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Celebrate turkey day at farmer’s market
November 17, 2007 at 2:53 pm
DESTREHAN - A Thanksgiving celebration is planned for Saturday, Nov. 17 at the German Coast Farmer’s Market at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan from 8 a.m. to noon.

Plan to shop for fresh fall produce including cauliflower, broccoli, shallots, sweet potatoes, mustard greens and satsumas while enjoying the live Cajun sounds of Cajun Friends.

Hayrides and face painting will be available and their will be farmers on hand to provide you with information about upcoming programs and events.

Visit the welcome booth to check out the local cook books and historical works of art.

First convoy of hope being held Nov. 17
November 17, 2007 at 2:52 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The first St. Charles Convoy of Hope will be held on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at the old Lions Club Park in Des Allemands located at 16976 U.S. Highway 90.

Local businesses, churches and community groups are working together to present the event which will benefit local, less fortunate families.

Free groceries, hair cuts, and a health fair will be provided to attendees.

For more informaiton, call 985-758-7547.

Win a FREE turkey dinner from the 4-H
November 17, 2007 at 12:01 pm
BOUTTE - The Families for Home Education 4-H Club will be selling $1 raffle tickets for a Thanksgiving dinner basket at Majoria's Grocery Store in Boutte on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The basket includes holiday decorations, a gift certificate for a turkey, stuffing mix, peas, carrots, corn, canned pumpkin, pie crust, green beans, cream of mushroom soup, french onion rings, dirty rice and much, much more.
All proceeds will benefit the FHE's service learning projects.

For more information, call club leaders Dan McGill at 985-785-1984 or Sherry Northington at 985-785-9466.

Seniors group sets Mardi Gras events
November 16, 2007 at 2:49 pm
HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Council on Aging has released the dates for their Krewe of the Young At Heart special Mardi Gras events.

The Mardi Gras Brunch will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. and the Mardi Gras Coronation Tea is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Hahnville Center located at 626 Pine St.

The 12th Annual Mardi Gras Ball will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Jerusalem Shrine Temple Mosque located at 1940 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan.

For more information, call Stephanie Boudreaux at 985-783-6683 or send an email to centerman@stcharlescoa.com.

Middle school hosts senior fall event
November 15, 2007 at 2:48 pm
PARADIS - Mark your calendars senior citizens! J.B. Martin Middle School will hold their Fall Fling on Nov. 15 at 9:30 a.m. The event includes food, entertainment and prizes.
For more information, call Patti Tregre at 985-758-7579.

Women’s club holds autumn auction
November 15, 2007 at 2:48 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Women’s Club will be hosting its annual autumn auction on Nov. 15 at the Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. in Luling the civic organization will auction items.

Anthony Lucia will be the auctioneer.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday enjoy complimentary refreshments as you bid on some spectacular items, with money returning to St. Charles Parishes charitable organizations.

For more information, you may contact SCWC president Teresa Miller at 985-785-9437 or Ways & Means Chair and Joan Belcher at 985-785-8755.

DHS basketball season opens
November 10, 2007 at 12:56 pm
The Destrehan High School boy’s basketball team will make their seasonal debut at the Thibodaux Jamboree on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Terrebonne High School.

The girl’s team play in the Karr Jamboree at Karr on Nov. 8.

HHS wrestling meet Nov. 10
November 10, 2007 at 12:55 pm
The Hahnville High School wrestling team is gearing up for another exciting season with their second match up against St. Michael’s High School on Saturday, Nov. 10.

For a complete schedule of games and a team roster, visit the school’s Web site at www.stcharles.k12.la.us/hahnville and click on the athletics link at the top of the page.

Thibodaux fall fest seeks craft vendors
November 10, 2007 at 12:04 pm
THIBODAUX - The Thibodauxville Fall Festival - an arts, crafts, food and music festival - will be held in historic downtown Thibodaux on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Booth space is available for arts and crafts and food vendors. All arts and crafts must be original work and hand made.

Interested vendors should contact the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce at 985-446-1187 or log on to www.thibodauxchamber.com.

Food, fun and much, much more at the Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival
November 10, 2007 at 12:03 pm
DESTREHAN - The grounds of Destrehan Plantation will transform this weekend into a showcase for the manor's annual Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival.

