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Grab your basket, egg hunt April 11

LULING - The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department will hold its first annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 11 at the West Bank Bridge park. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A hat contest will also be held at 10 a.m.

The hunt is open to kids ages 1 to 10 years. A $2 donation is required to participate.

The hunt is sponsored in conjunction with the Special Olympics and Caring Strategies.

Call 985-783-5090 for more information.
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April 11, 2009 at 11:27 am
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Students: register for band by April 9

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School band is holding registration for the 2009-10 school year on April 9, 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.Read More...
April 09, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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HHS golf hosts annual tournament

LULING - Willowdale Country Club and the Hahnville High School golf team are co-hosting the second annual Cox Communications High School Golf Classic at Willowdale on April 4 and 5.

The event begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday and concludes with the final round beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

More information is available by logging onto the LHSAA Web.
Call Ron Cantrelle at 985-785-1657 or email him at cantrelle3@cox.net.
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April 05, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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Kids’ egg hunt at Luling Church

LULING - The Luling United Methodist Church will host its Family Easter Fellowship on Sunday, April 5 at 4 p.m. at the church located at 1001 Paul Maillard Rd. in Luling. The community is invited to attend.

Call 985-785-6868 with any questions.Read More...
April 05, 2009 at 11:27 am
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10,000 Easter eggs up for grabs

DES ALLEMANDS - Life Fellowship Community Church in Bayou Gauche will sponsor its annual “10,000 Easter Egg Hunt” on Saturday, April 4 at the Bayou Gauche ball field at 10:30 a.m. for ages walking to 12 years old.

There will be prize eggs in each age division, space walks, slides, face painting, games, free hot dogs and chili, and snowballs.

The church invites the community to come out for the festivities.

For more information, you can check out the church Web site at www.lifefcc.com or call 985-758-7526.Read More...
April 04, 2009 at 4:03 pm
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United Way 5K Bridge Run April 4

ST. CHARLES PARISH - United Way of St. Charles is preparing for the 13th annual 5K Bridge Run/Walk and first post-race festival scheduled for Saturday, April 4.

This particular bridge run draws on average 1,800 participants from world-class runners to walkers with toddlers in strollers. And this year the event serves as the Louisiana 5K Championship event.

The race starts below sea-level in Destrehan and crosses the Mississippi River ending in Luling. At its tallest point, the Hale Boggs Bridge is 442 feet, 218 feet taller than the tallest pyramid, 149 feet taller than the Superdome, and 117 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. Anyone who wants to participate is encouraged.

Registration is $20 per person and includes a 2009 5K Bridge Run T-shirt. Participants can register individually or they can indicate their company team name on the application form.

The one-of-a-kind “Bridge Run” trophy, created by local artist Matt Touchard, is awarded to the company with the greatest number of participants. The winning company traditionally holds the trophy for one year until the next bridge run.

The post-race party has become a favorite with runners, families and the community.

Traditionally, there is jambalaya provided by Cytec, spacewalks, live music, and games. This year, the post-race party has been expanded into a festival.

Crafters and local vendors are invited to set up booths at the festival. The booths will promote local talent and increase awareness of the businesses and services available in St. Charles Parish.

The festival will also include face painting, inflatables, the bookmobile and much more!

If you would like for your company logo to be on the registration form, Web site, or T-shirts, the United Way of St. Charles is accepting sponsorship at several levels.

For more information, or to volunteer, call the UWSC at 985-331-9063. Read More...
April 04, 2009 at 3:53 pm
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Fireman’s group hosts golf benefit

LULING - The St. Charles Fireman’s Association will hold its annual golf benefit on April 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Willowdale Country Club in Luling.

For each golfer, $75 includes green fees, cart, food and drinks.

Morning flight is at 8 a.m. with registration at 7 a.m. and evening flight is at 1 p.m. with registration at noon.

Proceeds assist parish volunteer firefighters in need during medical crisis and to support a scholarship fund.
For more information, or to donate, call Fire Chief Reggie Gaubert at 504-559-8737 or email reggie@hvfd.net.Read More...
April 03, 2009 at 4:02 pm
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Parish presidents’ forum set April 2

LAPLACE - The River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2009 Tri-Parish Presidents’ Forum on Thursday, April 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Quality Inn located at 3900 Highway 51 in LaPlace. A lunch buffet is available at noon.

Cost is $20 for chamber members and $40 for non-members. Sponsorships also available.

