Government not only star of Channel 6

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By Renee Simpson

If you haven’t checked out the schedule on Cox Cable Channel 6 lately, you’re missing out.

The St. Charles Parish Government Access Channel features a plethora of programming produced by outside entities, including Louis Armstrong International Airport and the Farm Bureau of Louisiana.

These programs are updated either weekly or monthly, and they are scheduled daily in addition to the latest parish council meetings, president’s reports and pets of the week.

They include:

Fit for Duty (The Pentagon Channel) - 6 a.m. daily

Louisiana Insurance News Show (Insurance Commissioner) - 1 p.m. daily

This Week in Louisiana Agriculture (Farm Bureau) - 2 p.m. daily

Airport Alive (Louis Armstrong International) - 2:30 p.m. daily

The American Veteran (The Pentagon Channel) - 9 p.m. daily

Recon (The Pentagon Channel) - 10:30 p.m. daily

Grill Sergeants (The Pentagon Channel) - 11:30 p.m. daily

To view the entire schedule, visit


Loads of activities planned for park opening

Educational displays about the wildlife of the LeBranche Wetlands will highlight the grand opening celebration of Norco’s Wetland Watchers Park beginning at noon Oct. 2.

Activities will include face pairing, hands-on presentations with snakes and baby alligators, displays by the Wetland Watchers service learning organization of Harry Hurst Middle School and participation from the Corps of Engineers, Nicholls State University Biology Department, Ms. Elite Junior Teen Louisiana, New Orleans Hornets and more.

Food available for a small donation will include jambalaya, white beans, pastalaya, crawfish monica and desserts.


Those who volunteer for the parish’s fall Trash Bash litter cleanup that morning will receive coupons for one free food and one free drink item. Residents may sign up to volunteer and receive supplies at

All proceeds from the event will benefit oil spill wildlife rehabilitation efforts. Wetland Watchers Park is located at the end of the Spillway’s East Guide Levee at Lake Pontchartrain.


Get on the Bus! Info tour is coming

St. Charles Parish government will again provide citizens with a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of parish infrastructure, including pumping stations and the Emergency Operations Center, during its fall ‘Info Tour.’

Tours will be held on the East Bank Oct. 14 and the West Bank Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon each day. Meetup for both tours will be at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse Council Chambers, 15045 River Road in Hahnville. The tour is free and transportation is provided.

Patrons will also have the chance to interface with various department heads and the parish president, who will answer questions about current infrastructure and future plans.

To reserve a spot on the Info Tour, call (985) 783-5182 or fill out the online form located at Space is limited. A virtual tour is also available at that address.

Weekend Info Tour dates will be available in Spring 2011.

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