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Local restaurants will support Girl Scouts on Nov. 18

At a time when many non-profits are seeing a steady decline in donations, Girl Scouts Louisiana East is partnering with local restaurants throughout its 23-parish area to provide “Scouting for Supper” on Nov. 18. Participating restaurants will donate 10 to 20 percent of their dinner proceeds at this one-night event to the local council in support of Girl Scout programming.
November 18, 2010 at 2:53 pm

JBM counselor named best in LA

Sherry LeBoeuf, the counselor at J. B. Martin Middle School, was named the Louisiana Middle School Counselor of the Year by the Louisiana Counseling Association.
November 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Moms open store for “girly girls”

Ferdneit Downing-Harris turned herself from a consumer to a producer when her daughter was young. She loved dressing her daughter up in outfits with matching hair bows, but one day the high price of children's accessories had her fed up.
"I bought her a dress from Dillards and found the matching bow - it was really expensive," she said. "I decided to never buy an expensive bow again."
November 18, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Tigers’ defense key against No. 2 STM

"Survival" is the best word to describe Hahnville's opening playoff win after the Tigers held back a furious rally by West Jefferson in the final minute of regulation for a 35-31 victory. But against No. 2 seed St. Thomas More this Friday, the Tigers will have to do much more than just survive if they hope to keep their state title dreams alive.
November 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm

American Legion asks for blood donations

HAHNVILLE - In rememberance of all veterans, the American Legion No. 131 asks the community to donate blood on Nov. 17 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Parish Courthouse in Hahnville. The Ochsner Bloodmobile will be on site and all donors will receive a Saints/Blood Bank shirt, mini physical, cholesterol test, blood typing and blood assurance package. Donors must bring a photo ID and are encouraged to eat a healthy meal prior to donating. Those taking medication for high blood pressure or cholesterol can still donate. A meal will be served to all donors.Read More...
November 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Harry Morel invites seniors to dinner

DESTREHAN - The Honorable Harry J. Morel Jr. cordially invites all St. Charles Parish seniors to join him for his Annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 16 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Jerusalem Shrine Center, 1940 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan.
November 16, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Lourdes, France comes to St. Charles Borromeo School

DESTREHAN - St. Charles Borromeo School welcomes families and parishioners to “Experience Lourdes” on Monday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. in the school gym. Participants will learn about the Mother of God coming from Heaven to visit little Bernadette 18 times in the Grotto at Lourdes, France over 150 years ago. The virtual pilgrimage experience includes “Washing of the Water” of Lourdes, touching the Grotto Rock and praying a Decade of the Rosary in procession. The event is presented by North American Lourdes Volunteers. For more information, visit More...
November 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Knighs of Colombus host barbecue dinner

HAHNVILLE - Knights of Columbus Council 2409 will host a Barbecue Chicken Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 14 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Hahnville from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner tickets are $7 each, and each dinner consists of a half-chicken, baked beans, salad and bread. Drinks and sweets will also be available.
Tickets may be purchased the weekends of Nov. 6-7 and 13-14 after each mass at the church or by calling Kenny Gonzales at (504) 722-5957.
November 14, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Arc of St. Charles grand opening

BOUTTE - The Arc of St. Charles welcomes all to attend its grand opening of a new building for the Cajun Village Re-Sale Store at 13432 Highway 90 in Boutte on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be music, food and games. Shoppers can expect department store items at dollar store prices, including antiques, furniture, clothing, shoes and accessories.
November 13, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Enjoy fall festival with Destrehan Plantation

DESTREHAN - Destrehan Plantation will host its annual Fall Festival on Nov. 13 and 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Live music, over 150 artists and crafts vendors, antiques, food, demonstrations of period crafts and children’s activities will be featured. Admission will be $7 for adults and teens. The festival is free for all children 12 and under. For more information, call (985)764-9315.
November 13, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Queen of Hearts pageant, entry deadlines

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The River Parishes Fall Festival Queen of Hearts Pageant will be held on Nov. 13 at the Sacred Heart School Auditorium from noon-6 p.m. The entry fee is $50 including photo for Baby-Jr. Miss divisions. Entry fee for the Miss division is $100 including photo. Teen and Ms. divisions are $75 to enter.

The deadline to enter is Nov. 12 for Baby-Jr. Miss contestants and Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. for Miss, Teen and Ms. contestants. Late door entries will be accepted for the Baby-Jr. Miss contests only with a late fee of $5.
Public admission will be $3 from noon-4 p.m. and $3 at 4:30 p.m.

The Miss Queen of Hearts winner will compete in the LAFF Queen of Queens pageant in February 2011.Read More...
November 13, 2010 at 9:30 am

Hahnville holds on for thrilling 35-31 win over West Jeff

The Hahnville Tigers were two yards away from suffering a shocking playoff loss after West Jefferson staged a furious rally in the last minute of the game on Friday night. But the Buccaneers fell short and the Tigers will now travel to Lafayette to take on No. 2-ranked STM after their 35-31 victory.

November 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm

40th Annual River Parishes Fall Festival

NORCO - Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Norco will host the 40th Annual River Parishes Fall Festival on Nov. 12 - 14th at the school on Spruce Street. Rides, bands, games, food and other entertainment will be featured. The 7th Annual Craft Fair will be part of the fesival on Saturday, Nov. 13. Artists and craftsmen are still wanted to fill booths at the fair. Full-size booths and a limited number of half-size booths are available on a first come, first serve basis. E-mail Kitty at for more information.
November 12, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Raffle for Drew Brees-Blue Dog print

Organizers of the 2nd Annual Bark at the Bridge Park will be raffling off a silkscreen print of "Drew Brees - Blue Dog" signed by the artist, George Rodrigue. The winning ticket will be drawn on Dec. 4 at the West Bank Bridge Park event in Luling. The event will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Only 1,000 raffle tickets will be sold at $10 each. Tickets can be bought at the St. Charles Animal Shelter, local veterinarians and area merchants. For further information on ticket sales, e-mail
The raffle is sponsored by the Mystic Krewe of Muddy Paws, a neighborhood group organized to support the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter and St. Charles Humane Society.Read More...
November 12, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Experience gained in tough season should make DHS stronger next year

In the NFL, NCAA or any other level of competitive football, if a team loses its starting quarterback and its starting running back, it is going to have a tough time competing against the top teams of its league.
November 12, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Hahnville faces one of state’s top quarterbacks in first round

There is no doubt that Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin wishes his team was entering the Class 5A state playoffs on a high note, but the Tigers' offensive struggles did them in during last week's 41-16 loss to East St. John.
November 12, 2010 at 12:45 pm

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St. Charles citizens advised to stay  vigilant entering hurricane season
St. Charles citizens advised to stay vigilant entering hurricane season
In light of the start of hurricane season last week, St. Charles Parish has made a major effort to prepare its residents for any potential emergency it may cause.