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Catfish committee sells raffle tickets

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The Louisiana Catfish Festival Committee is seeking girls ages 11 to 13 to sell raffle tickets for the chance to win the Junior Catfish Queen XXVI title.

The girl selling the most tickets will win the crown. A sign up meeting will be held on April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

The committee will sponsor the annual children’s pageant on April 18 at 10 a.m. in the Father Mac Community Center. Children ages 10 and younger may enter.

For more information, call Lydia Dempster at 985-758-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262. Read More...
April 02, 2009 at 12:02 pm
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COA host annual fishing rodeo

NORCO - The St. Charles Council on Aging and the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will host their annual fishing rodeo on Wednesday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bonnet Carre Spillway Park Pavilion in Norco.

“The event is open to seniors 60 years and older,” said COA spokesperson Stephanie Boudreaux. “Fishing poles and bait are supplied, but seniors are asked to bring their own hats and chairs.”

Event highlights include music, entertainment, prizes, food and lots of fun.

In addition to the fishing rodeo, the COA will also host a cookie contest and a “Tall Fish Tale” essay contest at the pavilion.

Seniors are invited to write a funny or far out “Tall Fish Tale” ranging from 50 to 75 words. Deadline is March 25. Entries may be handwritten or typed.

The cookie contest will also be held on Wednesday, April 1 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway recreation area in Norco during the organization’s annual fishing rodeo. For entry forms and rules, contact Stephanie at 985-783-6683.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 4:00 pm
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Paradis church seeks mom of the year

PARADIS - St. John the Baptist Church in Paradis in accepting nominations for its Mother of the Year award.
A brief nomination letter about a mother’s attributes should be submitted to the rectory by April 1.

The committee is looking for someone who has lived her life as a good Catholic mother, instilling the beliefs of the church in her family and friends.

In other church news, parishioners are needed to serve as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. Workshops are being planned. For more information, call Janice Dufrene at 985-758-7845.

Also, St. John the Baptist and St. Gertrude Parishes will hold a baptismal seminar March 8 after the 11 a.m. Mass at St. John the Baptist Church in Paradis. For more information, call St. John at 985-758-2668 or 985-758-7542.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 9:25 am
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Spend the summer in London and Paris

ST. CHARLES PARISH - EF Educational Tours is currently booking spots on its annual summer London and Paris tour, departing on June 1.

The cost is $3,199 for students and $3,514 for adults. The program fee includes roundtrip airfare, hotels, guided tours, admission to all scheduled attractions and a full-time bilingual tour director.

Anyone interested should contact Maria Cancienne at macancienne@gmail.com.Read More...
March 31, 2009 at 4:02 pm
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Library announces planetarium shows

LULING - The St. Charles Parish Library Planetarium presents “Black Holes,” Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday shows are “Wildbear’s Adventure” at 10 a.m. and “Twinkle Theater” at 2 p.m. where the audience can select their own show.

The planetarium is located in the West Regional Library, 105 Lakewood Dr., Luling. Shows are free. Call 985-785-8471 for further information.Read More...
March 31, 2009 at 3:56 pm
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FREE computer classes at library

ST. CHARLES PARISH - St. Charles Library is offering free beginner level computer classes at three locations.

All classes are single, two-hour classes, not continuing courses. It is necessary to register for each class.

Available classes are:
Internet Basics - March 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Regional Library in Luling, and March 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the St. Rose Library.

E-mail Basics - March 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Regional Library, March 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the East Regional Library and March 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in St. Rose.

To register, call any library or visit www.stcharles.lib.la.us.Read More...
March 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm
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Jambalaya benefit helps Montz girl

NORCO - A jambalaya benefit dinner to help raise money for medical expenses for 12-year-old Lindsey Creasy will be held on March 30 at Norco Elementary School located at 102 Fifth St. in Norco from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Creasy, who was born with neurofibromatosis, will undergo surgery to remove a tumor from her leg and have her foot amputated on April 27. She will also have to wear a prosthetic from the knee down.

Dinners include jambabalaya, bread, white beans, salad and a brownie. Cost is $7 per meal.

