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Falgoust presented with dental award Falgoust presented with dental award
July 16, 2008 at 2:18 pm
The American Association of Public Health Dentistry presented Nicole Falgoust, of Des Allemands, with the Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health Award.

Champagne begins fourth term as sheriff Champagne begins fourth term as sheriff
July 16, 2008 at 2:16 pm
It has been more than 50 years since a St. Charles Parish Sheriff was awarded the privilege of being sworn into office four consecutive times.

Calling all parish beauty queens
July 16, 2008 at 2:14 pm
Two pageants scheduled in the coming weeks for St. Charles contestants

Jindal tries to head state the right way
July 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal has done an unheard of thing this week. He used line item vetoes to eliminate some 250 legislative earmarks from the state budget.

Parish residents should sign up for alert system
July 16, 2008 at 2:06 pm
By Renee Allemand
As the summer of 2008 continues to drag on, we’re getting that much closer to the peak of hurricane season. We’ve been watching hurricane Bertha, and while it’s not headed toward the U.S. coast, it serves as a reminder of just how unpredictable hurricanes can be.

West bank levee route still in question
July 16, 2008 at 2:04 pm
St. Charles Parish is still having problems getting its West Bank hurricane protection levee built. Part of it on the western end is already rising but a continuing dispute between the parish and U. S. Army Corps of Engineers over its route on the eastern end is still going on.

Parents just have to call J & K and tell them what grade their child is in and what school they attend in order to get a tote bag loaded up with all the proper supplies. J & K takes hassle out of back to school shopping
July 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm
Parents across the parish will soon begin the epic annual journey that is otherwise known as attaining school supplies. And while those very parents will soon run into each other, quite literally, at various supply stores, one local business is taking the hassle out of the search - for free.

Sheriff's Reports
July 16, 2008 at 1:20 pm
Arrests
•Alfred Simmons, 29, of 1101 Kinler St. in Luling was arrested on July 2 and charged with possession with intent to distribute counterfeit cocaine and on a warrant for criminal neglect of family.

The Public Works Department has been on a four-day work week schedule for years. St. Pierre considers 4-day work week
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
The escalating cost of fuel has forced local governments around the country into a four-day work week as a way to help both the workers and employers survive the dilapidated economy.

Schools crack down on worker's compensation
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
An internal review by the St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ Insurance Office showed that the district may be getting burned by their generous worker’s compensation policy while also overpaying post-retirement benefits.

Drive by shooting in Destrehan
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
Two people were standing in the 300 block of River Oaks when a man exited a passing vehicle and opened fire, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Barton Avenue church hosts VBS
July 14, 2008 at 1:22 pm
LULING - The Bible Center Church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling invites children ages 5 to 12 to our “Power Lab” where we will be "discovering Jesus' Miraculous Power."
Kids will experience songs, games, snacks, electrifying Bible adventures and much more.

Children will also participate in a missions project by collecting school supplies for two local elementary schools.

“Power Lab” begins July 14 and continues through July 18 at the church each day at 9 a.m. until noon.

For more information or to register your children, call the church at 985-785-0557 or send an email at biblecentervs@bellsouth.net.

Church hosts Bible school in Boutte
July 14, 2008 at 1:21 pm
BOUTTE - It's time for vacation Bible school at West St. Charles Baptist Church.

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are admitted free from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 14 through 18.
In this one-week adventure, kids will hear Bible stories, participate in cool crafts, listen to motivating music, eat snacks and play games.

Call 985-785-0967 or visit weststcharlesbaptist.org for more information.

Catfish Festival needs volunteers
July 13, 2008 at 1:22 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Festival committee is seeking volunteers to help with the festival July 11-13 on the St. Gertrude Grounds in Des Allemands.

The plant booth is accepting donations. Plants, pots and soil are needed. To help, call Jamie Hue at 985-758-1936.
The country store needs all donations, except clothes.
To donate, call Peachy Rogers at 985-758-2319.

The sweet booth needs fudge, pralines, cakes, candy and other sweets. To donate, call Patsye Lunk at 985-758-7406.

Market holding preserves contest
July 12, 2008 at 1:43 pm
DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmer’s Market The Best of Preserves Contest is scheduled for Saturday, July 12 on the grounds of Destrehan Plantation.

Your goal will be to retain valuable vitamins and minerals, while keeping the product pretty and tasting good. Information booklets are available at both Markets provided by the LSU Ag Center.

There are seven categories and contestants are allowed to enter more than one category.

Judging criteria will include quality or appearance of product.

Products must be labeled to include the name of the preserve along with the month and year that the preserve was made.

Market holding preserves contest
July 12, 2008 at 1:21 pm
DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmer’s' Market The Best of Preserves Contest is scheduled for Saturday, July 12 on the grounds of Destrehan Plantation.

The goal will be to retain valuable vitamins and minerals, while keeping the product pretty and tasting good.
Information booklets are available at both Markets provided by the LSU Ag Center.

There are seven categories and contestants are allowed to enter more than one category.

Judging criteria will include quality or appearance of product.

Products must be labeled to include the name of the preserve along with the month and year that the preserve was made.

Entry is to be self preserved by the contestant and participants are to sign up at the Market prior to the contest date.

For more information, call Ann Montgomery at 985-764-9762.


Revival scheduled at church July 11
July 11, 2008 at 1:42 pm
BOUTTE - Co-pastor Cyntrell Janeau and the Women of the Word Ministry of Changing A Generation FGBC in Boutte will be hosting a “One Night Revival” on Friday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at 14271 Highway 90.

The theme is “Women Empowered to Conquer.” Guest speaker Pastor Fran Love will also be in attendance.
For more information, call 504-417-1236.

Sheriff offers hunter education
July 11, 2008 at 1:41 pm
KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will offer two hunter education course sessions to the public on the following dates:

•Friday, July 11 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The course is designed for young hunters seeking to obtain their first hunting license as well as hunters who seek to acquire an out of state license.

All classes will be held at the Richard Benoit Memorial Firearms Range located behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Killona.

Participants will be required to complete one weekend class for certification purposes.

Register by calling Shelly Harrison at 985-783-1173 or Sgt. Ted Adams at 504-329-0689.

Parish Art Guild names showcase winners
Parish Art Guild names showcase winners
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At age 12, Terry Gaulter’s “eyes opened to the world” when she laid hands on a Polaroid camera.

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