Lifestyles




Kenyetta Smith Auxillary scholarship winner
July 07 at 12:00 pm
The River Parishes Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded a scholarship to Kenyetta Smith, a student at Hahnville High School, in the amount of $1,000.

Catfish Festival Pageant winners Catfish Festival Pageant winners
July 07 at 11:59 am
The Louisiana Catfish Festival recently held their annual Catfish Queen and Baby & Youth Beauty Pageant.

Michael Dwight Sanders Jr. Local man earns master’s degree from Harvard
July 07 at 11:58 am
Michael Dwight Sanders Jr., a 2004 graduate of Destrehan High School, earned his master’s degree in government from Harvard University on Thursday, May 29.

Jordan D. Hernandez HHS alum graduates from basic training
July 07 at 11:56 am
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jordan D. Hernandez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Past Chairmen of the Board Michael Palamone and Conley Dutreix, RRCC Executive Director Chassity McComack, Blaise Gravois, 2014 Chairman Nathan Stein, Rhonda Hotard and Henry Friloux. River Region Chamber celebrates 10 years
July 07 at 11:54 am
The River Region Chamber of Commerce (RRCC) celebrated 10 years of service to the St. John, St. James and St. Charles Parish businesses Friday, June 20 at the Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan.

Joey Fonseca navigates his boat through the lilly pads on his way to harvest graine à volers seeds, also known as Cajun peanuts. Go nutty for seeds harvested in Des Allemands swamp
July 04 at 8:00 am
Those fields of lily pads are more than just fish magnets — they’re a source of some of great food. Here’s how one Des Allemands resident takes advantage of the bounty.

Amelia Showcase adoption pet “Amelia”
June 27 at 9:40 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Amelia.

Pat Chevalier, Stephanie Ward, Denise Robichaux, Jim Moses, director of human resources, and Harriet Sanders education and training coordinator. St. Charles Parish Hospital hosts school-to-career internships
June 27 at 9:38 am
Three teacher interns recently went through the school-to-career program at St. Charles Parish Hospital.

Knights of Columbus 9933 members Dennis Stevens, Louis LeBlanc, Merlin Hymel, Merlin Edler and David Yoisin waited outside of Majoria’s Supermarket for food donations for the Social Concerns food pantry. Knights of Columbus donate 1,052 pounds of food to local food pantries
June 27 at 9:35 am
In a mid-year food drive, the Knights of Columbus 9933 of Holy Family Catholic Church were able to solicit 590 pounds of donated non-perishable foods for the Social Concerns Food Pantry and donated an additional 462 pounds to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Looking Back...The George Prince ferry Looking Back...The George Prince ferry
June 27 at 9:31 am
I was looking through my father’s old 35mm slides and found this rare photo taken around 1965.

Back row: Brenna Vial (HHS), Bailey Wilson (HHS), Kaylie Fabre (HHS), Lynleigh Landry (SCC), Marcella Saavedra (DHS). Front row: Matthew Cheramie (HHS), Sean Mathieu (DHS) United Way scholarships
June 20 at 5:38 pm
United Way of St. Charles recently awarded LIVE UNITED scholarships to eight St. Charles Parish graduating high school seniors.

LDS Seminary graduate, Isaiah Harding with his mother and seminary teacher, Amy Harding. Student graduates from Latter-Day Saint seminary
June 20 at 5:36 pm
Destrehan High School graduate Isaiah Harding accepted his graduation certificate May 25 for completing four years of early-morning scripture study classes from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seminary program.

“Murphy”  Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Murphy” Humane Society showcase adoption pet
June 20 at 5:36 pm
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Murphy.

Gil Schmidt St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office detective promoted to major
June 20 at 5:30 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne has announced the promotion of Gil Schmidt to the rank of major.

Theresa and Curt Theriot, of Luling, stop for a snoball as they celebrate the evening before heading off to the Special Olympics national games. Parish hopefuls aim for the gold at Special Olympics
June 20 at 10:00 am
Special Olympians, coaches and partners with Team Louisiana crowded into the main hall of the Edward Dufresne Community Center last week for a send off celebration that included a meal, fellowship and dancing only a day before the state’s delegation was to head out to New Jersey for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games that takes place every four years.

Suzzanne Richard, Alana Cassell, Cindy Dufrene, Lori Hackman, Betty Langley and Jennifer Dugas. Teachers roar into summer
June 13 at 11:03 am
Mimosa Park Elementary teachers celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week just before school let out for the summer.

Mitzi “Mitzi” Humane Society showcase adoption pet
June 13 at 11:02 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Mitzi.

River Parishes Education Foundation President Rochelle Touchard, center, congratulates scholarship recipients (L-R) Joseph Williams IV, Lionell Nabors, Kevin Falgout, Jason Fogarty, Phillip Chauvin and Mallory Babin. River Parishes students receive scholarships
June 13 at 11:00 am
Six River Parishes high school seniors received academic scholarships at the recent annual River Parishes Education Foundation (RPEF) scholarship dinner in LaPlace.

Fed up St. Rose residents take action in aftermath of chemical release
Fed up St. Rose residents take action in aftermath of chemical release
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A group of St. Rose residents have banded together in the wake of a 10-day noxious chemical release from IMTT’s St. Rose facility in June that left more than 130 people in the area feeling sick.