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West Bank town hall meeting

ST. CHARLES PARISH - St. Charles Parish leaders will host an upcoming town hall meeting to present information on infrastructure and other projects in progress or completed since their terms began in January 2008.

Also on the agenda is a discussion of the state of hurricane protection in the parish, as well as a presentation on upcoming civic projects, including a new Department of Motor Vehicles building, animal shelter and community center.

Attendees will also be able to participate in a question-and-answer session with their parish council representatives and Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr.

WEST BANK TOWN HALL MEETING
WHEN: 6 p.m. March 17
WHERE: Hahnville High School Auditorium, 200 Tiger Drive, Boutte
SPONSORED BY: Councilman-At-Large Division B Terry Authement
For more information please contact the St. Charles Parish Council Office at (985) 783-5000.
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March 17, 2010 at 9:39 am
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Parish wants input on future at planning meetings

All St. Charles Parish residents are invited to attend two upcoming citizen workshops to help develop options and strategies for shaping the future of the parish.

Organizers want all opinions and ideas citizens have to offer about the future character of St. Charles Parish.

“The workshop-style atmosphere is an energetic and even fun way for residents to provide their opinions on what they think the parish should look like in 20 years,” Parish spokeswoman Renee Simpson said. “After our previous meetings, we’re tightening our vision to be able to use it to guide policy in the future.”

Both sessions will provide a brief overview of the progress of the planning process; present a summary of the Vision Statement from the first series of public forums and describe the results of the conditions and trends analyses. There will also be a series of group activities and interactive discussions about land use and growth issues, redevelopment, economic development and other key factors that impact quality of life. For additional information, contact Steve Romano or Marny Stein at (985) 783-5060, or go to stcharles2030.blogspot.com.

When and Where:
March 15, 2010
Destrehan High School
1 Wildcat Lane, Destrehan
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

March 16, 2009
R.K Smith Middle School
281 Sugarland Parkway, Luling
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March 15, 2010 at 9:38 am
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31st Annual LA Sportsmen’s show this weekend

GONZALES - The 31st Annual Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show and Festival has everything for the sportfishing, boating and hunting enthusiast.

It will be held on March 12 from 2-9 p.m., March 13 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and March 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

General admission is $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Those dressed in a military uniform get in free.

The event will include hundreds of fishing and hunting booths, boat areas and more with special show prices.
New this year are the Purina Incredible Dog Team performing amazing acts of acrobatic skill and “Meet the Troutmasters: A Reunion” featuring many of the 14 anglers featured in the book “Trout Masters: How Louisiana’s Best Anglers Catch the Lunkers.

Visit www.lasportsmenshow.com for more information and to see a list of exhibitors.
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March 14, 2010 at 9:43 am
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St. Patty’s Pawrade

DESTREHAN - Costume your pet on a leash or pull in a carriage or wagon for the annual German Coast Farmer’s Market St. Patty’s Pet Pawrade. Prizes will be awarded for best presentation. $5.00 entry fee. Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m. Register at 9 a.m. Ormond Plantation, River Road, Destrehan. Read More...
March 13, 2010 at 9:41 am
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St. Charles 4-H Jr. Leader garage sale

LULING - St. Charles 4-H Jr. Leader Garage Sale will be held at the St. Charles 4-H Office on March 13 from 8 a.m. –4 p.m. The 4-H Office is located at 1313 Paul Maillard Road, Suite E in Luling, which is located on the right of the CVS Shopping Center.

This garage sale will help to fund the St. Charles 4-H Jr.
Leader Club Awards Trip. Baked goods will also be sold at the garage sale.
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March 13, 2010 at 9:41 am
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School district fair for disabled children & families

ST. CHARLES PARISH - St. Charles Parish Public Schools is pleased to invite you to its 2010 “Bridging the Gap” Transition Fair. The Transition Fair will be held at the Professional Learning Center, previously the old K-mart building, on Thursday, March 11, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This is an event to bring awareness and information to students, parents, and teachers of children with disabilities from birth to twenty-two about services that are available to their families. This is a great opportunity for parents of students from birth to twenty-two to gather useful information and resources.

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March 11, 2010 at 12:04 pm
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Cafe holds dinner theatre mystery

ST. ROSE - Join Sunny Day Cafe in St. Rose for dinner & entertainment with the hilarious crew of Murder a la Carte, Inc.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre - $48 per Person by reservation only.

Sat., March 6 - Cocktails 6:30 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m. Show begins at 6:30.

Includes a classic who-done-it performance by the cast and crew of Murder a la Carte, Inc., four-course dinner, complimentary soft drink, taxes and gratuities. Wine, beer, specialty drinks and upgrades will be billed separately the night of the event.

Make reservations early.

For information or to make reservations call (504)465-1331 or email: memason@cox.net.
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March 06, 2010 at 12:03 pm
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ACT prep classes available

DESTREHAN - Sessions to help prepare for taking the ACT will be available to students who are residents of St. Charles Parish on Sat., March 6 from 9 a.m. until noon at Destrehan High School. Interested students will need to choose one of the three sessions offered: English, Reading, or Math.

