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Town hall meeting
August 30 at 9:35 am
Councilman Paul Hogan will hold a town meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 to discuss installing a traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 90 and LA 632. The meeting will be held at Father Mac Building at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Des Allemands.

Red Cross prep meetings
August 28 at 9:43 am
American Red Cross representatives will visit the St. Charles Parish Library to share how to be prepared in case of a hurricane or any other emergency. Presenters will discuss local hazards, how to make an emergency “go” kit and evacuation plan, and how to prepare for the unexpected by being informed. Presentations will be held at the following locations: East Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Dr. in Destrehan - Aug. 15 at 3 p.m.; West Regional Library, 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling - Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m., and St. Rose Branch, 90 East Club Dr. - Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. All library events are open to the public and free of charge. For more information about these events, contact Public Relations Librarian Lauren Pitz at (985) 764-2366 or

Nutcracker auditions
August 26 at 9:34 am
The River Region Ballet will hold Nutcracker auditions on Aug. 26 at the River Region Performing Arts & Cultural Center 15146 River Road, Norco. The following schedule for auditions is: 9:30 - 10 a.m. - boys 5-11 years old 10 - 10:30 a.m. - boys/teens 12 and older; 10:30 - 11 a.m. - men/women theatrical roles; 11 - 12 p.m. - girls 5 - 8 years old; 12:15 - 1:45 p.m. - girls 9 - 12 years old, and 2 - 4 p.m. - dancers 13 and older. There is a $15 audition fee. This year’s performances will be held Dec. 1, 2 and 3. For more information, visit the website

Cooking for a Cause
August 19 at 9:34 am
Cooking for a Cause, Gradoux on the Bayou, will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at West Bank Bridge Park in Luling. The fundraiser will benefit Rebecca Tassara and Ann Martinez by Dat Dads Club. It will be a Pastalaya cook-off with public judging. There will be a $10 entry, for aduits, kids 7-12 is $5 and 6, and under are free. Snowballs, daiquiris and beer will be sold. There will be face painting and a DJ.

United Way names 2017 campaign chairpersons United Way names 2017 campaign chairpersons
August 16 at 12:58 pm
Representatives from Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex, Dow St. Charles Operations, Beaed of Louisiana and Child Advocacy Services are serving as chairpersons for the 2017 United Way of St. Charles Fall Campaign.

Girl Scouts preparing to learn technology upgrades. Girl Scouts upgrades technology for easier sign-up
August 16 at 8:00 am
As families prepare for the new school year and the array of activities from which to choose, they’ll find that joining and volunteering for the local Girl Scout organization a much easier and faster process, thanks to new technology which includes a digital platform for volunteers.

Magnolia Companies receives Challenge Coins for longtime support Magnolia Companies receives Challenge Coins for longtime support
August 16 at 8:00 am
Glen Smith and Gary Smith Sr. of The Magnolia Companies of LA were honored on July 20 by a visit from Chief Deputy Joseph Cardella of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Humane Society Pet of the Week: Adele Humane Society Pet of the Week: Adele
August 16 at 8:00 am
This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Adele.

Public meeting on millages
August 14 at 8:36 am
The St. Charles Parish Council will hold a public meeting on adopting millages at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at St. Charles Parish Courthouse, 15045 River Road, Hahnville.

Pre-sports physicals
August 12 at 9:48 am
St. Charles Parish Hospital Middle School Pre-Sports Physicals will be available Saturday, Aug. 12, at the following school locations: J.B. Martin - 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. for last names beginning A-M and 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., last names N-Z; Harry Hurst - 10:30 a.m. - noon; R.K. Smith - noon - 2 p.m.; Albert Cammon - noon - 2 p.m. at St. Charles Parish Hospital Medical Office Building (enter at north entrance), 1057 Paul Maillard Road, Luling. A physical will cost $15 in cash or checks only. A signed physical form is required. Parent attendance is mandatory. For more information, contact Donna Palahang at

Blood drive
August 12 at 9:44 am
American Legion Post 131 will host a “Mr. Charlie Oubre Jr.” Memorial Blood Drive with the Ochsner Blood Bank 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 103 Milling Ave., Luling. Donors are encouraged to eat a good meal before donating and can donate while taking medications for high blood pressure or cholesterol. Donors must bring a photo ID. For more information, contact Richard Bordner at (504) 343-5092.

Ensemble members
August 10 at 9:47 am
The Louisiana Ovation Vocal Ensemble is looking for new members as it begins its 2017 Fall season of “Christmas In The Movies”. The chorus, under the direction of Brian Martinez Jr., is open to all, from middle school age to adults. Rehearsals are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month, 7 – 9 p.m., at Lakewood Elementary School, 501 E. Heather Drive, Luling. No auditions or previous experience necessary. For more information, call (985) 652-0162, or email or visit or The first rehearsal will be held Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.

Tarullo Tarullo
August 09 at 2:05 pm
Capt. Jules John Tarullo left this earth on July 24, 2017 to join his precious family who has gone before him.

Brown Brown
August 09 at 1:51 pm
Betty Jane Alexander Brown, 69, a native of Texas City, Texas, and resident of Paradis, passed away on July 26, 2017.

Sheriff's Report - Aug. 3, 2017
August 09 at 1:47 pm

• Preston Payne, 23, of 14368 Moore Ave. in Walker, was arrested July 19 and charged with principal to armed robbery.

Lightning strikes! Lightning strikes!
August 09 at 8:00 am
The St. Charles Lady Lightning 9-10 year old youth softball team display their league championship trophies.

Magnolia Cos.donates to State Troopers Association Magnolia Cos.donates to State Troopers Association
August 09 at 8:00 am
Glen Smith and Gary Smith, Sr. of The Magnolia Companies of LA presented to the Louisiana State Troopers Association (LSTA) a monetary donation in support of their LSTA Annual Statewide Convention.

 Humane Society Pet of the Week: Izzy Humane Society Pet of the Week: Izzy
August 09 at 8:00 am
This week's St. Charles Humane Society's showcase pet is Izzy.

Book buzz
August 08 at 9:45 am
Sharon Parker of Penguin Random House publishing will be at the library on Aug. 8 with the inside scoop on upcoming releases as well as a free book bag and book sampler. She will be at the East Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Dr., Destrehan, at 10 a.m. and the West Regional Library, 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Lauren Pitz at (985) 764-9643.

American Legion
August 08 at 9:44 am
The Friloux-Robinson American Legion Post 509 is inviting new and returning members to a meeting at 5 - 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the hall in Ama. The meeting is aimed at reviving membership and inviting input on projects. The meeting also will serve as a fund drive. For more information, call A


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Wonder kid sparks effort to remove invasive hyacinths
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