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Salon collecting donations for Tripp Roth

PARADIS - Vous Salon and Spa in Paradis is collecting donations for Tripp Roth, son of Randy and Courtney Roth of Norco. Tripp, who is two-months old, was diagnosed with junctional epidermmolysis bullosa.

Donations such as money, gift cards (preferably CVS and Walgreens to help with medication costs) and other donations you see fit are being collected at the salon located at 15329 Highway 90.
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July 30, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Community chorus begins rehearsals

LULING - The Community Chorus of the River Parishes will begin rehearsal for their Christmas concerts on July 30 at the Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. at 7 p.m.

A dinner concert will be at Ormond Country Club Dec. 4, followed by a concert at Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling on Dec. 5.

Anyone interested in joining the group for these concerts should contact Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819.
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July 30, 2009 at 9:09 am
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Parish pageant seeks contestants

NORCO - The 10th annual Parish of Plenty pageant is seeking contestants for this years competition on July 25 at the K.C. Home in Norco.

The entry fee for all divisions is $45, which includes photogenic. Dress code is “Sunday Best” for Baby Miss through Jr. Miss, and formal wear for Teen and Miss divisions. Queen, alternates, photogenic, fashion, prettiest hair, prettiest smile and prettiest eyes are awarded in each category.

Admission to the pageant is $2.

All proceeds will be presented to the St. Charles Festival Pageant scholarship fund. All queens will be presented at the festival pageant on Aug. 1 at Destrehan High School at 6 p.m.

For more information and division times, call Celeste Stein at 985-652-4961 or Kerri Roussel 985-536-9500 or send an email to doreenblandry@cox.net.
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July 25, 2009 at 9:08 am
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Donate prizes for benefit bingo

LULING - A benefit prize bingo and barbecue dinner for Vincent Radosta will be held on July 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall located at 140 Angus Dr. in Luling.
Radosta, a 19-year-old Hahnville High School student, was diagnosed with Leukemia in April. He was also born with Down syndrome. All proceeds will help cover medical costs.

Organizers are asking for gift certificate donations or other items for the prize bingo. Other contributions are also accepted.

To make a donation, call the Hahnville Baptist Church at 985-783-1734 or at 504-812-5580.
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July 25, 2009 at 9:08 am
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Killona church plans tournament

KILLONA - The Children of Israel Baptist Church will be sponsoring a fair and softball tournament July 25 and 26 at the Killona Park from noon to 7 p.m.. Proceeds will benefit the John B. Davis Educational Building, which is a non-profit organization that provides after-school tutoring to local children in the community.

For more information, call Katherine Celestine at 504-810-8054.
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July 25, 2009 at 9:07 am
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COA plans fun, summer event

HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Council On Aging will hold a summer celebration on Friday, July 24 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Hahnville activity center located at 626 Pine St.
The event will feature music, dancing, refreshments, entertainment and a patriotic tribute.

Call 985-783-6683 for reservations or transportation.
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July 24, 2009 at 9:07 am
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Luling church invites kids to vacation Bible school

LULING - The Bible Center Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School on July 13 through 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling.

The theme for this year’s event is “Crocodile Dock” and is open to kids ages 5 to 12 who have completed the fifth grade. Songs, games, snacks, Bible adventures and much more are scheduled for the event.

For more information or to register your child, call 985-785-0557 or visit www.biblecenter.org.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 9:16 am
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Luling church invites kids to vacation Bible school

LULING - The Bible Center Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School on July 13 through 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling.

The theme for this year’s event is “Crocodile Dock” and is open to kids ages 5 to 12 who have completed the fifth grade. Songs, games, snacks, Bible adventures and much more are scheduled for the event.

For more information or to register your child, call 985-785-0557 or visit www.biblecenter.org.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 9:15 am
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Art guild kids’ camp July 13

LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild will hold its 15th summer Kids’ Visual Arts Camp July 13 through 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the First Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. for primary grade students who have completed first, second or third grades.

Area artists and guild volunteers, including Mississippi River clay artist Lorraine Gendron will present art fundamentals while other students explore techniques with artistic quality media including clay, watercolor, oil pastels, tissue paper and papier mache’.

A showcase featuring a matted work from each student will be displayed at the East Bank Regional Library for the following two weeks and at the West Bank Regional Library for the next two weeks.