The festivities are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the plantation located at 13034 River Rd. in Destrehan.

Event features include 175 arts and crafts vendors, antiques and collectibles, Cajun and Creole foods, craft demonstrations, children's activities, raffles, and door prizes.

Entertainment: Kayla Woodson & Louisiana Lighting Band - Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Trout Fishing in America - Saturday at 2:30 p.m., Local Option 2 - Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $7 for adults and teens, children 12 and under - FREE. For more information, call 985-764-9315. The event is sponsored by The River Road Historical Society and the Azby Fund.

Parish memorial to honor veteran names
November 10, 2007 at 12:01 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - Families interested in having the name of a war veteran placed on the memorial at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands should call the Hahnville High School AFJROTC office at 985-758-1234.

The memorial dedication will be held on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.

Benefit car show set to roll this weekend
November 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm
Luling - A benefit car show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at St. Charles Plaza in Luling.
All proceeds from the event will be used to pay the medical expenses for Alexis Revere, a 4-year-old girl who lost her hand in a lawn mower accident.
Registration will be on the day of the event from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The show will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Anything on wheels will be welcomed. Food and drinks will be sold and there will be door prizes.
Call 985-785-8494 or 504-915-5798 for more information.

Thibodaux fall fest seeks craft vendors
November 10, 2007 at 10:00 am
THIBODAUX - The Thibodauxville Fall Festival - an arts, crafts, food and music festival - will be held in historic downtown Thibodaux on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Booth space is available for arts and crafts and food vendors. All arts and crafts must be original work and hand made.

Interested vendors should contact the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce at 985-446-1187 or log on to www.thibodauxchamber.com.

Road to state championship begins Friday at DHS, HHS
November 09, 2007 at 12:55 pm
Hahnville High School will face off against Huntington at Tiger Stadium in the team’s first playoff game of the season and Destrehan High School also play at home against West Jefferson.

After last week’s matchups, DHS remained undefeated with a 10-0 record and HHS finished to 8-2 after their win over St. Amant. Good luck to both teams parish high school in their playoff match ups.

Luling VFW to host buddy poppy drive
November 09, 2007 at 8:48 am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States will be sponsoring a Buddy Poppy Drive in honor of disabled veterans.

Firing range open to the public
November 07, 2007 at 12:56 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will open their firearm range to the public for sighting in of hunting rifles on the following dates:

•Friday, Nov. 9

•Saturday, Nov. 10

The Richard H. Benoit Memorial Firearms Range is located behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on Highway 3127 in Killona. Take the gravel road off to the left after entering the jail parking lot.

The range hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

All shooters will need to check in with the range officer upon arrival.

The range officer will work with shooters on a first come first serve basis as space on the range permits.

Shooters should bring all necessary equipment including ammunition, eye and ear protection, paper targets and staples.

Everyone will be required to sign a release and hold harmless form prior to shooting.

Sgt. Edward Adams will supervise the shooting.

For more information, call 985-783-1355.

Queen of Hearts Seeking Contestants
November 03, 2007 at 10:02 am
NORCO - The Queen of Hearts Miss, Teen, Ms. and Baby pageants will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3rd beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart School Auditorium and will coincide with the River Parishes Fall Festival being held on the grounds of Sacred Heart School in Norco on November 2nd, 3rd , and 4th.

Any single women who have never bore a child and are between the ages of 17-23, can enter. They must also reside in the state of Louisiana. The Miss entry fee is $100.00 including photogenic. The deadline to enter the Miss Division is Thursday, November 1st.

Fall pageant set for start of November
November 03, 2007 at 9:59 am
NORCO - The River Parishes Fall Festival Queen of Hearts Pageant is scheulded for Saturday, Nov. 3 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Sacred Heart School Auditorium 546 Apple St. in Norco.

For more information call directors: Doreen at 985-764-1466, Celeste at 985-652-4961, Kerri 985-536-9500.

Destrehan coach credits seniors for making program contender
Destrehan coach credits seniors for making program contender
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Destrehan’s football season came to an end Saturday night with a 23-7 loss to Acadiana in the Class 5A state championship game. While the season didn’t end the way the Wildcats wanted it to, Destrehan head coach Stephen Robicheaux was extremely proud of his squad.