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From left are Lecy Cazalot, Butterfy Queen; Rachel Marino, Teen Queen; Savannah Loupe, Miss Queen; Monae Gordon, Junior Queen, and Renee Buchanon, Ms. Queen. Festival of Charities crowns 2015-16 royalty to help charitable causes
August 28 at 11:14 am
Festival of Charities crowned new royalty on Aug. 9 in Destrehan at the American Legion Home.

Animal rescues find home at pony farm in St. Rose Animal rescues find home at pony farm in St. Rose
August 28 at 11:06 am
Molly the pony is a Sea Biscuit kind of story that offers the hope that anyone can triumph over impossible odds with sheer determination and loving friends.

St. Charles Parish receives Distinguished Budget Presentation award
August 21 at 2:56 pm
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to St. Charles Parish government for its budget.

Paul Aucoin, executive director, Port of South Louisiana; Geoff Green, senior legislative aide for Congressman Steve Scalise; Chassity McComack, executive director, River Region Chamber of Commerce; Jordan Tremblay, public affairs manager, Dow Chemical Co.; and, Brant DeLaune, Dow Chemical Co. Chamber hosts congressional ‘drive-in’ visit in River Region
August 21 at 1:53 pm
The River Region Chamber of Commerce, with presenting sponsor Dow Chemical Co., hosted a congressional drive-in visit on Aug. 11 at the Port of South Louisiana Guest House.

Winning members of the St. Charles Art Guild’s annual showcase who placed among 49 juried entries in the competition. Right is Terry Gaulter’s Best of Show photograph, “Desire.” Parish Art Guild names showcase winners
August 21 at 12:48 pm
At age 12, Terry Gaulter’s “eyes opened to the world” when she laid hands on a Polaroid camera.

Boutte cadet among Youth Challenge grads Boutte cadet among Youth Challenge grads
August 14 at 2:19 pm
Tyler Dufrene of Boutte was among the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program 219 cadets graduates at a ceremony held at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, La., July 25.

Dance students at the new River Region Ballet dance studio. River Region Ballet’s new dance studio open in parish
August 14 at 2:16 pm
The River Region Ballet, which has been the premiere producer of ballet and drama performances throughout the River Parishes, will now provide weekly dance classes for the St. Charles Parish area.

A student tumbles on the Tumblebus. Community Ed classes offer everything from yoga to Cajun cooking to belly dancing
August 14 at 2:01 pm
Whether it’s yoga for seniors, the Tumblebus for children or Cajun cooking for all ages, the instructors offering courses with St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ Community Education are among a nearly 100-class fall lineup gearing up to start in September.

Ravenel Mixon named director of Sheriff’s 911 center Ravenel Mixon named director of Sheriff’s 911 center
August 07 at 1:09 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has appointed Ravenel Mixon as director of the St. Charles Parish 911 Communications Center.

Fishing for Frankie scheduled Aug. 8
August 07 at 12:11 pm
The 7th annual Fishing for Frankie bass tournament is scheduled Aug. 8 at Pier 90 in Avondale.

Winners Nicole Hue, Don Montgomery and Mona Smith. Winners named in Farmers’ Market first preserves contest
August 07 at 10:59 am
For Janice Hymel of Hahnville, the secret to winning the German Coast Farmers’ Market’s first preserves contest was really just common sense.

Pets of the Month: Cats Pets of the Month: Cats
August 07 at 12:04 am
The St. Charles Humane Society is offering a special discount through Aug. 24 where all cats can be adopted for $30.

Ready Set Robots at St. Charles Parish Library Ready Set Robots at St. Charles Parish Library
July 31 at 3:00 pm
The St. Charles Parish Library held a series of robotics mini camps as part of its summer reading program.

Derrell Wilright From St. Rose to Tanzania, Derrell Wilright is living his dream in Africa
July 31 at 2:44 pm
When Derwin and Valerie Wilright’s young son became obsessed with the movie, “The Lion King,” and he pretended he was Simba all of the time, they indulged his fascination.

2nd annual youth rally will be held Saturday in parish
July 31 at 2:01 pm
The second annual “Acquire, Aspire and Achieve” youth rally for children throughout St. Charles Parish will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food will be provided at no charge.

Pet of the Week Pet of the Week
July 31 at 11:58 am
The St. Charles Humane Society is offering a special discount through Aug. 24 where all cats can be adopted for $30.

Parish PIO receives national  honors for communications work Parish PIO receives national honors for communications work
July 31 at 10:52 am
The St. Charles Parish Office of Public Information recently received two meritorious awards for audiovisual productions and graphic design from the National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) as part of its 2014 Awards of Excellence.

Pets of the Week: Caleb and Will Pets of the Week: Caleb and Will
July 24 at 1:15 pm
This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pets are Caleb and Will.

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Keep calm and chive on
Keep calm and chive on
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A $70,000 handicap van and Comfee seat recently donated by Chive Charities came as enormous relief to Carissa Oxford of Luling, who is determined to stay the course on helping her son, Alex, deal with a rare debilitating disease.

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