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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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Evidence supports Obama patronage

Beyond the high rhetoric of the 44th President of the United States, some interesting trends seem to be developing. Bill Clinton’s famous dictum that “the age of big government is over” now seems as ancient as William Jennings Bryan’s “You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” How quickly the eras pass in the current rush to re-forge the basic fabric of life in America. Unfortunately, one aspect of politics that President Obama obviously intends to keep is the patronage trough, and there is considerable evidence afoot to support that view.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:03 am
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Mother Teresa's “dark night”

By Christopher West

For nearly two years I've been reflecting on something I read in an article by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the papal household. I can’t get it out of my head. The article was provocatively titled “The ‘Atheism’ of Mother Teresa” (National Catholic Register, Sept. 9-15, 2007). It explored the meaning of Mother Teresa’s extended “dark night” of union with Christ in his cry of abandonment from the cross.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:01 am
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President’s visit with pope offers some hope

President Barrack Obama’s visit with Pope Benedict XVI gives us hope that he wants to keep open the doors to those with whom he has major disagreements. He is playing the game like politicians should play it, of course.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:59 am
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President’s visit with pope offers some hope

President Barrack Obama’s visit with Pope Benedict XVI gives us hope that he wants to keep open the doors to those with whom he has major disagreements. He is playing the game like politicians should play it, of course.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:59 am
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United Way distributes $1.4 million to area agencies

LULING - United Way of St. Charles Board of Directors approved over $1.4 million to fund 30 local agencies providing services in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Destrehan man is thankful for  the donor who saved his life
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Enio Roquel had been signed up as an organ donor for the past 25 years.