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Jon Benton Book review: “The Hunt for Red October”
August 29 at 5:09 pm
The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy’s breakthrough novel, is a Cold War-era thriller following a Soviet’s attempt at betraying his nation and America’s attempt at covering his tracks.

Grace Becnel Keller of Destrehan and Mary Ann Becnel Breaud of Lafayette, the two oldest living descendants. 27th Annual Becnel Family Reunion
August 29 at 5:07 pm
One of the oldest families in St. Charles Parish recently hosted their 27th annual family reunion at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Kenner.

Sydney Poulos, Teen Miss Little Red Church Queen III and Payton Bourgeois, Miss Little Red Church Queen III. Miss Little Red Church Children’s Coronation annual pageant
August 29 at 4:56 pm
The Miss Little Red Church Children’s Coronation held their annual pageant on May 4 in the St. Charles Borromeo Gym.

Peter, Lexi, Carsyn, Rosana, and Nicole Ford enter the new kindergarten wing accompanied by Misti Cunningham. Lexi is a kindergarten student. Mimosa Park holds back to school bash
August 29 at 4:55 pm
Mimosa Park Elementary School in Luling recently held the annual Back to School Bash before the children started another school year.

Riley Zeringue and Alexz Huszar. Social studies Scrabble
August 29 at 4:54 pm
Harry Hurst students in Melanie Zeringue’s eighth grade Louisiana History class use a letter scramble activity to create words based on Louisiana geography and resources.

Through her non-profit Kevell Byrd gave away over $12,000 in school supplies to Luling Elementary students to begin the 2014-15 school year. 11-year-old helps needy students get back to school
August 29 at 11:39 am
R.K. Smith student Kevell Byrd recently provided several incoming students with back-to-school necessities at Luling Elementary, her former school, through her newly created non-profit organization Rise 2 Royalty Inc.

Former foster child turned advocate, Devan Petersen, kisses service dog Hayward who provides companionship and assists abused children with forensic interviews. Community puts on sundresses, shrimp boots to helps thousands of foster children
August 29 at 11:35 am
More than 200 people crammed into the Mule Barn at Destrehan Plantation last weekend to raise money and awareness for at-risk youths from across the southeast Louisiana region.

Arc of St. Charles Executive Director Victoria Bryant (left) goes in for a hug. Arc of St. Charles director lauded for 20 years of service
August 22 at 10:07 am
Victoria Bryant was surrounded by friends and family alike when a surprise celebration luncheon was held in her honor on Aug. 8 for serving 20 years with the Arc of St. Charles.

St. Charles Parish Hospital holds annual pre-sports physicals
August 22 at 10:06 am
St. Charles Parish Hospital provided pre-sports physicals for nearly 200 students of the middle schools in St. Charles Parish on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Jessica Becnel Book review: “Delirium”
August 22 at 10:05 am
Delirium by Lauren Oliver tells the story of a girl named Lena and her struggle in the dystopian society characterized by a lack of love.

Brody Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Brody””
August 22 at 10:04 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Brody.

Dow provides $75K grant for technical college Dow provides $75K grant for technical college
August 22 at 10:03 am
South Central Louisiana Technical College received a donation from DOW in the amount of $75,000 for the college’s expansion project.

Louis Lowe Jr. Cox inspirational hero
August 22 at 10:02 am
St. Rose Elementary student Louis Lowe Jr. is a 2nd grader who was chosen as the Cox Inspirational Hero at the end of last school year.

Ballet performs at nursing home Ballet performs at nursing home
August 22 at 10:00 am
River Region Ballet continues performed for the residents of Luling Living Center and Ormond Nursing and Care Center on Saturday, July 26.

You’ve got to read this! (Aug. 21)
August 22 at 9:58 am
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.

Isabella Distefano, Cara Frangella, Ella Matherne, Abby Matherne, Taylor Champagne, Kate Faucheux and Clare Kluttz. Children get acting bug at River Region Drama theatre workshop
August 22 at 9:57 am
This summer, the River Region Drama Guild’s Children’s Summer Theatre Workshop presented “I Believe in Make Believe”.

Vacation bible school participants Thomas Adcock, Emily Adcock, Isabella Ricks, Sarah Green and Preston Matthews present a check for the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home to Doug Hall, Development Officer, during the morning worship service on Sunday, June 29. “Workshop of Wonders” raises $600 for children’s non-profit
August 22 at 9:50 am
New Life Community Church, the joint ministry of Luling United Methodist and First Union Presbyterian, hosted Cokesbury’s Workshop of Wonders vacation bible school from June 23 through 27 and had approximately 125 children and volunteers in attendance each night.

When Destrehan senior Bailey Lanier takes the football field this fall it will be in two capacities, that of a marching band drummer and as the team’s starting punter. Drummer’s pregame routine lands him starting role on football team
August 22 at 9:33 am
Bailey Lanier is a big guy.

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Morel, Marcel ready for Round 2
Morel, Marcel ready for Round 2
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After narrowly defeating attorney Tim Marcel for the Division E judgeship in a 2012 special election, Judge Michelle Morel will face Marcel once again with her seat on the line.