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HAHNVILLE - Knights of Columbus Council 2409 will hold its annual Barbecue Chicken Dinner on Sunday, April 25 at Our Lady of Holy Rosary Church in Hahnville.

The dinner will consist of a half chicken, baked beans, cole slaw and bread and will cost $7. Desserts and drinks will also be available. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available after all Masses on the weekend of April 10 & 11 and 17 & 18 at the church in Hahnville and St. Anthony’s Church in Luling. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Kenny Gonzales at (985)785-6750 after 5 p.m.

Proceeds from the dinner will be used by the council to support youth programs and seminarians.Read More...
April 25, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Public Range days coming up soon

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The St. Charles Sheriff’s Office will allow the public to use the St. Charles Firing Range to shoot handguns only. Anyone wishing to use the range will be required to attend a 30-minute safety briefing, which will be held at the range from 8 a.m. to noon on:
April 24,
May 8 and 22, and
June 5 and 19.
The public range hours on those days will be 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.
All participants are required to bring proper ID and their own targets, safety glasses, hearing protection, baseball cap, staple gun and staples. All weapons must be transported to the range in a suitable device, such as a gun box or holster. No weapons can be brought to the range loaded and weapons must be left in the vehicle during the safety briefing and until all required paperwork is completed. No one under 18 years old will be allowed to fire weapons at the range.
For further information, contact Ted Adams at (504)201-5222.
April 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm

St. Gertrude to hold community dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will hold a dance on Saturday, April 24 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands. Music will be by Gary T. Tickets are $15 per couple; BYOL. Call (985)758-7542 for more information.
April 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Cajun Dancers will perform at market

DESTREHAN - The Allemands Elementary School 2nd grade Cajun Dancers will perform at the east bank location of the German Coast Farmers’ Market at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24. The LSU Ag Center will be taking registrations and distributing written guidelines for the Preserve Contest to be held July 10.

Two local cookbooks are now on sale at the welcome booth: “From our Mama’s an ‘nem…” by the Oldies But Goodies Dance and Social Club, Inc., and “Jambalaya Crawfish Pie File Gumbo” by Joan Zeringue Robbins. For more information on the Market, visit
April 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Cancer survivors unite

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Join the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in St. Charles Parish survivors celebration and share your evening with fellow cancer survivors who have faced the battle with cancer and are winning. The celebration will feature food, fun and entertainment.

It will be held on Tuesday, April 27 at 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 375 Spruce St., Norco.

Registration will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Please RSVP to 785-1037. Each Cancer Survivor may bring one guest. There is no charge to participate.
April 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Terrebonne hosts spring orchid show

HOUMA - The Terrebonne Orchid Society, a non-profit organization, will hold its annual Spring Orchid show on April 23, 24 and 25 at Southland Mall, 5953 West Park in Houma. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 23 and 24, and it will be from noon to 6 p.m. on April 25. The show is open and free to the public and this year’s theme is “Super Bowl of Orchids.”
April 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm

First Baptist to hold Spring Revival service

PARADIS - The First Baptist Church of Paradis will be having its Spring Revival Service on April 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. Rev. Terry Gullage of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Marrero will be the guest revivalist.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm


Donna Keating Graham, 48, passed away at her home in Paulina on April 14, 2010. Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 1:05 pm


Lucien Emile Frederick Sr. passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 11, 2010, on his 90th birthday; he was bom in 1920. He was a native of New Orleans, a long-time resident of Destrehan, and recently a resident of Folsom. Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Sheriff's Reports

•Jonathan Simmons, 20, of 190 JB Green Road in Des Allemands, was arrested on April 13 and charged with possession with intent SCH-I - Marijuana, possession with intent SCH II - Crack, possession with intent SCH II - Cocaine, use of a firearm with a CDS, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, SCSO Att., Pit Bull Reg. (2 cts.) and Rabies vaccine required (2 cts.).Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm

What the revenue estimating conference told us

The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met recently to update the state’s official revenue estimates in time for the House Appropriations Committee to begin finalizing work on the FY 10/11 budget that will take effect this July 1.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Sediment diversion should be coordinated

Eleven candidate projects were selected Tuesday to be considered for implementation under the Breaux Act which was set up many years ago to help preserve and restore the coast of Louisiana.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Work underway on Destrehan pump station

An $18.8 million pump station that will help drain water from Prospect Avenue in Norco to Interstate 310 in St. Rose is now under construction and should be completed by September 2011, according to Steve Wilson, president of the Pontchartrain Levee District.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Builder picked for $1.2 million Paradis Library

The St. Charles Parish Council authorized a contract with Lamar Contractors for construction of a new Paradis library.
The library will be constructed on 1.18 acres of land that formerly housed the old Paradis Elementary School. The building will be 6,374 square feet and will cost a little over $1.2 million to complete.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm

73-year-old Grandma arrested for drugs in home

A 73-year-old Des Allemands woman and her 20-year-old grandson were arrested after nearly $10,000 worth of drugs were found inside their home, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm

6th grader fights to keep use of arm

When Jacob Andrews, 12, first started complaining of arm pain in August 2009, his grandparents thought that he was just trying to get out of doing homework.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 8:49 am

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