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Bayou Gauche church holds VBS
July 28, 2008 at 1:19 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - Life Fellowship Community church in Bayou Gauche will hold its annual vacation Bible school July 28 through Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Boys and girls, ages 5-12, are invited to attend. Visit www.lifefcc.com to register.

Also, the MPact girls club and Royal Rangers will kick off the 2008-09 session beginning on Aug. 6. Call the church at 985-758-7526 for details.

Dance Unlimited registration
July 26, 2008 at 1:19 pm
PARADIS - Dance Unlimited of the River Parishes Paradis studio will hold registration for the 2008-09 session on July 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For information, contact Duanne Cazalot at 985-764-0625.

Food distribution at health center
July 26, 2008 at 1:18 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Community Health Center in Luling and Second Harvest will sponsor a food distribution July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon across the street from the center at 853 Milling Ave.

Participants must bring a photo ID and proof of income in the form of a pay stub, letter from Medicare, tax returns or other documentation. Call 985-785-5800 for more information.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the food distribution. Two crews are needed to work from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

‘Gary T.’ headlines monthly dance
July 26, 2008 at 1:18 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will hold their monthly dance on Saturday, July 26 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

Music by “Gary T.” Tickets are $15 per couple. Bring your own liquor.

Call 985-758-7542 for more information.

Become election commissioner
July 25, 2008 at 2:16 pm
A course of instruction will be held for any St. Charles Parish resident who is interested in serving as a Commissioner or a Commissioner-in-Charge for elections that began on July 1 and will last through July 1, 2012.

The class will be offered on July 21 at 2 p.m., July 23 at 6 p.m. and July 25 at 10 a.m. All classes will be held in the office of the Clerk of Court in Hahnville. This course will qualify each resident who completes it for a four-year period and they will not have to take the course again until 2012.

Interested residents must be a registered voter in the district where they live, must need no assistance to vote, must be able to open and close a voting machine without assistance and must complete all election forms correctly.
Residents won't qualify for the classes if they have been convicted of an election offense or are a candidate for election to public office.

Current Commissioners and Commissioners-in-Charge are required to attend one of the classes in order to be recommissioned.

Anyone with questions regarding these classes needs to call Charles J. Oubre, Jr. at 985-783-6632.

Church celebrates friends & family
July 25, 2008 at 2:14 pm
LULING - The Bell Baptist Church located at 251 Easy St. in Luling will be celebrating its Friends and Family Day on Sunday, July 20 at its 9:30 a.m. worship service. Pastor Rev. Rodney Johnson Sr. will officiate.

Adult day care to perform show
July 25, 2008 at 1:44 pm
NORCO - The Norco Adult Day Care will hold its 16th annual summer variety show on July 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart School located at 425 Spruce St. in Norco.
For more information, call Kathy Landry at 985-764-7223.

Sheriff offers hunter education
July 25, 2008 at 1:21 pm
KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will offer tone hunter education course session to the public on Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The course is designed for young hunters seeking to obtain their first hunting license as well as hunters who seek to acquire an out of state license.

All classes will be held at the Richard Benoit Memorial Firearms Range located behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Killona.

Participants will be required to complete one weekend class for certification purposes.

Register by calling Shelly Harrison at 985-783-1173 or Sgt. Ted Adams at 504-329-0689.

Drama guild hosts summer workshop
July 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm
NORCO - The River Region Drama Guild is offering a free 8-night theater workshop for students 10 to 18 years old.
The workshop will be held July 21 through 24 continuing to July 28 through 31 at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center located at 15146 River Road in Norco.

The workshop will meet for two hours each evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and culminates with a one-time-only performance on July 31 at 7 p.m.
For more information call Henry Sorbet at 504-904-1129.

St. Gertrude plans July Bible school
July 24, 2008 at 2:15 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will sponsor vacation Bible school July 21-25 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the church in Des Allemands.

Children in prekindergarten through sixth grade can attend. Registration forms are available in the rectory and church.
Craft items and other supplies are being accepted for the school. A collection box is set up in church. For information, call 985-758-7542.

In other church news, a blood drive will be held July 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Father Mac Community Center

Chamber offers annual seminar
July 23, 2008 at 2:18 pm
NORCO - The River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold their 3rd Annual Women’s Seminar on Wednesday, July 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at LaMaison Magnolia Reception Hall located at 950 First St. in Norco.

The seminar will feature information regarding safety, self-defense techniques and briefings on the following healing modalities: Reiki, AURO-SOMA, Flower Essence Therapy and Holographic Memory Resolution.

Lunch will be provided along with a goodie bag to take home.
Prices: $25 for chamber members and $40 for non-chamber members.

RSVP is required. Call 985-359-9777 or visit www.riverregionchamber.org.

