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St. Charles 4-H goes for gold at achievement day

After participating in contests, educational events, and service activities all year long, St. Charles Parish 4-H members came together to celebrate the ending of the 2009-2010 year by not only competing in contests but also receiving gold medals, trophies, plaques, ribbons, and certificates for their year long achievement at the annual 4-H Achievement Day held at Hahnville High School in Boutte.Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Prune for air movement before hurricanes come

Rene Schmit is a County Agent for the LSU AgCenter.Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:55 pm

KC presents check to local non-profits

Mr. Warren Louque of the Knights of Columbus, Red Church Council Norco Division presented a donation check to the Arc of St. Charles and the Special Olympics Louisiana. Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Civil Air Patrol gets ready for hurricanes

The Louisiana Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members are preparing for the hurricane season that began on June 1. Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Sweet potato growers optomistic about 2010 crop

Farmers have finished planting much of Louisiana’s sweet potato crop, and its success is crucial to many farmers who are struggling financially after two bad years. Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Monsanto donates $8,000 to Wetland Watchers

Harry Hurst Middle announced it has received $8,000 from the Monsanto Fund, a private foundation and the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, to fund activities involved with the nationally recognized Wetland Watchers Service-Learning Project. Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm

VIP: Katie Pintado and Alexa Romero

Katie Pintado and Alexa Romero were accepted into the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) for the 2010-2011 school year. Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Nuccio-Rochelle Wedding

Elizabeth Anne Nuccio of Slidell and Dr. Jared Matthew Rochelle of Destrehan exchanged wedding vows on May 22, 2010 at St. Benilde Church in Metairie with Msgr. Earl Gauthreaux officiating. A reception followed at The Balcony.Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Book Review: 'Gravity's Rainbow'

Reviewed by Barbara Maikell
June 17, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Creative recipes for fresh tomatoes

Courtesy of Family Features
June 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm

What sets the Creole tomato above the rest?

With the summer months came the busy season for area farmers' markets, but it was not just the warm weather and bearing plants that drew locals to the markets. It was the promise of the season's first batch of Creole tomatoes.Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Child advocates desperately needed in St. Charles Parish

Many of Child Advocacy Services’ programs rely on volunteers, especially the Court Appointed Child Advocates program, or CASA.Read More...
June 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Join River Region Drama Guild for summer shows

DESTREHAN - River Region Drama Guild Inc. will be performing “The King and I” at Destrehan High School Auditorium, 1 Wildcat Lane in Destrehan, on the following dates:
June 17–19 at 7:30 p.m.
June 20 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $20. Call (985)764-1969 for more information.
June 17, 2010 at 9:12 am

NOCCA open house for all future students

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), 2800 Chartres St. in New Orleans, invites parents and middle or high school students who are considering applying and auditioning to NOCCA’s Media Arts Department to a special Open House on Thursday, June 17 at 3 p.m. The event takes place in the new Media Arts Classroom and Media Lab as well as the Recording Studio at NOCCA. No RSVP is required and the event is free and open to the public. The open house begins promptly at 3 p.m. and concludes by 4:30 p.m.

NOCCA’s Media Arts Department has openings in its after-school programs which are open to 9th-12th grade students. There will also be middle school workshops throughout the year. Application information will be available. NOCCA is tuition free.

Visit or call 504.940.2854 for more information.
June 17, 2010 at 9:11 am

“Saddle up” for vacation Bible school

LULING - Saddle up for Saddle Ridge Ranch vacation Bible school - a place where kids can ask questions and discover answers through God’s word. During the day, kids will visit Workship Rally Valley and the Bible Study Bunkhouse. They will also experience crafts, missions, music, recreation and snacks. The vacation Bible school will take place from June 14 - 18 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the First Baptist Church of Luling, 821 Paul Maillard Road. The program is for students kindergarten through 6th grade. Call (985)785-6297 for more information.
June 14, 2010 at 9:11 am

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Lul grand marshal continues family tradition
Lul grand marshal continues family tradition
Dorothy St. Amant Dufresne considers the Krewe of Lul parade a tradition for her hometown, and more so as an honor for herself serving as its grand marshal.