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Lack of attendance has impact on DHS Baccalaureate ceremony

Dear Editor,
On Tuesday May 19, Destrehan High School held their Baccalaureate ceremony in the auditorium on campus. The word Baccalaureate is defined as a religious message addressed to a graduating class before commencement day. Faculty, students, and parents put a lot of work into this event and it was a nice celebration. The mantra was from Psalm 37:5, “Commit yourself to the Lord ; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Recent ruckus shows games that people play

A recent ruckus in the state legislature has created a lot of anger and garnered national media attention. The incident involved a sneak attack amendment that Representative Avon Honey managed to get tacked onto one of his bills. Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:18 am
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State has priority, not revenue, problem

Recently, I was asked by a prominent member of the higher education community in Louisiana what my solution was to the projected revenue shortfall for higher education. Given the person’s background and knowledge, I was highly-complimented that I was asked. Here was my response:Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:13 am
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After tragedy, Montz grandma remembered as kind, caring

Montz resident Dorothy Richard, 65, who died on May 22 after her vehicle became submerged in the murky canal off of Airline Highway, is remembered as a caring woman who only wanted the best for her family and community.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Domino’s says ‘no’ to Carriage Lane

Domino’s Pizza in Destrehan will no longer deliver food to Carriage Lane after an assistant manager at the store was robbed at gunpoint last month.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Civil War train info rolling in

The search to prove or disprove the rumor that a Civil War train is covered by 100 years of muck in Bayou Des Allemands has spawned a wave of residents who all claim that they know the truth.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Youth ministry fights back against abortion, violence

A local youth ministry is taking a stance against abortion, and speaking out against violent anti-abortion protests, with a one-two punch through their “KOA: Knock Out Abortion” mission.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Here’s what to do if hurricane heads here

We’re into a new hurricane season that will probably keep most of us on our toes, listening to news about the weather and whether or not anything is coming our way. Here are some tips on how to be prepared:Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Destrehan disabilities camp offers summer fun through education

Special needs children and those with disabilities can have an educational and rewarding summer experience this year thanks to Caring Strategies’ “Let’s ALL Play” program.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:09 am
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Club wants to open branch on East Bank

The Hahnville, Luling/Boutte and Norco Lions Clubs have raised a lot of money over the years for special needs children and the visually challenged, but supporters hope that a new branch in Destrehan will help the community even more.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:07 am
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No concrete opening date for Spillway Road

A seasonal rise in the Mississippi River forced the Spillway Road in the Bonnet Carre Spillway to close on May 13, and the parish has no set date on when the road will be reopened.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:03 am
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FREE diabetes ED makeover seminar

NEW ORLEANS - Novo Nordisk presents “Divabetic - Makeover Your Diabetes” on Sunday, June 7 at Generations Hall located at 310 Andrew Higgins Dr. in New Orleans from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

The day consists of diabetes education with free salon and spa services. Free diabetes-related screenings will also be offered.

For more information, call 1-800-634-8888 or visit www.divabetic.com.
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June 07, 2009 at 8:38 am
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HVFD to host child-safety event

HAHNVILLE - The Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department will host an event to promote child safety and awareness on Sat. June 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station located at 14890 River Road in Hahnville.

Car seat installation and inspection is available by certified technicians by appointment only. Deadline to register is May 31.

The WHALE - We Have A Little Emergency - program, fingerprinting and fire prevention will also be addressed at the event.

To make an inspection appointment, contact Tonya at whaleprogram@yahoo.com or Reggie Gaubert at 985-783-2002.
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June 06, 2009 at 8:38 am
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‘Chee Weez’ at Kenner’s Rivertown

KENNER - Kenner Rivertown presents “Music in the Park” each Friday through June 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Scheduled performers include: May 29 - Chee Weez, and June 5 - Topcats.

Admission is free to the public. No outside food or beverages allowed.

For more information, call 504-468-7293.Read More...
June 05, 2009 at 8:39 am
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VIPs - Very Important Parishioners

St. Charles Parish School System students were named to the All-District Baseball First Team.Read More...
June 04, 2009 at 2:48 pm
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Akeem Isaac to play football for Malone University

Former St. Charles resident, Akeem Isaac follows in the footsteps of his uncle, Terrance Isaac - Hahnville High School graduate, in playing collegiate football.Read More...
June 04, 2009 at 2:45 pm
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Couple charged with running Luling meth lab
Couple charged with running Luling meth lab
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A husband and wife were recently arrested on the accusation of establishing a meth lab at their Luling home.