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Student gives back to school Student gives back to school
September 19 at 1:04 pm
Former Luling Elementary and current R.K. Smith student Kevell Byrd donated $100 to the Luling school’s 4-H Club, where she was the 2013-14 President, as well as $100 to Beta Club that will enable both clubs to support a medical cause of their choice this school year.

The ARC of St. Charles greenhouse was pretty much abandoned before Rene’ Schmit and the River Regions Master Gardners took it over and revitalized it. Greenhouse goes from disused shell to key part of local food economy
September 19 at 12:58 pm
The greenhouse at the ARC of St. Charles is a multifunctional building that provides offseason tomatoes for local farmers’ markets and grocery stores while serving as an educational facility for local students, but it was not always this way.

Scouts in Boy Scout Troop 370, based out of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Luling, practice their rifle skills at a shooting range. The rifle shooting merit badge is just one of 126 scouts can earn. Number of Eagle Scouts in St. Charles Parish double national average
September 12 at 8:00 am
The list of Eagle Scouts who have risen to high places is a long one.

Family Movie Night
September 11 at 5:00 pm
LULING – A feature film and free popcorn will provide an evening of entertainment for the whole family beginning at 5 p.m. at the West Regional Library located at 105 Lakewood Drive in Luling.

You’ve got to read this! (Sept. 4)
September 05 at 6:07 pm
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.

(Kneeling L-R) Wesley Zafirau, 1st grade,  and Corinn Witt, 2nd grade. (Seated on the sofa with Principal Marsha Walters  L-R) Marely Huerta, 1st grade and Khia Hydell, 1st grade.  Standing: Claire Naquin, 2nd grade, Erik Huerta, 1st grade, Avery Oertling, 1st grade, Krista Smith, 2nd grade, Tylen Kalili, 2nd grade, Addison Lemoine, 1st grade, Marcel Myles, 2nd grade, and Alyssa Rivers, 1st grade.   First day of school at Allemands Elementary
September 05 at 6:04 pm
Marsha Walters, principal of Allemands Elementary School, was excited for the first day of school and took pleasure in welcoming back several of her students.

Merlin Edler II, Rusty Mills and Joe Lopez. Knights of Columbus awards ceremony
September 05 at 6:01 pm
Rusty Mills presented the August Family of the Month award to Merlin Edler II and the August Knight of the Month and Shining Armor award to Joe Lopez.

Noah Arevalo, Liana Webre and Alana Batte R. J. Vial has character
September 05 at 6:00 pm
Students were recently chosen for the character link traits at R.J. Vial Elementary School.

Boo Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Boo”
September 05 at 5:59 pm
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Boo.

Church volunteer Melanie Fontenot, pictured here with Luling Elementary principal Vanessa Terry. Church holds fundraiser for local elementary school
September 05 at 5:57 pm
New Life Community Church, the joint ministry of Luling United Methodist & First Union Presbyterian, recently sponsored a “pencil drive” for Luling Elementary School.

Carissa Lavin Book review: “The Face on the Milk Carton”
September 05 at 5:56 pm
In The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney, Janie’s life is turned upside down when she recognizes one of the faces on the back of a milk carton as her own from when she was a little girl.

(Right)  Madelyn Cooper and Morgan Landry. Lakewood Elementary 4th graders get math lesson
September 05 at 5:55 pm
Students in Mindy Baudouin’s fourth grade math class at Lakewood Elementary School have been studying place value.
In a recent lesson on rounding, the students used a vertical number line to round multi-digit whole numbers.

Nancy Keisman, Ann Clement, Merrill Zeringue, Joyce Hagen, Madeleine Neske, Donna Nassar, Barbara LeBlanc, Tammy Gaulter and Joan Longo. St. Charles Art Guild Art showcase
September 05 at 5:54 pm
Last month, the St. Charles Art Guild held their annual Art Showcase at the Crescent City Brewhouse in the French Quarter.

Craig Simons, chairman of the board of directors for Lunches for Learning, spoke at the St. Charles Rotary Club about the program’s outreach in providing meals to Honduran schoolchildren. Rotary Club provides funding for third world school children
September 05 at 5:44 pm
The St. Charles Parish Rotary Club hosted a group of special speakers in mid-August when the founders of the Lunches to Learning program stopped by for their annual visit.

Elizabeth Gilmore and Madeleine Raymond lead the Spanish dance in the Nutcracker ballet. ‘The Nutcracker’ paved way for 20 years of ballet productions
September 05 at 5:41 pm
For the past two decades the River Region Ballet has brought a brilliant array of arts together for a season of stage shows that are presented each year.

Jon Benton Book review: “The Hunt for Red October”
August 29 at 5:09 pm
The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy’s breakthrough novel, is a Cold War-era thriller following a Soviet’s attempt at betraying his nation and America’s attempt at covering his tracks.

Grace Becnel Keller of Destrehan and Mary Ann Becnel Breaud of Lafayette, the two oldest living descendants. 27th Annual Becnel Family Reunion
August 29 at 5:07 pm
One of the oldest families in St. Charles Parish recently hosted their 27th annual family reunion at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Kenner.

Sydney Poulos, Teen Miss Little Red Church Queen III and Payton Bourgeois, Miss Little Red Church Queen III. Miss Little Red Church Children’s Coronation annual pageant
August 29 at 4:56 pm
The Miss Little Red Church Children’s Coronation held their annual pageant on May 4 in the St. Charles Borromeo Gym.

Restoring a legend: Destrehan students help rebuild WWII PT boat
Restoring a legend: Destrehan students help rebuild WWII PT boat
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A piece of south Louisiana naval history is one step closer to reliving its glory days with the help of Destrehan High School students.