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Boy scout group invites members
August 28, 2008 at 12:42 pm
LULING - Boys in first through fifth grade are invited to join Cub Scout Pack 173 chartered by the Luling United Methodist Church on Paul Maillard Road in Luling.

A den meeting will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

For information, call David Kornegay at 985-785-0809, Andrea Hebert at 985-785-6460, Tess McCoy at 985-785-0275 or Junius Adams at 985-785-0984.

Free Alpha course at Boutte church
August 27, 2008 at 12:34 pm
BOUTTE - Boutte Assembly of God will begin the alpha course on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Boutte Christian Academy.

This 10-week practical introduction to the Christian faith offers answers to some key questions.

Each weekly session begins with an informal dinner, followed by a large-group learning time, and ends with small-group discussion.

To learn more about the course or to make reservation, call
the church at 985-785-2413 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

An Alpha dinner will be held on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner and course are free.

Free Alpha course at Boutte church
August 27, 2008 at 11:09 am
BOUTTE - Boutte Assembly of God will begin the alpha course on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Boutte Christian Academy.

This 10-week practical introduction to the Christian faith offers answers to some key questions.

Each weekly session begins with an informal dinner, followed by a large-group learning time, and ends with small-group discussion.

To learn more about the course or to make reservation, call the church at 985-785-2413 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

An Alpha dinner will be held on Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner and course are free.

Gardening seminar offered Aug. 26
August 26, 2008 at 11:09 am
ST. ROSE - A fall gardening program, led by St. Charles Parish County Agent Rene’ Schmidt, will be held Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at the St. Rose library.

Ladies Bible study at Luling church
August 25, 2008 at 11:08 am
LULING - The Bible Center Church will host a 12-week Ladies Bible Study Aug. 25 through Nov. 19. at the church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling.

This semester’s topic will focus on the book of Daniel.
Workbook cost is $16.30. The class meets Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

For additional information, contact Margie Pierce at 985-764-9336, Glenna Smith at 504-431-7138 or Nadine Montet at 985-785-8873.

Teen dance in Paradis Aug. 22
August 22, 2008 at 12:33 pm
PARADIS - The Paradis Volunteer Fire Department will host a teen dance on Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 807 Barber Rd. in Paradis.

The dance is open to ages 12 to 17 and admission is $5. Concessions are available.

Sports camp at First Assembly
August 21, 2008 at 11:07 am
DES ALLEMANDS - First Assembly of God will sponsor a Mega Sports camp Aug. 21 through 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church located at 16976 U.S. 90 in Des Allemands.

Children ages 5 to 11 may attend. Baseball, soccer and cheerleading will be offered. Rallies, sport stories and Bible stories also will be featured.

Registration will begin at 4:45 each day. For information, visit the Web site www.firstassemblyda.com or call camp directors Taylor and Irene Dufrene at 985-758-7547.

Traveling art exhibit at libraries
August 18, 2008 at 12:31 pm
The Traveling Showcase, created at the St. Charles Art Guild’s Kids Camp, is now on display through Aug. 2 at the East Bank library in Destrehan and will travel to the West Regional Library for display through Aug. 18.

Emergency shelter and food program
August 16, 2008 at 1:52 pm
EAST BANK - Beginning Aug. 4, emergency food and shelter federal funds are available for East Bank residents of St. Charles Parish to assist in paying utility bills, mortgage or rent assistance.

Residents who applied for assisstance in 2007 are not eligible for 2008 help.

Eligible residents meeting the following criteria may qualify: 1. Must be facing an emergency crisis, such as loss of income due to illness, reducation of work hours, etc. and 2. Must be a resident of St. Charles.

All residents qualifying for utility assistance must provided their current bill and disconnect notice.
All residents qualifying for mortgage or rent assistance must provide past due, forclosure or an eviction notice.
Residents meeting these guidelines may call the St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services at 985-764-7944 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Back to school bash to feature Molly the pony
August 16, 2008 at 12:34 pm
After the success of last year’s event, the German Coast Farmers’ Market will play host to the second annual Back to School Bash on Aug. 16.

The bash will take place at the East Bank site of the farmers’ market, near the Ormond Plantation. Blanche Newsome will perform at the event, which will also include door prizes, back to school gift bags, face painting and a display by the parish library.

Molly the pony, along with some of her pony friends, will also be on hand at the event. Molly was rescued after Katrina by Kaye Harris, who is her current owner. Several months later she was attacked by a pit bull. Although her numerous wounds healed, her leg did not make it and amputation and a prosthesis were necessary for Molly. Now Molly visits everyone and anyone who could use her quiet wisdom and inspiration, from Children's Hospital to nursing homes.