Call 985-212-9316 to place your order.Read More...
March 30, 2009 at 11:24 am
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Bunny brunch at Destrehan Plantation

DESTREHAN - Destrehan Plantation will hosts a Bunny Brunch and Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the manor on River Road to help raise money for the organization, Save Our Cemeteries.

A day of fun is planned featuring a gourmet brunch, cocktails, live entertainment, an egg hunt, arts and crafts tent, face painting, egg races, a raffle and games with the Easter Bunny. Tickets are $15 for kids 12 and under, $20 for SOC members and $25 for non-members. To purchase tickets, call 504-525-3377.

“This is our first year as part of the Save Our Cemeteries event, but we are expecting a great turn out,” said plantation director Nancy Robert. “There’s a lot for the whole family to enjoy.

“And we’re looking forward to seeing a lot of our parish residents at the brunch.”Read More...
March 29, 2009 at 11:26 am
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$5 bag sale at parish thrift shop

LULING - The St. Charles Social Concerns will hold a $5 bag sale for all winter clothes on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

The shop will be closed on March 30 and reopen on March 31 with a complete stock of summer clothes.
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March 28, 2009 at 11:25 am
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‘Gary T’ to sing at church dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold its monthly dance on Saturday, March 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

Music by “Gary T.” Bring your own liquor. Tickets are $15 per couple.

Call the church at 985-758-7542 with any questions.Read More...
March 28, 2009 at 11:25 am
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River Parishes offers free kidney risk assessment

LAPlACE - River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace will host a free kidney health seminar and kidney risk assessment Friday, March 27, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the River Parishes Hospital Medical Pavilion, 502 Rue de Santé, Suite 309 in LaPlace. Dr. Farida Baig, Nephrologist, will co-host and present at the free seminar.

“Our hospital is a center for wellness and our March 27th free kidney seminar offers the public a great opportunity to learn more about keeping themselves healthy,” Charlotte Dupré, CEO of River Parishes Hospital, said. “This free, short seminar presented by our hospital’s chief of staff, Dr. Farida Baig, coupled with our free kidney risk assessment as well with blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will provide attendees with the facts they need to know about their kidneys and kidney disease. We invite the public to attend.”Read More...
March 27, 2009 at 11:28 am
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Music showcase at DHS March 26

DESTREHAN - The Destrehan High School drumline will host the St. Charles Parish Music and Movement showcase on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s gym.

The showcase will feature the DHS winter drumline, the Harry Hurst percussion ensemble, the DHS colorguard, the Hahnville High School colorguard, and Mark Lightiser and Mendel Lee.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and Free admission for middle school kids with parents.Read More...
March 26, 2009 at 11:24 am
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Learn about SSI changes for 2009

NORCO - Capital Area Legal Services Corporation will hold a Social Security Changes 2009 seminar on March 24 at 11 a.m. at the Council On Aging Center in Norco.

Guest speaker is community legal education specialist Margaret Jefferson.Read More...
March 24, 2009 at 3:57 pm
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Jimmy Seghers to speak at St. Anthony

LULING - St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Luling will host a Lenten mission featuring speaker Jimmy Seghers March 23 through 25 at 7 p.m. Parishioners from all Catholic Churches are invited.

Seghers will speak on “The Mass: Understanding and Living It.” For more information, call the St. Mark rectory at 504-431-8505 or St. Anthony’s at 985-785-8885.Read More...
March 23, 2009 at 9:24 am
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‘Rumors’ at DHS March 19 - 22

DESTREHAN - The Destrehan High School Theater Club will present Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” a farce in two acts, March 19 through 21 at 7 p.m. and March 22 at 2 p.m. in the DHS auditorium.

Admission is $6. For more information, call the school at 985-764-9946.Read More...
March 22, 2009 at 3:57 pm
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ACT prep available to parish students

DESTREHAN - Sessions to help prepare students to take the ACT will be available to students who are residents of St. Charles Parish on Sunday, March 22 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Destrehan High School.

Interested students can choose from one of three sessions - English, reading or math.

Registration forms can be found at the school’s Web site, school office, counseling office or at the St. Charles Parish School Board.

On-site registration is $15.

For more information, call Toni Evans at 985-785-7265 or e-mail tevans@stcharles.k12.la.Read More...
March 22, 2009 at 3:57 pm
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