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Program offers students free lunch during vacation

United Way of St. Charles, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank and St. Charles Parish Public Schools, introduced the Lagniappe Backpack Program to provide meals for 150 school children during weekends and school vacations.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 9:53 am
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Tigers get by St. Amant, Destrehan over East Ascension

Hahnville had a close call against St. Amant, but came through when it counted to pick up a 35-21 win and a share of the 6-5A district championship. Meanwhile, Destrehan was able to get back into the win column with a 22-10 win over East Ascension.Read More...
October 31, 2009 at 2:34 pm
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Operation Christmas love

The VFW Post 3750 of Luling, La. will be collecting items for and shipping Christmas care packages to our local troops serving overseas. Items to be collected may be dropped off at one of these locations: Thrift Village Pharmacy in Luling and Majoria’s Supermarket in Boutte.

Items needed are: body and hand lotion, shampoo, conditioner, men and women’s deodorant, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, mouthwash, razors-men’s and women’s, shaving cream, Q-tips, combs, caps-100% wool please (can be crocheted and blue, green, or brown in color), canned goods, beef jerky, snacks-(please no gummy, taffy, or chocolate), nuts, crackers, bottled waters, kool-aid mix, crystal lite mix, gloves, batteries, small flashlights, potato chips, puzzles and puzzle books, Tony Chachere's seasoning, socks, cards, lip balm, envelopes, and Christmas CD’s.

For more information please contact Sherry Lewis-504-559-7306, Veronica Aucoin- 985-783-2383, or Donna Guice 985-758-5175.
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October 31, 2009 at 9:03 am
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Fall Fest FREE for the entire family

DESTREHAN - Covenant Church in Destrehan will hold its Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. at the church located at 1973 Ormond Blvd.

Games, prizes, activities, food vendors, candy, community awareness projects, entertainment and much more guarantees fun for the entire family.
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October 31, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Hale Boggs Bridge to close on Saturday, Sunday

The Department of Transportation and Development will close the Hale Boggs Bridge in both directions on Saturday and Sunday.Read More...
October 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm
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Young care givers

Four-year-old students in Mrs. Judy Rongey's class at St. Rose Elementary School learn how to care for pets. Read More...
October 28, 2009 at 12:13 pm
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Grandparent’s Day at New Sarpy

New Sarpy Elementary students recently celebrated Grandparents’/Special Guest Day by having lunch together at school. Guests were also invited to the Fall Library Book fair and to take pictures with their grandchildren. select a special book from the book fair.Read More...
October 28, 2009 at 12:11 pm
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Social dance club publishes member-inspired cookbook

The East Bank based “Oldies but Goodies Dance & Social Club” is taking their pot-luck dinners to the next level with the release of their first cookbook, “From Our Mamas an ‘nem ...”.Read More...
October 28, 2009 at 12:10 pm
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Hahnville’s dominant defense will have patience tested

Once again, the Hahnville offense put up a lot of points against a district opponent, and as it has done all season, the Tigers’ defensive unit came up big when it counted to make those points a possibility.Read More...
October 28, 2009 at 10:40 am
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Destrehan offense must make most of opportunities against E.A.

It has been a tough season for the Destrehan Wildcats.
After two years of undefeated play, Destrehan has already lost five games this season, with only two more games remaining in the regular season. Read More...
October 28, 2009 at 10:40 am
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Heritage Day for elementary kids

DESTREHAN - Kindergarten through third grade students of public, private, parochial and home schools can make a “Heritage Connection” at Destrehan Plantation’s Fall Heritage Day on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will feature a hands-on experience for students. They will learn about candle making, sugar refining, open-hearth cooking, spinning and weaving, indigo dyeing, period dancing, wood carving, doll making, moss mattress making, calligraphy, antique toys and games, hand stitching and embroidery, quilting and many other folk life skills so important to life long ago.

A Civil War encampment and gardening with the LSU AgCenter’s master gardeners also highlight the event.
Admission is $5 for students and adults. A tour of the plantation is an additional $5. Interested persons must call for reservations.

For more information and to make reservations, call Angela Matherne at 985-764-9315 or send an email to destreharitage@aol.com.
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October 27, 2009 at 8:59 am
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Hogan renews call for library investigation

Councilman Paul Hogan says that Library Board President Carolyn Tregre has refused to meet with him to discuss his concern that the East Regional Library’s increase in square footage from 33,587 to 39,655 was never approved by the board.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Unemployment rises, should stabilize soon

From March until August, the parish’s unemployment rate has increased from 4.7 percent to 7 percent, mainly due to losses in construction and manufacturing, Economic Development Director Corey Faucheux said.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Pieces of the past highlight ancient history of Paradis

For at least 600 years, southeastern Louisiana Indians occupied a 32-acre site in St. Charles Parish, complete with five burial mounds. Now, Brandt Dufrene, who serves as president of First National Bank USA, wants the parish’s help in making the area a part of the Jean Lafitte National Park.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Carbon emission limit opposed by Chamber

The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting editorial recently about the short-sightedness of some major corporations that were resigning from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over their disagreement with the Chamber’s policy on the “cap and trade” legislation. Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:57 am
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President Obama’s brief visit was okay

Pres. Barack Obama made a mad dash through the New Orleans area last week. It was a four-hour visit, as if anyone can appreciate this area in such a brief period of time.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:56 am
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