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Delapidated house in Ama. Abandoned cars and houses an eyesore in Ama
July 25, 2007 at 2:46 pm
Ama residents want delapidated houses and abandoned junk cars cleared from the community.

In the news
July 25, 2007 at 2:37 pm
St. Charles Parish council voted eight to one to allow Entergy Louisiana's Little Gypsy power plant in Montz to store open-air solid fuel on the site.

Ama RV park owner forced to close after violating temporary ban Ama RV park owner forced to close after violating temporary ban
July 25, 2007 at 2:28 pm
Ama RV park owner, Ritchie Stanley, must have 33 trailers removed from his property within 30 days following a cease and desist order placed on the property July 24 by the planning and zoning department.

Changing the face of Killona Changing the face of Killona
July 25, 2007 at 2:24 pm
The hot weather and muggy temperatures didn’t stop Killona residents from hosting a community back to school drive Sunday, July 22.

Woman, charged with stabbing husband, pepper sprayed by deputy
July 25, 2007 at 2:22 pm
A Boutte woman was arrested and charged with aggravated battery after she stabbed her ex-husband in the chest with an ink pen and struck him several times, official reports said.

Flood map of St. Charles Parish. Tab Troxler warns residents: get flood insurance
July 25, 2007 at 2:19 pm
St. Charles Parish Council members listened intently to a presentation by the director of the emergency operations center about the number of residents and business owners in the parish, without flood insurance at its Monday night meeting.

Agencies survey local area workers for technology skills
July 19, 2007 at 10:11 am
Using a $100,000 grant from Louisiana Economic Develop-ment, Louisiana Technology Council has initiated a survey of Greater New Orleans area workers' technology skills.

Norco native David Kirtland has completed his first feature length film, 'In Purgatory' Coming soon to a video store near you: Norco native’s film ‘In Purgatory’
July 19, 2007 at 10:02 am
After two years of production and filmaking, David Kirtland, a Norco resident has completed his first feature length movie for Gray Door Films, called In Purgatory, scheduled to premiere on DVD in August.

LaPlace man killed on Hwy 61 after leaving Spillway Bar
July 19, 2007 at 10:01 am
A pedestrian leaving the Spillway Bar in Norco at 5 a.m. the morning of July 15 walked into traffic on Airline Hwy and was struck and killed.

Bedsharing warning: risk of infant deaths increases
July 19, 2007 at 9:49 am
Dept. of Social Services: A young couple’s first baby is the latest of 16 suspected bedsharing deaths in Louisiana this year.

Huge weight gains reported by patients on prescription drugs
July 19, 2007 at 9:48 am
By Roger Dobson

Special to the Herald-Guide

Thousands of people who take prescription medicines for everyday conditions are gaining large amounts of weight as an unexpected side effect, scientists have warned.

Lauren Lemmon named Rotarian of the Year for 2007 Lauren Lemmon named Rotarian of the Year for 2007
July 19, 2007 at 9:45 am
Lauren Lemmon has been named Rotarian of the Year for 2006-2007. Lauren has been active in the St. Charles Rotary Club for six years, and has served on the Board as chairman of the Club Service Committee. She chaired the first annual Gatorganza and the annual Rotary golf tournament. She has also worked at the annual Alligator Festival and assisted in other rotary club events that support the community throughout the year.

College Perils: sex, drugs and . . . credit cards? You be the judge
July 19, 2007 at 9:42 am
As you prep your college-bound kids for all the perils in life, don’t forget money management, advises LSU AgCenter family economist Dr. Jeanette Tucker.

East and west bank levee protection update
July 19, 2007 at 9:39 am
By Clayton “Snookie" Faucheux

St. Charles Parish Councilman

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Hurricane Katrina, residents of St. Charles Parish have written about their concerns if such a storm were to hit the parish head-on. Councilman Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux herein updates them about our hurricane protection on the east and west banks so far.)

IN THE NEWS
July 19, 2007 at 9:31 am
Registration begins for before and after school care program for children

St. Charles Parish Public Schools Before and After School Care Program serves only school-aged children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. The cost of this service is $2 per child per day for morning care and $5 per child per day for after school care (until 6 p.m.). Before school care begins at 6 a.m. at Luling Elementary, St. Rose Elementary, Songy Kindergarten and New Sarpy Elementary and at 6:30 a.m. at R. J. Vial Elementary and Norco Elementary. If both before and after school care is desired, the fee is $7 per child per day.

Vandalism: Luling post office tagged initials K.O.S Vandalism: Luling post office tagged initials K.O.S
July 19, 2007 at 9:28 am
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether initials spray painted in black at the Luling post office is the result of juvenile vandalism.

Airline Highway study reopened
July 19, 2007 at 9:26 am
After a controversial study of Airline Highway barred barricades from being put in place, Sen. Joel Chaisson and Rep. Gary Smith have changed the minds of the house committee and the study of U.S. 61 will be reopened.

Parish neighborhoods open up for national night out against crime
July 19, 2007 at 9:25 am
St. Charles Parish residents are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 24 annual National Night Out Against Crime/Drug Prevention event.

Krewe of Zeus withdraws permit to parade in Ormond
Krewe of Zeus withdraws permit to parade in Ormond
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The Krewe of Zeus has withdrawn a permit application that would have allowed the organization to parade through Ormond Subdivision in Destrehan.