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Boutte church welcomes singers

BOUTTE - Craig and Dianna Pippins will travel from Milton, Fla. to the Boutte Assembly of God on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. to perform and minister the word of God.

The church is located at 13271 HIghway 90 in Boutte. Call 985-785-2413 for details.Read More...
October 12, 2008 at 11:37 am
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Girl Scout council extravaganza

GONZALES - St. Charles Parish Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to celebrate the birth of their new council and the beginning of the Girl Scout membership year by attending an Extravaganza on Sunday, Oct. 12, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales.

For more information about Girl Scouting, call either Council office in New Orleans at 504-733-8220, Baton Rouge at 225-927-8946, or visit its website at www.gsle.org.Read More...
October 12, 2008 at 11:36 am
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HHS Class of 1988 holds class reunion

LULING - The Hahnville High School Class of 1988 will hold their 20th class reunion on Oct. 11 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the River Room (old Esperanza) in Luling.

Tickets are $60 per person ($120 per couple) and should be purchased in advance. Call or e-mail for the form to send with your payment. Tickets will be available at the door, but at an increased cost.

To receive more information, send your updated phone number, e-mail address and mailing address to hhsreunion1988@yahoo.com or call Jan Gautreaux at 985-785-9168, Heather Hogan at 985-331-9971 or Kristi Hymel at 985-785-9419.
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October 11, 2008 at 11:36 am
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Firing range opens to public Oct. 11

KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will open their firing range to the public for sighting rifles only on Oct. 11 and Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.

The Richard Benoit Memorial Firearms Range is located behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on Highway 3127 in Killona.

All shooters must check in with the range officer upon arrival. Shooting is on a first come first serve basis. Shooters should bring all equipment necessary including ammunition, eye and ear protection, paper targets and staples.

All shooters must sign a release and shoot only under the supervision of Sergeant Edward Adams.

No weapons are to be brought to the range in loaded condition and no one under the age of 17 is allowed to shoot without parental supervision.

Contact 504-329-0689 with any questions.
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October 11, 2008 at 11:33 am
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Social Concerns seeks food items

LULING -The St. Charles Social Concerns is seeking nonperishable food.

The food pantry is running low on food items because of the increase in daily requests from the community.
Macaroni and cheese, grits, cereal, rice, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, potatoes, jelly, tuna, Vienna sausage, beef stew, Spam, juice, Jell-O, popcorn and crackers are among the items needed.

Items may be delivered to the St. Mark Catholic Church rectory daily from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
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October 10, 2008 at 11:34 am
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Business social in Garyville Oct. 9

GARYVILLE - Local business associations will hold the 14th annual River Parishes Business Social on Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at San Francisco Plantation, 2646 River Road in Garyville.

For information, e-mail sjpba1996@aol.com or call board members Kent Lomax at 985-969-5593, Gus Gonzalez at 504-908-3844 or Angelle Songy at 985-651-0021.
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October 09, 2008 at 11:32 am
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‘Future Prep Night’ at Hahnville High

BOUTTE - The annual “Future Prep Night” for St. Charles parish will be hosted by Hahnville High School on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event is open to Destrehan and Hahnville seniors and juniors and their parents.

Representatives from all Louisiana public and private colleges and universities have been invited to participate, as well as a number of community colleges, vocational-technical schools, and proprietary schools. All branches of the military service have also been invited. Additionally, a representative from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (T.O.P.S.) will attend.

For questions or additional information, please call the Hahnville High School Counseling Office at 985-758-2961.
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October 07, 2008 at 11:30 am
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Deadline for art grants Oct. 4

The River Region Arts and Humanities Council is accepting applications for grants for art projects through Oct. 4.
Residents and groups in St. Charles, St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes are eligible to apply for grants to be used in the development of arts and humanities projects or activities or projects in theater, dance, music and the visual arts.

