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St. Charles Parish Assessor's Millage Meeting

The St. Charles Parish Assessor's office will hold a public hearing on July 30 at 2 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse in Hahnville to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval.

Another plan calls for the adopting of the adjusted millage rate and rolling forward to a millage that would not exceed the prior year's maximum. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, which impacts the amount of property taxes residents are charged annually. For more information prior to the meeting, residents can contact the Tax Assessors office at 985-783-6281.
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July 30, 2008 at 1:21 pm
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River Parish kids take the stage

LAPLACE - Children in the River Parishes will have the opportunity to take to the stage July 28 through Aug. 2 when the Missoula Children's Theatre makes its annual visit to St. John Theatre in Reserve.

The internationally known theater company, based in Montana, travels throughout the country presenting acting workshops and plays to involve children in the arts.
The troupe, along with local children, will work on a production of "The Little Mermaid" at the theater, 115 W. Fourth St.

The cost is $50. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade may audition for roles on July 28 at 9 a.m. Preregistration will not be accepted, and participation is limited.

For information, visit the theater's Web site at www.stjohntheatre. com
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July 28, 2008 at 1:20 pm
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Bayou Gauche church holds VBS

DES ALLEMANDS - Life Fellowship Community church in Bayou Gauche will hold its annual vacation Bible school July 28 through Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Boys and girls, ages 5-12, are invited to attend. Visit www.lifefcc.com to register.

Also, the MPact girls club and Royal Rangers will kick off the 2008-09 session beginning on Aug. 6. Call the church at 985-758-7526 for details.
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July 28, 2008 at 1:19 pm
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Dance Unlimited registration

PARADIS - Dance Unlimited of the River Parishes Paradis studio will hold registration for the 2008-09 session on July 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For information, contact Duanne Cazalot at 985-764-0625.
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July 26, 2008 at 1:19 pm
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Food distribution at health center

LULING - The St. Charles Community Health Center in Luling and Second Harvest will sponsor a food distribution July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon across the street from the center at 853 Milling Ave.

Participants must bring a photo ID and proof of income in the form of a pay stub, letter from Medicare, tax returns or other documentation. Call 985-785-5800 for more information.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the food distribution. Two crews are needed to work from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 9:30 a.m. to noon.Read More...
July 26, 2008 at 1:18 pm
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‘Gary T.’ headlines monthly dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will hold their monthly dance on Saturday, July 26 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

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

Call 985-758-7542 for more information.
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July 26, 2008 at 1:18 pm
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Become election commissioner

A course of instruction will be held for any St. Charles Parish resident who is interested in serving as a Commissioner or a Commissioner-in-Charge for elections that began on July 1 and will last through July 1, 2012.

The class will be offered on July 21 at 2 p.m., July 23 at 6 p.m. and July 25 at 10 a.m. All classes will be held in the office of the Clerk of Court in Hahnville. This course will qualify each resident who completes it for a four-year period and they will not have to take the course again until 2012.

Interested residents must be a registered voter in the district where they live, must need no assistance to vote, must be able to open and close a voting machine without assistance and must complete all election forms correctly.
Residents won't qualify for the classes if they have been convicted of an election offense or are a candidate for election to public office.

Current Commissioners and Commissioners-in-Charge are required to attend one of the classes in order to be recommissioned.

Anyone with questions regarding these classes needs to call Charles J. Oubre, Jr. at 985-783-6632.Read More...
July 25, 2008 at 2:16 pm
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Church celebrates friends & family

LULING - The Bell Baptist Church located at 251 Easy St. in Luling will be celebrating its Friends and Family Day on Sunday, July 20 at its 9:30 a.m. worship service. Pastor Rev. Rodney Johnson Sr. will officiate.Read More...
July 25, 2008 at 2:14 pm
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Adult day care to perform show

NORCO - The Norco Adult Day Care will hold its 16th annual summer variety show on July 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart School located at 425 Spruce St. in Norco.
For more information, call Kathy Landry at 985-764-7223.
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July 25, 2008 at 1:44 pm
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Sheriff offers hunter education

KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will offer tone hunter education course session to the public on Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The course is designed for young hunters seeking to obtain their first hunting license as well as hunters who seek to acquire an out of state license.

All classes will be held at the Richard Benoit Memorial Firearms Range located behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Killona.

Participants will be required to complete one weekend class for certification purposes.

Register by calling Shelly Harrison at 985-783-1173 or Sgt. Ted Adams at 504-329-0689.
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July 25, 2008 at 1:21 pm
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Drama guild hosts summer workshop

NORCO - The River Region Drama Guild is offering a free 8-night theater workshop for students 10 to 18 years old.
The workshop will be held July 21 through 24 continuing to July 28 through 31 at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center located at 15146 River Road in Norco.

The workshop will meet for two hours each evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and culminates with a one-time-only performance on July 31 at 7 p.m.
For more information call Henry Sorbet at 504-904-1129.Read More...
July 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm
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St. Gertrude plans July Bible school

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will sponsor vacation Bible school July 21-25 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the church in Des Allemands.

Children in prekindergarten through sixth grade can attend. Registration forms are available in the rectory and church.
Craft items and other supplies are being accepted for the school. A collection box is set up in church. For information, call 985-758-7542.

In other church news, a blood drive will be held July 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Father Mac Community CenterRead More...
July 24, 2008 at 2:15 pm
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Chamber offers annual seminar

NORCO - The River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold their 3rd Annual Women’s Seminar on Wednesday, July 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at LaMaison Magnolia Reception Hall located at 950 First St. in Norco.

The seminar will feature information regarding safety, self-defense techniques and briefings on the following healing modalities: Reiki, AURO-SOMA, Flower Essence Therapy and Holographic Memory Resolution.

Lunch will be provided along with a goodie bag to take home.
Prices: $25 for chamber members and $40 for non-chamber members.

RSVP is required. Call 985-359-9777 or visit www.riverregionchamber.org.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 2:18 pm
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Club holds dance in Norco July 20

NORCO - The Oldies But Goodies Dance Club will hold a dance on Sunday, July 20 at the Knights of Columbus home in Norco.
Line dancing lessons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and general dancing will follow.

Music provided by DJ Matherne. Admission is $5. Bring your own liquor.Read More...
July 20, 2008 at 2:13 pm
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IHOP turns 50 at Zephyrs game

KENNER - In celebration of IHOP Restaurant’s 50th birthday, the IHOP Discover America Road Tour is crossing the nation to celebrate two American classics – pancakes and baseball.
An IHOP-branded RV will travel more than 8,500 miles to visit Minor League Baseball parks in 27 cities bringing cheer, games and giveaways.

The RV will make a stop in New Orleans on July 19 at 6 p.m. and July 20 at 2 p.m., entertaining fans as the New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Albuquerque Isotopes.

Zephyr Field is located at 6000 Airline Highway in Kenner.
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July 19, 2008 at 2:12 pm
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Library offers free ACT practice test

LULING - St. Charles Parish Library invites teens to attend a free ACT practice test at West Regional Library Saturday, July 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Practice tests will be proctored, timed, and evaluated with results sent to each participant.

This is a great free warm-up for the actual testing. Please call 1-800-2Review (1-800-273-8439) to register, or register online at www.PrincetonReview.com/events.

The West Regional Library is located at 105 Lakewood Drive, Luling. Call 985-785-8471 for more information.
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July 19, 2008 at 1:44 pm
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