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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.

St. Rose church has food, fun & games
October 31, 2007 at 10:09 am
ST. ROSE - The Bread of Life Christian Fellowship celebrates Harvest Fest 2007 with food, fun and games on Oct. 31 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The church is located at 10328 River Road in St. Rose.

Halloween party at Vous Salon & Spa
October 31, 2007 at 10:08 am
PARADIS - Vous Salon and Spa located on Highway 90 in Paradis will hold their FREE Halloween Extravaganza on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Scheduled events are: live music, a wine tasting, hay rides, photo sessions, food, candy and children and adult costume contest.

The farmer’s market will be on hand from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 985-758-8687 for more information.

Save cemetaries with Metairie tour
October 29, 2007 at 10:11 am
METAIRIE - Join the Save Our Cemeteries group on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on a guided bus tour of the historic Metairie cemeteries.

The event is hosted in part by the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society.
Advanced reservations required. Cost: $18 per person. Call 504-525-3377 to reserve your spot.

Biking the banks
Biking the banks
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The levee has a long history within St. Charles Parish, but when Kathy Lacompte Bourg and her husband led a group of teenagers down it in the early 1980s, there was no Hale-Boggs bridge and the path was muddy and rocky.