Campers cost is $35. Contact camp director Mary Sue Carter
for more information and an application at 985-651-9153.
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July 13, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Sign up for theater workshop

NORCO - The River Region Drama Guild will hold its “Free Youth Theater Workshop” on July 13 through 16 and July 20 through 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center located at 15146 River Road in Norco.

The workshop is open to students 10 to 18 years old and will teach them acting skills and the chance to participate in a play. The final evening will be a public performance demonstrating the skills learned in the workshop.

For more information, call Henry Sorbet at 504-904-1129.
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July 13, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Farmers’ market preserves contest

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers’ Market’s “Best of Preserves Contest” is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 at the market at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.
The contest will be divided into different categories, allowing each contestant to enter more than one division.

Judging criteria includes the quality and appearance of the product. Products must be labeled to include the name of the preserve along with the month and year that the preserve was made.

Entries must be self-preserved by the contestant and participants must sign up for the event prior to the contest date.

The East Bank market hours are 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday.
For more information, call 985-764-9762.
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July 12, 2009 at 9:13 am
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Warbird's on the Bayou

The Crescent City Remote Control Club is putting on their first Annual "WARBIRDS on the Bayou". Come fly your warbird or just visit and see all of the planes from yesteryear in the sky in Edgard. All sizes are welcome. For more information, contact Ray Miller @ 504-393-1559 or you can view the group online: http://www.lasmag.com/current_ads/ccrcc/warbirds

We are lookinig forward to seeing you there. July 11th and 12th
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July 11, 2009 at 1:18 pm
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Women’s ministry presents youth seminar

BOUTTE - The Women of the Word Ministries of Changing A Generation presents “Girl Talk: Let’s Talk About It” - a real talk dealing with real issues that adolescents and teen girls face - on Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m. at 14271 Highway 90 in Boutte. Girls ages 11 to 18 are welcomed to attend. RSVP at 504-994-6102.Read More...
July 10, 2009 at 9:15 am
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FREE housing fair slated June 27

ST. ROSE - A homebuyers workshop will be held at the American Legion Hall located at 12188 River Road in St. Rose on June 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The one-day workshop offers residents a one-stop approach towards home ownership. Representatives for St. Charles will be on hand to advise on credit repair, foreclosure, home ownership, realty, refinancing, small-interest loans, rehabilitation loans and more.

For more information, call the Department of Community Services at 985-764-7944.Read More...
June 27, 2009 at 1:28 pm
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Raise money when eating CiCi’s pizza

METAIRIE - Help raise money for “Kyle’s Krewe” and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (in memory of Luling resident Kyle Bergeron) by eating pizza at CiCi’s Pizza June 12, 19 and 25 at the Metairie restaurant located at 6311 Airline Dr.

CiCi’s will donate 10 percent of your ticket to the charity. Adult buffets are $5.49.

Metairie’s Chevys Fresh Mex is also helping to fight blood cancers.

The restaurant, located at 3330 Veterans Blvd., will donate 20 percent of your ticket when you dine in June 22 through 25.

Mention “Kyle’s Krewe” at both restaurants to ensure your
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June 25, 2009 at 1:27 pm
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Teen belly dance classes June 25

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Teens ages 12 and up interested in learning about Middle Eastern dance and culture are invited to participate in free belly dancing classes on Thursday, June 25 at the East Regional Library at 10:30 a.m., and at the West Regional Library at 2 p.m.. New Orleans dancer and instructor Samantha Young, who specializes in Middle Eastern, Brazilian, and Polynesian dance, will lead the workshops.

Participants will learn proper posture and dance moves and will learn how to play the zills to Arabic music. Young’s innovative workshop will encourage participants’ creativity by adding Middle Eastern moves to dances or music they like and already know.

This dance is a discipline that is great for self esteem and positive body image, as well as fostering a sense of community that comes from dancing in a group.

For more information about this program, call Amy Boling, teen coordinator, at 985-785-8464, or E-mail: amy.boling@stcharles.lib.la.us.
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June 25, 2009 at 9:05 am
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HHS grad walks across stage to standing ovation
HHS grad walks across stage to standing ovation
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The odds said Zachary Hitt would never have the opportunity to attend his high school graduation, let alone walk across the stage to accept his diploma.