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Youth ministry holds family day

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church’s Catholic Youth Ministry will hold a family day on Oct. 19 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the community center.

Pumpkin decorating and a mummy wrap relay are among the fun activities planned. Food will be provided.

For more information, call Anita Matherne at 985-758-8659 or Tina Montz at 985-758-7373.
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October 19, 2008 at 11:39 am
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City Park hosts 2008 garden show

NEW ORLEANS - The 2008 Fall Garden Show in New Orleans will be held at the City Park Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19.

Admission for the event is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 5 and members of Friends of City Park may enter for free.

For more information, contact Karen Blackburn at 504-838-1170 or kblackburn@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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October 19, 2008 at 11:38 am
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‘88 and ‘89 grads celebrate 20 years

LULING - Destrehan High School classes of 1988 and 1989 celebrate a joint 20-year reunion on Oct. 18 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the River Room located at 13899 River Road in Luling.

The cost is $50 per person and $100 per couple.
Interested participants should contact Kim McKinney at 985-307-0413 or send an email to dhs1989@live.com or dhs.alumni1988@yahoo.com.

Mail check or money order to 201 Lakynn Lane, Hahnville, LA 70057.Read More...
October 18, 2008 at 11:58 am
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Women’s seminar in Paradis Oct. 18

PARADIS - First Baptist Church of Paradis along with Pastor Elder Albert M. Charles and The Virtuous Women of Vision Ministry will host their annual women’s conference on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 9 a.m.

Guest speaker will be Rev. Marilyn Washington of New Vision Ministries of Donaldsonville. Registration is free.Read More...
October 18, 2008 at 11:56 am
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Kids art festival in Houma Oct. 18

HOUMA - St. Matthew’s Episcopal School in Houma will host its annual “Just Kids At Art” festival at the school located at 266 Gabasse St. on Saturday, Oct. 18.

For more information, call 985-872-5573.
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October 18, 2008 at 11:40 am
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Book sale slated for Oct. 17 and 18

HAHNVILLE - The Friends of the St. Charles Library will hold a used book sale on Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Friends’ Book Nook adjacent to the Hahnville Library.

A large collection of books covering almost every category is available at low prices. Profits support the local library system.
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October 17, 2008 at 11:38 am
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Student heritage day set for Oct. 15

DESTREHAN - Kindergarten through third grade students of public, private, parochial and home schools can make a “heritage connection” at Destrehan Plantation’s Heritage Day Ocktoberfest on Oct. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the manor grounds. Parish third graders can also attend Oct. 16.
The event is a hands-on experience for all kids with demonstrations on candle making, weaving, period dancing and so much more.

A Civil War encampment is on tap with the firing of cannons by the Slidell Battery. Others will be on hand to address Native American culture and archeology.

Admission is $5 for students and adults. Tours of the plantation are an additional $5.

Reservations are required.

Call Angela Matherne at 985-764-9315 or send an email to destreheritage@aol.com to schedule your reservation and for more information.
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October 15, 2008 at 11:38 am
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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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Christmas parade will roll Sunday with 10 floats, 97 groups
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Christmas will come early in St. Charles Parish when the Norco Christmas Parade rolls at 2 p.m. on Sunday.