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Historic Bethlehem Baptist Church’s 30 year pastoral celebration
April 27 at 2:00 pm
HAHNVILLE – Rev. Rodney L. Johnson Sr. will be honored for his 30 years of service at Historic Bethlehem Baptist Church on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m.

Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet and Chauvin Folk Art Festival
April 27 at 10:00 am
CHAUVIN – The annual Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet boat parade will take place on Sunday, April 27 at noon and will be held in conjunction with the Chauvin Folk Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown live after 5
April 25 at 5:00 pm
HOUMA – A free concert to the public will be held in Houma on Friday, April 25 from 5 to 10 p.m.

River Parish Medical Society scholarship deadline
April 25 at 8:00 am
LAPLACE – All applications for the River Parish Medical Society scholarship must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 25.

American Legion blood drive
April 24 at 8:00 am
HAHNVILLE – A blood drive hosted by the American Legion will be held on Thursday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum spring break camp
April 21 at 10:00 am
MADISONVILLE – A week-long maritime camp will be held Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in Madisonville.

Community Easter sunrise service
April 20 at 6:45 am
LULING – A community Easter sunrise service, sponsored by several local churches, will be held on Sunday, April 20 at 6:45 a.m.

Early voting begins
April 19 at 8:00 am
PARISHWIDE – Early voting for the Councilman at Large District B runoff and the Hospital Service District tax millage will begin on Saturday, April 19 and continue on Monday, April 21 through Saturday, April 26.

Investment workshop
April 17 at 6:00 pm
DESTREHAN – An investment and estate planning workshop will be held on Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at the East Regional Library.

St. Charles Parish Hospital summer volunteer program applications due
April 17 at 11:10 am
LULING – If you are a high school student and need volunteer service hours as a school or organization requirement, have an interest in health care careers or would like to give back to your community, St. Charles Parish Hospital’s Summer Volunteer Program might be an ideal activity to participate in this summer.

Reserve sheriff’s deputies academy
April 15 at 8:00 am
LULING – The St. Charles Parish Sheriffs Office is now accepting applications for anyone interested in becoming a reserve deputy and applications are due prior to Tuesday, April 15.

Animal shelter community fundraiser
April 12 at 10:00 am
LULING – The St. Rose Elementary 4H Club has planned a third annual community fundraiser for the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter to be held on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Monsanto Park.

Craft fair
April 12 at 9:00 am
DESTREHAN – St. Charles United Methodist Church is hosting a Spring Craft Fair on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Art of Respect Day
April 11 at 11:00 am
BOUTTE – Cajun Village Square will be holding the Art of Respect Day on Friday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sheriff’s annual Easter luncheon
April 08 at 11:00 am
DESTREHAN – Sheriff Greg Champagne will be holding his Annual Senior Citizens Easter Luncheon on Tuesday, April 8.

St. Charles Parish Rabies Run
April 06 at 11:55 am
PARISHWIDE – Annual rabies vaccines will be available on Sunday, April 6 at both the West and East Bank Bridge Parks. The vaccinations are $10 for dogs and cats.

2nd annual Promapalooza
April 06 at 1:30 am
DESTREHAN – Destrehan High School will host its second annual Promapalooza on Sunday, April 6 immediately after prom from 1:30 to 4 a.m.

Free burial and cemetery benefits fundraiser
April 05 at 11:54 am
HAHNVILLE – Veterans Housing Outreach Ministries is holding a weekly burial and cemetery benefit on Saturdays during April and May. The dates are April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Lifestyles

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Parents want ‘confusing’ math taken out of classrooms
Parents want ‘confusing’ math taken out of classrooms
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When Telesia Batte’s middle child was diagnosed with a learning disability, she chose to move her from the parochial school she loved to a St. Charles Parish public school where greater resources were available to help her. What she did not expect was for her daughter to suffer a sharp drop in math grades.