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Norco remembers Pearl Harbor

NORCO - The annual Norco Christmas Parade will pay tribute to local World War II veterans and other military personnel as it rolls through the streets of Norco for the eighth consecutive year.

“Norco Noel: Norco Remembers Pearl Harbor,” is the theme of this year’s event, which will roll Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

The parade will follow a route from River Road up Good Hope Street and down Apple Street on the first Sunday in December.

The lighting of the community Christmas tree will follow at the Capital One bank parking lot, and children will be offered free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

This year’s date just lent itself to a military theme, parade co-chairman Marty Luquet said.

Dec. 7, 1941, was the day Japan’s military bombed the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor which resulted in the nation’s involvement in World War II.

“It’s a great opportunity for our parade to pay tribute to those who have served our country,” Luquet said.

The parade’s organizing committee is inviting all local World War II veterans and other military personnel to take part in this year’s holiday event. The parade welcomes a variety of participants including, but not limited to, floats, marching groups, antique cars, horse riders, pageant queens and marching bands. Read More...
December 07, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Red Velvet night highlights artists

DESTREHAN- Ormond Plantation Plaza Businesses in Destrehan will open their doors and display local artists’ work on Red Velvet Night set for Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1970 Ormond Blvd.

Wine will be served along with silent auctions. The event is sponsored by Niki Walker Salon. Call 985-764-6977 for more information.
December 07, 2008 at 11:12 am

Parish celebrates seniors on Dec. 7

LULING - St. Charles Parish will hold its annual Senior Citizens’ Christmas Luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m Dec. 10 at the VFW Hall in Luling. For more information, call (985) 783-5000.
December 07, 2008 at 11:12 am

Wetland Watchers’ fundraiser Dec. 7

DESTREHAN - The Wetland Watchers invite you to attend “A Wetlands Reveillon” on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jerusalem Shriners Temple located at 1940 Ormond Blvd.

Entertainment for the event will be provided by Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys along with over 50 silent auction and raffle items.

Food to be provided by the Satellite Center Culinary Arts team and local restaurants and chefs.
Cocktail attire is required. Tickets are $35.
For more information about the Wetland Watchers program contact Barry Guillot at 985-764-6367 or visit
December 07, 2008 at 11:08 am

Community Chorus of the River Parishes performs annual Christmas concerts

DESTREHAN - The Community Chorus of the River Parishes will present its annual Christmas Dinner Concerts at Ormond Country Club in Destrehan on Dec. 5 and 6. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a social hour with cash bar. A delicious dinner buffet will begin at 7 p.m. and concerts will follow at 8 p.m.

Some of the selections to be performed include - “Pachelbel’s Canon of Peace,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Gesu Bambino,” “The Best Gift of All, Silver Bells,” “Jesus,” “The Light of the World,” and other traditional Christmas songs.

The concerts provide a wonderful opportunity for family and friends as well as business associates to gather to enjoy beautiful Christmas music and to celebrate this special time of the year together. Please call Kathy Woulfe at 985-764-9667 to purchase tickets.

Established in 2000, the Community Chorus is now in its eighth year. It is open to and welcomes all. Throughout the year, the chorus provides concerts at no charge for the parish, churches, veterans, senior citizens and other organizations and is always available for special events in the River Parishes. Its mission is to bring together voices in harmony for the purpose of promoting cultural enrichment through music. For further information please call Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819 or Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.Read More...
December 06, 2008 at 11:18 am

Library hosts book reading on Dec. 6

DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet will present A Nutcracker Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the East Regional LIbrary located at 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan and at 11 a.m. at the West Regional Library located at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling.

Join the company’s dancers at the library for a reading of this classic story.
December 06, 2008 at 11:13 am

Destrehan back in title game for second straight season

It may not have always been pretty, but Destrehan was able to fight through numerous turnovers, while taking advantage of some by their opponent, to head back to the state title game with a 21-14 win over Baton Rouge Central.Read More...
December 05, 2008 at 10:31 am

Parish jump starts holiday season

LULING - The Rotary Club of St. Charles will host the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

Families who attend are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy that will be donated to the St. Charles Toy and Gift Fund.
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre will attend. The Lakewood Elementary choir will perform at 6 p.m.; R.J. Vial Elementary choir will perform at 6:15 p.m. Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m. Allemands Elementary Cajun Dancers will perform at 6:45 p.m. Beginning at 7:15 p.m., Ethel Schoeffner Elementary, Norco Elementary and New Sarpy Elementary choirs will perform. Read More...
December 04, 2008 at 3:24 pm

Ducks Unlimited hosts banquet

NORCO - The River Parishes Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is reviving with its first banquet since 2005 on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Norco at 6 p.m.
The chapter includes both the East Bank of St. Charles and St. John Parishes.

Inquiries can be directed to Larry Tyson at 504-236-3838.
December 04, 2008 at 11:10 am

RSVP sponsors annual toy drive

LULING - The Retired Senior Volunteer Program’s annual Toy Drive is now accepting donations of new toys to be distributed to underprivileged children in St. Charles Parish. For more information, please contact Fay Caire at 985-785-1037 or More...
December 04, 2008 at 11:07 am

Redeeming the erotic

By Christopher West
Someone recently sent me a link to a blog offering a review of my latest book. The book, called Heaven's Song, provides a guided tour of the undelivered and long-hidden talks of John Paul II's Theology of the Body which consist primarily of reflections on the erotic poetry of the Song of Songs.Read More...
December 03, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Three elections are one too many

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards brought Louisiana some good things during his clouded tenure as the state’s chief executive. One of them was how to hold elections.Read More...
December 03, 2008 at 3:33 pm

Parish kicks off Christmas

By Renee Allemand Simpson
We're now squarely in the midst of the Christmas season, and parish government has quite a few exciting pieces of news to report. The seeds we're planting now will take parish projects far into the New Year and beyond. Also, Christmas and holiday-related events are happening all over the parish, so be sure to watch our holiday calendar on Channel 6 to stay up-to-date!
December 03, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Troxler successor is very important

St. Charles Parish will undoubtedly miss the work of Tab Troxler as emergency preparedness director when he leaves to accept a similar position for Dow Chemical Company. He has been a valuable leader in that very important spot.Read More...
December 03, 2008 at 3:27 pm

Sheriff's Reports

•Arnella M. Barre, 49, of 152 White Castle Dr. in Edgard was arrested on Nov. 16 and charged with DWI and careless operation of a motor vehicle.Read More...
December 03, 2008 at 3:26 pm

New program aims to help Luling’s at risk kindergartners

At risk kindergarten students at Luling Elementary will take part in a new program this year that aims to make sure they move on to the first grade after the United Way of St. Charles gave $10,000 towards its implementation.Read More...
December 03, 2008 at 3:22 pm

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