|River Parish kids take the stage
July 28, 2008 at 1:20 pm
LAPLACE - Children in the River Parishes will have the opportunity to take to the stage July 28 through Aug. 2 when the Missoula Children's Theatre makes its annual visit to St. John Theatre in Reserve.
The internationally known theater company, based in Montana, travels throughout the country presenting acting workshops and plays to involve children in the arts.
The troupe, along with local children, will work on a production of "The Little Mermaid" at the theater, 115 W. Fourth St.
The cost is $50. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade may audition for roles on July 28 at 9 a.m. Preregistration will not be accepted, and participation is limited.
For information, visit the theater's Web site at www.stjohntheatre. com
|Bayou Gauche church holds VBS
July 28, 2008 at 1:19 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - Life Fellowship Community church in Bayou Gauche will hold its annual vacation Bible school July 28 through Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Boys and girls, ages 5-12, are invited to attend. Visit www.lifefcc.com to register.
Also, the MPact girls club and Royal Rangers will kick off the 2008-09 session beginning on Aug. 6. Call the church at 985-758-7526 for details.
|Dance Unlimited registration
July 26, 2008 at 1:19 pm
PARADIS - Dance Unlimited of the River Parishes Paradis studio will hold registration for the 2008-09 session on July 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For information, contact Duanne Cazalot at 985-764-0625.
|Food distribution at health center
July 26, 2008 at 1:18 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Community Health Center in Luling and Second Harvest will sponsor a food distribution July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon across the street from the center at 853 Milling Ave.
Participants must bring a photo ID and proof of income in the form of a pay stub, letter from Medicare, tax returns or other documentation. Call 985-785-5800 for more information.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the food distribution. Two crews are needed to work from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
|‘Gary T.’ headlines monthly dance
July 26, 2008 at 1:18 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will hold their monthly dance on Saturday, July 26 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.
Music by “Gary T.” Tickets are $15 per couple. Bring your own liquor.
Call 985-758-7542 for more information.
|Become election commissioner
July 25, 2008 at 2:16 pm
A course of instruction will be held for any St. Charles Parish resident who is interested in serving as a Commissioner or a Commissioner-in-Charge for elections that began on July 1 and will last through July 1, 2012.
The class will be offered on July 21 at 2 p.m., July 23 at 6 p.m. and July 25 at 10 a.m. All classes will be held in the office of the Clerk of Court in Hahnville. This course will qualify each resident who completes it for a four-year period and they will not have to take the course again until 2012.
Interested residents must be a registered voter in the district where they live, must need no assistance to vote, must be able to open and close a voting machine without assistance and must complete all election forms correctly.
Residents won't qualify for the classes if they have been convicted of an election offense or are a candidate for election to public office.
Current Commissioners and Commissioners-in-Charge are required to attend one of the classes in order to be recommissioned.
Anyone with questions regarding these classes needs to call Charles J. Oubre, Jr. at 985-783-6632.
|Church celebrates friends & family
July 25, 2008 at 2:14 pm
LULING - The Bell Baptist Church located at 251 Easy St. in Luling will be celebrating its Friends and Family Day on Sunday, July 20 at its 9:30 a.m. worship service. Pastor Rev. Rodney Johnson Sr. will officiate.
|Adult day care to perform show
July 25, 2008 at 1:44 pm
NORCO - The Norco Adult Day Care will hold its 16th annual summer variety show on July 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart School located at 425 Spruce St. in Norco.
For more information, call Kathy Landry at 985-764-7223.
|Sheriff offers hunter education
July 25, 2008 at 1:21 pm
KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will offer tone hunter education course session to the public on Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The course is designed for young hunters seeking to obtain their first hunting license as well as hunters who seek to acquire an out of state license.
All classes will be held at the Richard Benoit Memorial Firearms Range located behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Killona.
Participants will be required to complete one weekend class for certification purposes.
Register by calling Shelly Harrison at 985-783-1173 or Sgt. Ted Adams at 504-329-0689.
|Drama guild hosts summer workshop
July 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm
NORCO - The River Region Drama Guild is offering a free 8-night theater workshop for students 10 to 18 years old.
The workshop will be held July 21 through 24 continuing to July 28 through 31 at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center located at 15146 River Road in Norco.
The workshop will meet for two hours each evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and culminates with a one-time-only performance on July 31 at 7 p.m.
For more information call Henry Sorbet at 504-904-1129.
|St. Gertrude plans July Bible school
July 24, 2008 at 2:15 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will sponsor vacation Bible school July 21-25 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the church in Des Allemands.
Children in prekindergarten through sixth grade can attend. Registration forms are available in the rectory and church.
Craft items and other supplies are being accepted for the school. A collection box is set up in church. For information, call 985-758-7542.
In other church news, a blood drive will be held July 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Father Mac Community Center
|Sheriff’s Office considers Tasers
July 23, 2008 at 3:07 pm
More than 5,000 police agencies all across the country purchased Taser stun guns for their officers last year. The Louisiana State Police was one of those agencies, and now the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has followed suit with the limited use of the stun guns by some of its deputies.
|Chamber offers annual seminar
July 23, 2008 at 2:18 pm
NORCO - The River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold their 3rd Annual Women’s Seminar on Wednesday, July 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at LaMaison Magnolia Reception Hall located at 950 First St. in Norco.
The seminar will feature information regarding safety, self-defense techniques and briefings on the following healing modalities: Reiki, AURO-SOMA, Flower Essence Therapy and Holographic Memory Resolution.
Lunch will be provided along with a goodie bag to take home.
Prices: $25 for chamber members and $40 for non-chamber members.
RSVP is required. Call 985-359-9777 or visit www.riverregionchamber.org.
|21st Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run Results
July 23, 2008 at 2:17 pm
The 21st Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run saw a record turn out of just under 1500 participants and a new course record for the womens' division on July 20 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco.
|Big Easy Rollergirl
July 23, 2008 at 2:12 pm
Adorned with bright-red tank tops, knee pads and their signature whiffleball bats, the Big Easy Rollergirls lined the streets of the French Quarter for the second annual New Orleans Running of the Bulls on July 12.
|Herald-Guide Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
July 23, 2008 at 2:10 pm
It seems as though it would be hard to start thinking about hunting season in the middle of the July, but if you want to be successful when the time arrives, then you need to start preparing.
July 23, 2008 at 1:54 pm
Ryleigh Lorice Daous was born on June 23, 2008 to proud parents Bobbie Miller and Scott Daous. She weighed in at 7 pounds 4 ounces. She measured at 20 inches.
|VIPs - Very Important Parishoners
July 23, 2008 at 1:51 pm
Marilyn Richoux, pictured above, presents the Lester Burgett Memorial Scholarship Award to Kayla Watson on behalf of the Republican Women of St. Charles at the Destrehan High School Senior Awards Ceremony on May 1.
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