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Library hosts free job search seminar

DESTREHAN - The St. Charles Parish Library will host a free workshop on “Effective Job Search Strategies” on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the East Regional Library located at 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan.

Tracie Bertaut, a career management consultant, will discuss resume development, interviewing strategies and overall job search skills.

For more information, call the library at 985-764-2366.
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August 19, 2009 at 9:37 am
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8-band line-up headlines benefit

LULING - A benefit dinner for 17-month-old Briauna Frickey will be held on Sunday, Aug. 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Angus Drive in Luling.

Briauna, who is the daughter of Duston Frickey and the granddaughter of Ruby Folse Frickey and Sherwood “Flash” Frickey of Des Allemands, was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma - tumors in both eyes. She is currently receiving treatment at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Admission is $5. Entertainment includes Wayne Foret, Aaron Foret, Creole Soul Band featuring Brad Sapia, Ronnie Boudreaux and Brian Melancon, Skeeter Thomassie & the Swamp Pop Band, Mark Ordoyne, The Red River Band, D.J. Fish and Duane Schurb.

Jambalaya, fried fish and white bean plate lunches will be sold for $7. There is also a chance to win a 32-inch flat screen TV. A parade of prizes will be raffled and a 50/50 drawing will also be held.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations can be made to the Briauna Frickey Medical Fund at Chase Bank.
For lunch tickets call Mitzi at 504-628-2282, Jyla at 985-722-7125, Ruby at 504-628-2282, Darrel at 504-241-8664 or Brenda at 504-952-4889.

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August 16, 2009 at 9:36 am
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Cottages for CASA tickets on sale

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Child Advocacy Services kicks off their first annual “Cottages for CASA” playhouse raffle on Aug. 15.

Raffle tickets for two designer playhouses will be sold until Oct. 30, when the live drawing will take place. Each playhouse is valued at $10,000.

Tickets are $10. Distribution outlets are listed at Childadv.net beginning Aug. 15. Each ticket holder will have two chances to win.
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August 15, 2009 at 9:35 am
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Pichon headlines deer plot seminar

LULING - David Pichon, a county agent with the LSU Ag Center’s Cooperative Extension Service in St. Charles Parish, has announced that the LSU AgCenter will present a Deer Food Plot seminar for deer hunters on Tuesday, Aug.11 at the VFW Hall on Angus Dr. in Luling. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meal at 6:30 p.m., with the actual program beginning at 7 p.m.

The focus of the seminar will be on fall food plot plantings for whitetail deer as well as soil preparation, fertilization and deer diseases.

There will also be vendors with educational exhibits and wildlife products for sale. The 4-H Club will also have a display on the Shooting Sports Program.

Dr. Don Reed, Professor of Forestry and Wildlife with the LSU Ag Center’s Cooperative Extension Service, will present the program on “Food Plot Plantings”to attract and hold whitetail deer.

Donations of $5 will be accepted to help pay for the seminar costs.

If you have any questions or would like to help sponsor the seminar, you may call David Pichon at the LSU AgCenter’s St. Charles Cooperative Extension Service office at 985-785-4473. The Cooperative Extension Service practices a non-discriminatory policy with all of its programs.
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August 11, 2009 at 9:49 am
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‘Fishing for Frankie’ Aug. 8 at Pier 90

AVONDALE - A benefit fishing tournament for Luling resident Frankie Champange, who is battling lung cancer, will be held on Aug. 8 at Pier 90 located at 10093 Highway 90 in Avondale.

Entry fees are $100 per boat - 2 persons per boat. There will be an optional $10 big bass pot that will pay back 100 percent.

Check in is from 4:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Weigh in is at noon.
Registration is continuous through the day of the tournament. The payout will be 50 percent of the profit made, the other 50 percent will be donated to the Champagne family.

The number of entries will determine the number of pay-out places. All entries will also be entered to win door prizes on the day of the tournament.

