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Funds available for low-income families
June 14, 2006 at 11:16 am
The St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services has received funds for the Weatherization Program administered by the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency.

Tina Spurgeon, 38, Luling Luling resident charged with forgery and theft
June 14, 2006 at 11:15 am
Tina M. Spurgeon, 38, of 12715 Hwy. 90, Luling, was arrested on June 6 after it was discovered that she forged and cashed checks totaling $1,500 from a locally owned business.

Stephanie Rowley, Monsanto Employee and Co-Chair of the United Way Campaign, presents check for $55,000 to Denise Brodsky, Executive Director of United Way of St. Charles Parish. Monsanto donates $55,000 to United Way
June 14, 2006 at 11:13 am
On Thursday, June 8, Monsanto presented a check to The United Way of St. Charles Parish for fifty-five thousand dollars.

Along with the donation each year, Monsanto sponsors a “United Way Kick Off Fair” and “Fund Raiser Campaign” in order to raise even more money for the organization.

With ethics, old ways die hard With ethics, old ways die hard
June 14, 2006 at 11:12 am
BATON ROUGE – When Rep. Mike Walsworth, R-West Monroe, tried last week to get a hearing on the House floor – his third attempt this session -- for a bill to prohibit elected officials from entering into hurricane recovery contracts, 52 of his colleagues tabled the move and buried the ethics proposal in a shallow grave.

Vandals torched two holes at the country club, causing   thousands of dollars in damage to the course. Vandals dig up trouble at Ormond Country Club
June 14, 2006 at 11:10 am
St. Charles Parish Deputies were dispatched to Ormond Country Club in Destrehan, in response to a call from the club's manager stating that the golf course had been vandalized during the night or in the early morning hours of June 7.

FEMA nears cleanup completion FEMA nears cleanup completion
June 14, 2006 at 11:09 am
With hurricane season underway once more, and after seven months of work, debris removal in the parish is nearing the end. 238,924 cubic yards of storm-related debris has been picked up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in St. Charles Parish as of June 9.

A 7 ft. alligator lounges on the front porch of Sandy Matthews’ home in Hahnville.  Matthews, seeing a flurry of activity outside her home, went to go outside and nearly stepped on the predator. In end, the alligator has to be killed. Gator stops by for lunch
June 14, 2006 at 11:00 am
Sandy Matthews, a schoolteacher from Luling Elementary, was enjoying a fine summer afternoon off in Hahnville’s Avalon Subdivision when she received an unexpected visitor: a 7 ft. alligator.

Morning jog interrupted by lewd encounter
June 14, 2006 at 10:58 am
On Wednesday, June 7, St. Charles Parish deputies were dispatched to West Pine St., Norco, after a resident called the sheriff's office and filed a report stating that a man exposed himself to a female jogger at approximately 5:30 a.m.

High school tightens dress code High school tightens dress code
June 14, 2006 at 10:55 am
West bank residents who have children that attend Hahnville High School may have gotten an automated message from the school advising parents that the dress code will be strictly enforced in the up-coming school year.

Parish to put properties up for sale Parish to put properties up for sale
June 14, 2006 at 10:54 am
Pending parish council approval, St. Charles Parish government will put hundreds of properties up for auction. On Monday, June 19, the council will consider an ordinance to allow the parish to execute an auction with Gilmore Auction & Realty Company of adjudicated properties.

Naked and exposed Naked and exposed
June 07, 2006 at 3:27 pm
Along the parish's southern flank, most of the west bank section is without any significant hurricane levee; this is a fact of life that west bank parish residents have grown accustomed to.

Vitter comes to St. Charles Vitter comes to St. Charles
June 07, 2006 at 3:27 pm
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced satellite office hours for St. Charles Parish residents. Vitter uses satellite offices around the state to make it easier for his constituents to find help in dealing with the federal government. This month, satellite office hours will be Monday, June 19 in Hahnville.

Summer reading programs kick off at parish libraries Summer reading programs kick off at parish libraries
June 07, 2006 at 3:20 pm
Starting June 5, children can register for the annual summer reading program at any library branch in St. Charles Parish.

The theme for this year's program is "Paw to Read" and the program is full of exciting activities for youngsters of all ages.

Dow Educational Grant winners attended a reception at Dow. Dow awards more than $12,000 to local schools
June 07, 2006 at 2:49 pm
The recipients of the 2006 Dow Educational Enhancement Grants were invited to attend a grant reception at the St. Charles Operations Site recently. Dow awarded $12,725 to teachers from seven schools in St. Charles Parish. "We are proud to be able to support teachers in our local community," St. Charles Operations Site Leader Nawzer Parakh said.

Indian burial grounds and traffic woes surface at council Indian burial grounds and traffic woes surface at council
June 07, 2006 at 2:48 pm
St. Charles Parish's exceptional growth in size and industry have dominated the parish council agenda. This past Monday things were no different.

Children of the storm Children of the storm
June 07, 2006 at 2:47 pm
In a post-Katrina Louisiana, according to child welfare officials, there has been a rise in clientele in need of services to deal with stress or poor living conditions.

Local advocate, Gail Roussel, Executive Director of The Center of Family and Youth Services in St. Charles Parish, stated, "We have seen a dramatic increase in clients as a result of Hurricane Katrina, especially in relationship to substance abuse and domestic violence."

Pictured on the right is Phil Frady, who replaces Bill Swann as administrator of St. Charles Regional Office of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Catholic Charities taps Frady to head local operations
June 07, 2006 at 2:44 pm
Phil Frady has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, developing improved productivity of organizations.

Brian Ballard, 27, Paradis Paradis man charged with attempted arson
June 07, 2006 at 2:31 pm
Enraged from an altercation with his girlfriend, a Paradis man poured gasoline on his living room floor. The assailant then allegedly used a cigarette lighter to spark a small fire.

Second suspect arrested after teen was kidnapped, raped in Montz
Second suspect arrested after teen was kidnapped, raped in Montz
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A second man has been arrested after a 19-year-old woman told police she was kidnapped in New Orleans, driven to a wooded area in Montz and raped repeatedly.