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Recipe: "Lucky you" mint pie

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March 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm
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A feast for the soul

On St. Joseph's Day, Clara and Tony Perret in Norco do not go to church - the priest and the congregation come to them.Read More...
March 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm
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Could you have diabetes? Lower your risk, get tested

Tuesday, March 22, is American Diabetes Alert Day, an annual event sponsored by the American Diabetes Association to alert Americans of their risk of developing diabetes.
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March 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm
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Summer Science Program deadline

JEFFERSON - Now in its 6th year, the Ochsner Academic Division’s STAR Program is accepting applications for its high school science program featuring hands-on research with medical scientists. The program is free and open to high school students in Louisiana. Sixteen students will be accepted, and full application packets are due to the Academic Outreach Office by March 14 at 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.ochsner.org/STAR or contact Allison Sharai at (504)842-5321 or asharai@ochsner.org.
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March 14, 2011 at 9:31 am
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Take part in prayer breakfast

DESTREHAN - The St. Charles United Methodist Church will host a prayer breakfast focused on praying as a couple called “Two Hearts Praying As One” on March 13 from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church’s Fellowship Hall, 1905 Ormond Blvd. Each couple will receive a free book taking them on a 30-day prayer journey.The continental breakfast is free. For more information or to register, contact Karen Seifert at (504)465-9136. Visit www.stcharlesumc.com for more.
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March 13, 2011 at 3:19 pm
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Honor return of George Prince ferry bell with the library

DESTREHAN - The bell that once hung from the George Prince Ferry is now on display at the St. Charles Parish East Regional Library. It is on permanent loan from the Louisiana State Museum. In honor of this, the library will show "The Luling Ferry Disaster," a documentary by local filmmaker Royd Anderson on March 12 at 10 a.m. Anderson will be present to speak about the making of the documentary.

Conrad Alleman and Brandon Woods, fifth graders at R.J. Vial Elementary School in Paradis, will also be present. The students recently won first place in the history category of the school's social studies fair for their project "The George Prince Ferry Disaster."

For more information, call the library staff at (985)764-2366 or visit the library's Web site at www.stcharles.lib.la.us.
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March 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm
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LSU AgCenter hosts Garden Day

HAMMOND - The Hammond Spring Garden Day will be held March 12 at the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station at 21549 Old Covington Highway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The program will include LSU AgCenter recommendations on gardening and related topics and feature garden products and services available in the area. New to the program this year will be a plant swap. As in past years, there will be a plant sale, kids’ activities, commercial and educational exhibits, educational presentations and the plant diagnostic center. Guided walking tours of the Hammond Research Station at 10 a.m. and at noon will showcase some of the research at the station.

Visitors are asked to bring nonperishable food items to benefit the Tangi Food Pantry.

Admission is $5 per vehicle. More information is available from Benjamin at (985)748-9381 or sbenjamin@agcenter.lsu.edu.
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March 12, 2011 at 9:29 am
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Register now for Ochsner Fun Run

JEFFERSON - March 11 is the final day to turn in regular entry fees to participate in the 26th Annual Ochsner Fun Run and Rhythm and Sole after party. The run will take place on March 26 on the Mississippi River Levee behind Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson. The event includes a 5K run/walk and a 1-mile fun run/walk. Entry fees are $20 for the Run and Rhythm & Sole Party (includes t-shirt), $15 for just the Rhythm & Sole Party/no t-shirt, and $5 for ages 5-10 to the Rhythm & Sole Party only. Late entry will be accepted until run day and will cost $25 for the Run and Rhythm & Sole Party.
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March 11, 2011 at 3:19 pm
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St. Charles Pride takes home HFC Classic championship

CONGRATULATIONS to the St. Charles Pride Soccer Team, under the coaching talents of Philip Lyons and Matt Loosemore, for winning the U-14 tournament championship at the HFC Classic in Hattiesburg, Miss. Read More...
March 11, 2011 at 10:29 am
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Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show starts March 11

This year, the 32nd Annual Louisiana Sportsmen's Show & Festival will be held at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center on Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13.
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March 11, 2011 at 10:28 am
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Rabbit season ends with a bang

We celebrated the end of rabbit season by going on our annual hunt with the famous A B C beagles owned by Pete Cassange.
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March 11, 2011 at 10:27 am
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Destrehan falls to Airline, Shreve in Monroe tourney

The Destrehan Wildcats went 0-2 in the Monroe Tournament last week, falling to Airline 13-0 before being defeated by Captain Shreve 12-5.
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March 11, 2011 at 10:25 am
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State’s approach to secondary education chaotic

The evolution of post-secondary education in Louisiana emulates neither efficiency nor logic.
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March 11, 2011 at 10:01 am
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Ethics, politics by the numbers

By John Maginnis
LaPolitics.com

In side-by-side newspaper stories last week:

-- former Gov. Buddy Roemer insisted that his $100 limit on individual contributions to his presidential committee is not unrealistic.

-- Gov. Bobby Jindal insisted that $250,000 contributions to his wife’s education foundation from big companies having business before state government are not unethical.
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March 11, 2011 at 10:00 am
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UNO, SUNO should be merged

Gov. Bobby Jindal is right in wanting to consider a merger of UNO and SUNO in his efforts to cut expenses. Even if it were not a matter of eliminating state budget deficits, there is no need to have two state-supported universities almost side by side in New Orleans.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:58 am
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Show will highlight St. Charles businesses

Residents of St. Charles will have an opportunity this weekend to find out a lot about what types of businesses are available to them in their parish. The Business and Craft Showcase of St. Charles will be held Friday from noon to 5 p. m. and Saturday from 9 a. m. to 2 p. m. at the Hahnville High School gymnasium.
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March 11, 2011 at 9:40 am
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Kellie Growl's fight with cancer started with a routine eye exam that led to a diagnosis only two specialists in the nation knew how to handle and a journey of incredible strength that she is still on today.