For more information, contact the chamber at 985-359-9777.Read More...
April 02, 2009 at 4:01 pm
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Senior citizens luncheon April 2

DESTREHAN - Sheriff Greg Champagne will be holding his annual Senior Citizens Luncheon on Thursday, April 2 at the Shriners’ Hall on Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.
All parish seniors are invited to attend. Lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Special presentations will be handed out for the oldest female and male along with door prizes. The Shriners’ Dance Band will perform.

Members of the St. Charles Parish Triad will also be on hand with the Triad Disposal Program collecting expired and unused medications for proper and safe disposal. Seniors can bring their medications to the Easter luncheon.

For more information, call Susie Gauthier-Breaux at 985-783-1355.
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April 02, 2009 at 12:03 pm
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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 will be 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. Read More...
April 02, 2009 at 12:02 pm
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COA host annual fishing rodeo

NORCO - The St. Charles Council on Aging and the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will host their annual fishing rodeo on Wednesday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bonnet Carre Spillway Park Pavilion in Norco.

“The event is open to seniors 60 years and older,” said COA spokesperson Stephanie Boudreaux. “Fishing poles and bait are supplied, but seniors are asked to bring their own hats and chairs.”

Event highlights include music, entertainment, prizes, food and lots of fun.

In addition to the fishing rodeo, the COA will also host a cookie contest and a “Tall Fish Tale” essay contest at the pavilion.

Seniors are invited to write a funny or far out “Tall Fish Tale” ranging from 50 to 75 words. Deadline is March 25. Entries may be handwritten or typed.

The cookie contest will also be held on Wednesday, April 1 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway recreation area in Norco during the organization’s annual fishing rodeo. For entry forms and rules, contact Stephanie at 985-783-6683.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 4:00 pm
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Paradis church seeks mom of the year

PARADIS - St. John the Baptist Church in Paradis in accepting nominations for its Mother of the Year award.
A brief nomination letter about a mother’s attributes should be submitted to the rectory by April 1.

The committee is looking for someone who has lived her life as a good Catholic mother, instilling the beliefs of the church in her family and friends.

In other church news, parishioners are needed to serve as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. Workshops are being planned. For more information, call Janice Dufrene at 985-758-7845.

Also, St. John the Baptist and St. Gertrude Parishes will hold a baptismal seminar March 8 after the 11 a.m. Mass at St. John the Baptist Church in Paradis. For more information, call St. John at 985-758-2668 or 985-758-7542.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 9:25 am
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Spend the summer in London and Paris

ST. CHARLES PARISH - EF Educational Tours is currently booking spots on its annual summer London and Paris tour, departing on June 1.

The cost is $3,199 for students and $3,514 for adults. The program fee includes roundtrip airfare, hotels, guided tours, admission to all scheduled attractions and a full-time bilingual tour director.

Anyone interested should contact Maria Cancienne at macancienne@gmail.com.Read More...
March 31, 2009 at 4:02 pm
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Library announces planetarium shows

LULING - The St. Charles Parish Library Planetarium presents “Black Holes,” Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday shows are “Wildbear’s Adventure” at 10 a.m. and “Twinkle Theater” at 2 p.m. where the audience can select their own show.

The planetarium is located in the West Regional Library, 105 Lakewood Dr., Luling. Shows are free. Call 985-785-8471 for further information.Read More...
March 31, 2009 at 3:56 pm
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FREE computer classes at library

ST. CHARLES PARISH - St. Charles Library is offering free beginner level computer classes at three locations.

All classes are single, two-hour classes, not continuing courses. It is necessary to register for each class.

Available classes are:
Internet Basics - March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Regional Library in Luling, and March 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the St. Rose Library.

E-mail Basics - March 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Regional Library, March 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the East Regional Library and March 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in St. Rose.

To register, call any library or visit www.stcharles.lib.la.us.Read More...
March 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm
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Jambalaya benefit helps Montz girl

NORCO - A jambalaya benefit dinner to help raise money for medical expenses for 12-year-old Lindsey Creasy will be held on March 30 at Norco Elementary School located at 102 Fifth St. in Norco from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Creasy, who was born with neurofibromatosis, will undergo surgery to remove a tumor from her leg and have her foot amputated on April 27. She will also have to wear a prosthetic from the knee down.

Dinners include jambabalaya, bread, white beans, salad and a brownie. Cost is $7 per meal.

Call 985-212-9316 to place your order.Read More...
March 30, 2009 at 11:24 am
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Council may get tougher about garbage service
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St. Charles Parish Council President Wendy Benedetto is on her way to getting what she wants - a more specific bid proposal on the parish's garbage pickup service.