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Derek Walker Book review: “Cosmos by Carl Sagan ”
July 18 at 10:36 am
The Cosmos is a book written by Carl Sagan in 1985-1986.

Arthur F. Schexnaydre HHS grad completes Naval Academy
July 18 at 10:34 am
Arthur F. Schexnaydre, a 2010 graduate from Hahnville High School, recently completed four years at the United States Naval Academy obtaining a bachelor of science degree in computer science.

Humane Society showcase adoption pets “Sampson” and “Aiden” Humane Society showcase adoption pets “Sampson” and “Aiden”
July 18 at 10:33 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pets are kittens Sampson and Aiden.

Girl Scout bronze award recipients Laila Harding, Kennedy Ertel, Giavanna Raby and Lauren Errington at the Space Center in Houston. River Parishes Girl Scouts earn bronze and silver awards
July 18 at 10:31 am
Girl Scouts from St. Charles and St. John parishes once again earned the Girl Scout’s highest award.

Louisiana State Principal of the Year Ken Oertling at his desk at Hahnville High School. Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
July 18 at 10:27 am
Despite recently being named Louisiana High School Principal of the Year, Hahnville High School Principal Ken Oertling’s life is one that could have gone down a much different path.

Linus Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Linus”
July 11 at 10:00 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Linus.

Book review: “Inherit the Wind” Book review: “Inherit the Wind”
July 11 at 9:59 am
Inherit the Wind is a play about a courtroom drama that takes place in 1925. The main characters include a science teacher, Cates, two attorneys, and a pastor.

(Left) Wallace Johnston during his days in WWII. (Right) Johnston now, at 91. Orphaned as a teenager, WWII vet made his own way in life
July 11 at 9:49 am
Wallace Johnston, 91, is truly a child of a different era. He was orphaned at only 13 years old, dropped out of high school, participated in a work camp and joined the Air Force during World War II – all before the age of 20.

Caitlin Mikesell Book review: “The Pursuit of Mary Bennet”
July 07 at 12:02 pm
The Pursuit of Mary Bennet, written by Pamela Mingle, tells the story of Mary Bennet, the middle sister in Jane Austen’s famous Bennet family in Pride and Prejudice.

Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Alice” Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Alice”
July 07 at 12:01 pm
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Alice.

Alexis Froeba Science fair winner
July 07 at 12:01 pm
Alexis Froeba, an eighth grade student at R.K. Smith Middle School in Luling, won 4th place at the state Science Fair for her project, Jacob’s Ladder.

Kenyetta Smith Auxillary scholarship winner
July 07 at 12:00 pm
The River Parishes Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded a scholarship to Kenyetta Smith, a student at Hahnville High School, in the amount of $1,000.

Catfish Festival Pageant winners Catfish Festival Pageant winners
July 07 at 11:59 am
The Louisiana Catfish Festival recently held their annual Catfish Queen and Baby & Youth Beauty Pageant.

Michael Dwight Sanders Jr. Local man earns master’s degree from Harvard
July 07 at 11:58 am
Michael Dwight Sanders Jr., a 2004 graduate of Destrehan High School, earned his master’s degree in government from Harvard University on Thursday, May 29.

Jordan D. Hernandez HHS alum graduates from basic training
July 07 at 11:56 am
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jordan D. Hernandez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Past Chairmen of the Board Michael Palamone and Conley Dutreix, RRCC Executive Director Chassity McComack, Blaise Gravois, 2014 Chairman Nathan Stein, Rhonda Hotard and Henry Friloux. River Region Chamber celebrates 10 years
July 07 at 11:54 am
The River Region Chamber of Commerce (RRCC) celebrated 10 years of service to the St. John, St. James and St. Charles Parish businesses Friday, June 20 at the Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan.

Joey Fonseca navigates his boat through the lilly pads on his way to harvest graine à volers seeds, also known as Cajun peanuts. Go nutty for seeds harvested in Des Allemands swamp
July 04 at 8:00 am
Those fields of lily pads are more than just fish magnets — they’re a source of some of great food. Here’s how one Des Allemands resident takes advantage of the bounty.

Amelia Showcase adoption pet “Amelia”
June 27 at 9:40 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Amelia.

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Judge sides with spurned Aviation Board nominee
Judge sides with spurned Aviation Board nominee
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The ongoing saga of St. Charles Parish’s Aviation Board seat has taken yet another turn as the St. Charles Parish Council was found in violation of the open meetings law when they nominated Gary Smith Sr. to the board.