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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.

Kids eat free in summer LUNCH
April 25, 2007 at 10:47 am
With St. Charles Parish’s “Summer Food Service” program gearing up for June and July, parents can rest easier knowing their children can get healthy meals without having to pull a penny out of their pocket to pay for them.

Don’t get ticketed in seat belt crackdown
April 25, 2007 at 10:40 am
St. Charles Parish and state police will crack down on unbuckled drivers and passengers from May 3 through June 21 and issue tickets to anyone not wearing a seat belt.

In the news
April 18, 2007 at 2:23 pm
State highway officials have launched an ongoing campaign to promote driver safety and awareness in the hope of preventing the nearly 1,000 motor-vehicle fatalities that occur each year.

Sheriff blames vandalism and thefts on on BORED KIDS home for spring break
April 18, 2007 at 2:12 pm
An e-mail from St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne attempted to shed some light on a string of incidents that he considers to be isolated acts of vandalism and theft related partly to parish schools being out of session for spring break holidays.

More DWI arrests than usual thanks to citizen watchdogs
April 18, 2007 at 2:10 pm
Over a one week span, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office reported an unusually high number of DWI arrests, a “welcome feat” that the department says comes from a variety of factors, including the help of concerned citizens.

Allen and Sandra Washington believe 21,000 signatures from concerned citizens on a petition will motivate the Gov. Kathleen Blanco to fix Hwy. 61. Parents: Fix ‘death road’ before more innocent children die ... like ours did
April 18, 2007 at 1:47 pm
Still-grieving Allen and Sandra Washington have launched a dramatic crusade to persuade Gov. Kathleen Blanco to put safety barriers along the stretch of Airline Highway in St. Charles Parish where their four children died in a horrific car accident in 2003.

VIPs
April 18, 2007 at 1:33 pm
Congratulations Alyson Waguespack, 2007 St. Charles Farm Bureau queen, and Monique Cannon, St. Charles Farm Bureau teen queen.

Wow! Destrehan yard sale rakes in $13,000 Wow! Destrehan yard sale rakes in $13,000
April 18, 2007 at 1:32 pm
Tables piled high with books, clothes, shoes, stereo gear, television sets and bric-a-brac of every description lined Joyce Bridges’ perfectly manicured front lawn on a sunny Friday afternoon for what has to be one of the biggest “garage sales” around.

Watch where you go in your ATV if you DON’T want a ticket, say cops
April 18, 2007 at 1:29 pm
Complaints to my office from citizens and parish officials continue to rise relative to the unlawful operations of motorized All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) such as four wheelers, dirt bikes and golf carts on public roads and on private property without permission of the landowners.

Future for Head Start not so bright as feds GET STINGY
April 18, 2007 at 1:28 pm
St. Charles Parish schools are constantly striving to provide the best possible education for all students - and that includes those aged two months to four years in the Early Head Start and Head Start programs.

Lifestyles

Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Mason. ...
Kindergarteners hard at work
Kindergarteners hard at work
At Mimosa Park Elementary, the kindergarteners are hard at work....
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St. Charles Parish Hospital says they are prepared should Ebola case arise
St. Charles Parish Hospital says they are prepared should Ebola case arise
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Though there are no suspected or confirmed cases of the virus in St. Charles Parish, St. Charles Parish Hospital is well prepared should an Ebola case arise, according to chief of nursing Jean Hill.