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Make sense of economy at lesson

LAPLACE - The River Region Economic Development Initiative presents “What is Driving the Economy Down Now and How Can This Be Reversed” featuring Dr. Loren Scott and Cajun humorist Murray Conque on Thursday, March 5 at the St. John Community Center.

Networking with cash bar from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m.
Advance payment of $10 is required for admission. Tickets may be purchased at the St. Charles Department of Economic Development located at 15012 River Road in Hahnville.
Call 985-783-5140.
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March 05, 2009 at 10:52 am
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HHS Juniors: last chance to order rings

BOUTTE - Jostens will return to Hahnville High School for the last time on March 5 from 10:40 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. to take senior class ring orders and accept ring payments. A $50 deposit is required for all orders.
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March 05, 2009 at 9:09 am
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Sleep center hosts support meetings

DESTREHAN - A support group for those who suffer with sleep apnea will be held on March 3 at the Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Center located at 1972 Ormond Blvd. Ste. B in Destrehan.

The center will also host a restless legs support group meeting on March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the center.
Call 985-764-1441 or email gulfcoastsleepcenter@cox.net for more information.
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March 03, 2009 at 10:52 am
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Grab your pole, it’s time to fish

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 Bonne 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 hosts 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...
March 01, 2009 at 12:41 pm
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Blood drive for Neil Bordelon

DES ALLEMANDS - A blood replacement drive for Neil Bordelon will be held on March 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department located at 16960 Highway 90.

For more information, call Julie Trosclair at 504-416-5936.Read More...
March 01, 2009 at 10:51 am
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Deadline for booth registrants nears

LULING - The United Way of St. Charles 5K Bridge Run/Walk and Festival is set for April 4. The deadline for all booths is March 1. The registration fee for a 10 x 10 spot is $75.

Registrants are responsible for providing all items needed for set up.

For more information, call 985-331-9063.
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March 01, 2009 at 10:51 am
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‘Highway 315’ to perform Feb. 28

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

Music by “Highway 315” Tickets are $15 per person. Bring your own liquor.

Call 985-758-7542 with questions.Read More...
February 28, 2009 at 10:50 am
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Free ACT practice tests at library

The St. Charles Parish library is offering two free ACT practice tests to parish teens.

The first test is set for Feb. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the East Regional Library located at 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan. The second will be held at the St. Rose Branch located at 90 East Club Dr. in St. Rose on March 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pencils are provided.

Registration is online at www.princetonreview.com/events or by calling 1-800-273-8439.Read More...
February 28, 2009 at 10:50 am
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It’s Carnival time in Des Allemands

DES ALLEMANDS - The Krewe of Des Allemands parade is set for Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.

The krewe is currently accepting floats, marching groups, queens and others interested in riding.

For more information call Brenda Folse at 985-758-2161 or Becky Dufrene at 985-758-2780. Read More...
February 22, 2009 at 12:19 pm
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St. Gertrude seeks Mardi Gras beads

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Youth Ministry is seeking beads to participate in the Krewe of Des Allemands Carnival parade on Feb. 22.

Anyone interested in donating beads may bring them to the rectory.Read More...
February 22, 2009 at 11:35 am
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Nashville producer shares success tips

LULING - Gabril Farago, a Nashville producer and author, will present a career-launching seminar based on his new book, “Secrets to Success in Country Music,” next month in LaPlace.

Farago’s program will be presented Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at the West Regional Library located on Lakewood Drive in Luling.

This is a free seminar open to the public.
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February 19, 2009 at 11:33 am
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Sweetheart dance at fire department

DES ALLEMANDS - The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the fire station located at 16960 Highway 90 in Des Allemands.

The dance is open to kids 12 to 17 years of age. Parents are required to sign the child into and out of the dance. Admission is $5. Concessions will be sold.

For more information, contact Tracy Sparks at 504-915-3258 or Julie Trosclair at 504-416-5936.
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February 14, 2009 at 11:33 am
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Kid’s parade rolls at farmers’ market

DESTREHAN - The Kid Krewe du market will roll at the German Coast Farmers’ Market on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation.

Decorated wagons with krewe members ages 10 and under will parade through the market booth area whirling Mardi Gras throws. First and second place prizes will be awarded to the “Best of Show.”

To participate, the decorated wagon must be pulled by an adult and the rider must provide his/her own throws.
Entrance fee is $5. Participants are asked to arrive between 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. to sign up.

Questions? Call 985-764-9762.Read More...
February 14, 2009 at 11:32 am
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$1 buys you a bag of books at sale

HAHNVILLE - The Friends of the St. Charles Parish Library will conduct a one-day book sale on Friday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s theme is “A Buck Buys a Bag of Books.”

The sale will be held at the Friends of the Book Nook, adjacent to the Hahnville library.
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February 13, 2009 at 11:32 am
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Fundraiser for man hit by drunk driver

LULING - In an effort to raise money for Dennis Mahler's family, Jambalaya dinners and Domino's pizzas will be sold at a fundraiser on Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling and at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan. Dennis's vehicle was struck by a drunk driver on Jan. 4.

He remains in critical condition at University Hospital.

Dinners include jambalaya, white beans, peas and bread. They will be sold for $7. Large Domino's cheese and pepperoni pizzas will be sold for $10.Read More...
February 13, 2009 at 11:31 am
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Doll show and sale in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - The Bayou Bebes of Baton Rouge Doll Club is hosting a doll show and sale on Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Milton J. Womack Park located at 6201 Florida Blvd. in Baton Rouge.

The day will include a sales room, a special display, door prizes and raffles.

For additional information contact George Orgeron at 985-386-4291 or email georgerorgeron@bellsouth.net.Read More...
February 07, 2009 at 11:31 am
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