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Get credit help from St. Anthony Outreach

LULING - St. Anthony Outreach Center in Luling is offering a seminar on improving credit with United Educational Services. The group will meet on August 21 at 8:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Outreach Center, 737 Paul Maillard Road. The seminar is geared towards those with credit problems associated with home modification, mortgage reduction, home repairs for seniors, free down payment/closing cost assistance, 1 percent interest rates and foreclosure prevention. The seminar will also cover being in business for yourself and helping others overcome credit challenges. RSVP for the seminar by calling (985)785-8745.
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August 20, 2010 at 10:39 am
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Literary seniors wanted for anthology

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The St. Charles Council on Aging and Y.M.C.A Educational Services present The Literary Circle of Friends group. The group will meet every Friday from 10-11:30 a.m. at 145 Angus Drive in Luling. Please call (985)785-1981 for transportation or lunch reservation.

The group is now promoting a Seniors Anthology Project that will feature a collection of short stories, poetry, personal essays, artwork, book reviews, quotes, journalism pieces and current event views. Participation is needed. Seniors 60 years and older can submit writings to any St. Charles Council On Aging Senior Activity Center or the St. Charles Council on Aging Administration Office now through October 15.
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August 20, 2010 at 10:38 am
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Kids invited to dance for hope

LULING - A “Dancin for HOPE” youth dance will be held in memory of Kyle Bergeron on August 20 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Luling. Admission will be $10 per person. All proceeds will benefit The Leukemia Lymphoma Society for a Cure. The dance is open to kids ages 10-15. Pizza, drinks, snacks and a photo booth will be available at the dance. An adult will need to sign the youth in and out of the dance. There will also be a special appearance by Logan Bergeron.Read More...
August 20, 2010 at 9:55 am
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Red Hat Social to include picnic, games

The St. Charles Council on Aging will host the quarterly full chapter Red Hat Social on August 20 from noon-2:30 p.m. at the Hahnville Activity Center. Join in a picnic, games, treats and music.
For reservations call (985)783-6683 - transportation is available.
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August 20, 2010 at 9:54 am
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St. Charles local presents fashion show

METAIRIE - Kennedy’s Korner presents “A Blast From the Past” Fashion Show, sponsored by the Cheffen Wilson Milton Foundation. The show is hosted by Nina Santa Marina and will take place on August 15 at 4 p.m. at the Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave. in Metairie. Music will be by DJ Mike and door prizes will be given out. Tickets are $20. For more information, contact Shelia Joseph at (504)390-5798.
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August 15, 2010 at 11:58 am
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Early voting begins for party primaries

The St. Charles Parish Registrar of Voters Office would like to inform citizens that early voting begins Aug. 14, then Aug. 16 through Aug. 21 for the First Party Primary Congressional Election to be held Aug. 28.
Voting hours are 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Registrar of Voters Office in the courthouse in Hahnville or the Arterbury Building in New Sarpy.
For more information please visit our website at stcharlesparish-la.gov/registrar.
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August 14, 2010 at 9:54 am
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Jambalaya & bake sale will benefit Lou Gehrig’s disease

HAHNVILLE - Each day in the United States, about 14 people are diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and are left with only three to five years to live. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is an incurable fatal neuromuscular disease characterized by progressive muscle weakness, resulting in paralysis.
Come out and support the ALS Jambalaya and Bake Sale Fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 13 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Parish Courthouse lobby. The event costs $5 per plate and all proceeds raised will benefit ALS.
Most of those who develop the disease are between 40 and 70 years of age. The average expected survival time for those suffering from ALS is three to five years. At any given time, approximately 30,000 people in the United States are living with the disease. The cause of ALS remains unclear and no cure exists.
Please contact Anna Brady at (985)783-6150, Quincee Berthelot at (985)783-6896 or Dana Adams at (985)306-0408 for more information.Read More...
August 13, 2010 at 9:52 am
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First step to state crown begins at St. Charles Festival

DESTREHAN - The 52nd Annual St. Charles Parish Festival Pageant will be held on August 8 at 3 p.m. at Destrehan High School. The 52nd Queen will represent St. Charles Parish at the Louisiana Sugar Queen Pageant in New Iberia in September and the LAFF Queen of Queens Pageant in February 2011 in Baton Rouge.

Tickets to watch the pageant can be purchased for $7 at the door on the day of the event.Read More...
August 08, 2010 at 9:15 am
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Church invites parish to free gospel concert

BOUTTE - West St. Charles Baptist Church will host a free gospel concert featuring Tommy Moseley of Pascagoula, Miss., on Sunday, Aug. 8 at 10:45 a.m. The concert will take place at the church, 13099 Hwy. 90 in Boutte.

Everyone is invited to the concert and a potluck lunch following in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Please bring a dish with you. Call the West St. Charles Baptist Church at (985)785-0584 for more information.
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August 08, 2010 at 9:15 am
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Girls compete in Swamp Pop pageant

LUTCHER - The Swamp Pop Music Festival is hosting a Children’s Pageant and a Teen, Miss and Ms. Pageant on Saturday, August 7 at the Lutcher High School Auditorium in Lutcher. Proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Both the Children’s and the Senior Divisions are open to all Louisiana residents and the Senior Divisions are a contracted title.

Contestants will be judged on an interview, stage introduction and evening gown competition.

