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Learn about medicare SSI, social security

THIBODAUX - Bayou Land Families Helping Families and Maria Alverez with the social security administration will hold a seminar on Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bayou Region Supports and Services building located at 690 East First St. Thibodaux.

Topics include: social security and SSI disability benefits and Medicare Part D.
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February 20, 2008 at 10:57 am
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Community Ed sign-up begins Feb. 1

LULING - St. Charles Parish Public Schools Community Education Spring 2008 registration will begin Feb. 1 and continue through Feb. 28.

The class brochure can be accessed on the school system’s website at www.stcharles.k12.la.us - Under Quick Links choose Community, then the Community Education link for the most current information.

Class brochures, which have a lot of new classes this semester, are being mailed out to all St. Charles Parish Residents the first week of February.
Brochures will also be available at the public library.
If you would like further information on the program please call 985-785-7268.
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February 19, 2008 at 12:53 pm
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ACT preparation classes offered this month

High school students who are residents of St. Charles Parish are invited to attend a series of two help sessions to assist them in their preparation for taking the ACT.

The sessions include an overview of the ACT, practice tests, and test taking strategies specific to the ACT.

To receive the most benefit from the prep sessions, students should attend both sessions.

The sessions will be held at Destrehan High’s Technology Building on Sunday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 24.

Each session will be held from 2 p.m. until 5 pm.

A fee of $10 includes both sessions.

Students wishing to attend must register by noon on Thursday, Feb. 14 by contacting Sandra Zeller at the St. Charles Parish Schools’ Central Office by calling 985-785-7265 or by emailing her at szeller@stcharles.k12.la.us. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Read More...
February 14, 2008 at 11:12 am
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Scholarship open to parish students

NORCO - Persons interested in applying for the Tulane Legislative Scholarship for the 2008-2009 school year should send an application for consideration to: District 56 Tulane Legislative Scholarship, c/o Gary L. Smith, Jr., P.O. Box 189, Norco, LA 70079.

The application must include: (1) a letter of requestion for consideration. (2) a recent transcript of grades. (3) ACT test scores. (4) proof of eligibility for admission to Tulane University.

Applicants must attend the scheduled interview for final consideration. Completed applications must be received at the above address by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 7.
For more information, call Greta at 9885-764-9122.Read More...
February 13, 2008 at 10:56 am
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Airline Drive Task Force holds meeting

HAHNVILLE - The Airline Drive Task Force will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Council Chambers located on the second floor of the St. Charles Parish Courthouse.

The task force will provide information and receive public input about traffic safety issues on Airline Dr. in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
February 12, 2008 at 10:56 am
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Spring Bible study at Barton Ave. church

LULING - The Bible Center Church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling will hold their Ladies Spring Bible Study titled “The Patriarchs” Feb. 11 through April 30.

Classes will be held Mondays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

A text book fee of $16.50 does apply.

For more information, call Margie Pierce at 985-764-9336, Julie Zeringue at 985-785-9610 or Nadine Montet at 985-785-8873.
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February 11, 2008 at 2:02 pm
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My Little Pony on stage next month

HOUMA - My Little Pony Live - The World’s Biggest Tea Party, is coming to the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, located at 346 Civic Center Boulevard, on Friday, Feb. 8 to Sunday, Feb. 10. Tickets are on sale now.

The 90-minute, highly interactive musical production features singing, dancing and audience participation.
Show times are as follows: Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are: $14 and $20. A limited number of premium seats are also available for $25.

For more information, call the box office at 985-850-4657 or visit www.mylittleponylive.net.
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February 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm
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Lenten season fish dinners from K.C.

DESTREHAN - The Knights of Columbus - Red Church Council #3634 will be frying catfish each Friday during Lent beginning Feb.8.

Dinners will include fish filets, french fries, hush puppies, cole slaw and iced cake squares
Plates are $7 each. Batter and fried onion mums are also available at $5 each.

Dine-in at 375 Spruce St. in Norco or take out from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Call 985-764-1944 to place orders.

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February 08, 2008 at 2:03 pm
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Osteoporosis and stroke screening

DESTREHAN - Resident’s living in and around Destrehan can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or a serious bone fracture.

Life Line Screening will be at St. Charles United Methodist Church located at 1905 Ormond Blvd. on Feb. 8 beginning at 9 a.m.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287. Pre-registration is required.
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February 08, 2008 at 12:54 pm
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Throw me something, mister!

For more than a month now, we’ve all seen the roped-off areas along Luling’s River Road and in parts of Des Allemands - and if you’re from here, then you know that means - it’s time for Mardi Gras.

