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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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Blood drive for firefighter’s mom

HAHNVILLE - The Hahnville Fire Department is inviting the community to rally their support for fellow firefighter Chris Boros’ mother, Susan Santangelo, by donating blood in her name at the department on Saturday, Feb. 7. Santangelo has severe bleeding and is using blood on a regular basis.

Donors must be in good health, weigh a minimum of 100 pounds and be at least 17 years old. Donors are also encouraged to eat a healthful meal prior to and after donating.

For more information, call The Blood Center at 1-800-86-BLOOD or visit www.thebloodcenter.org.Read More...
February 07, 2009 at 11:30 am
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St. Rose blood drive set for Feb. 7

ST. ROSE - Ochsner Blood Bank will conduct a drive Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 366 Home located at 12188 River Rd. in St. Rose.

Donors will receive a T-shirt, mini-physical, cholesterol test and blood assurance package.

A picture identification is required. For more information, call Floyd Friloux at 985-764-6030 or email ffriloux@cox.net.Read More...
February 07, 2009 at 11:12 am
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River Region Chamber of Commerce welcomes Gov. Bobby Jindal

KENNER - The River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting and installation gala on Feb. 6 from 6p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hilton New Orleans Airport with special guest speakers Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and the executive direction of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Tim Barfield.

Individual tickets are $65 per person with platinum, gold, silver and bronze table sponsorships available. Attire is formal/semi-formal. Cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. with the dinner and awards program following at 7 p.m.
The Hilton is located at 901 Airline Dr. in Kenner. For more information on tickets and sponsorships, contact the chamber office at 985-359-9777 or send email to chassity@riverregionchamber.org.Read More...
February 06, 2009 at 11:14 am
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Masquerade ball Feb. 6 in Ormond

DESTREHAN - The community is invited to enjoy an enchanting winter-themed evening of dancing to music by DJ Justin Freitag as the Mexico Missions team at St. Charles United Methodist Church hosts their second annual Masquerade ball on Friday, Feb. 6 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall located at 1905 Ormond Blvd.

Tickets are $10 and are available by contacting Heidi Schindler at 985-764-8386.

Proceeds fund the Mexico mission trips and other Mexico missions which include sending medical and dental information and supplies as well as books, school supplies and basic health care items.
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February 06, 2009 at 11:11 am
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Businesses urged to support charity

Relay for Life of St. Charles Parish organizers are planning a new feature this year - a printed program outlining all the activities of the all-night event, which is set for 6 p.m. March 28 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

The program will also feature information on the approximately 20 local teams participating in Relay, as well as touching cancer survivor stories and prevention advice.

Companies, sports teams and individuals are being urged to sponsor advertisements in the over 20-page publication, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Businesses may offer information about their services, and individuals can choose to honor a loved one touched by the disease.

The deadline to reserve ad space is Feb. 4.

For more information on the program, visit www.relayprogram.com or contact Renee Allemand Simpson at rcallemand@gmail.com.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:10 am
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Foster parents in demand for kids

The Louisiana Department of Social Services is currently in need of foster parents who are willing to open their homes to local children who are in state custody due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment.

Interested persons should attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at 429 Airline Highway Ste. M in LaPlace or on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at 1416 Tiger Dr. in Thibodaux.

For more information about foster parenting and adoptions, call 1-800-748-7755 or 985-652-2938. Visit the department online at www.dss.state.la.us.

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February 03, 2009 at 11:12 am
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Senior ring orders at Hahnville Feb. 3

BOUTTE - Hahnville High School seniors can order class rings and make payments on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in that HHS commons area from 9:40 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. A $50 deposit is required on all orders.
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February 03, 2009 at 11:10 am
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Couple charged with rape of 6-year-old
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A mother and her husband residing on the West Bank of St. Charles Parish were recently arrested on allegations the two sexually abused the woman's six-year-old daughter.