What's Happening

Try out as an actor at “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” auditions
August 12 at 7:00 pm
RESERVE – St John Theatre is holding auditions for its fall production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on Aug. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. nightly at St. John Theatre, located at 115 West 4th Street in Reserve.

Man startles would-be burglar trying to break in to Mimosa Park home
August 11 at 5:05 pm
A resident who lives in the 400 block of Perryl Lane in Mimosa Park startled a would-be burglar who was trying to break in to his home this morning.

Youth rally shows students dangers of social media
August 09 at 12:30 pm
LULING – The Alpha Daughters of Zion are holding a Youth Rally named “Acquire, Apsire and Achieve” for kids throughout the parish and will provide free food at the event being held at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Hunter education field day classes
August 09 at 8:00 am
KILLONA – The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is teaching a field day only hunter education class on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cleopatra rocks the house Sadie Hawkins style
August 08 at 7:00 pm
HOUMA – The Krewe of Cleopatra will hold a dance from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Houma.

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.

Rolling road block in both directions of Hale Boggs Bridge Saturday Rolling road block in both directions of Hale Boggs Bridge Saturday
August 08 at 12:59 pm
There will be a rolling road block on both the southbound and northbound lanes of the Hale Boggs Bridge on Saturday from 6 a.m. until noon because a car commercial is being filmed in the area.

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.

Members are: Front row (L-R): Sophie Bourgeois, Hailey Barrios, Aubry Picou, Abigail Punch, Kaylee Parfait, Skylar Henry and Macy Oertling. Back row L-R): McKenna Ural, Ella Vogel, Samantha Rose, Maddie Federico, EmmaLynn Brescher, Addison Myers and Micque Voges. St. Charles dance team wins national award
August 08 at 10:17 am
The competitive dance team from Kelli’s Kreative Dance in Destrehan had the highest overall score of all groups in the 8 and under age category at the Starbound National Finals held July 6-8 in San Antonio, Texas.

Dalton Bergeron Boutte teen catches big tuna at rodeo
August 08 at 10:16 am
Dalton Bergeron, of Boutte, placed third in the yellowfin tuna division at the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.

For the second year in a row, Mt. Airy Baptist Church of Boutte claimed the championship at the 21st Christian Basketball Tournament, which matches up eight basketball teams from Baptist churches in St. Charles and Jefferson parishes. Mt. Airy defends Christian tourney crown
August 08 at 10:14 am
For the second year in a row, Mt. Airy Baptist Church won the championship at the annual Christian Basketball Tournament.

Kenneth Vial (left) and Gene Duhe scoop up crabs at the Bonnet Carré Spillway. 108 crabs caught in 2 hours at spillway
August 08 at 10:11 am
Crabbers have continued to have phenomenal success fishing from the shoreline at the Bonnet Carré Spillway.

The 14U Louisiana Hurricanes finished as co-champions of the USFA World Series, which was held in Florida. Eighty of the best 14U softball teams in the country participated in the tourney. Team members are: Top row (L-R) Coach Nick Brocato, Bella Brocato, Kaitlyn Dunn, Abby Alonzo, Caleigh Foto, Marissa Allemand and Coach Keith Ortego. Middle row (L-R) Coach Pebbles Johnson, Julie Scheuermann, Mariah Allemand, Meghan Gaubert and Maddi Villa. Bottom row (L-R) Alexus Johnson, Courtney Ortego, and 14U Hurricanes win 5 games in a day, finish as World Series co-champions
August 08 at 10:09 am
After fighting their way through six games in a single day, the 14U Louisiana Hurricanes topped 76 other teams from across the country to finish as co-champions of the USFA World Series.

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.

Norco explosion, fire caused by faulty pipe
Norco explosion, fire caused by faulty pipe
A pipe malfunction is reportedly behind a powerful explosion that was felt throughout the parish and caused a fire at the Diamond Green Diesel Refinery in Norco in early August.