Fight against crime from comfort of own neighborhood
July 30, 2008 at 12:17 pm
Local sheriff's offices are once again calling on neighborhoods to show they care about their community by participating in the National Night Out Against Crime.

Funeral home giving away free phone cards to soldiers
July 30, 2008 at 12:15 pm
For men and women serving in the military, the opportunities to talk to family members or loved ones are few and far between, especially if they are stationed overseas.

Southern Scrap moving in
July 30, 2008 at 9:34 am
Because of the pending closure of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MR-GO), Southern Scrap is relocating from New Orleans to St. Charles Parish in a move that will retain 150 jobs and generate 100 new ones in the region over the next three years.

Twin sisters Gina (far left) and Judy (far right) Caillouet flank Warren Williams and his wife during a gathering to honor the sisters for their heroism. The twins pulled Williams, who couldn’t swim, out of the Airline Highway canal. Twins save man from drowning
July 30, 2008 at 9:33 am
Fraternal twin sisters Judy and Gina Caillouet don't want anyone to call them heroes. But during a summer rainstorm last Friday, the two Caillouet sisters risked their lives when they interlocked arms and slipped into the deadly waters along Airline Highway to save a stranger's life.

A dump truck leaves the Killona landfill. The new owners of the landfill, Transload America, want to expand. The council shot down a similar expansion last year. They’re Back
July 30, 2008 at 9:33 am
Angry residents showed up by the dozens at a Parish Council meeting last July to protest the expansion of the landfill in Killona because it would place the site closer to their homes.

More barges could soon creep into the Destrehan area if the Corps allows Magnolia Fleet Barge Company to expand. Barging in On Destrehan
July 30, 2008 at 9:33 am
Magnolia Fleet Barge Company wants permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expand the number of barges it has along the Mississippi River in Destrehan.

Because of recent work on the Davis Pond Diversion, the Corps is turning their attention to the second alignment. ‘Unforeseen obstacles’ halt levee project
July 30, 2008 at 8:16 am
Plans to pick a levee alignment for the West Bank Vicinity Hurricane Protection project have stalled.

River Parish kids take the stage
July 28, 2008 at 1:20 pm
LAPLACE - Children in the River Parishes will have the opportunity to take to the stage July 28 through Aug. 2 when the Missoula Children's Theatre makes its annual visit to St. John Theatre in Reserve.

The internationally known theater company, based in Montana, travels throughout the country presenting acting workshops and plays to involve children in the arts.
The troupe, along with local children, will work on a production of "The Little Mermaid" at the theater, 115 W. Fourth St.

The cost is $50. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade may audition for roles on July 28 at 9 a.m. Preregistration will not be accepted, and participation is limited.

For information, visit the theater's Web site at www.stjohntheatre. com

Bayou Gauche church holds VBS
July 28, 2008 at 1:19 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - Life Fellowship Community church in Bayou Gauche will hold its annual vacation Bible school July 28 through Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Boys and girls, ages 5-12, are invited to attend. Visit to register.

Also, the MPact girls club and Royal Rangers will kick off the 2008-09 session beginning on Aug. 6. Call the church at 985-758-7526 for details.

Dance Unlimited registration
July 26, 2008 at 1:19 pm
PARADIS - Dance Unlimited of the River Parishes Paradis studio will hold registration for the 2008-09 session on July 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For information, contact Duanne Cazalot at 985-764-0625.

Food distribution at health center
July 26, 2008 at 1:18 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Community Health Center in Luling and Second Harvest will sponsor a food distribution July 26 from 9 a.m. to noon across the street from the center at 853 Milling Ave.

Participants must bring a photo ID and proof of income in the form of a pay stub, letter from Medicare, tax returns or other documentation. Call 985-785-5800 for more information.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the food distribution. Two crews are needed to work from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

‘Gary T.’ headlines monthly dance
July 26, 2008 at 1:18 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will hold their monthly dance on Saturday, July 26 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

Music by “Gary T.” Tickets are $15 per couple. Bring your own liquor.

Call 985-758-7542 for more information.

Become election commissioner
July 25, 2008 at 2:16 pm
A course of instruction will be held for any St. Charles Parish resident who is interested in serving as a Commissioner or a Commissioner-in-Charge for elections that began on July 1 and will last through July 1, 2012.

The class will be offered on July 21 at 2 p.m., July 23 at 6 p.m. and July 25 at 10 a.m. All classes will be held in the office of the Clerk of Court in Hahnville. This course will qualify each resident who completes it for a four-year period and they will not have to take the course again until 2012.

Interested residents must be a registered voter in the district where they live, must need no assistance to vote, must be able to open and close a voting machine without assistance and must complete all election forms correctly.
Residents won't qualify for the classes if they have been convicted of an election offense or are a candidate for election to public office.

Current Commissioners and Commissioners-in-Charge are required to attend one of the classes in order to be recommissioned.

Anyone with questions regarding these classes needs to call Charles J. Oubre, Jr. at 985-783-6632.

Church celebrates friends & family
July 25, 2008 at 2:14 pm
LULING - The Bell Baptist Church located at 251 Easy St. in Luling will be celebrating its Friends and Family Day on Sunday, July 20 at its 9:30 a.m. worship service. Pastor Rev. Rodney Johnson Sr. will officiate.

Adult day care to perform show
July 25, 2008 at 1:44 pm
NORCO - The Norco Adult Day Care will hold its 16th annual summer variety show on July 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart School located at 425 Spruce St. in Norco.
For more information, call Kathy Landry at 985-764-7223.

Sheriff offers hunter education
July 25, 2008 at 1:21 pm
KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will offer tone hunter education course session to the public on Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The course is designed for young hunters seeking to obtain their first hunting license as well as hunters who seek to acquire an out of state license.

All classes will be held at the Richard Benoit Memorial Firearms Range located behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Killona.

Participants will be required to complete one weekend class for certification purposes.

Register by calling Shelly Harrison at 985-783-1173 or Sgt. Ted Adams at 504-329-0689.

Drama guild hosts summer workshop
July 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm
NORCO - The River Region Drama Guild is offering a free 8-night theater workshop for students 10 to 18 years old.
The workshop will be held July 21 through 24 continuing to July 28 through 31 at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center located at 15146 River Road in Norco.

The workshop will meet for two hours each evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and culminates with a one-time-only performance on July 31 at 7 p.m.
For more information call Henry Sorbet at 504-904-1129.

St. Gertrude plans July Bible school
July 24, 2008 at 2:15 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will sponsor vacation Bible school July 21-25 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the church in Des Allemands.

Children in prekindergarten through sixth grade can attend. Registration forms are available in the rectory and church.
Craft items and other supplies are being accepted for the school. A collection box is set up in church. For information, call 985-758-7542.

In other church news, a blood drive will be held July 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Father Mac Community Center


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