Students Destiny Gray (left) and Samayntha Porter (right) talk about their logo designs for the Paul Maillard Corridor Revitalization Plan with Tim Basilica and Haley Blakeman from the Center for Planning Excellence. St. Charles Satellite Center members help Paul Maillard revitalization campaign
March 31 at 9:51 am
The team members were asked to design a logo that would help give an identity to the project and could be used as a cornerstone for a recognizable brand for the corridor.

Studetns of the month were Kourtney Irons – 3rd grade, Ethan Stein – 4th grade and Mia Ferrell - 5th grade. R.J. Vial Elementary students of the month
March 31 at 9:50 am
R. J. Vial Elementary School in Paradis recently congratulated three students who were selected as students of the month.

(Front left to right): Ryan Quinn Madison Allen, Julian Charron, Dillan Robertson, Ashlyn Frahm, and Jakob Lover. (Back left to right): Brian Young, Brandon McMullen, Ryan Fink, Chantz Ziglar, Alex Soniat, Austin Hymel, Kyle Duffel and Valdrie Buford DHS Wildcats Robotics to compete in international robotics competition
March 31 at 9:48 am
The DHS Wildcats Robotics will compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition – the Bayou Regional – on April 3-5 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.

(First row l-r): Riley LeBlanc, Jonee Bergeron, Collin Cedotal, Christopher Charles, Natalie Gilmore, Michael Duhe, and Nicole Gilmore. (Second row l-r): Annamarie Allen, Noelle Kelley, Morgan Gunnel, Joe Chiarella, Margaret Bordelon, Sydney Pfister, Caroline Payne, Sarah Duhe. (Third row l-r): Emma Lassalle, Lexie Riviere, Rachel Duffy, Joe Delaney, Jacob Galatas, Ashley Payne, Ayme Melancon and Hope Tobin. St. Charles Borromeo Beta Club inductees
March 31 at 9:45 am
Twenty-three middle school students were recently inducted into the Beta Club at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan.

Makis This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Makis”
March 31 at 9:43 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Makis.

Allemands Elementary Cajun Dancers Perform at the German Coast Farmers’ Market Allemands Elementary Cajun Dancers Perform at the German Coast Farmers’ Market
March 31 at 9:40 am
Keeping a part of the Cajun culture alive in St. Charles Parish, members of the Allemands Elementary Cajun Dancers recently performed at the German Coast Farmers’ Market in Destrehan.

First Baptist Church of Paradis annual “Men’s Day”
March 30 at 11:00 am
PARADIS – Pastor Lionel E. Mason and the First Baptist Church Family of Paradis will be celebrating their Annual Men’s Day on Sunday, March 30 at 11 a.m.

Jews for Jesus missionary event
March 30 at 10:30 am
DES ALLEMANDS – The Des Allemands Mennonite Church will host a Jews for Jesus missionary event on Sunday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Jack Iko Memorial 5K Walk/Run
March 29 at 10:00 am
DESTREHAN – This year’s Jack Iko Memorial 5K Walk/Run will will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 10 am.

Parish infrastructure ‘info tour’
March 29 at 8:00 am
HAHNVILLE – Tours will be held March 29 on the West Bank and April 12 on the East Bank between 8 a.m. and noon both days.

Lenten fish fry at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church
March 28 at 4:00 pm
DES ALLEMANDS – St. Gertrude’s Louisiana Catfish Festival is sponsoring a Lenten fish fry every Friday in Lent.

Sheriff's Reports (March 27)
March 28 at 11:39 am

•Donnell Miner, 32, of 3110 Dante St. in New Orleans, was arrested on March 19 and charged with two counts of theft of motor vehicle over $1,500 and unauthorized use of an access card.

To give life or to take it
March 28 at 11:37 am
For some women, becoming pregnant is the happiest day of their lives. For others, it can become one of the saddest days. Why is there such a divergence in emotions?

A very different hayride for Edwards
March 28 at 11:35 am
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, 86, is traveling a campaign trail that’s dissimilar in many ways from the one he successfully maneuvered last in 1991.

Rail system along I-10 is a good idea
March 28 at 11:34 am
Now that ex-Gov. Edwin Edwards has come back into the state’s political picture, we might point out that he offered a good idea for the state transportation infrastructure many years ago.

Barton Avenue was closed to through traffic last week by the state Department of Transportation and Development. Construction shuts down Barton Avenue through May
March 28 at 11:32 am
The abrupt closure of Barton Avenue for road construction that will last through May has raised questions from locals about why prior notice was not given before the busy thoroughfare was shut down.

Burial markers unearthed from the Kenner and Kulger cemeteries. Corps delays renovation of slave cemeteries discovered in spillway
March 28 at 11:29 am
The fate of two African American cemeteries that were discovered in 1975 after the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway should become clearer later this year.

A cancer survivor looks at luminaria honoring survivors, those fighting cancer and those lost to the disease. More than 240 will fight against cancer during fun-filled Relay
March 28 at 11:27 am
More than 240 people representing 20 teams have already signed up to walk around the clock in the battle against cancer during this Saturday’s Relay for Life.

Suspects eyed in murder of Destrehan church volunteer
Suspects eyed in murder of Destrehan church volunteer
Nearly five months after 23-year-old Ramal Ellis was found shot to death behind the church where he volunteered his time, officials with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office say suspects have been identified in connection with the murder, though any arrests will have to wait until the evidence is fully processed.

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