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Isabella Distefano, Cara Frangella, Ella Matherne, Abby Matherne, Taylor Champagne, Kate Faucheux and Clare Kluttz. Children get acting bug at River Region Drama theatre workshop
August 22 at 9:57 am
This summer, the River Region Drama Guild’s Children’s Summer Theatre Workshop presented “I Believe in Make Believe”.

Vacation bible school participants Thomas Adcock, Emily Adcock, Isabella Ricks, Sarah Green and Preston Matthews present a check for the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home to Doug Hall, Development Officer, during the morning worship service on Sunday, June 29. “Workshop of Wonders” raises $600 for children’s non-profit
August 22 at 9:50 am
New Life Community Church, the joint ministry of Luling United Methodist and First Union Presbyterian, hosted Cokesbury’s Workshop of Wonders vacation bible school from June 23 through 27 and had approximately 125 children and volunteers in attendance each night.

When Destrehan senior Bailey Lanier takes the football field this fall it will be in two capacities, that of a marching band drummer and as the team’s starting punter. Drummer’s pregame routine lands him starting role on football team
August 22 at 9:33 am
Bailey Lanier is a big guy.

Come sing with the Community Chorus of River Parishes
August 15 at 10:56 am
LULING – The Community Chorus of River Parishes is looking for new members to begin its 2014 Christmas season.

Coco Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Coco””
August 15 at 10:55 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Coco.

Councilwoman Traci Fletcher (center) surrounded by members of the Nocro Civic Association. Norco Civic Association members recognized for efforts to provide safe sidewalks for students
August 15 at 10:54 am
Members of the Norco Civic Association were recently recognized by Parish President V.J. St. Pierre for their efforts beginning in 2008 for the construction of safe sidewalks in Norco.

You’ve got to read this! (Aug. 14)
August 15 at 10:28 am
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.

Lauren Beadle Book review: “Afterparty”
August 15 at 10:27 am
Afterparty, a realistic fiction novel written by Ann Redisch Stampler, explores the life of a teenage girl as she travels around North America with her father.

Humble Hearts Association founder Donna Miller poses with Judge Lauren Lemmon of the 29th Judicial District Court in Hahnville. Non-profit expands to serve parish’s drug court participants
August 15 at 10:21 am
Nestled in an out of the way part of the parish next to a duck hunting camp in Paradis is a new center where drug offenders in St. Charles Parish are offered a way to do community service that is not only a help to the community at large, but also to themselves.

Self-proclaimed “last living cowboy in St. Charles Parish” Donald J. Horn has played guitar and sung for over 60 years, but only began performing publicly at age 77. Country crooner proves it is never too late to follow dreams
August 15 at 10:15 am
Last year Des Allemands resident Donald J. Horn mounted the stage at Luling Living Center for his first performance as a country musician.

Daisy, Peach and Luigi Humane Society showcase adoption pets “Daisy, Peach and Luigi”
August 08 at 1:16 pm
Throughout Aug. 31 all cat adoptions have been reduced to $40 due to overflow of felines at the St. Charles parish Animal Shelter.

Book review: “America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t” Book review: “America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t”
August 08 at 1:15 pm
America Again by Stephen Colbert is a witty continuation of political satire that is Colbert’s Show on Comedy Central: The Colbert Report.

Back (L-R) Harold Blood, principal; Tiffany Cologne, LPC; Jordan Smith; Roneldo Bolden, Jerome Cunningham, Brain Sandolph, Jerry Smith, Director of Child Welfare and Attendance; Norman Dixon, RSW. Front (L-R) RaQuan Joseph, Zain Cameron and Dawn Christan, LCSW. R.K. Smith Middle School counseling intervention program
August 08 at 1:13 pm
Several students from R.K. Smith Middle School in Luling successfully completed the Counseling Intervention Program.

(Front L-R) Virginia Beck, Beryl Keller, Joseph Rougeau, Dolores Moll, Marjorie Dempster and Juanita Woodruff. (Back L-R) Standing are KoC members and their spouses: Danny Hymel and wife Gina, Pam and husband James Gassen, Gina and husband Steve “Bubba” Madere, Hurschel Burleigh (in the red KoC shirt), Pat O’Malley and wife Tainia, and Charles Wilson and wife Nancy.  
Knights of Columbus dedicates Monday evenings to nursing home residents
August 08 at 1:12 pm
Hurschel Burleigh started giving the rosary to nursing home residents at Luling Living Center in 1986 with his late wife Ruby.

Mary Marie Crabber may be last in line in family pastime
August 08 at 1:10 pm
The clouds reflect off the calm waters of the Bonnet Carré Spillway in Norco. Mary Marie, 68, bends over the dock looking into the water, watching for crabs.

Ashlyn Frahm Destrehan junior attends M.I.T. summer program
August 08 at 10:20 am
Destrehan Junior Ashlyn Frahm was chosen to participate in the 2014 Minority Introduction to Engineering & Science or ‘MITES’ Program this summer at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Seated:  (L-R)  Sheila Edwards, Sandra Roberts Jacob, Susan Dufresne Melancon, Phyllis Marroy Boudreaux, Pearl Bergeron, Sharon Hoffmann Williams, Vincent Troxclair, Diane Broussard Schexnaydre and Sharon LeBlanc Barthes. Standing:  (L-R)  Eric Landry, Elise Parrish Landry, Bruce Roussel, Karen Montz Landry, Allen Carambat, David Roussel, Jan Weber Mauduit, Brian Williams, Elaine Lowry Jacob, Bobby Donaldson, Alden Chauvin, Judy Taylor Gauthreaux, Dale Mauduit, Mary Ann Cameron Launey, Bruce Lau Destrehan High School Class of 1964 reunion
August 08 at 10:08 am
Destrehan High School Class of 1964 celebrated their 50-year reunion at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan.

Preston Matthews learns about balance and center of gravity. “Science Friday” hosted by New Life Community Church
August 08 at 10:07 am
New Life Community Church, the joint ministry of Luling United Methodist & First Union Presbyterian, recently hosted their first ever “Science Friday” event, which was attended by more than 30 children from the community.

St. John man found dead in Bonnet Carré Spillway
St. John man found dead in Bonnet Carré Spillway
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A man was found dead in the Bonnet Carré Spillway on Friday after a night of partying, but police do not suspect foul play.