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Religion class sign up at St. John

PARADIS - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is still accepting registration for religion. Parents of students should call Pat Usprich at 504-723-8357 to register.

Parishioners are needed to serve as extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist. Workshops for those interested will be offered Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., beginning in the fall. For more information, call Janice Dufrene at 985-758-7845 or the rectory at 985-758-2668.

Engaged and married parishioners are invited to attend a dinner to celebrate marriage on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. Tickets are $45 per couple. For information, call Lisa Matherne at 985-758-8800.
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August 16, 2008 at 12:29 pm
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Swim team hosts preteen dance

LULING - The Willowdale Country Club swim team will host a back-to-school preteen dance on Friday, Aug. 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the club in Luling.

Children 9 to 12 may attend. Admission is $8, which includes three snacks or beverage tickets. Additional tickets will available for $1.
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August 15, 2008 at 12:30 pm
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Booster clubs hold registration

The booster club will also hold football registration on Aug. 14 at the Des Allemands ball field from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Aug. 20 at Landry Middle School.
Boys 6 years and older may participate this year if they turn 6 by Aug. 1.Read More...
August 14, 2008 at 1:51 pm
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St. Gertrude youth ministry gears up

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Youth Ministry is now accepting registration for the 2008-09 year.
Registration fee is $10 for new members and $5 for current members.

Deadline to register is Aug. 10. For information, contact Anita or Terry Matherne at 985-758-8659.Read More...
August 10, 2008 at 1:53 pm
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Annual historical seminar Aug. 9

THIBODAUX - The Lafourche Heritage Society will hold its 32 annual seminar on history and genealogy Aug. 9. It will be held in the banquet room at the Envie Restaurant at the Howard Johnson.

This year’s speakers will include Jay Schexnaydre, who will speak on the “Historic Cemeteries of the River Parishes,” Bobby Freyou on “Historical Land Title Records in the state of Louisiana,” Augusta Elmwood on “the French Colony of Saint Domingue: Migrations and Sources,” and a presentation on the cypress logging industry by Hugh Brown and JoAnne Plessala.

Seminar participants who pre-register will be included in a count for a buffet lunch. Same-day registration will be accepted at the door, but will not include lunch.

Registration and coffee will be from 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9:15 a.m. and will end around 3:30 p.m.
To pre-register, send names to be received before Aug. 6 with checks payable to Lafourche Heritage Society for $28 per participant to P.O. Box 913, Thibodaux, LA 70302.
Book Vendors will need to reserve a table in advance.
For more information, contact Clifton Theriot at 985-448-4621 or Elton Oubre at 985-446-8662.
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August 09, 2008 at 1:52 pm
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Annual historical seminar Aug. 9

THIBODAUX - The Lafourche Heritage Society will hold its 32 annual seminar on history and genealogy Aug. 9. It will be held in the banquet room at the Envie Restaurant at the Howard Johnson.

This year's speakers will include Jay Schexnaydre, who will speak on the "Historic Cemeteries of the River Parishes," Bobby Freyou on "Historical Land Title Records in the state of Louisiana," Augusta Elmwood on "the French Colony of Saint Domingue: Migrations and Sources,” and a presentation on the cypress logging industry by Hugh Brown and JoAnne Plessala.
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August 09, 2008 at 12:30 pm
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Ultimate fighting in Houma Aug. 8

HOUMA - Ultimate Fighting Renaissance MMA7 will take the stage at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center Aug. 8 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $55. Floor seating is available for $65. Tickets are on sale at the civic center box office and all Ticketmaster locations.
For more information, call 985-850-4657.
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August 08, 2008 at 12:31 pm
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Farmers’ Market gears up for back-to-school bash

After the success of last year’s event, the German Coast Farmers’ Market will play host to the second annual Back to School Bash on Aug. 16.

The bash will take place at the East Bank site of the farmers’ market, near the Ormond Plantation. Blanche Newsome will perform at the event, which will also include door prizes, back to school gift bags, face painting and a display by the parish library.

More importantly, however, will be the food. Fresh produce, pastries, breads, rotisserie meats, seafood and dairy products, such as creole cream cheese, will all be available during the bash. As will kettle corn, soy candles, goat milk soap and lotions, homemade salad dressings, wine, pastalaya and stuffed crabs.

“We came up with the idea of a back to school bash because we really wanted to push healthy eating habits for kids,” Ann Montgomery said. “We want to show that you don’t have to travel far to get fresh food and vegetables.”

Door prizes at the bash will include little coolers that kids can use with their meals, while the gift bags will have honey soap, which is made in little animals to promote hygiene. There will also be plenty of honey samples around and kids will learn that a drop of honey on a cracker might be tastier - and healthier - than butter.

The Back to School Bash will begin at 8 a.m. and last until noon.

On Aug. 9, the farmers’ market will also celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week. The Sonny Bee Show will be on hand to supply live music and visitors will be able to sample various vegetables and recipes. The event will also take place from 8 a.m. until noon.

