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Catfish committee sells raffle tickets

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The Louisiana Catfish Festival Committee is seeking girls ages 11 to 13 to sell raffle tickets for the chance to win the Junior Catfish Queen XXVI title.

The girl selling the most tickets will win the crown. A sign up meeting will be held on April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

The committee will sponsor the annual children’s pageant on April 18 at 10 a.m. in the Father Mac Community Center. Children ages 10 and younger may enter.

For more information, call Lydia Dempster at 985-758-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262. Read More...
April 02, 2009 at 12:02 pm
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COA host annual fishing rodeo

NORCO - The St. Charles Council on Aging and the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will host their annual fishing rodeo on Wednesday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bonnet Carre Spillway Park Pavilion in Norco.

“The event is open to seniors 60 years and older,” said COA spokesperson Stephanie Boudreaux. “Fishing poles and bait are supplied, but seniors are asked to bring their own hats and chairs.”

Event highlights include music, entertainment, prizes, food and lots of fun.

In addition to the fishing rodeo, the COA will also host a cookie contest and a “Tall Fish Tale” essay contest at the pavilion.

Seniors are invited to write a funny or far out “Tall Fish Tale” ranging from 50 to 75 words. Deadline is March 25. Entries may be handwritten or typed.

The cookie contest will also be held on Wednesday, April 1 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway recreation area in Norco during the organization’s annual fishing rodeo. For entry forms and rules, contact Stephanie at 985-783-6683.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 4:00 pm
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St. Charles Parish Hospital must continue to evolve

Dear Editor,
As St. Charles Parish continues to grow, it is imperative that we evolve to meet the changing healthcare needs of our community. Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 11:49 am
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Whose your momma?

As James Carville said in his talk to the Louisiana women in government, instead of Union, Justice and Confidence being the words to live by...it should have been Whose your momma? He said, “my momma always made things happen.” Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 11:47 am
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New emergency department up for vote on April 4

On April 4, the fate of a new emergency department at the St. Charles Parish Hospital will be in the hands of parish voters.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 11:44 am
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Stricker

Elizabeth LeBlanc Stricker. June 10, 1929 to Feb. 13, 2009. A native New Orleanian was preceded in death by her husband James Stricker and her parents Chloe and Dr. Lloyd LeBlanc and stepfather R.M. Turner. Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 11:43 am
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ZERINGUE

On May 16, 1916, God blessed Clorinne and Francois Schexnaydre in a very special way with the birth of a beautiful baby girl, Isabelle. Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 11:41 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Randy C. Bowers, Jr., 17, of 329 Nottoway Dr. in Destrehan was arrested on March 24 and charged with simple burglary.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 11:40 am
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Volunteerism honored with Rotary’s Citizen, Young Person of Year

Jason Binet has spent a majority of his life as a volunteer, serving as a role model to children through soccer, baseball, religion, education and the Cub Scouts. Because of that dedication, Binet was named as the St. Charles Parish Rotary Club’s Citizen of the Year.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 11:38 am
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Parish touts importance in D.C.

Did you know that 60 percent of the grain used in the United States moves through St. Charles Parish’s port? How about the fact that the parish produces about 3 percent of America’s daily crude oil, which equates to 500,000 barrels everyday?Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 10:59 am
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School food price hike proposed

If you’re a parent, then it’s probably safe to say that your child’s nutrition is important to you. But if your child is a St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ student, then making sure your kid is getting the proper nutrients each day could cost you more.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 10:59 am
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Tenant, landlord at odds over future of Luling youth center

When Reanda Fields opened the doors to her first family business, she had the support of her parents and siblings who joined forces to help make her dream of a parish youth center become a reachable goal.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 10:59 am
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Will second time be charm for Luling’s Rathborne park?

Once again, St. Charles Parish will submit a grant application for $150,000 in federal funding to get started on Rathborne Park, which will include a baseball field, sand volleyball court and playground equipment.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 10:59 am
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Paradis church seeks mom of the year

PARADIS - St. John the Baptist Church in Paradis in accepting nominations for its Mother of the Year award.
A brief nomination letter about a mother’s attributes should be submitted to the rectory by April 1.

The committee is looking for someone who has lived her life as a good Catholic mother, instilling the beliefs of the church in her family and friends.

In other church news, parishioners are needed to serve as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. Workshops are being planned. For more information, call Janice Dufrene at 985-758-7845.

Also, St. John the Baptist and St. Gertrude Parishes will hold a baptismal seminar March 8 after the 11 a.m. Mass at St. John the Baptist Church in Paradis. For more information, call St. John at 985-758-2668 or 985-758-7542.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 9:25 am
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Spend the summer in London and Paris

ST. CHARLES PARISH - EF Educational Tours is currently booking spots on its annual summer London and Paris tour, departing on June 1.

The cost is $3,199 for students and $3,514 for adults. The program fee includes roundtrip airfare, hotels, guided tours, admission to all scheduled attractions and a full-time bilingual tour director.

Anyone interested should contact Maria Cancienne at macancienne@gmail.com.Read More...
March 31, 2009 at 4:02 pm
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Library announces planetarium shows

LULING - The St. Charles Parish Library Planetarium presents “Black Holes,” Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday shows are “Wildbear’s Adventure” at 10 a.m. and “Twinkle Theater” at 2 p.m. where the audience can select their own show.

The planetarium is located in the West Regional Library, 105 Lakewood Dr., Luling. Shows are free. Call 985-785-8471 for further information.Read More...
March 31, 2009 at 3:56 pm
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Knowing that breast cancer runs in her family, Anedra Coleman started earlier than most with taking the tests for early detection of the disease.