Lifestyles




Gumbo Humane Society Pet of the Week: Gumbo
January 30 at 1:41 pm
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Gumbo, a one-year-old mixed-breed female dog.

Mimosa gets ‘snow’ for box tops drive Mimosa gets ‘snow’ for box tops drive
January 30 at 1:39 pm
The children in Mrs. Danielle LeBreton’s 1st grade class at Mimosa Park Elementary were treated to a snow party for sending in the most box tops for the 1st grade level.

AgCenter: ‘Master Gardener’ course now available AgCenter: ‘Master Gardener’ course now available
January 30 at 1:32 pm
Residents of St. Charles and St. John parishes who are interested in becoming a Louisiana Master Gardener volunteer, are invited to participate in the 2015 LMG certification program beginning April 7.

New equipment and training allows the shelter to take photos that capture the “personality” of the animal, such as the 5-year-old female miniature pinscher, “Beaux,” who was caught in a cat trap and brought to the shelter a few months ago. Picture worth a thousand purrs
January 30 at 1:28 pm
The St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter hopes to spur adoption rates with a new photo studio and camera equipment.

Arrests (Jan. 29)
January 30 at 12:44 pm
•Mason Burrel, 26, of 4775 Viola St. in New Orleans, was arrested on Jan. 20 and charged with theft over $25,000.

Removing uncertainty from the state budget
January 30 at 12:43 pm
A story in a Baton Rouge newspaper reports various proposed efforts to balance the state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Public undecided on budget solutions
January 30 at 12:42 pm
“There’s no consensus.”

Our coast needs a lot of attention
January 30 at 12:41 pm
Louisiana’s erosion along the coast needs more attention before it is too late. It’s time to speed up the process so our water wonderland doesn’t leave the land behind completely.

Man accused of failing to tell partner he has AIDS Man accused of failing to tell partner he has AIDS
January 30 at 9:07 am
A 34-year-old man accused of failing to tell his partner that he has AIDS had his bond lowered so that he could attend a program that helps heal and empower people living with the disease.

New statewide smoking ban goes into effect, but parish has more stringent law New statewide smoking ban goes into effect, but parish has more stringent law
January 30 at 9:06 am
A new state law took effect on Jan. 1 that bans smoking within 25 feet of a public entrance at all state office buildings, but St. Charles Parish has had a more stringent smoking law on the books since 1988.

New Sarpy heroin dealer sentenced to 2 years in jail New Sarpy heroin dealer sentenced to 2 years in jail
January 30 at 9:05 am
A New Sarpy man was sentenced in federal court to two years in prison and three years of supervised released after being convicted of heroin distribution.

Thibodaux Regional Medical Center will build a new, $73 million Wellness Center that will include swimming pools, running tracks, a fitness center, gymnasium and medical facilities. $73 million health center features solar-heated pools, self-powering elevators
January 30 at 9:03 am
Self-powering elevators, solar-powered water heaters and regenerative pool filters are just some of the “green” innovations coming to a new Wellness Center on the Thibodaux Regional Medical Center campus.

Two teens were arrested after a Willowdale resident saw someone run up to a home and steal a package left on the doorstep. Police: Teens follow delivery truck to steal packages
January 30 at 9:01 am
Two teens are accused of following a delivery truck through Luling in order to steal packages from doorsteps.

Devin Donald Kidnapping case moves forward after court’s ruling
January 30 at 9:00 am
The case against a 21-year-old Reserve man accused of trying to kidnap a Hahnville student at gunpoint will move forward after a ruling by the state’s 5th Circuit Court of Appeal.

The Satellite Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Jan. 30. Satellite Center students have gone on to become competitive chefs, theme park designers and television producers
January 30 at 8:57 am
As it prepares to celebrate 10 years, it’s easy to forget that the Satellite Center did not get off to a smooth start.

Employees at First National Bank USA in Boutte hold up prom dresses that were donated by members of the community. On Feb. 28, students from Hahnville, Destrehan and Central LaFourche will be able to come to the Lord’s House Community Church in Luling to either swap an old dress or donate a non-perishable food item in exchange for a dress.
Pay it forward group trades prom dresses for food
January 30 at 8:53 am
Two months ago, Luling resident Lisa Bilich stumbled upon several buy/sell/trade Facebook sites while trying to get rid of an old dryer. Though she soon found a prospective buyer, Bilich said God put it in her heart to give the dryer away for free.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said that synthetic marijuana is not a single chemical, but a regularly changing formula of chemicals sprayed onto a smokeable substance. Dangerous synthetic marijuana on the rise
January 30 at 8:49 am
A new variant of synthetic marijuana may be coming to St. Charles Parish that could put emergency responders, and the public, in danger.

Urinetown, the musical
January 29 at 9:34 am
HAHNVILLE – The Hahnville theater will hold the opening night of the musical “Urinetown” at the Hahnville Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

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A Killona man was arrested Thursday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest on a charge of cruelty to animals. Rashard C. Poche, 37, was released after posting $280. His bail is set at $2,500.