The St. Charles Parish parades are truly a community event, with residents making sure they have a great view of the passing festivities.

Krewe of Lul
Saturday, Feb. 2
Noon

LULING - The Krewe of Lul celebrates their 31st year with nearly 900 riders and a special grand marshal, Hokie Gajan.
That’s right, the former LSU and Saints football player will reign as part of this year’s royalty.

Parade organizers say that spectators can expect to see 30 floats, the Hahnville High School band, local fire departments and festival kings and queens.

The 2008 king and queen are Irvon “Cookie” and Dolores Gomez.

Krewe of Des Allemands
Sunday, Feb. 3
2 p.m.

DES ALLEMANDS - The Krewe of Des Allemands will roll this year with 18 homemade floats and around 360 riders.

The krewe was formed in 1995 after the local Lion’s Club stopped parading.

The king and queen, which is always a married couple, is none other than Hugh “Nunnie” and Betty Dufrene.Read More...
February 03, 2008 at 2:04 pm
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HHS drama students on stage

BOUTTE - Hahnville High School students in Daniel Ruiz class will be performing the play “Speak Truth to Power” by Ariel Dorfman on Jan. 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. in the HHS auditorium.

The play is based on Kerry Kennedy Cuomo’s book by the same name, featuring powerful stories of human rights.
Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for local and national human rights organizations.

For more information, call the school at 985-758-7537.
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January 31, 2008 at 12:52 pm
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Meet your legislators at political discussion

LAPLACE - A political round table discussion for St. Charles, St. John and St. James parishes will be held on Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at the St. John Parish Library located at 2920 Highway 51 in LaPlace.

Representatives from these parishes will be on hand to discuss the New Opportunity Waiver (NOW).

For more information, call Maryal Mewherter at 985-447-4461 or 1-800-331-5570.
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January 30, 2008 at 1:53 pm
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Healing Mass set on college campus

THIBODAUX - The Marian Servants of the Word and New Life Prayer Group will be sponsoring their monthly healing mass with guest celebrant Fr. Joseph “Joe” Varghese on Monday, Jan. 28 in the St. Thomas Aquinas Church on the NSU campus in Thibodaux beginning with a rosary for healing at 6:30 p.m. as well as confessions heard at 7 p.m.

For more information, call the Marian Servants House of Prayer at 985-447-6564 or send an emai to mservants@yahoo.com.
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January 28, 2008 at 12:51 pm
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Kid Krewe de Market rolls into Farmer’s Market

Kid Krewe de Market will roll at the German Coast Farmers' Market on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation, the East Bank site of the Farmers' Market.

Decorated wagons with krewe members ages 8 and under will parade through the market booth area whirling Mardi Gras throws. 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded to the most attractive floats. Read More...
January 26, 2008 at 1:55 pm
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Annual Kid Krewe de Market set to roll at Ormond Plantation

DESTREHAN - Kid Krewe de Market will roll at the German Coast Farmers' Market on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation, the East Bank site of the Farmers' Market.

Decorated wagons with members ages 8 and under will parade through the market booth area whirling Mardi Gras throws.
First and second place prizes will be awarded to the most attractive "floats."

To participate in the parade, the decorated wagon must be pulled by an adult and the rider (age 8 or under) must provide his/her own throws.

Entrance fee is $5. Participants are asked to arrive at the Parade Registration Table, located near the rear of the Market, at 9:30a.m. to sign-up.

All are invited to attend the Farmers' Markets between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon every Saturday morning at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

The Wednesday West Bank Market is also open every Wednesday from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Fresh produce, citrus, wines, jellies, honey, fresh and smoked rotiserrie meats, kettle corn, pestos, pepper jelly, gourmet rice, Mediterranean cuisine, jambalaya, pastalaya, gourmet sandwiches, specialty breads, scented candles, soaps, plants, herbs, pastries, king cakes, and more are available at your local German Coast Farmers' Markets.

For more information call 985-764-9762 or email daabfamily@yahoo.com.Read More...
January 26, 2008 at 12:55 pm
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Church holds dance Jan. 26

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

Music by Gary T. Byol. Tickets are $15 per couple.
For more information, call the church at 985-758-7542.
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January 26, 2008 at 12:51 pm
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Twelve stores sell to minors in sting operation
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The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office partnered with Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control Agents to launch an operation targeting the illegal sale of tobacco and alcohol to under aged citizens Wednesday, and arrests were made with 12 stores failing the test.