Students may register by completing and printing the registration form found on their school’s Web site or by picking up a form in the school’s office, the school’s counseling office, or the reception desk at the St. Charles Parish School Board Office. The registration fee is $10 if registered by March 3.

Checks should be made payable to St. Charles Parish Schools.

No refunds will be given. On-site registration on both dates will be offered, but seating is limited. The cost for late or on-site registration is $15. For more information contact Toni Evans at (985)785-7265 or at tevans@stcharles.k12.la.usRead More...
March 06, 2010 at 12:03 pm
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March 04, 2010 at 11:29 am
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Alpha Daughters of Zion banquet

BOUTTE - The Alpha Daughters of Zion is hosting a banquet on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Mt. Airy Multi-Purpose Building, 13635 Old Spanish Trail, Boutte.

Ticket cost is $25.

The theme for the event is “Embracing Sisterhood.”
Rev. Rodney Johnson Sr., pastor of Historic Bethlehem and Bell Baptist churches and spiritual advisor for Alpha Daughters, will speak. Feel free to contact Ivy Williams for more information on this event at (985) 758-1606. The Alpha Daughters can be reached 24 hours at (985) 287-2268 for emergencies.
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February 27, 2010 at 12:02 pm
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Food distribution to be held Feb. 27

LULING - The St. Charles Community Health Center and Second Harvest will sponsor a food distribution every fourth Saturday.

A distribution will take place Feb. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at St. Anthony’s Church, 234 Angus Drive in Luling.
Those attending must bring picture identification and proof of income (such as a pay stub, letter from Medicare or tax return).
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February 27, 2010 at 11:53 am
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2010-11 Hahnville Hi-Stepper Tryouts

HAHNVILLE - There will be an informational meeting about Hi-Stepper tryouts for the 2010-11 school year on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Hahnville High School auditorium. At the meeting, sponsors will discuss all necessary information regarding paperwork and requirements for tryouts.

Those interested in trying out who are unable to attend the meeting should contact Ms. Holley Johnson (hjohnson1@stcharles.k12.la.us) or Mrs. Maggie Corzo (mcorzo@stcharles.k12.la.us) after the meeting to obtain a packet with tryout information.

A mandatory instructional workshop will be held in the HHS gym on March 8-11 from 3 to 5 p.m., and tryouts will be held in the gym on March 12 beginning at 3 p.m.
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February 25, 2010 at 11:52 am
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Community Ed classes offered

ST. CHARLES PARISH - St. Charles Parish Public Schools is offering a variety of different community education classes this spring, ranging from art and dance to finance and writing. Class locations will be available on both the east and west banks. For a full list of available classes, visit www.stcharles.k12.la.us.

Deadline to register is Feb. 22. Parishioners can register by mail, drop-off or walk-in. An early registration discount of 5% will be given to those who register prior to Feb. 12.
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February 22, 2010 at 11:51 am
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Benefit to help fight melanoma

KENNER - A benefit fish fry for Chris Guillot, 18, who is fighting melanoma, will be held on Friday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. -till. It will take place at Kenner Volunteer Fire Hall, 400 Veterans Blvd. Lunch plates of fried catfish, potato salad, french bread, desert and a drink will be $7 with all proceeds going towards Chris Guillot’s medical expenses.

For questions or donations, call Brooke Christy at 504-231-0017.
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February 19, 2010 at 11:53 am
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Friends of Library hold book sale

HAHNVILLE _ The Friends of the St. Charles Library will hold a “Book by the Foot” book sale on Friday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Book Nook, next to Hahnville Library. Books will be $1 per foot.Read More...
February 19, 2010 at 11:52 am
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8-week seminar on spirit, literature

NEW ORLEANS - Our Lady of Holy Cross College announces its first continuing education program for 2010, an eight-week workshop, “Spirituality & Literature,” starting Thursday, Feb. 18. Susan Blalock, Ph.D., emeritus professor, author, lecturer and scholar on the subjects of poetry, creative writing, language and literature, will facilitate group discussions of short works by several contemporary American authors.

Anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of spirituality is invited to attend. Classes will be held at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, 4123 Woodland Ave., New Orleans, on consecutive Thursdays, Feb. 18 and 25; March 4, 11, 18 and 25; and April 8 and 15 at 6:30 – 8 p.m. The cost
is $250.

Upcoming classes to be offered by the Department of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning include: Church History: The Early Councils of the Church (March); Science & Religion (April) and Faith-Based Enterprises: The Basics for Practitioners (May).

For further information and registration, contact Jim Curry, 504/398-2116 or jcurry@olhcc.edRead More...
February 18, 2010 at 11:54 am
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Krewe of Lul royalty remember their reign and parties
Krewe of Lul royalty remember their reign and parties
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The generations of Luling families keeping alive what has become the tradition of the Krewe of Lul is as much a part of this band of revelers as the parade itself.