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Getting rid of the gun shots

Narcotics activity, loud vulgar music blasting periodically in the neighborhood, random gun shots fired in the air, and out-of-control weekend parties are just a few of the concerns on a list from residents living in the Red Church community in Destrehan. Read More...
November 19, 2008 at 9:01 am
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Filmmakers casting locals for movie



Filmmakers are looking for residents in St. Charles Parish to interview about environmental issues for a new movie.Read More...
November 19, 2008 at 9:01 am
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Parent networking night at DHS

DESTREHAN - The Destrehan High School Freshmen Team will host a “Parent Networking Night” on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the DHS library.

Three informational sessions will be offered: a tour of the DHS web site and on-line resources, study skills and multitasking, and a tour of the LA ePortal web site which includes the new graduation requirements.

Call the school at 985-764-9946 for more information.
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November 18, 2008 at 11:47 am
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Relay for Life kicks off at Vous Salon

Relay for Life of St. Charles will hold a kick-off event Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Vous Salon, 153 U.S. 90 in Paradis.

Captains should sign up their teams for an early bird price of $75. Camp sites will be chosen in order of registration.
Participants should wear their favorite blast-from-the-past attire. Free food and drinks will be available.

For information, call Lacy Adams at 985-703-1379 or Mikleen Louque at 504-559-7247.
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November 17, 2008 at 11:58 am
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Boogie to the beat at monthly dance

NORCO - Come party with the Oldies But Goodies dance group at the Knights of Columbus Home in Norco on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.

This month’s dance will feature a pot luck Thanksgiving social.

Admission is $5 per person. Music by DJ Gary Matherne. Bring your own liquor.

For more information, contact Pat or Erick St. Amant at 985-764-9402.
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November 16, 2008 at 11:45 am
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St. Gertrude holds adult gala Nov. 15

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church Fellowship and Family Life Ministry will sponsor an adult gala, A Night at the Movies, next month.

The event will be held Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Father Mac Community Center. A wine and cheese social will be held at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
Deacon Garland Bourgeois will speak.

Tickets, at $20 per person, will be sold before and after Masses on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.
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November 15, 2008 at 12:37 pm
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American Legion hosts blood drive

ST. ROSE - The American Legion Road Post 366 of Destrehan will sponsor a blood drive on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 12188 River Rd. in connection with Ochsner Blood Bank.

All donors get a blood bank T-shirt, blood type
identification, mini-physical, cholesterol test and a blood assurance package.

Donors should eat a healthy meal prior to donation and a picture ID is required to donate.

Contact Floyd J. Friloux Sr. at 985-764-6030 with questions.
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November 15, 2008 at 12:37 pm
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Fire department hosts teen dance

DES ALLEMANDS - The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a teen dance on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Des Allemands Fire Station located at 16960 Highway 90.

Music provided by DJ Jimmie Fish. Dance is open to ages 12 to 17.

Proof of age is required for admission. No exceptions. Parents are required to sign child out of dance.

Admission $5. Concessions will be sold. For more information, call 985-758-7087.
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November 15, 2008 at 11:44 am
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Women’s Day at Paradis church

PARADIS - First Baptist Church of Paradis’ Pastor Albert M. Charles and the Women’s Day committee begin the celebration of the church’s annual Women’s Day with activities on Saturday, Nov. 15 that include prayer breakfast at 9 a.m.

Evangelist Lawanna Marts of New Hope International Ministries of Vacherie and Pastor Claudette Aubert will speak at the breakfast.

The official event will begin on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Marilyn Washington of New Vision Outreach Ministries of Donaldsonville along with Pastor Michael Washington.
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November 15, 2008 at 11:43 am
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School ratings increase

St. Charles Parish public schools have improved their district performance rating for 2008, according to figures released by the Louisiana Department of Education.Read More...
November 15, 2008 at 10:58 am
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Household energy workshop Nov. 14

NEW SARPY - The St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services will present a household energy conservation workshop at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Arterbury Building, 14565 River Road.

The public is invited, and elderly residents are encouraged to attend to receive weather radios that can help in preparing for hurricanes or other severe weather. Space is limited to forty, so an RSVP is required. Those interested should call Community Services at 985-764-7944.
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November 14, 2008 at 11:44 am
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Destrehan moves on, Hahnville falls

The Destrehan Wildcats systematically broke down Jesuit Friday night, scoring a single touchdown in each quarter on their way to a 29-7 first round victory.Read More...
November 14, 2008 at 9:31 am
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Obama is not the Messiah

As I watched our new president Barack Obama give his victory speech, I saw the crowds around him continuing to be mesmerized. There were tears, there were ecstatic looks of joy. He sounded so good. His words were smooth, his heart seemed so compassionate and sincere. Read More...
November 13, 2008 at 9:34 am
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Parish moves ahead with sewer upgrades

Heavy rains cause sewer problems for some residents, and as the population continues to rise, that problem could become a lot worse. Read More...
November 12, 2008 at 6:51 pm
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100-year-old Ama cook still sharp as a tack

Anyone who sits down to talk to ‘Mama’ Lista Gilfore of Ama wouldn’t think she’s 100 years old. Her mind is as sharp as a knife. Her speech is crystal clear. But what’s more remarkable than that, is the fact that her memory is excellent. Read More...
November 12, 2008 at 6:48 pm
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Destrehan’s Ladycats lose in a playoff heartbreaker

Despite winning the district championship, the 2008 season ended for Destrehan High School’s girls volleyball team after they fell to the Northshore’s Mandeville Skippers in the first round of the playoffs Monday night.Read More...
November 12, 2008 at 4:21 pm
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