Entry forms are available at Outcast Marine in Des Allemands, First National Bank in Boutte and Norco, Majoria’s in Boutte, Roussel’s Hunting and Fishing in LaPlace, Outdoor Express in Paradis and at Pier 90.
For more information, call Audrey Raziano at 985-758-8411 or 985-703-0135 or araziano@aol.com; April Sellers at 504-756-7020 or prilay@cox.net; or George - Harbor Master - at 985-665-7839.
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August 08, 2009 at 8:42 am
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Time to plan Night Out Against Crime parties

ST. CHARLES PARISH - On Tuesday, Aug. 4 neighborhoods throughout St. Charles Parish are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 26th annual National Night Out Against Crime/Drug Prevention event.

National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by Sheriff Greg Champagne and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relations and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This year’s theme is “Giving Crime & Drugs A Going Away Party.” From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 4, homeowners, apartment dwellers and businesses are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights for security and spend the evening with their neighbors and police outdoors demonstrating solidarity against crime.

National Night Out is an ideal opportunity for citizens and law enforcement nationwide to form powerful partnerships in the fight for a safer America. On August 4th, millions will join forces to Give Crime & Drugs A Going Away Party.

If your neighborhood is planning a Night Out Party, please call Susie Gauthier at 985-783-1355 to register.Read More...
August 04, 2009 at 9:06 am
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No-cost infant eye exams Aug. 3 - 14

DESTREHAN - Destrehan optometrist Dr. Sandra Warner is offering no-cost eye and vision assessments for infants Aug. 3 through 14 at her office located at 1974 Ormond Blvd.
Infants six to 12 months old are eligible. An appointment is required.

Call 985-764-2929 to make an appointment. This offer is made possible in part by InfantSEE - a public health program created by Optometry’s Charity, the AOA Foundation and the Vision Care Institute.
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August 03, 2009 at 8:42 am
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Salon collecting donations for Tripp Roth

PARADIS - Vous Salon and Spa in Paradis is collecting donations for Tripp Roth, son of Randy and Courtney Roth of Norco. Tripp, who is two-months old, was diagnosed with junctional epidermmolysis bullosa.

Donations such as money, gift cards (preferably CVS and Walgreens to help with medication costs) and other donations you see fit are being collected at the salon located at 15329 Highway 90.
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July 30, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Community chorus begins rehearsals

LULING - The Community Chorus of the River Parishes will begin rehearsal for their Christmas concerts on July 30 at the Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. at 7 p.m.

A dinner concert will be at Ormond Country Club Dec. 4, followed by a concert at Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling on Dec. 5.

Anyone interested in joining the group for these concerts should contact Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819.
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July 30, 2009 at 9:09 am
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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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Luling church invites kids to vacation Bible school

LULING - The Bible Center Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School on July 13 through 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling.

The theme for this year’s event is “Crocodile Dock” and is open to kids ages 5 to 12 who have completed the fifth grade. Songs, games, snacks, Bible adventures and much more are scheduled for the event.

For more information or to register your child, call 985-785-0557 or visit www.biblecenter.org.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 9:16 am
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Luling church invites kids to vacation Bible school

LULING - The Bible Center Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School on July 13 through 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling.

The theme for this year’s event is “Crocodile Dock” and is open to kids ages 5 to 12 who have completed the fifth grade. Songs, games, snacks, Bible adventures and much more are scheduled for the event.

For more information or to register your child, call 985-785-0557 or visit www.biblecenter.org.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 9:15 am
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Art guild kids’ camp July 13

LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild will hold its 15th summer Kids’ Visual Arts Camp July 13 through 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the First Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. for primary grade students who have completed first, second or third grades.

Area artists and guild volunteers, including Mississippi River clay artist Lorraine Gendron will present art fundamentals while other students explore techniques with artistic quality media including clay, watercolor, oil pastels, tissue paper and papier mache’.

A showcase featuring a matted work from each student will be displayed at the East Bank Regional Library for the following two weeks and at the West Bank Regional Library for the next two weeks.

Campers cost is $35. Contact camp director Mary Sue Carter
for more information and an application at 985-651-9153.
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July 13, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Marilyn Richoux's love for the past helped set St. Charles Parish's future
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Although Marilyn Richoux has been recognized for her many accomplishments in St. Charles Parish, she readily explains they were only made possible with the help of people equally passionate about preservation.