Lifestyles




Preston Matthews learns about balance and center of gravity. “Science Friday” hosted by New Life Community Church
August 08 at 10:07 am
New Life Community Church, the joint ministry of Luling United Methodist & First Union Presbyterian, recently hosted their first ever “Science Friday” event, which was attended by more than 30 children from the community.

Kirolos Abdelmalek Book review: “The Time Keeper”
August 08 at 9:56 am
The Time Keeper is a novel written by the author Mitch Albom.

You’ve got to read this! (Aug. 7)
August 08 at 9:54 am
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.

Cynsere Griffin Local boy wins state free throw contest
August 08 at 9:53 am
Cynsere Griffin, a student at Lakewood Elementary, won the statewide Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest for the 9-year-old age group.

New Life Baptist Church, of Davie, Fla. Youth Worship Band led Sunday morning worship at First Baptist Church. Luling First Baptist Church hosts Florida missionaries
August 08 at 9:51 am
Luling First Baptist Church recently housed the Youth Ministry of New Life Baptist Church of Davie, Fla. while they were in the area on the mission field helping start a new church in Metairie.

River Region Ballet “Canvas and Cookies” River Region Ballet “Canvas and Cookies”
August 08 at 9:50 am
The River Region Ballet hosted a night of painting fun earlier this summer at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Norco.

(L-R) Chris Broadwater, Louisiana State Representative – District 86, Berry Burnside, AT&T regional director, Rob Carlisle, CEO child advocacy services, and Ginger Cangelosi, community outreach director. AT&T donates $3,500 to children’s non-profit
August 08 at 9:49 am
AT&T has announced a $3,500 donation to the Cottages for CASA playhouse fundraiser to generate public awareness and funding to support the work of Court Appointed Special Advocates Program and Child Advocacy Center services in St. Charles Parish and surrounding areas.

Buddy Boe accepting the 2014 Millennial Changemaker of Greater New Orleans award. Parish chief administrative officer named 2014 Changemaker
August 08 at 9:48 am
Buddy Boe, chief administrative officer for St. Charles Parish, was named the 2014 Millennial Changemaker of Greater New Orleans by Social Renaissance.

A United Way volunteer hands a backpack full of supplies to a student. United Way helps kids get back to school
August 08 at 9:47 am
To help St. Charles Parish families with the expense of getting children back to school, United Way of St. Charles partnered with Covenant Church and Blessed to be a Blessing to host a Back-To-School event providing free backpacks, school supplies and hygiene kits to local children on Aug. 2.

Welcome sign to North Pole, Alaska. From snowstorms to ‘da swamp, North Pole couple defrosts after moving to Montz
August 08 at 9:42 am
The Lescault family has had a drastic change of scenery since relocated from North Pole, Alaska to Bayou Gauche.

Adam Wayment, of Luling, is currently studying at the Missionary Training Center, in Provo, Utah in preparation for a two-year mission in Taiwan. Teen puts off studies at Duke to make difference in Taiwan
August 01 at 10:24 am
A Luling teen is about to embark of the trip of a lifetime as he prepares to serve a two-year mission in Taiwan.

The pictured St. Charles Parish Public School teachers completed summer internships at local industries:  
Sitting from left to right are: Kelsey Rosales, Stefanie Ward, Joanna Welch and Shandra Clark; standing on the second row are: Nancy Ponder, Denise Robichaux, Pat Chevalier, Connie Cheramie and Amanda Meyer; standing in the back row are: James Bertrand, Joey Brady and Eric Scott. Not included in the photograph is Linda Taylor. Teachers undergo intensive summer training
July 25 at 11:01 am
Thirteen teachers from St. Charles Parish Public Schools recently completed school-to-career summer internships at several local industries in order to bring their experiences back into their classrooms.

Retired Major Sam Zinna accepts a donation to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, on behalf of Sheriff Greg Champagne, from Reverend Wayne Taylor, pastor of New Life Community Church, to be used towards the purchase of bullet-proof vests. Also pictured is Brad Thompson. Local church celebrates “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day”
July 25 at 10:59 am
New Life Community Church, the joint ministries of Luling United Methodist Church and First Union Presbyterian Church, recently hosted a special “Law Enforcement Appreciation” Sunday service.

Yooki Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Yooki””
July 25 at 10:58 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Yooki.

Harley Kinler Local teen named Miss VFW for state of Louisiana
July 25 at 10:56 am
Harley Kinler, daughter of Michael and Holly Kinler of Luling, was recently crowned Miss V.F.W. at the State Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Alexandria.

Chris and Pamela Valentine included this photo in a book meant for birth mothers who look at these photos as well as a biography on the prospective families who would like to adopt their children. For Montz couple adoption is not second choice, but only choice
July 25 at 10:42 am
Montz residents Pamela and Chris Valentine had only been married for four years when they found out that Pamela had a condition that would make it difficult for her to conceive a child.

Derek Walker Book review: “Cosmos by Carl Sagan ”
July 18 at 10:36 am
The Cosmos is a book written by Carl Sagan in 1985-1986.

Arthur F. Schexnaydre HHS grad completes Naval Academy
July 18 at 10:34 am
Arthur F. Schexnaydre, a 2010 graduate from Hahnville High School, recently completed four years at the United States Naval Academy obtaining a bachelor of science degree in computer science.

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2 St. Charles Parish Council members will seek parish presidency
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Even though the election is almost a year away, two St. Charles Parish Council members have already thrown their hats into the ring for the parish’s top executive post.