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Business social in Garyville Oct. 9
October 09, 2008 at 11:32 am
GARYVILLE - Local business associations will hold the 14th annual River Parishes Business Social on Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at San Francisco Plantation, 2646 River Road in Garyville.

For information, e-mail sjpba1996@aol.com or call board members Kent Lomax at 985-969-5593, Gus Gonzalez at 504-908-3844 or Angelle Songy at 985-651-0021.

‘Future Prep Night’ at Hahnville High
October 07, 2008 at 11:30 am
BOUTTE - The annual “Future Prep Night” for St. Charles parish will be hosted by Hahnville High School on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event is open to Destrehan and Hahnville seniors and juniors and their parents.

Representatives from all Louisiana public and private colleges and universities have been invited to participate, as well as a number of community colleges, vocational-technical schools, and proprietary schools. All branches of the military service have also been invited. Additionally, a representative from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (T.O.P.S.) will attend.

For questions or additional information, please call the Hahnville High School Counseling Office at 985-758-2961.

Deadline for art grants Oct. 4
October 04, 2008 at 11:08 am
The River Region Arts and Humanities Council is accepting applications for grants for art projects through Oct. 4.
Residents and groups in St. Charles, St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes are eligible to apply for grants to be used in the development of arts and humanities projects or activities or projects in theater, dance, music and the visual arts.

Grants will not exceed $1,500 per application.

Local church holds craft sale auction
October 04, 2008 at 11:08 am
DES ALLEMANDS - A craft sale and auction will be held at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands on Oct. 4.
The craft sale is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the auction following from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A choice of jambalaya or gumbo will be served for lunch along with baked goods, crafts and woodwork.
All proceeds benefit the Pine Lake Fellowship Camp.

Healing conference at Harvest Time
October 03, 2008 at 11:11 am
HAHNVILLE - The Harvest Time Christian Center in Hahnville will hold a healing conference on Thursday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. nightly.

Prophet R.C. Blakes Sr. of the New Home Ministries of New Orleans will attend.

The center is located at 15520 River Rd. in Hahnville.
For more information, call 985-783-9825.

‘78 and ‘79 grads celebrate 30 years
October 03, 2008 at 11:10 am
BOUTTE - Graduates of the Hahnville High School classes of 1978 and 1979 are invited to join their classmates at the Friday, Oct. 3 HHS homecoming game.

Kick-Off is set for 7 p.m. after the homecoming court festivities at 6 p.m.

A gathering tent will be set up outside the gate prior to game time.

Information will be handed out in regard to a reunion cruise and the 1978's class reunion in September 2009.
Attendees will be responsible for the cost of your own game ticket.

After the game graduates are invited to a party at Sydnie’s Pub and Grill located at 13894 Highway 90 in Boutte. It will be a cash bar!

Come out to support your alma mater and visit with your classmates.

For more information you can call Regina at 985-785-1587.

Fashion Golf Club offering specials
October 02, 2008 at 11:34 am
HAHNVILLE - The Fashion Golf course in Hahnville reopened after Hurricane Gustav on Sept. 8 and is offering a winter special to all golfers.

For $20, a golfer gets a cart and can play 18 holes, and for $25, a golfer can play all day - cart included.
The course is open seven days a week. No tee times are required.

For more information, call 985-783-6486.

Battle for the Paddle gets underway on Oct. 2
October 02, 2008 at 11:27 am
LULING - The call is out for gumbo and jambalaya cooks.
The seventh annual United Way of St. Charles Battle for the Paddle cook-off will be held Oct. 2 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park on River Road in Luling.

The Battle for the Paddle features a cook-off in two divisions, gumbo and jambalaya. Teams cook their own special recipes on site and serve the results to the public. Admission is $5 for the all-you-can-eat extravaganza. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Music and a Pick 5 raffle will also be featured during the event.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in each division, including the coveted grand prize, an engraved wooden paddle.

The registration deadline is Sept. 26. The cost is $50 per team.

For information or to register a team, contact Johnson at 985-331-9063 or cindyj@uwaysc.org.

Know your rights as a consumer
October 01, 2008 at 11:29 am
LULING - Capital Area Legal Services is hosting a community education seminar on consumer rights on Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at the St. Charles Council On Aging Luling Senior Center.
Guest speaker Salyria Gumms, an attorney with the organization will speak.

