captain, and Brittany Beba – co-captain; middle row l-r: Emily Julian – coach, Caroline Roberts, Sydney Pfister, Jordyn Brown, Rachael Melancon – lieutenant, Grace Galey – lieutenant, Chloe Candies; back row l-r: Ayme Melancon, Bella Trew, Jenna Tortorich, Katie Cannon, Rushay Bossier, and Marcus Lawson – coach and choreographer . St. Charles Borromeo cheerleaders place first in competition
April 04 at 11:38 am
The competitive cheerleaders at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently received 1st place at the Kickin’ It For Kids competition in Hammond.

Different plants recommended by local gardening experts. Local experts share gardening tips for both new and established gardens
April 04 at 11:21 am
For gardeners who are just getting into gardening as well as those finding themselves having to replant after last year’s brutal winter, there are plenty of new plants to consider this year. However, local experts say the basics of setting up a garden that will last for years comes down to good planning.

Monica Biancardi's body was found inside this car in Paradis on Wednesday morning. Gas poisoning victim was New Orleans scientist
April 04 at 11:21 am
A woman who died in an meticulously planned gas poisoning suicide in Paradis has been identified as a New Orleans scientist.

April 04 at 9:20 am
David P. Jeffreys, 79, passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 26.

April 04 at 9:19 am
Charles Lindy Mayfield, 86, of Luling, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 20.

Marriage - Who needs a piece of paper?
April 04 at 9:17 am
By “Deacon G” Gautrau

Most of us wouldn’t buy a car from someone who couldn’t supply us with a clear title. We wouldn’t just bring any infant home from the hospital without a birth certificate telling us the baby is ours and we wouldn’t buy a house without a warranty deed. There are things we can’t do without a license, such as driving, hunting or fishing.

Mary Landrieu takes aim at ‘Jindal Gap’
April 04 at 9:15 am
By Jeremy Alford and John Maginnis

Even though she’s busy running her own race, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is lending a hand to the policy campaign being undertaken by state Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa.

Senate race getting more interesting
April 04 at 9:14 am
Sen. Mary Landrieu has an excellent opportunity to gain support for her re-election bid this fall with her new title as head of the Senate’s Energy Committee. But will it help her since she was appointed to her post by President Barack Obama?

Leads sought in brutal Des Allemands murder
Leads sought in brutal Des Allemands murder
The last time Des Allemands resident Vicki Toups was seen alive was when she was spotted walking down Highway 90 around midnight the morning of Oct. 11, 2003.

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