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Parish touts importance in D.C.

Did you know that 60 percent of the grain used in the United States moves through St. Charles Parish’s port? How about the fact that the parish produces about 3 percent of America’s daily crude oil, which equates to 500,000 barrels everyday?Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 10:59 am
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School food price hike proposed

If you’re a parent, then it’s probably safe to say that your child’s nutrition is important to you. But if your child is a St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ student, then making sure your kid is getting the proper nutrients each day could cost you more.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 10:59 am
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Tenant, landlord at odds over future of Luling youth center

When Reanda Fields opened the doors to her first family business, she had the support of her parents and siblings who joined forces to help make her dream of a parish youth center become a reachable goal.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 10:59 am
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Will second time be charm for Luling’s Rathborne park?

Once again, St. Charles Parish will submit a grant application for $150,000 in federal funding to get started on Rathborne Park, which will include a baseball field, sand volleyball court and playground equipment.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 10:59 am
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Paradis church seeks mom of the year

PARADIS - St. John the Baptist Church in Paradis in accepting nominations for its Mother of the Year award.
A brief nomination letter about a mother’s attributes should be submitted to the rectory by April 1.

The committee is looking for someone who has lived her life as a good Catholic mother, instilling the beliefs of the church in her family and friends.

In other church news, parishioners are needed to serve as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. Workshops are being planned. For more information, call Janice Dufrene at 985-758-7845.

Also, St. John the Baptist and St. Gertrude Parishes will hold a baptismal seminar March 8 after the 11 a.m. Mass at St. John the Baptist Church in Paradis. For more information, call St. John at 985-758-2668 or 985-758-7542.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 9:25 am
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Spend the summer in London and Paris

ST. CHARLES PARISH - EF Educational Tours is currently booking spots on its annual summer London and Paris tour, departing on June 1.

The cost is $3,199 for students and $3,514 for adults. The program fee includes roundtrip airfare, hotels, guided tours, admission to all scheduled attractions and a full-time bilingual tour director.

Anyone interested should contact Maria Cancienne at macancienne@gmail.com.Read More...
March 31, 2009 at 4:02 pm
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Library announces planetarium shows

LULING - The St. Charles Parish Library Planetarium presents “Black Holes,” Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday shows are “Wildbear’s Adventure” at 10 a.m. and “Twinkle Theater” at 2 p.m. where the audience can select their own show.

The planetarium is located in the West Regional Library, 105 Lakewood Dr., Luling. Shows are free. Call 985-785-8471 for further information.Read More...
March 31, 2009 at 3:56 pm
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FREE computer classes at library

ST. CHARLES PARISH - St. Charles Library is offering free beginner level computer classes at three locations.

All classes are single, two-hour classes, not continuing courses. It is necessary to register for each class.

Available classes are:
Internet Basics - March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Regional Library in Luling, and March 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the St. Rose Library.

E-mail Basics - March 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Regional Library, March 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the East Regional Library and March 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in St. Rose.

To register, call any library or visit www.stcharles.lib.la.us.Read More...
March 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm
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Jambalaya benefit helps Montz girl

NORCO - A jambalaya benefit dinner to help raise money for medical expenses for 12-year-old Lindsey Creasy will be held on March 30 at Norco Elementary School located at 102 Fifth St. in Norco from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Creasy, who was born with neurofibromatosis, will undergo surgery to remove a tumor from her leg and have her foot amputated on April 27. She will also have to wear a prosthetic from the knee down.

Dinners include jambabalaya, bread, white beans, salad and a brownie. Cost is $7 per meal.

Call 985-212-9316 to place your order.Read More...
March 30, 2009 at 11:24 am
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Bunny brunch at Destrehan Plantation

DESTREHAN - Destrehan Plantation will hosts a Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the manor on River Road to help raise money for the organization, Save Our Cemeteries.

A day of fun is planned featuring a gourmet brunch, cocktails, live entertainment, an egg hunt, arts and crafts tent, face painting, egg races, a raffle and games with the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $15 for kids 12 and under, $20 for SOC members and $25 for non-members. To purchase tickets, call 504-525-3377.

“This is our first year as part of the Save Our Cemeteries event, but we are expecting a great turn out,” said plantation director Nancy Robert. “There’s a lot for the whole family to enjoy.

“And we’re looking forward to seeing a lot of our parish residents at the brunch.”Read More...
March 29, 2009 at 11:26 am
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$5 bag sale at parish thrift shop

LULING - The St. Charles Social Concerns will hold a $5 bag sale for all winter clothes on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

The shop will be closed on March 30 and reopen on March 31 with a complete stock of summer clothes.
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March 28, 2009 at 11:25 am
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‘Gary T’ to sing at church dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold its monthly dance on Saturday, March 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

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

Call the church at 985-758-7542 with any questions.Read More...
March 28, 2009 at 11:25 am
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River Parishes offers free kidney risk assessment

LAPlACE - River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace will host a free kidney health seminar and kidney risk assessment Friday, March 27, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the River Parishes Hospital Medical Pavilion, 502 Rue de Santé, Suite 309 in LaPlace. Dr. Farida Baig, Nephrologist, will co-host and present at the free seminar.

“Our hospital is a center for wellness and our March 27th free kidney seminar offers the public a great opportunity to learn more about keeping themselves healthy,” Charlotte Dupré, CEO of River Parishes Hospital, said. “This free, short seminar presented by our hospital’s chief of staff, Dr. Farida Baig, coupled with our free kidney risk assessment as well with blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will provide attendees with the facts they need to know about their kidneys and kidney disease. We invite the public to attend.”Read More...
March 27, 2009 at 11:28 am
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Music showcase at DHS March 26

DESTREHAN - The Destrehan High School drumline will host the St. Charles Parish Music and Movement showcase on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s gym.

The showcase will feature the DHS winter drumline, the Harry Hurst percussion ensemble, the DHS colorguard, the Hahnville High School colorguard, and Mark Lightiser and Mendel Lee.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and Free admission for middle school kids with parents.Read More...
March 26, 2009 at 11:24 am
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Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald

It was a warm Sunday morning, and the wife wanted to make a crab trip.Read More...
March 26, 2009 at 9:35 am
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Lady Tigers continue district winning streak

By Joe Paul

As the 6-5A district leading Hahnville softball team huddled in shallow left field after a 7-0 shutout against Higgins Saturday, head coach Kenneth Vial stressed the importance of wanting to win each game.Read More...
March 26, 2009 at 9:34 am
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St. Charles Parish mobilizes help for flood victims
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St. Charles Parish volunteers and organization quickly started mobilizing efforts to assist victims Monday when word spread of Louisiana’s record flood waters leaving thousands of people and their pets without a home, food and even water.