|Woodruff wins District II seat by 20 votes
May 05 at 11:46 am
The runoff election for the District II council seat ended Saturday night with a very narrow margin of victory for William "Billy" Woodruff over Mary Clulee.
|Rotary Club Citizens of the Year
May 05 at 11:06 am
The St. Charles Rotary Club recently celebrated "Citizens of the Year" and "Young People of the Year" at their annual banquet.
|Monsanto employee will receive national award for life-saving actions
May 05 at 10:10 am
A local Monsanto employee will receive a national award after his quick actions helped save the lives of a man who was struck by lightning while fishing on Lake Cataouatche.
|Miss Little Red Church Food and Fun Festival Pageant
May 05 at 9:42 am
DESTREHAN - Applications are now being accepted for entry into the 2nd annual Miss Little Red Church Food & Fun Festival pageant, to be held at the St. Charles Borromeo School gym on Sunday, May 5. Girls from the ages of 6 months to 23 years of age may enter. This pageant is in association with the Little Red Church Food & Fun Fest held the same weekend.
The Baby (6 months) to Junior (11-12 years) divisions will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Entries will be accepted at the door for these divisions.
The Teen and Miss Divisions will begin competition with an interview in front of a panel of judges starting promptly at 9 a.m., with the on-stage competition to begin at 2:30 p.m. The deadline for entry is Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
Teen Miss Little Red Church and Miss Little Red Church will be contracted to reign for one year and attend various festivals, church and school events.
The 2013 Miss Little Red Church will also have the opportunity to compete for the title of Queen of Queens at the Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals’ annual convention in February 2014.
For more information, contact Mindy Wilson or Candice Schmidt, at email@example.com.
|Mimosa Parks Elementary grandparent visit
May 04 at 11:26 am
Breanna Keller’s grandmother Alice Glore and great-grandmother Audrey Glore were two of many visiting grandparents who attended Mimosa Park’s Elementary ‘Because I Love’ annual grandparent visitation.
|EOC studies Texas explosion to prevent similar disaster in parish
May 04 at 10:14 am
After an explosion at an industrial fertilizer facility in West, Texas two weeks ago that left 14 dead and nearly 200 injured, officials at the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center (EOC) are studying the incident to see if they can learn anything to prevent a similar disaster from occurring in St. Charles Parish.
|Garden and market festival
May 04 at 9:41 am
HOUMA - The TARC Garden and Market Festival in Houma will be held Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the TARC-Houma Airbase.
The event will feature speakers, educational displays, plant, lawn and garden vendors, live entertainment, concessions and the ‘Ask the Experts’ booth with LSU horticulture specialists.
Admission is $3 at the gate and children under 5 enter free.
More information about the spring garden and market festival is available from Barton Joffrion at (985) 873-6495.
|Farmers’ market plant exchange day
May 04 at 9:40 am
DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers’ Market will hold its spring plant exchanges on May 4 (East Bank) and May 8 (West Bank).
Plants must be well established in one-half gallon or larger containers. Botanical and “popular” name and care instructions for the plant should be included. All plants will be welcome, classic pass-a-longs or not. A special award will be given to the person who brings an old southern hard-to-find-at-nurseries plant.
Participants should check in at the East Bank welcome booth at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, with plants to be exchanged at 10:30 a.m. Those at the West Bank market should check in at the welcome booth at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. Plants will be exchanged at 4:30 p.m.
Plants will be numbered and corresponding numbers placed in hat to be drawn at exchange time. Participants should also feel free to bring cuttings or other potted plants to share. After the exchange has taken place, those wishing to do further exchanging may do so.
|Tigers knock off Byrd, will face Zachary Monday
May 03 at 2:01 pm
Despite a three hour rain delay, the Hahnville Tigers came through when it counted by scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth for a 4-2 playoff victory over Byrd.
|This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Sparks”
May 03 at 11:28 am
Sparks is this week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet.
|Senator Smith visits St. Charles Borromeo
May 03 at 11:27 am
One of the goals of the Parent/Community Involvement Committee at St. Charles Borromeo School involved adding signage to Highway 48 (River Road).
|R. J. Vial makes fractions fun
May 03 at 11:23 am
Eric Breaux and Lia Webre, 5th graders in Mrs. Gruner's class at R. J. Vial Elementary, compete in a game during math class.
|Dr. Lafon continued our educational excellence
May 03 at 11:03 am
St. Charles Parish has been noted for its excellent public school system for many years. Indeed, it has been regarded as among the best in the state.
May 03 at 11:02 am
Suzanne L. (Smalley) Marion, 75, of North Huntington, Pa. and formerly of Celina, Ohio passed away at 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at Briarcliff Pavilion North Huntington, Pa.
May 03 at 10:57 am
Nina Tregre Benoit, 93, departed this earthly life and entered into eternal rest on April 23.
|Arrests (May 2)
May 03 at 10:56 am
•Stacy L. Tastet, 42, of 109 Elizabeth Drive in Des Allemands, was arrested on April 21 and charged with D.W.I. and reckless operation.
|Parish will begin appeal of flood insurance maps
May 03 at 10:54 am
St. Charles Parish officials are moving forward with plans to formally appeal preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps (DFIRMs) recently unveiled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
|Town hall meeting will discuss construction of Willowridge levee
May 03 at 10:54 am
St. Charles Parish will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, May 9 to discuss construction of the Willowridge phase of the West Bank hurricane protection levee.
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