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Applications due soon for Ethel Schoeffner Scholarship
November 14, 2014 at 11:24 am
College students who have graduated from either Destrehan High School or Hahnville High School may be eligible to apply for the $500-per-semester Ethel Schoeffner Scholarship.

How a defiant teenager became  the patron saint of artillerymen How a defiant teenager became the patron saint of artillerymen
November 14, 2014 at 11:18 am
When a member of the U.S. Army or Marine corps artillery has served in their career with distinction, they are nominated for the Order of St. Barbara. But what does a 7th century Lebanese woman have to do with howitzers?

Biking the banks Biking the banks
November 14, 2014 at 11:14 am
The levee has a long history within St. Charles Parish, but when Kathy Lacompte Bourg and her husband led a group of teenagers down it in the early 1980s, there was no Hale-Boggs bridge and the path was muddy and rocky.

Keating holds up a photo of himself taken while serving in the Korean War. Honoring our veterans
November 07, 2014 at 2:44 pm
A young picture of Buddy Keating shows him smiling and enjoying a cigarette on “R and R” in Japan. On the sleeve of his shirt are the visible three chevrons up and two stripes down of a sergeant 1st class--a rank that, today, takes an average of 12 and a half years to attain.

Keating served in the U.S. Army for 21 months.

Ashley Santos (left) plays “Molly” alongside Nick Stephens (right) who plays “Peter” in the Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre’ production of “Peter and the Starcatchers.” Practice what you teach
November 07, 2014 at 2:20 pm
Lucas Harms’ day starts at 4 a.m., just before his 2-year-old son, Leo, wakes up. He’ll go to work at Hahnville High School, where he’s been the theater teacher for seven years. These days, he won’t get in bed until midnight, after practicing his role for Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre’s production of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” which opens Thursday, Nov. 7

Ormond Plantation The Spooky Side of St. Charles Parish
October 27, 2014 at 6:22 pm
Mourning widowers, chopped up bodies and a Nazi horse—St. Charles Parish has them all, and some people claim they continue to haunt the living.

Mimosa Park kindergartners Maleyah Williams and Nathaniel Ashby. Kindergarteners hard at work
October 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm
At Mimosa Park Elementary, the kindergarteners are hard at work.

Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason” Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
October 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Mason.

St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
October 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm
Over 20 people attended an arts fair held by the St. Charles Art Guild Oct. 9 at the St. Charles United Methodist Church in Destrehan.

Julian Turner Book Reviews - "The Troop"
October 10, 2014 at 3:35 pm
Nick Cutter’s The Troop is exactly what it says on the front cover: a book of terror.

The winning Jambalaya team from Dow St. Charles Operations (L-R): Margo Lumar, Ronnie Rodrigue, Yvette Dempster, Corey Becnel. 2014 Battle for the Paddle winners announced
October 10, 2014 at 3:16 pm
With 123 teams cooking jambalaya or gumbo, United Way of St. Charles kicked off its fundraising campaign with the 13th annual Battle for the Paddle cook-off on Thursday, Oct. 2 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

James Colly is a senior at Hahnville High School. Hahnville students rally around autistic classmate, nominate him to homecoming court
October 10, 2014 at 3:05 pm
James Colly Jr. is in many respects an average teenager.

Oldies But Goodies put the FUN in fundraiser Oldies But Goodies put the FUN in fundraiser
October 03, 2014 at 9:47 am
By Jacob Bielanski

Amidst a flurry of giant cookers, foam containers and plastic wrap, a woman’s voice rings out. “I just want to give a heads up, everyone, Mass just let out, so get ready for the rush.”

Dissected owl pellets provide student lesson on wildlife nutrition Dissected owl pellets provide student lesson on wildlife nutrition
September 26, 2014 at 3:21 pm
Madison Marcel and Cyron Mitt, eighth graders in Trina Douglas’ class, dissected owl pellet to determine what the owls had recently eaten.

Satellite Center students went out into local elementary schools to help kids get a better grasp on reading for their National Day of Service that took place on Sept. 11. 
Hayley Steinlage bends over to help a student color. Satellite Center students visit elementary schools, read to classes
September 26, 2014 at 3:19 pm
On Sept. 11, to honor National Day of Service and Remembrance, the Satellite Center STAR (Students Teaching and Reaching) team members read to young students at both the East Bank Headstart and Carver Early Learning Center.

Olivia Julien and  Olivia Ockman are reciting the Peacemaker Promise. Mimosa Park Elementary community morning meeting
September 26, 2014 at 3:17 pm
At Mimosa Park Elementary School in Luling, the whole student body gathers together once a month for a community morning meeting.

You’ve got to read this! (Sept. 25)
September 26, 2014 at 3:14 pm
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.

Destrehan student Courtney Pfalzgraf brings materials to the volunteers planting trees as part of her senior project event. “Swamp Sweep” senior project undertaken at Wetland Watchers Park
September 26, 2014 at 3:13 pm
Destrehan student Courtney Pfalzgraf recently coordinated her “Save the Wetlands” senior project at Wetland Watchers Park that included community volunteers collecting litter and planting trees.

Lifestyles

Humane Society  Pet of the Week: Marlin
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Marlin
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Marlin, a three-month-old orange male...
Speaking for the children
Speaking for the children
Most nonprofits would, in a perfect world, want to pay their volunteers. But for...

Boutte pastor happens upon crash, prays with dying man
Boutte pastor happens upon crash, prays with dying man
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Pastor Don Logan, of Boutte, was coming back from a meeting in Alexandria when the truck in front of him came to a screeching halt while traveling eastbound on Highway 90 in Des Allemands. Logan would later discover that he was only the second person on the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident.