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Vote online to help animal shelter win $5k grant

ST. CHARLES PARISH - St. Charles Parish Animal Control needs your clicks online to win $5,000 in the Animal Rescue Sites’ 2011 Shelter Challenge. Users do not have to sign up with the site to vote and may vote once per computer, per day. Voting ends on March 20. Vote at www.theanimalrescuesite.com.Read More...
March 20, 2011 at 10:22 am
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Join in Pet Pawrade at farmers’ market

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers’ Market will have its annual Pet Pawrade for St. Patrick’s Day on March 19 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to bring their costumed pets to the parade - free registration begins at 9 a.m. Carriages and/or wagons are allowed. Prizes will be awarded for best presentation. Pony Rides by Ponytales will also be available from 9-11 a.m., weather permitting.Read More...
March 19, 2011 at 12:22 pm
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Come together at St. Joseph Altar

DES ALLEMANDS - A St. Joseph Altar will be opened on March 19 in Des Allemands at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in the Father Mac Building. Viewing and food will run from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Viewing will continue to 6:30 p.m. The altar was created by the parish’s Ladies Altar Society and friends. Read More...
March 19, 2011 at 10:18 am
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Cake Bingo will raise funds for memorial scholarship

LULING - Bring the entire family to a Cake Bingo on March 19 to raise money for the Abigayl Breaux Memorial Scholarship. The event will run from 6-9 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. at the St. Anthony Church C.A. Building in Luling. The $5 entry fee includes one bingo card, one drink and one bag of chips. Concessions will be available as well as raffle tickets, a 50/50 drawing and a sweets table.
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March 19, 2011 at 9:32 am
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Hi-steppers host clinic

The Hahnville Hi-Steppers will host a clinic that is open to all "Hi-Stepper hopefuls" scheduled for Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. The cost for this clinic is $10 per person.Read More...
March 19, 2011 at 9:27 am
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Firing range open to public

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The St. Charles Sheriff’s Office will allow the general public to use the St. Charles Firing Range to shoot handguns only on March 19 and 26. A safety briefing is required and offered on those days at 8 a.m. The range will be open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants must be over 18 years old. For more information, call Ted Adams at (504)201-5222. Future dates for open range days for handguns are April 9 and 16 and May 14 and 21.
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March 19, 2011 at 9:24 am
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Hale Boggs closed for weekend

The Hale Boggs Bridge will be closed this weekend as work continues on a $30.5 million cable replacement project.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:35 am
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Boutte music pioneer leaves legacy

Gospel lovers and musicians across Louisiana are mourning the loss of a legend this week. Sherman Washington Jr., Boutte resident and founder of the Gospel Tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, passed away on Monday, March 14 after a three-year decline in health.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:35 am
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Man charged with raping young girl, battery of 21-year-old

A 66-year-old Boutte man has been arrested and charged with the aggravated rape and sexual battery of a juvenile as well as the sexual battery and intimidation of a 21-year-old woman, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:35 am
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Montz Park gets facelift as first round of improvements begin

Montz Park is set for its first phase of improvements, which will include constructing a multi-use field, redoing the basketball courts, building pavilions, installing fencing and adding parking.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:28 am
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St. Pierre recovering after heart surgery

St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr., 66, successfully underwent heart surgery Tuesday morning to replace an aortic valve.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:27 am
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Crawfish rebound after rough start

Crawfish season got off to a slow start, but is now starting to pick up according to local seafood dealers.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:27 am
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Woman charged with attacking co-worker at home

A 33-year-old St. Rose woman was arrested after authorities say she showed up to a co-workers home with a group of people and began attacking the woman both inside and outside of her residence.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:26 am
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Parish Web site gets high marks in transparency

A national non-profit organization that promotes open government has recognized St. Charles Parish’s website as one of 112 government sites nationwide to exceed rigorous transparency standards.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:26 am
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Former classmates rally around cancer victim defying the odds

After being diagnosed with stage-three pancreatic cancer almost two years ago, Darlene DeHarde is defying the odds and continuing to live, fight and beat the disease.
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March 18, 2011 at 10:26 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests

•Gwendolyn H. Brown, 43, of 730 Vans Lane in New Sarpy, was arrested on March 3 and charged with aggravated battery.

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March 18, 2011 at 10:16 am
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Retired teacher takes abandoned family under her wing
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When the telephone call came to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church from a young woman asking for help to pay her rent, Kerry Hotard quickly recognized her situation was far more desperate.