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Ooh la la! TV workshop for people who, well ... ‘parlez vous francais’
June 21, 2007 at 5:38 pm
The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana and Média-Louisiane are offering a free television production workshop for French speakers in Louisiana of all ages on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at Acadiana Open Channel in Lafayette.

Wal-Mart’s Christine Rivera chats with customer Emma White of Luling. What's Happening?
June 21, 2007 at 5:25 pm
Heather R. Breaux’s BEST BET

Wal-Mart Supercenter holds health fair for women this weekend


BOUTTE - Wal-Mart Supercenter in Boutte will be hosting it’s Fourth Annual Women’s Health Fair Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Some of the services offered by the various sponsors will include vision screening, blood and glucose screening, mammography information, healthy cooking demonstration, self defense instructions, cardiopulmonary resuscitation information, early child care information, mental health information, power walk and fitness workout demonstrations, fire safety demonstrations, with various other health related activities.



Parish-to-parish bus line won’t run in July as planned, says official Parish-to-parish bus line won’t run in July as planned, says official
June 21, 2007 at 5:21 pm
While the original date for the new $1 million transit system to start operating was by July, The River parishes Transit Authority said it would probably be a couple more months before the buses get rolling.

Kid's ride out fires, storms in VFD's safety house Kid's ride out fires, storms in VFD's safety house
June 21, 2007 at 2:16 pm
If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to ride through a tornado in a travel trailer or find your way out of a burning room, the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department has a training vehicle that demonstrates what both scenarios are like. The best part is it’s free for all to try and it didn’t cost a dime of taxpayer money.

Amanda Renee Dempster was named La. Catfish Queen XXXII.
Lacey Lynn Picou was named La. Catfish Teen Queen XXII. There’s a lot to like about this year’s catch of Catfish Queens
June 21, 2007 at 2:11 pm
The Louisiana Catfish Festival Queens were chosen June 9, 2007 during the annual pageant held at J.B. Martin in Paradis.

Biggest cocaine bust in parish history
June 21, 2007 at 2:07 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputies along with DEA agents and deputies in other sheriff's offices, arrested six foreign nationals and seized nearly 200 pounds of cocaine June 13, in Norco.

Luling Living Center’s plans to keep residents safe in a storm Luling Living Center’s plans to keep residents safe in a storm
June 21, 2007 at 2:04 pm
Luling Living Center held a hurricane evacuation meeting for patient family members Tuesday, June 19 at 6:45 p.m. to discuss the center’s plans for the 2007 hurricane season.

Hahnville subdivision WILL be finished ... Hahnville subdivision WILL be finished ...
June 21, 2007 at 1:50 pm
Former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Willie Whitehead wants to dispel rumors and speculations that he is not going to complete a subdivision he started developing in Hahnville.

John ‘Steve’ Sirmon, Sr. loses brave cancer fight
June 21, 2007 at 1:48 pm
John "Steve" Sirmon,, Sr., a former St. Charles Parish councilman-at-large, public information officer, and most recently, registrar of voters, died Saturday, June 16, of cancer. He was 55.

Making the rounds!  
Olivia Zeringue, foreground, a Medicaid analyst, distributes pamphlets at Bethlehem Baptist Church, in Hahnville. Health insurance free for people who need it
June 21, 2007 at 1:45 pm
Tri-Parish Medicaid employees in St. John Parish have been making the rounds in St. Charles Parish placing applications and brochures at barber shops, hair salons, and community events every Saturday in June, to encourage residents to take advantage of free health insurance programs.

Cops: Dad smoked pot with son, 10
June 21, 2007 at 1:43 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's office arrested a Destrehan man June 9 after he allegedly smoked marijuana with his 10 year-old son, authorities said.

Sheriff: Contest CON MEN want your money
June 21, 2007 at 1:40 pm
A phony check scam being propagated in St. Charles Parish has prompted authorities to once again remind locals that the old adage still rings true, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Bigger is better, say company officials Valero’s plan would bring 1500 new jobs
June 21, 2007 at 1:38 pm
St. Charles Parish Council approved a proposal at its Monday night meeting that would allow the Valero Refinery to expand, creating 1,500 temporary construction jobs and 30 to 50 permanent jobs once the project is complete.

ALL Des Allemands to parish: ‘Where is our ballpark?’
June 21, 2007 at 1:35 pm
After nearly six years of cutting through the “red tape” and heated town hall debates the parish council has finally signed off on a revised site plan that will give Des Allemands kids what they’ve been waiting for - a community ballpark.

HAHNVILLE supermarket Burglars cut through roof of grocery store ...
June 21, 2007 at 1:28 pm
One or more burglars using a torch and other sophisticated equipment, drilled a hole in the roof-top, of the Economical Supermarket in Hahnville climbed in and stole $82,000 worth of payroll checks and an undisclosed amount of cash on the evening of May 31, the Herald-Guide has learned.

Speeding cited in car crash that killed 1
June 13, 2007 at 3:23 pm
State Police Troop B investigated a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred in the early morning hours near Ormond Meadows in Destrehan in which one of the cars involved was reported stolen an hour after the accident occurred.

THE REAL DEAL: Explorers Brice Palumbo, Amanda McCarte, and Joseph Schnider in training with unidentified teacher (above) and  Deputy Berley McCarter, below.. Sheriff’s camp shows teens what it’s like to be a cop
June 13, 2007 at 3:00 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorer Program is looking for teens between the ages of 16 through 21 to take part in a training camp designed to promote various careers in law enforcement.

Taking his job seriously: One of Tommy Faucheux’s last assignments with the parish was a mock disaster drill. Tommy Faucheux out, Steve Sirmon in as parish’s information officer
June 13, 2007 at 2:54 pm
St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque has appointed Steve Sirmon,Jr. as the new Public Information Officer for the parish effective June 11, 2007.

TV series starring Boutte outdoorsman is canceled
TV series starring Boutte outdoorsman is canceled
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After only one season, Boutte-resident Kip Benoit’s reality TV series about hunting and living off the land has been canceled.