For more information, call 985-785-1918.

Glow-in-the-dark ballet Oct. 1
October 01, 2008 at 11:29 am
DESTREHAN -The River Region Drama Guild will present Darwin. This innovative theatrical experience, is a full-length glow in the dark ballet featuring an array of creatures that use magical luminescent imagery.
For more information or to order tickets, call 985-764-1969.

Slow-cooking seminar at Destrehan Plantation
September 27, 2008 at 12:17 pm
DESTREHAN - Destrehan Plantation will present its first culinary seminar on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entitled “Slow and Low, Then and Now,” the seminar presents the art of slow cooking with open hearth cooking and with electric slow cookers.

Dr. Martin “Doc” Spindel will present the seminar followed by a cooking demonstration by Michael Ledet, author of the “Joe Simmer” series of cookbooks.

Cookbooks will be on sale and lunch will be served.
Advance tickets are available for $25. This includes the seminar, lunch and a tour of the plantation.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call 985-764-9315 or send an email to destplan@aol.com.

Early voting now through Sept. 27
September 27, 2008 at 11:28 am
Early voting continues in Hahnville and New Sarpy through Sept. 27 from 8:30 a.m. at the registrar of voters offices at the St. Charles Courthouse, 15045 River Road in Hahnville and the Arterbury Building, 14564 River Road, in New Sarpy.

For more information, visit www.stcharlesgov.net/departments/rov.

Dance to Wayne Foret on Sept. 27
September 27, 2008 at 11:28 am
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold its annual monthly dance on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center.

Music by Wayne Foret. Tickets are $15 per couple. Bring your own liquor.

Call 985-758-7542 with any questions.

Fun-filled festival weekend
September 26, 2008 at 9:14 am
LULING - The 29th Annual Alligator Festival is scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 25 at the West Bank Bridge Park on River Road in Luling.

This year’s event, which is sponsored by the parish’s rotary club, will feature local food delicacies such as alligator burgers, jambalaya, softshell crabs and other Cajun dishes.

Rides, games, live bands, souvenirs and local crafts are also on the line up for this weekend’s festivities.
The list of musical performers includes Bag of Donuts, Local Option 2, Full Circle, The Wise Guys, LA Kids, Allen Fontenot & the Country Cajuns, Waylon Thibodeaux and The Topcats.

Festival hours are: Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (rides and drinks only), Friday, Sept. 26 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.stcharlesrotary.com.

40 years of art in St. Charles Parish
September 25, 2008 at 12:43 pm
KENNER - The St. Charles Art Guild will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a tea luncheon scheduled to be held at the Chateau Country Club located at 3600 Chateau Boulevard in Kenner on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The guild invites all present and previous members to join in their celebration of what the organization has accomplished in the past, is achieving in the present and what they are anticipating for the future.

Cost for the event is $25. Send check payable to St. Charles Art Guild to 16 Hermitage Court, Destrehan, LA 70047.

Fashion Golf Club offering specials
September 23, 2008 at 12:16 pm
HAHNVILLE - The Fashion Golf course in Hahnville reopened after Hurricane Gustav on Sept. 8 and is offering a winter special to all golfers.

For $20 a golfer can play all day, and for $25 golfers get a cart.

The course is open seven days a week. No tee times are required.

For more information, call 985-783-6486.

Group holds monthly dance
September 21, 2008 at 12:15 pm
NORCO - The Oldies But Goodies Dance Club is having a dance on Sunday, Sept. 21 at the KC Home in Norco.

Line dancing is from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and general dancing will follow.

Admission is $5 person. Music by DJ Gary Matherne. Bring your own liquor.

Men’s Day at Ama church Sept. 21
September 21, 2008 at 12:15 pm
AMA - The Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Ama will hold their annual Men’s Day celebration on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 8 a.m.

Elder Raney Antoine, Sr., pastor of Mount Airy Baptist Church in Boutte is the guest speaker.

For more information, call James M. Poole at 504-239-4785.

Destrehan regroups in second half to knock off Dutchtown
Destrehan regroups in second half to knock off Dutchtown
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It wasn’t always pretty, especially in the first half, but the Destrehan Wildcats regrouped in the third quarter to put away Dutchtown for a 20-10 victory on Friday.