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Festival needs escorts, volunteers

DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Queen Pageant Committee is looking for escorts for contestants.

Girls age 5 to 9 are needed. To participate, call Lydia Dempster at 985-758-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.
The Louisiana Catfish Festival Miss, Teen and Granny contests will be June 14 at 7 p.m. at J.B. Martin Middle School in Paradis.

The committee is also seeking volunteers to help with the festival July 11-13 on the St. Gertrude Grounds in Des Allemands.

The plant booth is accepting donations. To help, call Jamie Hue at 985-758-1936. The country store needs all donations, except clothes.

To donate, call Peachy Roger at 985-758-2319. People are also needed to help with the craft booths. To help, call Debra Frickey at 985-758-2696.
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June 14, 2008 at 12:51 pm
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Ochsner blood drive June 14

ST. ROSE - The American Legion Hall in Destrehan will hold a blood drive with Ochsner on June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hall located at 12188 River Rd. in St. Rose
Donors will receive a blood bank T-shirt, a mini physical, cholesterol test and blood assurance package. A picture ID is required.

Donors will have a chance to win a $2,000 American Express Gift of Travel certificate.

The drawing will be Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. The winner will be notified by phone.
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June 14, 2008 at 12:46 pm
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Mais Oui wine tasting

Mais Oui will hold its next wine tasting on Friday, June 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The wine of the hour will be samplings of all three Santa Carolina blends.

Featured food will be shrimp with articoke pasta tossed with Somme's homegrown basil with Asiago cheese and vegetables.

Cover charge for the event is $5.

The wine shop in located in the St. Charles Plaza at 12715 Highway 90.
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June 13, 2008 at 1:14 pm
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Local author to speak at library

LULING - Local author Farrah Rochon will be doing a book signing and discussion on Thursday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Regional Library located at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling.

Rochon is the author of two novels, Deliver Me and Release Me.

For more information, visit www.stcharles.lib.la.us or call 985-785-8471.
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June 12, 2008 at 3:15 pm
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Hahnville High hosts Hi-Stepper Kiddie Camp

HHS Hi-Stepper Kiddie Camp will be held Tuesday, June 17 through Friday, June 20 at Hahnville High School from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the HHS gymnasium.

The camp is open to any girl aged 4-13. The cost is $40 for the week or $10 per day and includes a camp T-shirt, awards, and refreshments.

Those who attend all four days will be invited to perform with the Hi-Steppers at the beginning of a varsity home football game.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on June 17. Pre-registration forms are available at HHS or on the HHS website. Come join the fun!Read More...
June 12, 2008 at 1:31 pm
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American Legion hosts BBQ dinner

LULING - The American Legion Post #131 will hold a barbeque dinner to help support youth programs at the Legion home on Sunday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tickets are $7 and must be purchased in advance. The dinner will include barbequed chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and bread.

Dinner tickets can be purchased from the following members: Robert Adam - 985-785-2224, Dutch Kappel - 504-431-9580, Herbert Poche - 504-431-9647, Stanley Petit - 985-785-6619, Charlie Oubre - 985-783-6632, Richard Keller - 985-783-2123 and Eddie Picou - 985-758-2606.
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June 08, 2008 at 3:14 pm
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Book sale scheduled from June 6 & 7

HAHNVILLE - The Friends of St. Charles Parish Library will hold their summer book sale at the Book Nook on Friday June 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, Jun 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The store is located next to the Hahnville library on River Road.
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June 07, 2008 at 4:38 pm
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Public day at the firing range

HAHNVILLE - St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne is pleased to announce that the sheriff’s office firing range will be open to the general public on Saturday, June 7 for handguns only.

Hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.
Safety briefings will be held at 8 a.m. and noon and will last for 30 minutes.

All participants are required to provide their own ammo, targets, safety glasses, hearing protection and baseball-type cap.

All participants must also adhere to the following rules: must be 18 years or older, must have proper identification, must attend a safety briefing, weapons must be in a gun box or holster, all guns must be unloaded upon entering the range, weapons must be left in vehicle until all paperwork and safety briefings have been completed, and all shooters must wear a holster to secure their weapon while on the premises.

