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St. Charles parish Library offers free ACT test
August 16 at 9:00 am
DESTREHAN – The St. Charles Parish Library invites students to warm up for the ACT and find out how they would score by taking a free ACT Practice Test on Saturday Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. at the East Regional Library, 160 West Campus Drive in Destrehan.

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.

C.P. McDonald with a redfish caught at the old oak tree at the mouth of Bayou Couba. Redfish invade Lake Salvador
August 15 at 10:13 am
Redfish have invaded Lake Salvador, making it easy for anglers to catch their five-fish limit.

Destrehan sophomore quarterback Marquise Darensbourg gets off a pass while under pressure from defensive lineman Michael Ceaser during Monday’s practice. Darensbourg was recently named the team’s starter at quarterback. Sophomore QB handed reins of high-powered DHS offense
August 15 at 10:10 am
After a heated battle that lasted through the spring and summer, Destrehan head coach Stephen Robicheaux has finally settled on his starting quarterback.

Youth tennis sign-up deadline
August 15 at 10:08 am
LULING – USTA Junior Team Tennis will be holding registration until Aug. 15 for kids ages 8 to 18.

Hahnville junior quarterback Mike Neal will lead a new Tiger offense installed under the direction of head coach Nick Saltaformaggio. Tigers overhaul offense, defense under new head coach
August 15 at 10:06 am
New coach, new offense, new defense, new quarterback – this year the Hahnville Tigers are currently experiencing a once-in-a-generation overhaul they hope will see them improve on two back-to-back mediocre seasons.

Education is a parent’s responsibility
August 15 at 10:03 am
By "Deacon G"

With the start of the new school year, let’s look back to the first day we can remember going to school. For some of us it was frightful. As we were being separated from the security of our home for the very first time, we perhaps received more than a gentle nudge to get on the bus.

Some union memberships dip in volatile climate
August 15 at 10:02 am
By Jeremy Alford

Declines in membership are posing serious challenges for some teachers unions, but even those experiencing growth spurts are uncertain what the future political environment will look like in a state that’s trending both conservative and pro-business.

Dead zone still too large
August 15 at 10:01 am
We’ve been trying to end the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast for some 30 years now and we haven’t gotten very far. Nancy Rabalais, executive director of Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium of Cocodrie, and her crew of scientists recently returned from their annual tour of the Gulf to determine the current counts.

Flynn Flynn
August 15 at 10:00 am
Lorraine Sita Flynn passed away Sunday, Aug. 3 at the age of 86.

Arrest (Aug. 14)
August 15 at 9:59 am
•Alton Bovie Jr., 56, of 203 J.B. Green Road in Des Allemands, was arrested on Aug. 9 and charged with DWI, hit and run, reckless operation and no liability insurance.

Schools given more time to comply with law that could lead to longer bus trips
August 15 at 9:56 am
St. Charles Parish Public Schools will have more time to comply with a new law that prevents students from crossing the street to enter or exit a school bus. Officials have said the law could increase the time it takes some bus drivers to complete their routes.

New site connects job seekers with thousands  of open positions
New site connects job seekers with thousands of open positions
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A new online job connection program that seeks to match the skill set of job seekers with the needs of potential employers is expected to be a great help to St. Charles Parish residents and local industry alike.