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Fall garden show in N.O. Oct. 17-18

NEW ORLEANS - The 2009 Fall Garden Show will be held at City Park botanical garden Oct. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Vendors, including horticulture services companies, will be offering a variety of plants and garden products.

Louisiana Master Gardeners and horticulture experts from the LSU AgCenter will be available to answer homeowners questions. Visitors are asked to bring soil samples for testing by the centerís soil testing lab.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 5 and members of Friends of City Park may enter free.
October 17, 2009 at 9:01 am

Hahnville destroys Destrehan 48-10

The Hahnville Tigers didnít just end Destrehanís four-game win streak, they threw the streak to the ground and stomped all over it.Read More...
October 16, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Learn how to save energy Oct. 16

NEW SARPY - The St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services will present a household energy conservation workshop at 10 a.m. on Oct. 16 at the Arterbury Building, 14565 River Road.

The public is invited to attend, but space is limited, so an RSVP is required. Those interested should call 985-764-7944.

Demonstrations will include information about energy-efficient light bulbs and the value of caulk to seal window and doorway leaks. Residents will also learn simple tips of fan usage to cut back on air conditioning and daily energy usage. Attendees will receive promotional items at the close of the workshop.Read More...
October 16, 2009 at 10:48 am

ĎWizard of Ozí at Hahnville Oct. 14

BOUTTE - Hahnville High School is proud to present the beloved childrenís classic, ďThe Wizard of Oz,Ē on Oct. 14 and 15 in the HHS auditorium at 7 p.m.

Bring the entire family and join Dorothy and her friends as they embark on their journey down the yellow-brick road - a collaboration between the HHS choir and talented theater classes.

Tickets are $10. Children under 6 get in free. Email Lucas Harms at for more information.
October 14, 2009 at 10:48 am

Pregnant woman out of 6-week coma

After spending six weeks in an induced, paralyzing coma, Kristy Dufrene-McCully and her unborn baby are finally home.
The 25-year-old expectant mother, who suffered from a life-threatening respiratory disease called acute respiratory distress syndrome in late June, has lived in a coma for nearly two months on a respirator to give her lungs time to heal.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm

2 more arrested in assault on 17-year-old

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has made two more arrests in the case of a 17-year-old Destrehan teen who was punched to the ground and suffered skull and facial fractures as a result.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Speed Racer

Nine-year-old Hunter Harmon likes to go fast, and it's that need for speed that has catapulted the Luling native to 16 BMX wins in two years, including last weekendís first-place finish in the Redline Cup Central championship in Missouri.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm

RSVP for Oktober Fest by Oct. 12

NORCO - The German-Acadian Coast Genealogical Society will host its annual Oktober Fest featuring German food and a presentation of Louisianaís role in the American Revolution next month.

The dinner will be held at La Maison Magnolia, 950, First St. in Norco. A cash bar opens at 6 p.m. Dinner follows at 7 p.m. The cost for dinner, the presentation and door prizes is $26 per person.

Reservations must be made with a check payable to GACHGS by Oct. 12. Mail reservations to Mary Duhe, Treasurer, 117 N.W. 18th St., Reserve, LA 70084.

Clifford Normand of Baton Rouge will present ďGalvez and the Spanish Contribution to the American Revolution.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 10:53 am

Former Hahnville teammates Lanaux, Lee meet on the big stage

Former Hahnville High School stars Chris Lanaux (left) and Bryant Lee (right) met recently when their two college squads faced off against one another. Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 9:15 am

Outdoor Report

Documentation for a much-talked-about 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass, caught from Japan's largest lake in July, has arrived at the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) headquarters for world record recognition. Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 9:14 am

N.O. Saints defense gets a "Sharper" image

The talk leading up to the New Orleans Saints versus the New York Jets was the showdown between one of the leagues top offenses against one of the NFLís top defenses.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 9:13 am

East Ascensionís stable of running backs could pose problem for Tigers

The Hahnville Tigers cruised to another big win last weekend, using a balanced offensive attack and five takeaways by their defense to run away with a 42-7 victory over Vanderbilt Catholic.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 9:10 am

Rhitt Growl wins N.O. media award

Digital Media Facilitator, Rhitt Growl, at the Satellite Center recently won a poster design contest hosted by the New Orleans Multi Media User Group. The contest was to design a poster promoting Tulane Universityís Tech Day.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 9:03 am

Congressman Steve Scalise visits Harry Hurst Middle School on behalf of NEH

Last week U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise visited the Harry Hurst Middle Library on behalf of the U.S. Congress and the National Endowment for Humanities.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 9:02 am

Sheriff's Reports

ēZachary S. Wilson, 17, of 3756 Tara Drive in Destrehan was arrested on Oct. 1 and charged with principal to second degree battery.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 9:00 am

Crazy ants poised to invade Louisiana

A new invasive insect is threatening to move into Louisiana, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter.Read More...
October 12, 2009 at 9:00 am

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Perfect Destrehan rolls start to finish in win at Central Lafourche
Perfect Destrehan rolls start to finish in win at Central Lafourche
Destrehanís Kristian Mosley scored on a 68-yard run on the second play of Destrehanís game at Central Lafourche and set the tone on a night his team moved to a perfect 7-0 this season with a 49-21 District 7-5A victory.