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Rummage sale in Luling April 24-25

LULING - The Luling United Methodist Church will hold their annual rummage sale on April 24 and 25 at the church located at 1001 Paul Maillard Rd. in Luling.

Hours on April 24 are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on April 25 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The sales will feature a wide variety of items, including housewares, furniture, books, baby items, toys clothing, collectibles and more.

All proceeds will benefit the church. Questions? Call 985-785-6868.Read More...
April 25, 2009 at 11:50 am
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Benefit fundraiser set for April 25

LULING - A community outreach benefit fundraiser for 26-year-old Travis Brasher of Luling is set for Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Luling.
Plate lunches will be sold for $6 each and will include choice of jambalaya or spaghetti with salad, bread and dessert.

Travis, who has been hospitalized for a long period of time, is the son of Jay and Tammy Brasher of Luling.
Tickets are available for purchase at the West St. Charles Baptist Church or King of Jesus Ministries Church.

Call Donna Guice at 985-758-5175 for more information.Read More...
April 25, 2009 at 11:49 am
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Autism conference in Kenner April 24

KENNER - Temple Grandin, Ph. D, one of the world’s highest functioning individuals with autism, is headlining a Future Horizons, Inc. conference April 24 in Kenner at the Hilton New Orleans Airport from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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April 24, 2009 at 9:16 am
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Jewelry party to benefit cancer

LULING - A Silpada jewelry party will be held on April 23 at Cindy Norfleet’s house located at 424 Wade St. in Luling at 5 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will go the the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in honor of Kyle P. Bergeron.

For more information, email Vicki Bergeron at sweetserenity1998@yahoo.com.
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April 23, 2009 at 9:16 am
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Students: register for band April 23

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School band is holding registration for the 2009-10 school year on April 23 and May 21 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the HHS band room.
All band students and a parent must attend one of these sessions in order to fill out registration papers and pay band fees.

For more information, call David Rosenthal at 985-758-2562.
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April 23, 2009 at 9:15 am
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Jambalaya dinner at St. Gertrude

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold a jambalaya dinner April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Father Mac Community Center. The cost is $6 per plate. For more information, call Keith or Miriam Matherne at 985-758-7511.Read More...
April 19, 2009 at 11:49 am
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Barbecue dinner at Hahnville church

HAHNVILLE - The Knights of Columbus Council 2409 will host a barbecue chicken dinner at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church on Sunday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dinners include a half-chicken, beans, salad and bread and will cost $7. Drinks and dessert will be available.

Tickets need to be bought in advance and are available at For Heaven’s Sake in Boutte or by calling Kenny Gonzales at 504-722-5957.

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April 19, 2009 at 11:45 am
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Paradis sponsors garage sale

PARADIS - The religion program at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Paradis will sponsor a garage sale on April 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot.
Donations may be dropped off April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon and April 6 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the religious education building.
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April 18, 2009 at 11:48 am
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Catfish committee sells raffle tickets

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The Louisiana Catfish Festival Committee is seeking girls ages 11 to 13 to sell raffle tickets for the chance to win the Junior Catfish Queen XXVI title.

The girl selling the most tickets will win the crown. A sign up meeting was held on April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

The committee will sponsor the annual children’s pageant on April 18 at 10 a.m. in the Father Mac Community Center. Children ages 10 and younger may enter.

For more information, call Lydia Dempster at 985-758-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.
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April 18, 2009 at 11:47 am
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Sign up for track program today

DESTREHAN - The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting applications for its summer track program.

Registration for ages 8 to 18 will be held at Destrehan High School on April 18 at 1 p.m.

The following is required: copy of birth certificate, doctor’s physical examination, $60 registration fee and parent or guardian’s signature on permission slip.

The department is also in need of volunteer coaches.
For more information, call Theresa Theriot at 985-783-5090.
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April 18, 2009 at 11:46 am
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Immunization mobile April 18

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The United Way of St. Charles in partnership with the St. Charles Community Health Center will be providing free immunizations for children ages birth to 5 on April 18 at the First Assembly of God Church in Des Allemands from 9 a.m. to noon and at the Canaan Baptist Church in Killona from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Children ages 6 and up are welcome, however, fees may be assessed.
Call 985-331-9063 for more information.
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April 18, 2009 at 11:45 am
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Immunization mobile April 18

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The United Way of St. Charles in partnership with the St. Charles Community Health Center will be providing free immunizations for children ages birth to 5 on April 18 at the First Assembly of God Church in Des Allemands from 9 a.m. to noon and at the Canaan Baptist Church in Killona from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Children ages 6 and up are welcome, however, fees may be assessed.

Call 985-331-9063 for more information.
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April 18, 2009 at 9:14 am
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AARP offers tax aid to seniors

LULING - The AARP will again offer assistance to low and medium income seniors in preparing their income tax at the West Regional Library located at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling beginning the first week of February, Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and continuing through April 15.

Taxpayers are requested to bring their 2007 tax return, all 2008 W-2s, 1099s or broker equivalent, social security benefits and homeowners insurance declaration page. Also bring your real estate tax payments. These are now deductible even though you do not itemize.
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April 15, 2009 at 3:59 pm
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Farmers’ market holds Easter parade

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers’ Market will hold its kids’ Easter parade on Saturday, April 11 at Ormond Plantation located on River Road in Destrehan from 8 a.m. to noon.

In addition to the parade, the Easter Bunny will be on hand to visit with children. A “Tastes of the Season” booth will be open to the public along with a library display.

The market will also feature weekly seafood and meat specials, lots of fresh produce and other value-added items.
Call 504-782-8517 or visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org.Read More...
April 11, 2009 at 11:50 am
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Get free clothes at church give-a-way

LULING - The First Baptist Church of Luling will hold a free clothes distribution for all parish residents on Saturday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the church grounds located at 921 Paul Maillard Rd. in Luling.

A free Christian concert featuring Destrehan musician Jake Smith will follow the distribution from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Smith is also scheduled to perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 25.

Inflatables and refreshments will be available.

Call 985-785-6297 for more information.Read More...
April 11, 2009 at 11:47 am
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‘Dig’ for diamonds at blood drive

KENNER - The Blood Center’s annual “Dig for Diamonds” blood drive will take place at the Esplanade Mall on April 9 through 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the lower level next to the Ann Taylor Loft store.

Donors will be invited to “dig” for diamonds and other prizes donated by Esplanade merchants.

Prizes include gift certificates and merchandise from Esplanade stores, and diamond jewelry donated by Mr. Goldman. All donors will also receive a Blood Center T-shirt, family blood coverage and a cholesterol check.

For more information, call 1-800-86-BLOOD or visit www.thebloodcenter.org.Read More...
April 11, 2009 at 11:45 am
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