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Parish educator’s college fund still going strong
February 28, 2007 at 2:56 pm
Former teacher and principal Ethel Schoeffner may not have been a wealthy woman, but her frugal ways have paid dividends to over a 100 worthy students since 1991.


Dow & Motiva will put YOU to work
February 28, 2007 at 2:55 pm
St. Charles Parish chemical companies have a surplus of high paying jobs, and to fill them, company officials are recruiting students before they graduate from high school.

Got road kill? Here’s how to get the poor guy carted away
February 28, 2007 at 2:54 pm
Some consider them an eyesore, and others can't help but feel sorry for the lifeless lumps left on the roadside, but anyone who's traveled along a major roadway has seen an animal that met it's match against a moving vehicle.

Danger roads of SC Parish
February 28, 2007 at 2:54 pm
The number of vehicular crashes in St. Charles Parish has remained steady over the past four years, a trend the Sheriff's Office views as hopeful especially due to a rapid increase in population since 2005.

Parish to Cox: too many cable beefs
February 28, 2007 at 2:52 pm
Two proposals to improve TV cable service passed unanimously during the first March meeting of the St. Charles Parish Council.

Who’s Who in SC Parish?
February 21, 2007 at 3:04 pm
Who's Who in St. Charles Parish? You tell us.

10 reasons to quit smoking;
February 21, 2007 at 3:02 pm
Smoking is something millions of Americans do daily, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, but what many don't realize are the inherent risks that accompany the habit.

Got rentals? FEMA will help you find good tenants ... and it won’t cost you a dime
February 21, 2007 at 1:25 pm
Got a house or apartment for rent? State and federal authorities will help you find a tenant - fast.

Sandra and Allen Washington. “I will not cry,” says Sandra. “I will reach out. ... to help others.” Mom & dad start fund to honor four children killed in car crash
February 21, 2007 at 1:23 pm
The legacy of Allen and Sandra Washington's children, Rachel, Samantha, Allen Jr., and Alandra will continue to survive through the Washington Memomorial Scholarship Foundation, a fund started to remember the four children who died when the car driven by their oldest daughter Rachel, slipped into the the dark, murky, swamp waters along Airline Hwy. in Kenner, on the day before her 21st birthday.

Stop-smoking advice for a better life
February 21, 2007 at 1:20 pm
Smoking is a huge problem in Louisiana and St. Charles Parish, having been identified as one of the Top 10 health threats facing men and women and also children who are exposed to second-hand smoke.

The King and Queen of the Krewe of Ormond: Queen Miriam Loar and her escort Eric Fernandez and King Paul Barrios and his escort Kaitlyn O’Connor. Also pictured are Melissa White and LeRoid Jones who crowned the King and Queen of the Krewe of Ormond.
SC Borromeo Mardi Gras Ball a dazzling night to remember
February 21, 2007 at 1:17 pm
The St. Charles Borromeo Middle School Students and the St. Charles Borromeo Fountain of Youth held their Annual Mardi Gras Ball “The Krewe of Ormond” for the residents of Ormond Nursing and Care Center.

VIP
February 21, 2007 at 1:16 pm
Air Force Airman 1st Class Durell Marshall, right, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Anna Marshall of Luling, and a 2005 graduate of Hahnville High.

Parish President candidate V.J. St. Pierre V.J. St. Pierre running against Snookie for parish president
February 21, 2007 at 1:04 pm
An honorably discharged disabled veteran, retired business owner and life-long parish resident, Vernon J. St. Pierre says the experiences he learned in war and over the course of his life have taught him to be humble, grateful, and appreciate humanity, characteristics he feels will make him the best candidate for parish president.

Aubin Songy who started this precurser to United Way in St. Charles Parish was saluted posthumously for their pioneer-ship in our community.
United Way ‘Victory Party’ celebrates donations of $2.3M
February 21, 2007 at 1:02 pm
United Way of St. Charles had a lot to celebrate at their Victory Celebration on Feb.15. Campaign Co-Chairmen Ron Guillory (Valero) and Snookie Faucheux (Motiva) recognized Texion Chemicals, New Sarpy Kindergarten and St. Charles Community Health Center in particular for contributing the largest increases to the total $2,347,581.01 donated. Valero was also recognized for their employees large contributions to United Way.

Don’t let ‘brown patch fungus’ gobble up your green lawn Don’t let ‘brown patch fungus’ gobble up your green lawn
February 21, 2007 at 1:00 pm
Heavy rains for the better part of the last month in St. Charles have helped stimulate the development of brown patch disease in many St. Augustine lawns.

Ram: Build shelters for cig smokers Ram: Build shelters for cig smokers
February 21, 2007 at 12:53 pm
Councilman ‘Ram’ Ramchandran wants signs and brightly colored tape seperating areas where visitors and employees can and can’t smoke on the grounds of the St. Charles Parish Courthouse. And he believes the state should provide funding to purchase shelters to protect smokers so they won’t get rained on or, in winter, too cold.

St. Charles population boom fuels Cox cable's recovery
February 21, 2007 at 12:35 pm
Increased business and new customers in St. Charles Parish are helping Cox cable get back on its feet after Katrina devastated the communications giant's infrastructure and drove 200,000 people - including 74,000 subscribers - to new homes outside of the New Orleans area.

Looks like rain ... and it's going to be cold, too. Weather Girl Megan
February 14, 2007 at 3:50 pm
Expect a mixed weather bag in the week ahead with chilly temps and lots of clouds. Here's Weather Girl Megan's rundown:

Former HHS teacher featured in  reincarnation documentary on Lifetime
Former HHS teacher featured in reincarnation documentary on Lifetime
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Former Hahnville High School teacher Royd Anderson will appear in a Lifetime TV show about an Oklahoma girl whose mother thinks she is the reincarnated spirit of Jennifer Shultz, who was killed in Kenner during the Pan Am Flight 759 crash.