For information on the Swamp Pop Music Festival Pageant, please contact Renee Waguespack, Pageant Director at (225)623-8176 or send an email to:
swamppopfest@yahoo.com. Visit www.swamppopmusicfest.com and www.cff.org to learn more about the pageant and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.Read More...
August 07, 2010 at 9:18 am
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HHS invites freshman, parents to orientation

HAHNVILLE - All incoming Hahnville High School freshmen are encouraged to attend “Tiger Kick-Off 2010” on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at HHS. The event is a one-day orientation for all incoming 9th grade students that is led by the HHS students and staff. Students should arrive between 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. for registration and have transportation available for 2 p.m. dismissal.

Lunch will be provided. Students will get acquainted with their student mentors, meet teachers and administration, tour the school, learn the 2010 kick-off dance and get “expert tips.” Please dress in comfortable, casual clothing (jeans or shorts, comfortable shoes, etc.) as this will be a day filled with activities that will require movement.

Parents of incoming freshmen are invited to attend a parent informational meeting in the Hahnville High School auditorium from 9-10 a.m.
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August 07, 2010 at 9:14 am
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Girls will compete in Swamp Pop pageant

LUTCHER - The Swamp Pop Music Festival is hosting a Children’s Pageant and a Teen, Miss and Ms. Pageant on Saturday, August 7 at the Lutcher High School Auditorium in Lutcher. Proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Both the Children’s and the Senior Divisions are open to all Louisiana residents and the Senior Divisions are a contracted title.

Contestants will be judged on an interview, stage introduction and evening gown competition.

For information on the Swamp Pop Music Festival Pageant, please contact Renee Waguespack, Pageant Director at (225)623-8176 or send an email to:
swamppopfest@yahoo.com. Visit www.swamppopmusicfest.com and www.cff.org to learn more about the pageant and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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August 07, 2010 at 9:14 am
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Blood drive offers chance to win tickets to Saints vs. Vikings

LULING - The American Legion #131 will sponsor a blood drive with Ochsner Blood Bank on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 103 Milling Ave. in Luling. All donors will receive a Saints/blood bank t-shirt, mini physical, cholesterol test, blood typing and blood assurance package. A meal will be served to all donors. One lucky donor will win two tickets to the opening game of the NFL season: New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 9.

A picture ID is required to donate blood. Call (504)842-3375 for more information.
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August 07, 2010 at 9:13 am
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HHS class of ‘80 to hold 30-year reunion

NEW ORLEANS - Hahnville High School Class of 1980 will hold their 30 year reunion on the weekend of August 6 and 7 in New Orleans. It’s going to be a great time! All graduates, teachers and friends of the class of ‘80 are invited so if you are part of this group, please make plans to come.

On Friday August 6th we will hold a special graduate party at the French Market Restaurant hosted by our very own Glynn “Tyree” Boyd who promises to make this a night to remember. The restaurant is located on 1001 Decatur St and the party is from 9 till. The cost is $20 at the door.

On Saturday August 7th, the main event will be held at Ernst Café (600 South Peters) from 8 till 12. Graduates from across the country are flying in including “These Boots are made for Walking” quartet and the “Freaky Deak Girls” who say they have been practicing so don’t miss out on the fun. The cost is $65.00 per person and includes open bar, appetizers and a Cajun dinner buffet.

Those interested in attending the reunion should send funds by June 30 to: HHS Class of 1980, 101 Christina Court, Luling, LA 70070 so that we can get a head count. Attire will be casual dress. For more information contact Julie Webre Stephany at hhs1980@bellsouth.net

We have booked a block of rooms at the Sheraton (500 Canal Street) in New Orleans under the event name is HHS 1980 Class Reunion. The room rate is $89.00/night, call 888-627-7033 for reservations.
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August 06, 2010 at 11:21 am
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Life Fellowship hosting annual vacation Bible school

BAYOU GAUCHE - Life Fellowship Community Church in Bayou Gauche is hosting its annual vacation Bible school themed “High Seas Expedition” from August 2 to 6 for ages 5-12. There will be many activities including crafts, puppets, games, fun songs, Bible stories, snacks and a special character that greets the children each day: “Chadder Chipmunk”. The school is free. To sign up, register online at ilovelifefellowship.com/vbs or call (985)758-7526.Read More...
August 06, 2010 at 9:17 am
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Library offers free computer classes

ST. CHARLES PARISH - St. Charles Parish Library is offering free computer classes in May. The new East Regional Library is now open, including a computer lab.

Classes will be offered at three locations listed below:
St. Rose Library in St. Rose, the West Regional Library in Luling and the East Regional Library in Destrehan.

All classes are single two hour classes, not continuing courses. It is necessary to register for each class you wish to attend, but you may register for all available classes at the same time. Call any St. Charles Parish Library or visit their Web site www.stcharles.lib.la.us to register.

The schedule changes monthly. Below is the August schedule.

•Basic Computer Skills – Windows Vista
Monday, August 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – St. Rose
Wednesday, August 4, 2-4 p.m. – East Regional
Friday, August 6, 10 a.m.-noon – West Regional

•Word 2007
Monday, August 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – St. Rose
Wednesday, August 11, 2-4 p.m. – East Regional
Friday, August 13, 10 a.m.-noon – West Regional

•Internet Basics
Monday, August 16, 5:30-7:30p.m. – St. Rose
Wednesday, August 18, 2-4 p.m. – East Regional
Friday, August 20, 10 a.m.-noon – West Regional

•E-mail Basics
Monday, August 23, 5:30-7:30p.m. – St. Rose
Wednesday, August 25, 2-4 p.m. – East Regional
Friday, August 27, 10 a.m.-noon – West Regional
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August 02, 2010 at 9:17 am
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Make it three for the Jefferson family at LSU.