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Spread Christmas cheer: Lend helping hand to seniors

The “season of giving” is in full swing and there are already plenty of ways that parishioners can give back to the community this year.

While celebrating, remember that many older residents may be spending the holidays alone.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:03 am
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Man robs St. Rose store at gunpoint

A St. Rose convenience store was robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning, and police are still searching for the robber.
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December 10, 2010 at 9:01 am
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Community responds to brutal murder with candlelight vigil

Residents from Norco and the surrounding area gathered at the home of Mary Nancy Arico last weekend.Read More...
December 10, 2010 at 8:55 am
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‘Political patriarch’ passes away

Generous parish benefactor and well-known judge Edward A. Dufresne Jr. passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, according to family members.
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December 10, 2010 at 8:54 am
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Destrehan native helps turn science fiction into reality

A physics professor, who grew up in Destrehan, was part of a group of scientists that made a huge breakthrough that could eventually unlock some of the universe’s best-kept secrets.
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December 10, 2010 at 8:47 am
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Seniors Christmas luncheon

DESTREHAN - A senior citizens’ Christmas luncheon is planned for 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Jerusalem Temple, 1940 Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.

The event is free and all St. Charles Parish seniors are invited to attend. Seniors must RSVP by Dec. 3 to vjsevents@gmail.com or (985) 783-5182 in order to participate. Seating is limited.

The event will feature special live entertainment, Santa photos and free health checks from St. Charles Parish Hospital. Read More...
December 09, 2010 at 9:28 am
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Annual Christmas tree lighting

HAHNVILLE - The Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish will host the annual parish Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 at the West Bank Bridge Park.Read More...
December 09, 2010 at 9:27 am
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Join together for annual tree lighting

LULING - The Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish invites the community to the annual parish Christmas tree lighting from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 at the West Bank Bridge Park.
“It’s a good way for the community to come together and celebrate the holidays with family and friends,” said Jennifer Luquette, one of the event organizers.
The event’s schedule includes the J.B. Martin Choir performing at 6:15 p.m., the Albert Cammon Choir at 6:30 p.m., and the Allemands Cajun Dancers at 7 p.m. Santa will arrive for photographs and greeting at 6:45 p.m.Read More...
December 09, 2010 at 9:09 am
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West Bank construction meeting

WESTWEGO - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting to discuss West Bank and vicinity mitigation, proposed refinements to the Lake Cataouatche Levee and to give a Company Canal floodgate construction update. The meeting will be held on Dec. 7 at the Westwego Tassin Senior Center, 701 4th St. in Westwego.

The informational open house will be from 6-6:30 p.m. and the presentation and break-out session is at 6:30 p.m.
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December 07, 2010 at 9:28 am
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East Bank construction meeting

ST. ROSE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting to discuss Lake Pontchartrain and vicinity mitigation and give a St. Charles Parish East Bank construction update.

The meeting will be held on Dec. 7 at the American Legion Post 366, 12188 River Road in St. Rose. The informational open house will be from 6-6:30 p.m. and the presentation and break-out session is at 6:30 p.m.Read More...
December 07, 2010 at 9:27 am
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Christmas Parade

NORCO - The Norco Civic Association is inviting the River Parishes community to enjoy a black and gold Christmas this year when it presents its annual Christmas parade.

Preparations are under way for the Norco Christmas Parade, which will roll on Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Paying tribute to the Super Bowl champion, the New Orleans Saints, this year’s theme is “Heaux, Heaux, Heaux Dat! A Black and Gold Christmas.”

The parade committee welcomes a variety of participants. Entry forms are available at the parade website, www.norconoel.com. Every entrant must fill out and return an entry form.

Following the parade, a community celebration will be held at the Capital One Bank parking lot, culminating with the lighting of the community Christmas tree. Residents may bring their cameras to take free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. For information, visit the website or call the Norco Civic Association at (985)764-9696.Read More...
December 05, 2010 at 9:26 am
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A Wetlands Reveillon

DESTREHAN - The annual Wetlands Reveillon will be held on Dec. 5 from 6-9 p.m. at Destrehan’s Mule Barn, 13034 River Road. The event will be catered by the Satellite Center Culinary Arts team members with entertainment by Amanda Shaw.

There will be a silent auction with over 50 items to bid on. All proceeds will benefit the Labranche Wetland Watchers Park Nature Trail. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door, and they can be purchased at the Destrehan Plantation gift shop or by calling (985)764-9315.
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December 05, 2010 at 9:25 am
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Dogs can enjoy 2nd Annual Bark at Park

LULING - St. Charles Parish dogs will once again have their day at the second annual ‘Bark at the Bridge Park’ festival on Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

The event will feature raffles, a rummage sale, music, pony rides, adoptions and pet goods and services. Pet parents are welcome to bring their leashed and vaccinated pets to take portraits with Santa. There will also be a pet-owner look-alike contest.

The event will serve as an opportunity for pet owners to get their animals up-to-date on rabies shots for $10 or receive a microchip for $20. Licensed veterinarian Jena Troxler will administer shots. Pet owners who can show proof of their pet’s current rabies vaccine will receive a free bag of Halo pet food.

Those looking to add a new pet to their families this Christmas should also attend to see animals up for adoption.

All proceeds will support the new animal shelter project and the St. Charles Humane Society, the non-profit organization that handles medical care for St. Charles Parish animals in need and shelter residents. For more information, visit:

www.barkatthebridgepark.com
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December 04, 2010 at 9:24 am
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Boaters can sign up now for annual parade

BAYOU GAUCHE - The annual Christmas on the Bayou Boat Parade will be held on Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three best-decorated boats. There is no fee for participation. Those interested in participating can call Mike and Yvette Dunn at (504)415-6988 or (504)495-8491 or Loretta Matherne at (985)532-2368.
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December 04, 2010 at 9:23 am
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Daigle

James “Jim” Daigle, 87, a native of Grosse Tete and resident of Des Allemands, was entrusted to God’s loving care on Nov. 25, 2010. Read More...
December 03, 2010 at 9:25 am
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Champagne

Hubert Paul Champagne, 92, passed away on Nov. 27, 2010 in Raceland. He was a native and resident of Lockport. Read More...
December 03, 2010 at 9:24 am
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Calling it a necessary competitive edge to retain best talent, St. Charles Parish Public Schools' teachers, principals and administrators are among the highest earners in Louisiana systems.