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Throw me something, mister!
February 03, 2008 at 2:04 pm
For more than a month now, we’ve all seen the roped-off areas along Luling’s River Road and in parts of Des Allemands - and if you’re from here, then you know that means - it’s time for Mardi Gras.

The St. Charles Parish parades are truly a community event, with residents making sure they have a great view of the passing festivities.

Krewe of Lul
Saturday, Feb. 2
Noon

LULING - The Krewe of Lul celebrates their 31st year with nearly 900 riders and a special grand marshal, Hokie Gajan.
That’s right, the former LSU and Saints football player will reign as part of this year’s royalty.

Parade organizers say that spectators can expect to see 30 floats, the Hahnville High School band, local fire departments and festival kings and queens.

The 2008 king and queen are Irvon “Cookie” and Dolores Gomez.

Krewe of Des Allemands
Sunday, Feb. 3
2 p.m.

DES ALLEMANDS - The Krewe of Des Allemands will roll this year with 18 homemade floats and around 360 riders.

The krewe was formed in 1995 after the local Lion’s Club stopped parading.

The king and queen, which is always a married couple, is none other than Hugh “Nunnie” and Betty Dufrene.

HHS drama students on stage
January 31, 2008 at 12:52 pm
BOUTTE - Hahnville High School students in Daniel Ruiz class will be performing the play “Speak Truth to Power” by Ariel Dorfman on Jan. 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. in the HHS auditorium.

The play is based on Kerry Kennedy Cuomo’s book by the same name, featuring powerful stories of human rights.
Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for local and national human rights organizations.

For more information, call the school at 985-758-7537.

Meet your legislators at political discussion
January 30, 2008 at 1:53 pm
LAPLACE - A political round table discussion for St. Charles, St. John and St. James parishes will be held on Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at the St. John Parish Library located at 2920 Highway 51 in LaPlace.

Representatives from these parishes will be on hand to discuss the New Opportunity Waiver (NOW).

For more information, call Maryal Mewherter at 985-447-4461 or 1-800-331-5570.

Healing Mass set on college campus
January 28, 2008 at 12:51 pm
THIBODAUX - The Marian Servants of the Word and New Life Prayer Group will be sponsoring their monthly healing mass with guest celebrant Fr. Joseph “Joe” Varghese on Monday, Jan. 28 in the St. Thomas Aquinas Church on the NSU campus in Thibodaux beginning with a rosary for healing at 6:30 p.m. as well as confessions heard at 7 p.m.

For more information, call the Marian Servants House of Prayer at 985-447-6564 or send an emai to mservants@yahoo.com.

Kid Krewe de Market rolls into Farmer’s Market
January 26, 2008 at 1:55 pm
Kid Krewe de Market will roll at the German Coast Farmers' Market on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation, the East Bank site of the Farmers' Market.

Decorated wagons with krewe members ages 8 and under will parade through the market booth area whirling Mardi Gras throws. 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded to the most attractive floats.

Annual Kid Krewe de Market set to roll at Ormond Plantation
January 26, 2008 at 12:55 pm
DESTREHAN - Kid Krewe de Market will roll at the German Coast Farmers' Market on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation, the East Bank site of the Farmers' Market.

Decorated wagons with members ages 8 and under will parade through the market booth area whirling Mardi Gras throws.
First and second place prizes will be awarded to the most attractive "floats."

To participate in the parade, the decorated wagon must be pulled by an adult and the rider (age 8 or under) must provide his/her own throws.

Entrance fee is $5. Participants are asked to arrive at the Parade Registration Table, located near the rear of the Market, at 9:30a.m. to sign-up.

All are invited to attend the Farmers' Markets between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon every Saturday morning at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

The Wednesday West Bank Market is also open every Wednesday from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Fresh produce, citrus, wines, jellies, honey, fresh and smoked rotiserrie meats, kettle corn, pestos, pepper jelly, gourmet rice, Mediterranean cuisine, jambalaya, pastalaya, gourmet sandwiches, specialty breads, scented candles, soaps, plants, herbs, pastries, king cakes, and more are available at your local German Coast Farmers' Markets.

For more information call 985-764-9762 or email daabfamily@yahoo.com.

Church holds dance Jan. 26
January 26, 2008 at 12:51 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold a dance on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

Music by Gary T. Byol. Tickets are $15 per couple.
For more information, call the church at 985-758-7542.

Clothes drive ends this weekend
January 25, 2008 at 12:50 pm
HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Bar Association’s annual clothes, coats and blanket drive will end Friday Jan. 25.
Anyone wishing to contribute may drop off donations at the Lemmon Law Firm located at 15058 River Rd. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Caregiver support group Jan. 24
January 24, 2008 at 12:52 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Council on Aging and the St. Charles Community Health Center will host a community caregiver support group on Jan. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Luling Council On Aging located at 145 Angus Dr.
Guest speakers include Todd Chiasson - Medicare and Todd Guillot - Office of Aging & Adult Services.

