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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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St. Gertrudes to hold community dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will hold a community dance on Saturday, July 31 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands. Music will be by “Seabrook” and the price is $15 per couple, BYOL.Read More...
July 31, 2010 at 9:16 am
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Support Who Dats kids’ baseball team

LULING - The Who Dats kids’ baseball team will hold a dance at the VFW Hall in Luling on Friday, July 30 from 7-11 p.m. The dance is for kids ages 9-13 and entry is $10. A slice of pizza and a soft drink are included in the price.

All proceeds will benefit the team and go towards travel expenses and new uniforms and equipment.

Parents are welcome to stay at the dance, but chaperones will be present and all kids have to be signed in and out.
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July 30, 2010 at 2:22 pm
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Antioch Baptist to hold musical, recital

DES ALLEMANDS - Pastor Rev. Dr. Mitchel Bolden Jr. and the Antioch Baptist Church Mass Choir invite the public to enjoy a weekend of praise and worship to Jesus Christ at the church, 16461 Old Spanish Trail in Des Allemands. A musical will be held on July 30 at 7 p.m. and the choir’s first annual concert will be held August 1 at 7 p.m. If there is a choir or group that is able to attend, please contact Sis. Sherry Bolden at (504)559-4738 or Sis. Tyra Robinson at (504)330-3299.Read More...
July 30, 2010 at 9:16 am
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River Region Drama holds kids workshop

NORCO - The River Region Drama Guild is offering students 10 to 18 years old the opportunity to learn acting skills and the chance to participate in a play. The eight-evening Theatre Workshop will be held July 26-29 continuing August 2–5 at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center, 15146 River Road in Norco. The workshop will meet for two hours a day, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and culminates with a one-time-only performance. The play will be presented at 7 p.m. on Aug. 5, and all are invited to attend.

The workshop is free and sponsored by the United Way of St. Charles. For more information call Henry Sorbet at (504) 904-1129.
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July 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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Learn to screen print with the library

DESTREHAN - Join Barbara Forshag, co-author of “A Simple Guide to Screen Printing,” at the St. Charles Parish East Regional Library on Saturday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m. for a screen printing workshop. Screen printing is a simple method of using ink, a stencil, a screen and a squeegee to produce original artwork. Participants will have the opportunity to make their own print. All materials will be provided. This program is designed for high school students and adults.Read More...
July 24, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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Tarpon Rodeo replaced with Grand Isle fundraiser

The annual Tarpon Rodeo in Grand Isle, the oldest fishing tournament in the country, will be replaced this year by a new event: the Island Aid festival.

The event will feature several local and national acts, including Three Dog Night, LeAnn Rimes, The Topcats, The Wiseguys and Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys.

The festival will take place on Saturday, July 24, with gates opening at 10 a.m.

Admission is $10 per person at the gate. No presale tickets are available.

Although the sport fishing ban at Grand Isle has been lifted, the rodeo association decided to hold the fundraising event to avoid interfering with clean-up efforts in the Gulf.

No ice chests, umbrellas, video cameras, pets, food, beverages or bicycles will be allowed. There will also be no smoking allowed in the vendor area.

For more information visit www.tarponrodeo.org or call (504)736-6418.Read More...
July 24, 2010 at 2:19 pm
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CASA invites public to preview playhouse

DESTREHAN - Child Advocacy Services cordially invites the St. Charles community to a preview party of the 2010 Cottages for CASA Playhouse on July 23 at Ormond Plantation. The entertainment and silent auction begins at 7 p.m. along with refreshments.

Cottages for CASA is Child Advocacy Services’ second annual 2010 playhouse raffle. This year, a playhouse will be built and raffled in St Charles Parish. Tickets for the playhouse raffle will go on sale in August with the grand prize winner to be drawn in October 2010.

Be one of the first to see the 2010 playhouse at the preview party. For more information, call Amber at 985-785-5226.
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July 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm
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HHS open for sports physicals

HAHNVILLE - Sports physicals will be offered on July 29 at 2:30 p.m. at the Hahnville High School Field house. The physicals will cost $10, cash only. A parent needs to be present to fill out the paperwork.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm
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Sign up now to participate, sponsor Fishing for Frankie

AVONDALE - The 2nd Annual Fishing for Frankie Bass Fishing Tournament is now looking for sponsors and is open for registration. The event is hosted by the Throw Me A Cure Relay Team, South Louisiana Trail and family and friends of Frankie. The event raises money for Frankie Champagne Jr., a native of Edgard and resident of Luling who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007 and has been unable to work since June 2009 due to the effects of the cancer treatment.

The tournament will be on August 28 at the Pier 90 boat launch, 10093 Hwy. 90 in Avondale. Check-in will be at 4:30 a.m. with weigh-in at noon. The entry fees are $100 per team and $10 Big Bass (optional). Entry forms are available at Outcast Marine, First National Bank USA, Majoria’s, Roussel’s Hunting and Fishing, Outdoor Express and Pier 90.

The tournament is also looking for sponsors to donate money or door prizes.

For more information on entry or sponsorship, contact Audrey Raziano at (985)703-0135 or (985)785-8411.
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July 22, 2010 at 2:20 pm
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Get your spike on at DHS volleyball camp

The Destrehan volleyball camp will be held July 19 - 23 in the Destrehan High School gym. The camp is open to any child grades Pre K - 8th. The cost of the camp is $75 per camper. For a registration form, go to www.stcharles.k12.la.us/destrehan and click on the Destrehan volleyball camp link.Read More...
July 19, 2010 at 10:23 am
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Humane Society Pet of the Week: Fitz
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