For more information, call Sgt. Teddy Adams at 504-201-5222.
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June 07, 2008 at 3:14 pm
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Beer tasting at Lakefront Arena

NEW ORLEANS - WYES television hosts its annual International Beer Tasting where patrons can sample over 200 beers, ales, lagers and homebrews on Saturday, June 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.
Ticket prices in advance: $35 per person, $30 for groups of 6 or more and seniors, plus Ticketmaster fees. Tickets are $45 at the door. Parking is free.

For more information visit www.wyes.org.
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June 07, 2008 at 11:41 am
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Kenner theatre holds auditions

KENNER - The Rivertown Repertory Theatre will hold a second round of auditions for the opening of their 2008-2009 Season of Premieres with Miss Saigon on Saturday, June 7 at 1 p.m. at the theater located at 325 Minor St.

Director Butch Caire is looking for male singers and dancers aged 16 to 45 from all ethic origins and female singers and dancers aged 16-35 of Asian heritage.

All should have good singing voices and be able to move well on stage.

Each person should also prepare a song to sing of 16 bars for the rehearsal. For more information, call the director at 504-481-8274 or the theater at 504-468-7221.
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June 07, 2008 at 11:41 am
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Carolyn Louviere Cancer Benefit Golf Tournament set for June 6

LULING - The Carolyn Louviere Cancer Benefit Golf Tournament will be held June 6 at Willowdale Country Club in Luling.

The four-man scramble will have tee times at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost is $100 per person or $400 per team. Sponsorships are needed.

For information call Terri Harries at 985-212-0284 or e-mail Carolyn Louviere Fund@yahoo.com.

Donations are being accepted at Capitol One or Willowdale Country Club.

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June 06, 2008 at 3:16 pm
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Annual gospel fest on May 31

BOUTTE - Rev. Robert Pardo and the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Boutte invite everyone including congregations and choir groups to participate in Mt. Zion’s annual gospel festival.
The festival will be held on May 31 and June 1 at 107 Magnolia Ridge in Boutte from noon to 7 p.m.

To scheldule your choir or group, call Ronald Diggs at 985-785-8605 or 504-756-2868.

Booths are also available to rent at $60 for one day or $100 for two days. For more information, call Wayannita Austin at 504-338-7296.

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May 31, 2008 at 4:40 pm
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Boutte school hosts free meals

BOUTTE - The Boutte Christian Academy is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participating requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color national origin, sex, age or disability.

Meals are provided at the following sites and times:
•Boutte Christian Academy - located at 13271 Highway 90. Meals served May 26 through August 8 Monday through Friday. Breakfast served from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and lunch from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.Read More...
May 31, 2008 at 3:13 pm
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Double Deuce to perform at dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will hold their monthly dance on Saturday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center.

Music will be performed by Double Deuce. Tickets are $15 per couple. Bring your own liquor.

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May 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm
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St. Charles Parish Library May computer classes

St. Charles Parish Library is offering free beginner level computer classes at three library locations.

All classes are single two-hour classes, not continuing courses.

It is necessary to register for each class you wish to attend, but you may register for all available classes at the same time.

Call any St. Charles Parish Library or visit their website www.stcharles.lib.la.us to register. Classes can be repeated. Classes are:

•Basic Computer Skills - May 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Rose location, May 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at Luling location.

•Internet Basics - May 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Destrehan location, May 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Rose location and May 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at Luling location.

•Basic Microsoft Word - May 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Destrehan location and May 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Rose location.

•Basic E-Mail - May 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Destrehan location and Jun2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Rose location.

Library locations are: East Regional Library, 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan, 985-764-2366; St. Rose Library, 90 East Club Dr., 504-465-0646; West Regional Library, 105 Lakewood Dr., Luling,
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May 30, 2008 at 4:25 pm
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United Way holds blood drive May 29

United Way of St. Charles will host a blood drive with The Blood Center on Thursday, May 29 from noon to 4 p.m.
The blood drive will be held at the United Way of St. Charles at 13207 River Rd. in Luling. It costs nothing to give blood and you will get a free t-shirt. Just bring an ID with you.
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May 29, 2008 at 4:37 pm
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