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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.

Peter, Lexi, Carsyn, Rosana, and Nicole Ford enter the new kindergarten wing accompanied by Misti Cunningham. Lexi is a kindergarten student. Mimosa Park holds back to school bash
August 29 at 4:55 pm
Mimosa Park Elementary School in Luling recently held the annual Back to School Bash before the children started another school year.

Riley Zeringue and Alexz Huszar. Social studies Scrabble
August 29 at 4:54 pm
Harry Hurst students in Melanie Zeringue’s eighth grade Louisiana History class use a letter scramble activity to create words based on Louisiana geography and resources.

Through her non-profit Kevell Byrd gave away over $12,000 in school supplies to Luling Elementary students to begin the 2014-15 school year. 11-year-old helps needy students get back to school
August 29 at 11:39 am
R.K. Smith student Kevell Byrd recently provided several incoming students with back-to-school necessities at Luling Elementary, her former school, through her newly created non-profit organization Rise 2 Royalty Inc.

Former foster child turned advocate, Devan Petersen, kisses service dog Hayward who provides companionship and assists abused children with forensic interviews. Community puts on sundresses, shrimp boots to helps thousands of foster children
August 29 at 11:35 am
More than 200 people crammed into the Mule Barn at Destrehan Plantation last weekend to raise money and awareness for at-risk youths from across the southeast Louisiana region.

Arc of St. Charles Executive Director Victoria Bryant (left) goes in for a hug. Arc of St. Charles director lauded for 20 years of service
August 22 at 10:07 am
Victoria Bryant was surrounded by friends and family alike when a surprise celebration luncheon was held in her honor on Aug. 8 for serving 20 years with the Arc of St. Charles.

St. Charles Parish Hospital holds annual pre-sports physicals
August 22 at 10:06 am
St. Charles Parish Hospital provided pre-sports physicals for nearly 200 students of the middle schools in St. Charles Parish on Saturday, Aug. 9.

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Children share letters to Santa
Children share letters to Santa
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Pair of fires occur hours apart in Luling
Pair of fires occur hours apart in Luling
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The Luling Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene of two separate fires that occurred just hours apart last Tuesday, highlighting the need for parish residents to take extra precautions during the winter months.