Call 985-785-1981 for more information.

Hahnville to host annual MLK birthday parade
January 21, 2008 at 3:11 pm
HAHNVILLE - The parish’s annual Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration Parade will be held on Monday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. beginning at the West Bank Bridge Park and followed by a special program at the parish courthouse.

The program will feature speakers, entertainment, drill teams and much, much more.

Martin Luther King Essay Contest winners will also be announced after the parade. For more information, call Margaret Marshall at 985-785-2097 or Celestine Williams at 985-785-8625.

Organist to perform at Thibodaux church
January 20, 2008 at 1:53 pm
THIBODAUX - Music at John’s Episcopal Church presents the Joe Krown Organ Combo on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. on church grounds located at 718 Jackson St.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for college students and free to those 18 years and younger.

For more information, call 985-447-2910.

KC 9933 Council holds fundraiser
January 20, 2008 at 1:52 pm
LULING - KC Council 9933 will sponsor a baked chicken dinner in the Parish Center on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. until they sell out of food.

The menu consist of baked chicken, dirty rice, peas, salad and bread. Dessert will be available.

Cost is $7 per meal. Take out dinner is available.

Proceeds will go to support council activities during 2008.

Masquerade ball to help fund church’s mission trip
January 19, 2008 at 3:11 pm
DESTREHAN - Pull out your calendar and mark Jan. 19 as the night you will go out, enjoy yourself and “have a ball” - literally!

The St. Charles United Methodist Church’s Mexico Mission Team is hosting its first annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to raise money for upcomping trips to Reynosa and Tampico, Mexico.

The ball will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church located at 1905 Ormond Blvd. Donations of $10 are being accepted for admission prior to the event or you can pay $12 at the door.

Recommended attire is dressy to formal and everyone is encouraged to wear a mask.

And to make sure your dancing shoes don’t miss a beat, the church will be hosting free dance lessons on Friday, Jan. 11 in the Sunday School Building and on Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Fellowship Hall. Both sessions begin at 7 p.m.

All proceeds will fund expenses for medical and construction teams scheduled to travel to Mexico on May 27 and May 31.

For more information on the dance or to join the mission, call the church at 985-764-8292.

Women’s club holds meeting
January 17, 2008 at 1:54 pm
Luling- The St. Charles Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting at the First Union Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. on Jan. 17 at 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Raj will speak on the importance of taking care of yourself. For more information, contact President Teresa Miller at 985-785-9437

St. Germain to teach January workshop
January 14, 2008 at 9:21 am
LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild is holding a water media workshop called “Acquiring a Sound and Useful Understanding of color on Jan. 14 - 16, 2008 at the First Union Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. in Luling.

The workshop instructor, Diane St. Germain of Slidell, has participated in many shows and has been honored with many awards.

St. Germain’s approach to teaching color theory is to raise the awareness of color temperature - warms and cools - as the key to seeing color and believes that one must see the relationship between colors relative to visual warmth and coldness to best capture the subject on paper or canvas.

Students of the workshop will explore how to get better control over manipulating hues, values and intensities of LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild is holding a water media workshop called “Acquiring a Sound and Useful Understanding of the colors on their palette.

There will be exercises in exploring how to mix beautiful grays, tints and shadows, and the importance of using complimentary colors will be studied as it relates to intensifying the glow of color or lowering its intensity.
For more information about this workshop, please contact Evelyn W. Dupuy at 985-785-0257 or Carol Fors at 985-764-3528.

Young golfers invited to classic
January 12, 2008 at 2:37 pm
DESTREHAN - St. Charles Parish area junior golfers ages 12 to 18 are invited to compete in the Carter Plantation Golf Club in Springfield on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Sunday, Jan. 13.

The two-day, 36-hole tournament is ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and hosted by the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour.

All players will receive a free practice round on Friday, Jan. 11 and enjoy unlimited range balls throughout the weekend.

Benefit BINGO held this weekend
January 12, 2008 at 12:53 pm
LULING - The American Cancer Society’s local Relay For Life team will hold a benefit bingo on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the VFW Hall located at 140 Angus Rd. in Luling.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., bingo starts at 7 p.m. The game will consist of cash and door prizes. Food and other refreshments will be sold.

Call Bonnie at 985-758-7012 for more information.
All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

HHS talent show on tap Jan. 12
January 12, 2008 at 12:51 pm
BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School talent show will be held on Jan. 12 in the HHA auditorium at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any ensemble band member or through the school.

For more information, call 985-758-7537.

Board fed up with school choice law
Board fed up with school choice law
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St. Charles Parish School Board members are decrying a new law that will allow students attending failing schools in outside parishes to attend St. Charles Parish Public Schools this year.