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Viking Fitness offers exercise variety

“Let Viking Fitness be your place to get in shape in 2009. We’ll help you reach your personal goals whether it is to lose or gain weight. Our 10,000-square-foot facility is the largest in our area and offers you free weights, cardio equipment, machine, senior classes, tanning, kids hang-out area, and much more.Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 12:06 pm
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Ten minutes to feeling good Everyday

As the days begin to grow shorter and shorter, it's likely you're finding your to-do list has reached a length of world-record length proportions. With so much on your plate, it is easy to forget to take care of yourself. Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 11:59 am
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Losing weight made easy: Introducing the BodyBugg

As seen on the NBC hit show “The Biggest Loser,” The Fitness Club of Boutte, announces the introduction of Apex Fitness Group's BodyBugg™.Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 11:56 am
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Natural remedies can provide relief from colds

The holidays are a season of giving, both in terms of gifts and cheer and in terms of viral infections. And while Christmas music has disappeared, the sounds of coughing, sneezing and blown noses have not.Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 11:55 am
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Farmers’ Market relocates to Highway 90 to boost sales

The West Bank Farmers’ Market, which was located on River Road but has been closed since July, will move to a new location due to dwindling customers and vendors at its old spot.Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 10:05 am
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Confusing law causes panic among second-hand retailers

A new law that requires all toys and clothing sold to kids ages 12 and under be tested for lead and chemicals used to make plastics nearly clotheslined the way area thrift and consignment shops do business.Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 9:47 am
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New Web site will allow users to notify parish of any problems

Notifying the parish about sewage or drainage problems might get a lot easier with the introduction of St. Charles Parish’s new state-of-the-art Web site, which officially went live on Jan. 12.Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 9:47 am
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Students discussed as alternative to Cox

When the Louisiana Consumer Choice for Television Act was signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal last year, the bill was supposed to benefit consumers by giving them more cable choices.Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Bus system to begin in February

A bus transit system that was supposed to begin in October, but was delayed by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, should be up and running in February.Read More...
January 14, 2009 at 9:07 am
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Homeless couple arrested in drug sting

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a homeless couple, who have been on the run since 2007, in connection with the department’s 11-month narcotics investigation, “Operation Sleigh Ride.”Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 9:40 am
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Valero expansion still on schedule

Valero’s $1.4 billion expansion of its St. Charles Parish refinery is moving ahead on schedule despite the downtrodden economy and the low price of oil.Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 9:40 am
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Bank scam hits parish

Some residents in St. Charles Parish have been the target of an elaborate e-mail scam that tries to fool customers of Capitol One Bank into giving out their account information.
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January 07, 2009 at 9:39 am
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Destrehan entrepreneur will bring grocery store to doorstep

Destrehan entrepreneur Lisa Wallace is one step closer to making the sometimes-daunting task of grocery shopping easier for local residents.Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 9:39 am
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With holidays over, Christmas trees begin trek to wetlands

Christmas trees from around the parish, which were nestled inside homes and decorated with lights a couple of weeks ago, will soon move on to another purpose - stopping erosion of the state’s wetlands.Read More...
January 07, 2009 at 9:38 am
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St. Pierre calls infrastructure progress ‘beyond my expectations’

From the improvement of pumps to the cleaning of miles of drainage canals, Parish President V.J. St. Pierre has been pleased with what St. Charles was able to accomplish in 2008, calling the infrastructure progress “beyond my expectations.” Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 9:29 am
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Hospital ER overcrowded, new building sought

St. Charles Parish Hospital is hoping that voters will OK the care provider’s proposal to borrow $11.5 million to refinance existing bonds and construct a new building to house an expanded emergency room.Read More...
December 30, 2008 at 9:28 am
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Future of hospital board chair uncertain after arrest
Future of hospital board chair uncertain after arrest
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John J. Landry III’s future as chairman of the St. Charles Parish Hospital Board is uncertain after he was arrested and charged with conspiring to file or filing falsified public records in connection with former District Attorney Harry Morel Jr.’s federal case.