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Car, bike show on tap Sept. 19

DESTREHAN - The Fifth African Baptist Church in St. Rose will hold a Christian Car and Bike Show on Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the East Bank Bridge Park in Destrehan.
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September 19, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Give the gift of life, donate blood

ST. ROSE - American Legion River Road Post 366 will sponsor a blood drive Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the legion home in St. Rose.

Representatives of Ochsner Blood Bank will conduct the drive. Donors will receive a blood bank T-shirt, blood type, mini-physical, cholesterol test and blood assurance package. Donors must present a picture ID.
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September 19, 2009 at 9:00 am
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HHS sets junior, senior night times

BOUTTE - Hahnville High School held its open house on Tuesday, but will also hold a parent night for the different grade levels on the following dates:

- Junior night is Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

- Senior night is Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

During these nights, the counselors will be sharing information concerning the Satellite Center, testing, graduation and TOPS requirements, scholarships, college applications, study skills, financial aid, career clusters and many more topics.
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September 17, 2009 at 9:02 am
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Elayne Kuehler heads workshop

DESTREHAN - The Louisiana Artist Association will hold its next workshop on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Charles Methodist Church in Destrehan.

The fee is $50 for members and $100 for non-members.
To sign up or to get more information, contact Joyce Laporte at 504-455-9493 or at jwlaport@att.net.

To learn more about Kuehler, visit Elaynekuehler.com.
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September 10, 2009 at 9:12 am
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Parents urged to visit open house

BOUTTE - Hahnville High School will hold its open house on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. where parents can meet the HHS faculty and administration and visit their child’s classes. Teachers will be in their classes to give parents and guardians a brief overview of the materials that will be covered in their classroom.

Parents and guardians should bring a copy of their child’s schedule with them.

The school will also hold a parent night for the different grade levels on the following dates:

- Freshman and sophomore night is Sept. 3 at 6:30.

- Junior night is Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

- Senior night is Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

During these nights, the counselors will be sharing information concerning the Satellite Center, testing, graduation and TOPS requirements, scholarships, college applications, study skills, financial aid, career clusters and many more topics.
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September 08, 2009 at 9:12 am
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HHS Class of ‘79 reunion Sept. 5

NORCO - The Hahnville High School class of 1979 will hold its 30th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 5 at the La Maison Magnolia Reception Hall located at 950 First St. in Norco from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Tickets are $38 per person and $75 per couple. The tickets include open bar, food and DJ. Fees and are due by Aug. 25. Mail to 306 Valencia Dr., Luling, LA 70070. Make checks payable to HHS Class of ‘79.

Contact Regina at 985-785-1587 or sblietzke@charter.net with questions.
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September 05, 2009 at 9:22 am
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LES hosts first outreach Sept. 1

LULING - Luling Elementary School will host its first community outreach event for Killona on Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the school in Luling.

Students, teachers and administrators will share information about the school. Killona families are invited to see what the school has to offer.

Among the topics are LEAP testing, tutoring, homework strategies, peer mediation, technology in the classroom and other programs and services available at the school.

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September 01, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Tools for Schools needs supplies

LAPLACE - River Parishes Tools for Schools is holding a drive through Aug. 31 to collect school supplies for needy students in St. Charles, St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes.

In addition to corporate sponsorships, the organization is asking community residents to contribute to the drive.
For more information, call Clement at 985-652-1799.

Monetary donations may be mailed to River Parishes Education Initiatives, Attn: Tools for School, P.O. Box 1671, LaPlace, LA 70069-1671.
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August 31, 2009 at 9:11 am
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BCA extends Pre-K program sign up

BOUTTE - Qualifying parents can register their 4-year-olds for a chance at free placement in private school pre-kindergarten programs for the coming school year. A limited number of classroom seats are available at Boutte Christian Academy.

Qualifying requirements for parents and children include: students must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2009, students must have current immunizations, and families must have an annual household income of less than $9,140 for families of 2, $36,620 for families of three; $44,100 for families of four; $51,580 for families of five or $59,060 for families of six.

For more information, call 985-785-2447.
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August 20, 2009 at 10:58 am
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Help replace blood for Luke Zeringue

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Destrehan’s Luke Zeringue will undergo cardiac surgery due to two medical deficiencies - Factor I and Factor II - both can result in bleeding whenever his factor levels fall below normal. Hemorrhaging can occur after a trauma or surgery, so the blood is needed a head of time.

All blood types are needed. To donate blood you must be in good health, at least 17 years of age and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds.

There is no upper age limit. Wait one year after a body piercing. Individuals with high blood pressure (below 180/100) or controlled diabetes can now donate. If you have medical questions or have been out of the country since 1980, call The Blood Center’s West Bank Donor Center at 504-263-1190 or Metairie Donor Center at 504-887-2833 to see if you can donate.

Please state at the time of donation “Replacement donation for Luke Zeringue.”
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August 20, 2009 at 9:50 am
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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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