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God writes, the rest of us just type

By Mike Johnson

It’s easy to credit the wrong thing for our blessings.
For example, when I arise at 4:30 a.m. to enjoy the most productive time of my day, one of the first stops is the coffee machine. I have the mixture memorized: 11/2 scoops coffee to the #8 line on the pot. Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:39 am
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Government should get out of way

An interesting letter to the editor about how many of the problems in this country can be solved if government got out of the way was printed in the Lafourche Gazette last week. It came from Bob Manuel of Ville Platt, a member of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Broadband Advisory Council.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:37 am
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Big happenings at Grand Isle

There are big happenings going on south of St. Charles Parish this week We’re talking about the annual Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, the oldest fishing rodeo in the United States.
It starts today and ends Saturday when the prizes are awarded and the big party comes to a climax. But don’t go and think you’ll have free reign of the island.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:37 am
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Bridge accident claims life of Luling woman

A Luling woman is dead after the Honda CRV she was driving collided with a Mack garbage truck that had run out of fuel on top of the Hale Boggs Bridge, according to the Louisiana State Police.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:36 am
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‘Night Out’ brings neighbors together

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is inviting residents throughout the parish to participate with thousands of other communities nationwide in the 26th Annual National Night Out Against Crime.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:35 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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Rotary seeks young professionals to visit Argentina

Rotary club members are seeking professionals in St. Charles Parish to visit Argentina in April 2010 as part of the Group Study Exchange Program sponsored by the Rotary Foundation.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 2:31 pm
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Rising Rockers

On stage in front of hundreds of his fellow classmates, former Destrehan High School student Sami Khan performed his original power ballad, “100 Years,” for all of his graduating class to hear.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Judge rules accused rapist competent

A 27-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico has pled not guilty to one count of aggravated rape and one count of armed robbery after Judge Lauren Lemmon determined on July 13 that he was competent to stand trial, the man’s attorney, David Moyer, said.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Photos of ferry prove elusive, needed for monument

The George Prince ferry bell was supposed to be the final piece of the puzzle when it came to erecting a monument to honor those that lost their lives in the 1976 Luling/Destrehan ferry disaster.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Talking trash

When Council Chairman Terry Authement introduced a resolution to seek proposals for a new solid waste contract instead of awarding a renewal to Coastal Waste Services, there was one notable absence at the meeting - CWS General Manager Gus Bordelon.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Waguespack

Mae Degruise Waguespack, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 8:17 a.m. in Thibodaux.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Shifflett

Edward Lee Shifflett, Sr. Age 72. Native of McGaheysville, Va. and resident of Des Allemands for the last 30 years. He entered the gates of Heaven on Saturday, July 11, 2009.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:04 am
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Destrehan deluge tests parish pumps - again
Destrehan deluge tests parish pumps - again
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Destrehan streets filled with water again this month just a few weeks after the record heavy rains of Louisiana's catastrophic flooding and only months after the March deluge that hit the South.