Lifestyles




Elite garden club serves east bank
May 21, 2008 at 1:16 pm
If you’ve ever heard of the LaBelle Fleur Garden Club, then you know that being a member is a great way to interact with your neighbors and share a few of those truly golden gardening tips.

Troxler: levee won’t assure protection Troxler: levee won’t assure protection
May 21, 2008 at 12:38 pm
The west bank of St. Charles Parish has no levee protection and the east bank needs to be elevated to the proper height before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers includes the parish in their 100-year flood plan.

Tregre grills council members on decision to alter QBS Board Tregre grills council members on decision to alter QBS Board
May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
A former parish president showed up at Monday night’s council meeting to protest an attempt to restructure the Quality Based Selection Board, a panel made up of university professors that decides what engineering firms get contracts for parish projects.

HHS freshman copes after gunshot to the head HHS freshman copes after gunshot to the head
May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
When 16-year-old Jances Simmons, a Hahnville High School freshman, went to a party on May 9 with a group of friends, he never imagined that a few hours later he'd be rushed to the hospital facing surgery.

2 men arrested in connection with shooting
May 21, 2008 at 10:02 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Department has made a pair of arrests in connection with a shooting that left a 16-year-old Hahnville student with a gunshot wound to the head.
Sheriff's deputies arrested John B. Lumar, 18, on May 12 and Joshua D. Taylor, 18, two days later. Both men are charged with attempted murder.

Library holding free cookbook exchange, tea
May 17, 2008 at 1:52 pm
LULING - The West Regional Library, located at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling will host the following events during the month of May. They are:

•Saturday May 17: 2 p.m.: Cookbook Exchange. Join us for our first ever cookbook exchange. Bring a cookbook(s) you no longer use and exchange it for someone else's. For more information call Julie at 985-785-8471.

•Saturday May 24: 2 p.m. - 4.p.m.: Mother - Daughter Tea Party - Participants will learn proper etiquette and how to make tea. Traditional tea refreshments will be served. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited, so call 985-785-8471 to register.

Raffle tickets on sale for pageant
May 17, 2008 at 12:08 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Festival is seeking girls ages 11-13 who are interested in selling raffle tickets to be eligible for the title of Junior Catfish Queen XXVI.

The Louisiana Catfish Festival children's pageant will be May 17. For information or to sell tickets, call Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.

Arc of St. Charles in search of talent
May 17, 2008 at 12:07 pm
LULING - The Arc of St. Charles is in need of entertainment for the organizations annual spring festival to be held Saturday, May 17 at Monsanto Park in Luling from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The group needs dancing groups, choirs, singing troups, magicians and musicians who would be interested in volunteering their time and talent to perform for the festival.
Interested parties should contact Raven or Marie at the Arc of St. Charles at 985-785-0971.

Pageant raffle tickets on sale
May 17, 2008 at 10:56 am
DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Festival is seeking girls ages 11-13 who are interested in selling raffle tickets to be eligible for the title of Junior Catfish Queen XXVI.

The Louisiana Catfish Festival children's pageant will be May 17. For information or to sell tickets, call Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.

Theater closes season with London play
May 16, 2008 at 12:11 pm
KENNER - The Rivertown Repertory Theatre closes the season with the Gulf South premier of the London hit musical comedy By Jeeves May 16 through June 1.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees start at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets prices are $25 for adults, $22 for students between the ages of 13 and 21 and seniors aged 55 and up, and $12 for children between 5 and 12.

An optional pre-performance buffet served by Messina’s is also available for $20 for adults and $12 for children. Reservations are required for the buffet. Group rates are also available.

The theater is located at 325 Minor St. in Kenner’s historical district. Call 504-468-7221 Tuesdays through Fridays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for tickets and reservations.

Church screening could save lives
May 15, 2008 at 1:53 pm
LULING - The First Baptist Church of Luling will host a Stroke, Vascular Disease and Heart Rhythm Screening in Luling on May 15. The site is located at 921 Paul Maillard Rd. in Luling with appointments beginning at 9 a.m.
Recommended baseline screenings include stroke/carotid artery, atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease.

To schedule an appointment, call Joelle Reizes at jreizes@llsa.com.

Montz association holds meeting
May 15, 2008 at 1:52 pm
MONTZ- The Montz Civic Association will hold a meeting on May 15 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Norco Civic Hall on Goodhope Street.

Summer camps expanded to include the west bank
May 14, 2008 at 5:32 pm
The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department has found the solution for those working families and their children on the west bank this summer by adding two additional camp sites at Luling Elementary and Eual Landry Middle School.

Destrehan boys tennis team take second place at state tournament Destrehan boys tennis team take second place at state tournament
May 14, 2008 at 3:03 pm
Congratulations to the Destrehan High School boys tennis team for their outstanding performance at the state 5A competition on April 29 and April 30 in Lafayette.

Lafreniere’s ‘96 Sting wins state championship, three locals compete Lafreniere’s ‘96 Sting wins state championship, three locals compete
May 14, 2008 at 3:02 pm
The Lafreniere ’96 Sting U-12 girls soccer team won the Division I Allstate Sugarbowl State Championship in Lafayette on May 3 and 4.

DHS, HHS set for spring games DHS, HHS set for spring games
May 14, 2008 at 3:00 pm
Though the official kick off to the 2008 season is still three months away, both Destrehan and Hahnville will get to strap on the pads one final time before summer starts when they travel for their annual spring games.

Speed Racer Speed Racer
May 14, 2008 at 2:58 pm
For most car-racing junkies, a seven-day trek to some of the premier racetracks the United States sounds like the perfect vacation. And for Devin Clancy of Destrehan, traveling thousands of miles in the 2008 One Lap of America car competition gives him the opportunity to do just that. After all, he just wrapped up this year’s competition.

Lola. Pets of the Week
May 14, 2008 at 2:55 pm
Lola, a 3-month-old Chow/Shepherd mix is currently available for adoption at the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter.

Sports

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Destrehan grandfather, grandson are real super heroes
Destrehan grandfather, grandson are real super heroes
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While Batman and Robin are known for keeping Gotham City safe from the Joker, Riddler and Penguin, around here they’re known for something very different — bringing some joy into the lives of numerous youths.