Members of the St. Charles Parish Rotary Club present a graduation certificate to a student at the Nueva Escuela Honduras. Help for Honduras
December 19, 2014 at 10:11 am
When members of the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish landed in the Honduran city of Tegucigulpa, they weren’t there to tour Mayan ruins. In fact, their journey took them far from the city lights, up mountain roads and into the small town of Nacaome.

Scott Alexander Dunlap II and Christa Eileen Sellers Engagement: Sellers-Dunlap
December 12, 2014 at 10:05 am
Christa Eileen Sellers and Scott Alexander Dunlap II, both of Houston, Tex., would like to announce their engagement and commitment to be wed on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

Picture (from left): are: Jermaine Stewart, Cole Jacob, Brady Mire, Taylor Donaldson and Alexis Dusang. Norco Christmas card artists
December 12, 2014 at 10:04 am
Norco Elementary chose its Christmas card from among five entries.

From left-to-right, these are: in 1st place, Carolyn Clausing, holding her batik-based piece ”Night Shades”; in 2nd place, Shirley Colomb, holding her batik-based piece “Café”; and in 3rd place, Joan Longo, with her acrylic-based piece “Westwind.” St. Charles Art Guild December Artists
December 12, 2014 at 9:57 am
The St. Charles Art Guild announced its artists of the month for December.

Blackie Humane Society Pet of the Week: Blackie
December 12, 2014 at 9:54 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Blackie, a 7-month-old female lab.

Elizabet Keran Book Review: "Divergent"
December 12, 2014 at 9:49 am
Veronica Roth, author of Divergent, creates a perfectly balanced and structured society that consists of five groups divided strictly on how the brain works: Abnegation, Erudite, Dauntless, Amity, and Candor. At age sixteen, all members of the society have to choose which faction they will live in to begin their journey as adults. A mind stimulation is given to each inductee before the Choosing Ceremony to help determine where they would be most fit.

Luling students help Santa decorate hospital Christmas tree Luling students help Santa decorate hospital Christmas tree
December 12, 2014 at 9:46 am
Pre-K and kindergarten students from Luling Elementary helped spread the holiday cheer by decorating the hospital’s holiday tree with handmade ornaments. The tree will remain up outside the Oyster’s Pearl throughout the holiday season and is a wonderful showcase of the students’ creativity.

Pictured with Benefield are New Sarpy principal Claire Brauninger (left) and assistant principal LaKeisha McKinney (right). New Sarpy announces Teacher of the Year
December 12, 2014 at 9:34 am
New Sarpy Elementary announced Mrs. Lauren Celeste Benefield as the 2014-2015 New Sarpy Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

Pictured (from left): Rickey Cheramie, Jeff Arnold, Ralph Phillip, John Olynick, Steve Marse, Linda Elliott, Cindy Radcliffe, Kat Bailey, Jeremy St. Pierre and Butch Domangue. Valero St. Charles donates over $30k
December 12, 2014 at 9:28 am
Valero St. Charles Refinery and its employees donated a combined $31,523 garnered from its 12th Annual Fishing Tournament. Valero donated the money to the United Way of St. John.

The district selected one student each from the elementary, middle and high school levels as the parish-wide students of the year. From left to right, they are: Connor Fisk, Kristen Yent and Anna Fuselier. St. Charles Parish Schools celebrates its Students of the Year
December 12, 2014 at 9:16 am
Superintendent Felecia Gomez-Walker likened the Dec. 4 Student of the Year awards ceremony to the Oscars. After every school selects a student of the year, committees have the task of picking three - at the elementary, middle, and high school levels - as the district’s students of the year. In a school district ranked fifth in the state, choosing among the best students is no easy task.

Picture from left to right are: Gabie Constant, MaryBeth Landry, and head coach Mendi Lebouef. Hahnville Volleyball gives back to senior community
December 05, 2014 at 8:11 am
Members of the Hahnville Volleyball team volunteered at Ashton Manor Assisted Living’s annual Thanksgiving Family Dinner.

Pictured are: Tahj Hill, Rontre Hardy, Jaden Robertson, Dynell Williams and  Benet Collins  performing “My Girl”. R.K. Smith choir performs in New Orleans
December 05, 2014 at 8:09 am
R. K. Smith 8th grade choir members were chosen to perform at the Louisiana Middle School Conference recently held in New Orleans.

Kayla Vujnovich Norco Elementary announces Teacher of the Year
December 05, 2014 at 8:08 am
Norco Elementary announced Kayla Vujnovich as the 2014 - 2015 Teacher of the Year for the school.

Firefighters plan toy drive in Norco
December 05, 2014 at 8:07 am
The Norco Area Volunteer Fire Department plans to hold at toy drive Saturday, Dec. 13 at Greaud’s Fine Foods on 217 Apple St. in Norco.

Missy Humane Society Pet of the Week: Missy
December 05, 2014 at 8:06 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Missy, a lovable shelter cat that, on Dec. 6, will be joined by a special guest.

Alex Dines Book Review: “The Book Thief”
December 05, 2014 at 8:05 am
The Book Thief is the fictional story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl living in Nazi Germany during World War II. Written by Markus Zusak, it describes the life and hardships of Liesel while living under the Nazis’ totalitarian regime.

LSU AgCenter: Helpful tips for controlling cold-weather snails and slugs
December 05, 2014 at 8:00 am
Snails and slugs are a common pest to a variety of landscape plantings and they enjoy eating many of the cool season bedding plants and vegetables in our gardens this time of year.

Destrehan High School freshman Lianne Keller plays “Clara” in the upcoming River Region Ballet production of “The Nutcracker.” A holiday at the ballet
December 05, 2014 at 8:00 am
For nearly 50 years, “The Nutcracker” has been a staple of American holiday performances. Young ballet dancers across the nation dream of playing the role of Clara, the young girl who absconds on a midnight journey with a Nutcracker toy that has come to life. This fall, 14-year-old Destrehan dancer Lianne Keller will live that dream.

I-310 flyover ramp proposed for St. Charles Parish
I-310 flyover ramp proposed for St. Charles Parish
Area residents will get to comment on a proposed I-310 flyover ramp aimed at easing traffic congestion on U.S. Highway 90 in St. Charles Parish.

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