The main draw to the event will be the food. Fresh produce, pastries, breads, rotisserie meats, seafood and dairy products, such as creole cream cheese, will all be available during the bash. As will kettle corn, soy candles, goat milk soap and lotions, homemade salad dressings, wine, pastalaya and stuffed crabs.

“We came up with the idea of a back to school bash because we really wanted to push healthy eating habits for kids,” Ann Montgomery said. “We want to show that you don’t have to travel far to get fresh food and vegetables.”

Door prizes at the bash will include little coolers that kids can use with their meals, while the gift bags will have honey soap, which is made in little animals to promote hygiene. There will also be plenty of honey samples around and kids will learn that a drop of honey on a cracker might be tastier - and healthier - than butter.

The Back to School Bash will begin at 8 a.m. and last until noon.

Luling church to honor reverend
August 16, 2008 at 12:31 pm
LULING - Pastor Rodney Johnson Sr. and Bell Baptist Church will be dedicating a monument to the late Rev. Eugene Turner on Saturday. Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at 300 Hackberry Lane in Luling. The public is invited.

Religion class sign up at St. John
August 16, 2008 at 12:29 pm
PARADIS - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is still accepting registration for religion. Parents of students should call Pat Usprich at 504-723-8357 to register.

Parishioners are needed to serve as extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist. Workshops for those interested will be offered Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., beginning in the fall. For more information, call Janice Dufrene at 985-758-7845 or the rectory at 985-758-2668.

Engaged and married parishioners are invited to attend a dinner to celebrate marriage on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. Tickets are $45 per couple. For information, call Lisa Matherne at 985-758-8800.

Swim team hosts preteen dance
August 15, 2008 at 12:30 pm
LULING - The Willowdale Country Club swim team will host a back-to-school preteen dance on Friday, Aug. 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the club in Luling.

Children 9 to 12 may attend. Admission is $8, which includes three snacks or beverage tickets. Additional tickets will available for $1.

Booster clubs hold registration
August 14, 2008 at 1:51 pm
The booster club will also hold football registration on Aug. 14 at the Des Allemands ball field from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Aug. 20 at Landry Middle School.
Boys 6 years and older may participate this year if they turn 6 by Aug. 1.

St. Gertrude youth ministry gears up
August 10, 2008 at 1:53 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Youth Ministry is now accepting registration for the 2008-09 year.
Registration fee is $10 for new members and $5 for current members.

Deadline to register is Aug. 10. For information, contact Anita or Terry Matherne at 985-758-8659.

Annual historical seminar Aug. 9
August 09, 2008 at 1:52 pm
THIBODAUX - The Lafourche Heritage Society will hold its 32 annual seminar on history and genealogy Aug. 9. It will be held in the banquet room at the Envie Restaurant at the Howard Johnson.

This year’s speakers will include Jay Schexnaydre, who will speak on the “Historic Cemeteries of the River Parishes,” Bobby Freyou on “Historical Land Title Records in the state of Louisiana,” Augusta Elmwood on “the French Colony of Saint Domingue: Migrations and Sources,” and a presentation on the cypress logging industry by Hugh Brown and JoAnne Plessala.

Seminar participants who pre-register will be included in a count for a buffet lunch. Same-day registration will be accepted at the door, but will not include lunch.

Registration and coffee will be from 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9:15 a.m. and will end around 3:30 p.m.
To pre-register, send names to be received before Aug. 6 with checks payable to Lafourche Heritage Society for $28 per participant to P.O. Box 913, Thibodaux, LA 70302.
Book Vendors will need to reserve a table in advance.
For more information, contact Clifton Theriot at 985-448-4621 or Elton Oubre at 985-446-8662.

Annual historical seminar Aug. 9
August 09, 2008 at 12:30 pm
THIBODAUX - The Lafourche Heritage Society will hold its 32 annual seminar on history and genealogy Aug. 9. It will be held in the banquet room at the Envie Restaurant at the Howard Johnson.

This year's speakers will include Jay Schexnaydre, who will speak on the "Historic Cemeteries of the River Parishes," Bobby Freyou on "Historical Land Title Records in the state of Louisiana," Augusta Elmwood on "the French Colony of Saint Domingue: Migrations and Sources,” and a presentation on the cypress logging industry by Hugh Brown and JoAnne Plessala.

Ultimate fighting in Houma Aug. 8
August 08, 2008 at 12:31 pm
HOUMA - Ultimate Fighting Renaissance MMA7 will take the stage at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center Aug. 8 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $55. Floor seating is available for $65. Tickets are on sale at the civic center box office and all Ticketmaster locations.
For more information, call 985-850-4657.

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