A body was found floating in the Mississippi River near Valero this morning at 8:19 a.m. After an autopsy, the body has been identified as Kylan Laurent, the man who jumped off the Veterans Memorial Bridge more than a week ago.
LAPLACE – The public is invited to help develop plans for a Louisiana Veterans Festival to be held in the River Parishes area. A meeting will be held on Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. at the St. John Parish Central Library, 2920 Highway 51 in LaPlace. For more information, contact Willie Clement at (985)536-4725. […]
Do you know who would be the best Clerk of Court, Assessor or State Senator? Have your voice heard during this year’s elections by registering to vote during Voter Registration Drives in the coming week. Next week is the state’s Annual Voter Registration Week and the St. Charles Parish Registrar of Voters will hold drives at the following locations:
Aug. 30: East Regional Library (Destrehan), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 31: Paradis Library, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sept. 1: St. Rose Library, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Once you have registered, voters can attend the poles in person on Election Day or participate in early voting or mail-in ballots.
For more information on voting or registering to vote, visit www.GeauxVote.com or contact the St. Charles Registrar of Voters at (985) 783-5120 or www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/registrar. […]
LULING – Parish women are invited to a Ladies’ Fall Bible Study at the Bible Center Church, 422 Barton Ave. beginning on Aug. 29. The seven-week study have attendance options of Monday from 7-9 p.m. or Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. each week. Books for the program are $14.25 and available at the first class. Join the group to study in the theme “Faithful, Abundant, True.” For more information, contact Margie Pierce at (985)764-9336.
BOUTTE – King Jesus Ministries will host a “Back to School Youth Splash Day” for ages 12 and under on Aug. 27 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The event will include free food and drinks, a 30-foot waterslide and a dunk tank. King Jesus Ministries is located at 14201 Hwy. 90 (next to Waffle House). For more information contact Pastor Dale Sochia at (504)881-9956.
AVONDALE – The 3rd Annual Fishing For Frankie Memorial Bass Tournament will take place on Aug. 27 at Pier 90. Entry is $100 for two-person teams and $10 for Big Bass option. Tournament check-in is at 4:30 a.m. This year’s event will benefit Michael Diaz Jr., who received a double lung transplant this year. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LULING – R.K. Smith Middle School will host its 2nd Annual Community Empowerment Fair on Aug. 27 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The fair will take place on the school grounds and includes health screenings, arts and crafts, games, activities, snacks and more.
DES ALLEMANDS – Teens can join the Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department for a Back-to-School Dance on Aug. 27 from 7-11 p.m. at 16960 Highway 90. The dance is for ages 10-16 and entry is $5. Music will be by DJ Fish and concessions will be sold. Parents must sign children in and out of dance.
The bad news is the U.S. credit rating was recently downgraded by Standard and Poor’s. In essence, that rating agency said the soundness of our government’s finances is more risky than that of nations like England, France, Canada and Australia.
It may not seem like football season due to the sweltering heat, but players at both Hahnville and Destrehan high schools will strap on their helmets and don their pads for the annual kick off of football in St. Charles – the Ed Reed Jamboree.