“The market is just a one-stop shop that is right in the neighborhood, which is important with the high cost of gas,” Montgomery said. “It’s a place where you can get your dinner, groceries, snacks and gifts like wine and soap.”Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 1:54 pm
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Traveling art exhibit at libraries

The Traveling Showcase, created at the St. Charles Art Guild’s Kids Camp, is now on display through Aug. 2 at the East Bank library in Destrehan and will travel to the West Regional Library for display from Aug. 4 through 18.Read More...
August 04, 2008 at 12:31 pm
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Emergency shelter and food program

EAST BANK - Beginning Aug. 4, emergency food and shelter federal funds are available for East Bank residents of St. Charles Parish to assist in paying utility bills, mortgage or rent assistance.

Residents who applied for assistance in 2007 are not eligible for 2008 help.

Eligible residents meeting the following criteria may qualify: 1. Must be facing an emergency crisis, such as loss of income due to illness, reduction of work hours, etc. and 2. Must be a resident of St. Charles.

All residents qualifying for utility assistance must provided their current bill and disconnect notice.
All residents qualifying for mortgage or rent assistance must provide past due, foreclosure or an eviction notice.
Residents meeting these guidelines may call the St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services at 985-764-7944 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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August 04, 2008 at 12:27 pm
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Kids fishing rodeo in St. James

ST. JAMES - Summer may be coming to a close, but there is still time to use those fishing poles.

The St. James Boat Club will hold their "Annual Jr. Choupique Rodeo" on Aug. 3, 2008, on the Blind River Point Area and Boat Launch Areas. All participants, both male and female, up to 15 years old in the fishing rodeo are asked to be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

The fishing times start at 8 a.m. and end at noon. The fishing time has changed, but the registration fee is still 25 cents, so please be sure to get registered before fishing. Fishing is restricted to the banks of the Blind River Point and Boat Launch Areas. Awards will be given at close of rodeo. Refreshments will be sold at the Point Area.
For more information, call Craig Calcagno at 225-206-2476.
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August 03, 2008 at 12:28 pm
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Traveling art exhibit at libraries

The Traveling Showcase, created at the St. Charles Art Guild’s Kids Camp, is now on display through Aug. 2 at the East Bank library in Destrehan and will travel to the West Regional Library for display from Aug. 4 through 18.
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August 02, 2008 at 1:22 pm
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LSU author speaks at East Regional

LULING - Bud Johnson, author of “The Perfect Season: LSU’s Magic Year - 1958,” will read from his book and share his memories of LSU’s historic 1958 football season at the the East Regional Library on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m.
The library is located at 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan. Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $24.95.

For more information, call 985-764-2366.Read More...
August 02, 2008 at 1:21 pm
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LSU author speaks at East Regional

LULING - Bud Johnson, author of “The Perfect Season: LSU’s Magic Year - 1958,” will read from his book and share his memories of LSU’s historic 1958 football season at the the East Regional Library on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m.

The library is located at 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan. Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $24.95.

For more information, call 985-764-2366.
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August 02, 2008 at 12:28 pm
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Booster clubs hold registration

The Des Allemands Booster Club will hold cheerleader registration on July 31 at the Des Allemands ball field from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The booster club will also hold football registration on Aug. 14 at the ball field from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Aug. 20 at Landry Middle School.

Boys 6 years and older may participate this year if they turn 6 by Aug. 1.

The Des Allemands Booster Club will also have a free football clinic for Des Allemands, Bayou Gauche and Paradis players on Aug. 4 through 8 at 5 p.m. at the Des Allemands ball field. Contact Tim Perrin at 504-417-6973 for more information.

The Mimosa Booster Club will hold its football and cheerleading registration Aug. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Elementary cafeteria.Read More...
July 31, 2008 at 12:27 pm
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HHS sets textbook, fee schedules

BOUTTE - Hahnville High School has announced its schedule for paying fees, picking up textbooks and physical education uniforms, taking identification pictures and requesting schedule changes for the 2008-09 school year.
If more than one child in the family attends HHS at different grade levels, parents should choose one of the assigned times to come for both.

Students must bring their schedule with them and wear a uniform shirt to take their identification card picture.
Seniors report July 30 from 8 a.m. to noon. Freshmen report July 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. Juniors report July 31 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sophomores report Aug. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

If students do not pick up textbooks, pay fees, take ID pictures and get PE uniforms on their scheduled day, they should do so Aug. 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. or stay after school Aug. 14. No books will be issued during the regular school day.
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July 30, 2008 at 2:19 pm
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Ambulance triggers multi-vehicle wreck that kills LaPlace woman
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A Luling man was driving a St. Charles Parish Hospital ambulance Monday on an emergency call when the vehicle apparently drifted onto the left lane of Airline Highway and triggered a multi-vehicle accident involving a fatality.