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Memorial blood drive set at Luling church
February 23, 2008 at 12:05 pm
LULING - The Bible Center Church at 422 Barton Ave. will host a Memorial Blood Drive on Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of the late Kyle Price Bergeron who passed away from Leukemia Dec. 30, 2006. at the age of 18.

If you have been deferred from donating blood in the past you may be eligible to donate at this time since the deferrel criteria has changed considerably.

If you should have any questions concerning eligibility contact the Blood Center at 504-887-3833.

You must be at least 17 years of age and weigh at least 110 lbs. and have a proper ID.

This is your chance to make a difference. By donating in Kyle's honor you are helping other children and adults who may be battling blood cancer.

Kyle used over 280 blood products during his illness and he would not have had a fighting chance it it were not for people like you.

E-mail Vicki at sweet serenity1998@yahoo.com or call 985-785-0346 after 5 p.m. to sign up.


Local market hosts Gumbo cookoff
February 23, 2008 at 10:15 am
DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers' Market will host its 2nd Annual Gumbo Cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

Free prescription program bus comes to Boutte
February 22, 2008 at 2:02 pm
BOUTTE- The “Help is Here Express” bus tour will arrive in Boutte on Friday, Feb. 22 outside the offices of the St. Charles Herald-Guide to help uninsured and financially-struggling residents with programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free.

The bus will be parked at 14236 Highway 90 in Boutte from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call Cheron Brylski at 504-897-6110 or send an email to cbrylski@aol.com

Learn about medicare SSI, social security
February 20, 2008 at 10:57 am
THIBODAUX - Bayou Land Families Helping Families and Maria Alverez with the social security administration will hold a seminar on Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bayou Region Supports and Services building located at 690 East First St. Thibodaux.

Topics include: social security and SSI disability benefits and Medicare Part D.

Community Ed sign-up begins Feb. 1
February 19, 2008 at 12:53 pm
LULING - St. Charles Parish Public Schools Community Education Spring 2008 registration will begin Feb. 1 and continue through Feb. 28.

The class brochure can be accessed on the school system’s website at www.stcharles.k12.la.us - Under Quick Links choose Community, then the Community Education link for the most current information.

Class brochures, which have a lot of new classes this semester, are being mailed out to all St. Charles Parish Residents the first week of February.
Brochures will also be available at the public library.
If you would like further information on the program please call 985-785-7268.

ACT preparation classes offered this month
February 14, 2008 at 11:12 am
High school students who are residents of St. Charles Parish are invited to attend a series of two help sessions to assist them in their preparation for taking the ACT.

The sessions include an overview of the ACT, practice tests, and test taking strategies specific to the ACT.

To receive the most benefit from the prep sessions, students should attend both sessions.

The sessions will be held at Destrehan High’s Technology Building on Sunday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 24.

Each session will be held from 2 p.m. until 5 pm.

A fee of $10 includes both sessions.

Students wishing to attend must register by noon on Thursday, Feb. 14 by contacting Sandra Zeller at the St. Charles Parish Schools’ Central Office by calling 985-785-7265 or by emailing her at szeller@stcharles.k12.la.us. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Scholarship open to parish students
February 13, 2008 at 10:56 am
NORCO - Persons interested in applying for the Tulane Legislative Scholarship for the 2008-2009 school year should send an application for consideration to: District 56 Tulane Legislative Scholarship, c/o Gary L. Smith, Jr., P.O. Box 189, Norco, LA 70079.

The application must include: (1) a letter of requestion for consideration. (2) a recent transcript of grades. (3) ACT test scores. (4) proof of eligibility for admission to Tulane University.

Applicants must attend the scheduled interview for final consideration. Completed applications must be received at the above address by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 7.
For more information, call Greta at 9885-764-9122.

Airline Drive Task Force holds meeting
February 12, 2008 at 10:56 am
HAHNVILLE - The Airline Drive Task Force will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Council Chambers located on the second floor of the St. Charles Parish Courthouse.

The task force will provide information and receive public input about traffic safety issues on Airline Dr. in St. Charles Parish.

Spring Bible study at Barton Ave. church
February 11, 2008 at 2:02 pm
LULING - The Bible Center Church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling will hold their Ladies Spring Bible Study titled “The Patriarchs” Feb. 11 through April 30.

Classes will be held Mondays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

A text book fee of $16.50 does apply.

For more information, call Margie Pierce at 985-764-9336, Julie Zeringue at 985-785-9610 or Nadine Montet at 985-785-8873.

My Little Pony on stage next month
February 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm
HOUMA - My Little Pony Live - The World’s Biggest Tea Party, is coming to the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, located at 346 Civic Center Boulevard, on Friday, Feb. 8 to Sunday, Feb. 10. Tickets are on sale now.

The 90-minute, highly interactive musical production features singing, dancing and audience participation.
Show times are as follows: Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are: $14 and $20. A limited number of premium seats are also available for $25.

For more information, call the box office at 985-850-4657 or visit www.mylittleponylive.net.

Lenten season fish dinners from K.C.
February 08, 2008 at 2:03 pm
DESTREHAN - The Knights of Columbus - Red Church Council #3634 will be frying catfish each Friday during Lent beginning Feb.8.

Dinners will include fish filets, french fries, hush puppies, cole slaw and iced cake squares
Plates are $7 each. Batter and fried onion mums are also available at $5 each.

Dine-in at 375 Spruce St. in Norco or take out from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Call 985-764-1944 to place orders.


Osteoporosis and stroke screening
February 08, 2008 at 12:54 pm
DESTREHAN - Resident’s living in and around Destrehan can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or a serious bone fracture.

Life Line Screening will be at St. Charles United Methodist Church located at 1905 Ormond Blvd. on Feb. 8 beginning at 9 a.m.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287. Pre-registration is required.

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.

Destrehan routs ESJ to advance to quarterfinals
Destrehan routs ESJ to advance to quarterfinals
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The Destrehan Wildcats made a statement Friday night by running all over East St. John in a 68-14 victory. With the win, the Wildcats advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 5A playoffs where they will face parish rival Hahnville.