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‘Green’ savings not so hot in January

It has been two months since Luling resident Anne Moyer and her family invested $37,000 into green energy products to make their home more cost effective and environmentally friendly, and so far, the savings have been minimal.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:19 am

Parish unemployment rate rises

The unemployment rate in St. Charles Parish has risen from 3.7 percent to 5 percent over the last year, but is far from the February national average of 8.1 percent, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:44 am

Lack of volunteers hamper Luling Red Cross

Education and volunteer recruiting are at the top of the American Red Cross’ to do list, especially for the organization’s Southeast Louisiana Chapter - which services 1.2 million people including St. Charles Parish.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:43 am

Dirty Job: 342 trash bashers raze 3.91 tons of litter from local roads

It was a dirty job, but someone - or in this case hundreds -had to do it.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:43 am

School shooting scenario tests emergency response

First responders were on hand last Friday at Luling Elementary when five parish agencies, along with a variety of state and federal departments, joined forces for a mock training exercise that tested each agencies’ response to a school shooting scenario.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:43 am

Learn about SSI changes for 2009

NORCO - Capital Area Legal Services Corporation will hold a Social Security Changes 2009 seminar on March 24 at 11 a.m. at the Council On Aging Center in Norco.

Guest speaker is community legal education specialist Margaret Jefferson.
March 24, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Jimmy Seghers to speak at St. Anthony

LULING - St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Luling will host a Lenten mission featuring speaker Jimmy Seghers March 23 through 25 at 7 p.m. Parishioners from all Catholic Churches are invited.

Seghers will speak on “The Mass: Understanding and Living It.” For more information, call the St. Mark rectory at 504-431-8505 or St. Anthony’s at 985-785-8885.Read More...
March 23, 2009 at 9:24 am

‘Rumors’ at DHS March 19 - 22

DESTREHAN - The Destrehan High School Theater Club will present Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” a farce in two acts, March 19 through 21 at 7 p.m. and March 22 at 2 p.m. in the DHS auditorium.

Admission is $6. For more information, call the school at 985-764-9946.Read More...
March 22, 2009 at 3:57 pm

ACT prep available to parish students

DESTREHAN - Sessions to help prepare students to take the ACT will be available to students who are residents of St. Charles Parish on Sunday, March 22 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Destrehan High School.

Interested students can choose from one of three sessions - English, reading or math.

Registration forms can be found at the school’s Web site, school office, counseling office or at the St. Charles Parish School Board.

On-site registration is $15.

For more information, call Toni Evans at 985-785-7265 or e-mail More...
March 22, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Win a Playstation 3 at fundraiser bingo

LULING - The Abigayl Breaux Memorial Scholarship fundraiser will be held on March 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the St. Anthony Church C.A. Building in Luling. Doors open at 5 p.m.

This year’s cake/prize bingo will raffle off a Playstation 3.

Entry cost is $5 and includes one bingo card, one drink and a bag of chips. Concessions, including jambalaya, hot dogs, nachos and desserts, will be available for purchase.Read More...
March 21, 2009 at 3:54 pm

$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.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Ferry memorial meeting March 25

DESTREHAN - The third organizational Luling/Destrehan Ferry Disaster Memorial Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at the East Regional Library in Destrehan.
Call 985-783-5000 with any questions.
March 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Native Americans meet at pow-wow

HOUMA - The annual “Calling of the Tribes Pow-Wow” will be held March 20 through 22 at the Terrebonne Livestock Arena located at 221 Moffet Rd. in Houma.

Native Americans from across the nation will gather to share their heritage and culture. The event features gourd dancing, intertribal dancing, drums and dancers, and a drum medicine tail.
For more information, call Thomas Dardar at 985-879-2373.
March 18, 2009 at 3:55 pm

St. Charles Tae Kwon Do announces new black belts

Pictured at right is the group of new black belts at St. Charles Tae Kwon Do.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Destrehan baseball, softball focuses on the little things

Destrehan head baseball coach Marty Luquet said he knows his team is better than its 3-8-1 record indicates, and he just might be right.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Lady Tigers 2-0 in district play

"We came out against Holy Cross kind of flat. After a great weekend in Monroe, where we got after it day in and day out, it is tough to come with that intensity every game. That is something we're still trying to learn how to do."Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 3:17 pm

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Norco father builds 'pedicab' for disabled sons
Norco father builds 'pedicab' for disabled sons
Ron and Anne Schexnaydre are accustomed to bringing the world to their twin sons, Joshua and Jacob, but their latest feat changes that direction a little - at least in St. Charles Parish.