Grants will not exceed $1,500 per application. Read More...
October 04, 2008 at 11:08 am
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Local church holds craft sale auction

DES ALLEMANDS - A craft sale and auction will be held at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands on Oct. 4.
The craft sale is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the auction following from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A choice of jambalaya or gumbo will be served for lunch along with baked goods, crafts and woodwork.
All proceeds benefit the Pine Lake Fellowship Camp.Read More...
October 04, 2008 at 11:08 am
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Healing conference at Harvest Time

HAHNVILLE - The Harvest Time Christian Center in Hahnville will hold a healing conference on Thursday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. nightly.

Prophet R.C. Blakes Sr. of the New Home Ministries of New Orleans will attend.

The center is located at 15520 River Rd. in Hahnville.
For more information, call 985-783-9825.
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October 03, 2008 at 11:11 am
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‘78 and ‘79 grads celebrate 30 years

BOUTTE - Graduates of the Hahnville High School classes of 1978 and 1979 are invited to join their classmates at the Friday, Oct. 3 HHS homecoming game.

Kick-Off is set for 7 p.m. after the homecoming court festivities at 6 p.m.

A gathering tent will be set up outside the gate prior to game time.

Information will be handed out in regard to a reunion cruise and the 1978's class reunion in September 2009.
Attendees will be responsible for the cost of your own game ticket.

After the game graduates are invited to a party at Sydnie’s Pub and Grill located at 13894 Highway 90 in Boutte. It will be a cash bar!

Come out to support your alma mater and visit with your classmates.

For more information you can call Regina at 985-785-1587.
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October 03, 2008 at 11:10 am
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Fashion Golf Club offering specials

HAHNVILLE - The Fashion Golf course in Hahnville reopened after Hurricane Gustav on Sept. 8 and is offering a winter special to all golfers.

For $20, a golfer gets a cart and can play 18 holes, and for $25, a golfer can play all day - cart included.
The course is open seven days a week. No tee times are required.

For more information, call 985-783-6486.Read More...
October 02, 2008 at 11:34 am
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Battle for the Paddle gets underway on Oct. 2

LULING - The call is out for gumbo and jambalaya cooks.
The seventh annual United Way of St. Charles Battle for the Paddle cook-off will be held Oct. 2 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park on River Road in Luling.

The Battle for the Paddle features a cook-off in two divisions, gumbo and jambalaya. Teams cook their own special recipes on site and serve the results to the public. Admission is $5 for the all-you-can-eat extravaganza. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Music and a Pick 5 raffle will also be featured during the event.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams in each division, including the coveted grand prize, an engraved wooden paddle.

The registration deadline is Sept. 26. The cost is $50 per team.

For information or to register a team, contact Johnson at 985-331-9063 or cindyj@uwaysc.org. Read More...
October 02, 2008 at 11:27 am
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Know your rights as a consumer

LULING - Capital Area Legal Services is hosting a community education seminar on consumer rights on Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at the St. Charles Council On Aging Luling Senior Center.
Guest speaker Salyria Gumms, an attorney with the organization will speak.

For more information, call 985-785-1918.Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 11:29 am
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Glow-in-the-dark ballet Oct. 1

DESTREHAN -The River Region Drama Guild will present Darwin. This innovative theatrical experience, is a full-length glow in the dark ballet featuring an array of creatures that use magical luminescent imagery.
For more information or to order tickets, call 985-764-1969.
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October 01, 2008 at 11:29 am
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Slow-cooking seminar at Destrehan Plantation

DESTREHAN - Destrehan Plantation will present its first culinary seminar on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entitled “Slow and Low, Then and Now,” the seminar presents the art of slow cooking with open hearth cooking and with electric slow cookers.

Dr. Martin “Doc” Spindel will present the seminar followed by a cooking demonstration by Michael Ledet, author of the “Joe Simmer” series of cookbooks.

Cookbooks will be on sale and lunch will be served.
Advance tickets are available for $25. This includes the seminar, lunch and a tour of the plantation.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call 985-764-9315 or send an email to destplan@aol.com. Read More...
September 27, 2008 at 12:17 pm
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