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Grant will help health center treat Hispanics
May 02, 2007 at 2:07 pm
St. Charles Community Health Center has received a Johnson & Johnson "Community Health Care Award" and a two-year grant in recognition of its efforts on behalf of underserved pregnant women in southeast Louisiana.

STRIKING satellite image shows one of the properties to be sold on Saturday, May 5, at the Destrehan High School Auditorium.
Registration at 8 a.m., Auction at 10 a.m. Land on AUCTION BLOCK as parish unloads 100s of properties
May 02, 2007 at 2:03 pm
St. Charles Parish will auction off over 300 properties - mostly vacant lots - in an effort to put the land back into commerce and relieve the liabilities now born by the parish.

Where the money is made: On Carole Siegel-Dezarn’s kitchen table. The stay-at-home mom is a real success story. Luling gal runs 6-figure jewelry business - from her HOUSE
May 02, 2007 at 2:00 pm
A Luling woman is being featured on the cover of a national magazine for her accomplishments as a stay-at-home mom who in addition to taking care of her family, rakes in a $100,000-plus salary selling jewelry from her home.

What's Happening
May 02, 2007 at 1:56 pm
Disney on Ice presents ‘Princess Wishes’ at Houma civic center

In the news
May 02, 2007 at 1:54 pm
As hurricane season approaches, St. Charles Parish officials feel confident in their abilities to keep residents safe.

Paul Hogan in race for SCP council seat Paul Hogan in race for SCP council seat
May 02, 2007 at 1:51 pm
Paul Hogan, right, a civil engineer from Des Allemands, has announced his candidacy for the St. Charles Parish Council's 4th District seat, currently held by his second cousin, Derryl Walls.

R.J. Vial locked down in school scare
May 02, 2007 at 1:49 pm
R.J. Vial Elementary was locked down for about half an hour on May 1 as the St. Charles Sheriff’s Department investigated student reports of a stranger lurking in the wooded area near the school.

WET N' WILD. Luling Elementary students haul in a batch of tasty blue crabs at the annual Wetland Watchers field day on Lake Pontchartrain. Lake Pontchartrain field day a NATURAL with schoolkids
May 02, 2007 at 1:29 pm
Grass is growing, a large pier jettisons far out into the Lake, and the shoreline is neat and even.

Rep. Smith to Blanco: Barricade Airline Hwy
May 02, 2007 at 1:27 pm
State Rep. Gary Smith says he will ask Gov. Kathleen Blanco to help make Airline Highway safer by putting up barricades or taking other steps to help keep cars from plummeting into the murky canals on either side of the dangerous road.

DRUGS couldn’t defeat Jessie James Pullins, shown with Courtney Poulos of St. Borromeo Catholic Church. From cardboard box to the Marriott - INSPIRING STORY
April 25, 2007 at 11:45 am
As a crack-cocaine addict and homeless person, Jessie James Pullins faced obstacles that some said he couldn’t overcome.

PJ’s Catering owner Paul Beier and his son make crawfish beignets. Destrehan festival makes it official: Spring has ... SPRUNG!
April 25, 2007 at 11:39 am
Vendors from as far away as Mississippi showcased their products at the Destrehan Plantation Spring Arts and Crafts Festival on April 21st and 22nd.

R.K. Middle kids learn to put on REAL CIRCUS and YOU’RE invited to see them in ACTION! R.K. Middle kids learn to put on REAL CIRCUS and YOU’RE invited to see them in ACTION!
April 25, 2007 at 11:33 am
R.K. Middle School has been looking a lot like a circus lately, probably because students are performing in a circus - the Circus of the Kids.

Drag racing: new law will put hot rodders in jail for 180 days
April 25, 2007 at 11:29 am
A Louisiana state senator and the executive director of the state’s highway safety commission plan to launch an aggressive campaign to put an end to drag racing on public streets.

Surprise for Pope in Latin America: Catholics are ‘going Pentecostal’
April 25, 2007 at 11:24 am
What follows here is a thoughtful and fascinating overview of pentecostal history and politics in Latin America, one of three continents included in the The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life’s Spirit and Power, a global survey of pentecostal and charismatic Christians that was released just months ago.

3rd-grader’s blood drive saves lives & nets him a PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
April 25, 2007 at 11:07 am
At the tender age of 8, third-grader Kaleb Champagne is the youngest recipient of the WDSU-TV’s “6 On Your Side Award” - which is given to individuals of any age who make a difference in their community.

Tourist Commission Director Jesse Lambert Tourist commission hires
April 25, 2007 at 11:04 am
The River Parishes Tourist Commission is looking to step their advertising game up after hiring Louis Giacona Advertising LLC to take care of getting the word out that there’s plenty to do and see in the River Parishes.

Work on $2.4M school building starts in May
April 25, 2007 at 10:54 am
St. Charles Parish Schools are just weeks away from breaking ground on $2.4 million maintenance facility to replace the old one that was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Booster club remembers a GREAT volunteer
April 25, 2007 at 10:50 am
The Mimosa Booster Club donated a memorial bench at the west bank bridge park to a dedicated and beloved volunteer, the late Marsha Barr.

Morel, Marcel ready for Round 2
Morel, Marcel ready for Round 2
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After narrowly defeating attorney Tim Marcel for the Division E judgeship in a 2012 special election, Judge Michelle Morel will face Marcel once again with her seat on the line.