Lifestyles

Surviving Katrina

A year ago my neighbor, Renee Riddick, went to work at Memorial Hospital as Katrina rolled ashore near Buras. She was on call that stormy weekend as a newborn nurse. Husband David decided to take their three girls to Austin, TX to ride out the storm. […]

News

Parish rotarians raise top dollars for students

From the beginning, the proceeds of the St. Charles Alligator Festival were dedicated to Rotary charities, parularly the scholarship program.

In 1980, Sharon Mecum was awarded the first scholarship of $250 per year. Since she would study for four years, that was a $1,000 commitment. Every year since that time it has grown, mainly due to money made at the yearly Alligator Festival. Since Katrina took care of last year’s festival, a Gatorganza was organized to help with the funding and this year an amazing $34,000 commitment was made for scholarships. To date some 160 students were helped with $339,500 in scholarship money.
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Lifestyles

Married to the Mop

“Married to the Mop” is Luling resident Barbara Colley’s fifth murder mystery solved by the owner of the Maid for a Day service, Charlotte LaRue. This is an easy reading novel with familiar locations and situations that make this a fun mystery read especially for locals. The combination of Mafia don, missing faberge eggs, an abusive husband, a senile mother, scared relatives and a Mardi Gras party are just a part of the intense package of mystery. Charlotte LaRue gets roped into helping out even when her very life is at stake. […]

Recipes

King Cake Time

I decided to make a king cake for a garden club meeting. It was rather rush job, except for the lengthy time for rising the dough. I’ve always been an experimenter in the kitchen so at 7 a.m. I started combining ingredients. Here is the recipe if you’d like to try it: […]