Club holds dance in Norco July 20
July 20, 2008 at 2:13 pm
NORCO - The Oldies But Goodies Dance Club will hold a dance on Sunday, July 20 at the Knights of Columbus home in Norco.
Line dancing lessons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and general dancing will follow.

Music provided by DJ Matherne. Admission is $5. Bring your own liquor.

IHOP turns 50 at Zephyrs game
July 19, 2008 at 2:12 pm
KENNER - In celebration of IHOP Restaurant’s 50th birthday, the IHOP Discover America Road Tour is crossing the nation to celebrate two American classics – pancakes and baseball.
An IHOP-branded RV will travel more than 8,500 miles to visit Minor League Baseball parks in 27 cities bringing cheer, games and giveaways.

The RV will make a stop in New Orleans on July 19 at 6 p.m. and July 20 at 2 p.m., entertaining fans as the New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Albuquerque Isotopes.

Zephyr Field is located at 6000 Airline Highway in Kenner.

Library offers free ACT practice test
July 19, 2008 at 1:44 pm
LULING - St. Charles Parish Library invites teens to attend a free ACT practice test at West Regional Library Saturday, July 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Practice tests will be proctored, timed, and evaluated with results sent to each participant.

This is a great free warm-up for the actual testing. Please call 1-800-2Review (1-800-273-8439) to register, or register online at www.PrincetonReview.com/events.

The West Regional Library is located at 105 Lakewood Drive, Luling. Call 985-785-8471 for more information.

Banquet held to benefit scholarship
July 19, 2008 at 1:42 pm
BOUTTE - The annual D.R.E.A.M. Inc. banquet, held in honor of Don Raymond - a former Hahnville High School student, will be held on Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Glen Dorsey Multi-Purpose Building located at 13665 Old Spanish Trail in Boutte.

The event is the main fundraiser for the Don Raymond scholarship which is awarded to a St. Charles Parish student each May.

Musical entertainment by the Worship Squad and the People of Praise is scheduled along with guest speaker Rev. Torin Sanders of the Sixth Baptist Church in New Orleans.

Visitors will also get a sneak peek preview of Glenn Singleton’s Don Raymond documentary.

Tickets are $30 and will be available at the door. Ticket prices include dinner.

For more information or to purchase a ticket in advance
call David at 504-914-8478.

AgCenter hosts citrus workshop
July 17, 2008 at 2:11 pm
LULING - Local residents interested in learning more about citrus greening disease including proper identification, treatments and sampling of the Asian citrus psyllid can attend the workshop.

It is scheduled for Thursday, July 17 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Extension County Agent’s Office located at 1313 Paul Maillard Rd., Ste. E in Luling.

For more information, call 985-785-4473.

Register to vote, learn how to use new machines at parish post offices
July 17, 2008 at 1:41 pm
Next week is Voter Education Week, and the Registrar of Voters will conduct registration drives at post offices around the parish.

The office will also demonstrate how to use the voting machines used for early voting and will mail informational postcards to all households for the upcoming fall elections. The registration drives will be held on July 15 at the Boutte Post Office, July 16 at the Destrehan Post Office and July 17 at the St. Rose Post Office.

Registration will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at each location.

Voter Education Week is held to remind voters of the major changes going into effect for the fall elections. During the week of July 14-18, Secretary of State Jay Dardenne will join election officials throughout the state in spreading the message of closed congressional primaries and the importance of accurate voter registration.

Louisianians will vote in closed primaries for the first time in decades beginning with the Sept. 6, 2008 1st Party Primary for all seven Congressional Districts and the U.S. Senate race. The 2nd Party Primary will follow on Oct. 4, the same day as voters will choose many local leaders, such as district attorneys and judges, in open primaries.

Anyone interested in registering, or changing their voter registration, can contact the Registrar of Voters at 985-783-5120 or visit www.stcharlesgov.net/departments/rov.html. Additionally, they can call the Secretary of State's election hotline at 1-800-883-2805 or visit www.geauxvote.com.

Barton Avenue church hosts VBS
July 14, 2008 at 1:22 pm
LULING - The Bible Center Church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling invites children ages 5 to 12 to our “Power Lab” where we will be "discovering Jesus' Miraculous Power."
Kids will experience songs, games, snacks, electrifying Bible adventures and much more.

Children will also participate in a missions project by collecting school supplies for two local elementary schools.

“Power Lab” begins July 14 and continues through July 18 at the church each day at 9 a.m. until noon.

For more information or to register your children, call the church at 985-785-0557 or send an email at biblecentervs@bellsouth.net.

30 hazardous trees removed from popular Luling park
30 hazardous trees removed from popular Luling park
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Luling’s Rathborne Park remains closed until Saturday, Sept. 13 while St. Charles Parish removes 30 trees in the area that are considered a safety hazard.