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Parish jobs mean big money
January 16, 2008 at 9:24 am
A majority of the St. Charles Parish employees that survived the recent governmental transition rake in the big bucks, with many of their salaries topping out at over $60,000 a year.

Water pipe rushes towards completion Water pipe rushes towards completion
January 16, 2008 at 9:23 am
Todd Champagne, parish construction technician inspector, says the west bank pipe project that will filter water to residents living on the east bank is near completion.

Council plans to put committees to good use Council plans to put committees to good use
January 16, 2008 at 9:23 am
St. Charles Parish's newly elected officials held their first council meeting on Jan. 14 and agreed to redo bids on the west bank pump station and asked the newly formed Legislative Committee to decide how to impose a 20 percent fee on video bingo proceeds.

St. Germain to teach January workshop
January 14, 2008 at 9:21 am
LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild is holding a water media workshop called “Acquiring a Sound and Useful Understanding of color on Jan. 14 - 16, 2008 at the First Union Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. in Luling.

The workshop instructor, Diane St. Germain of Slidell, has participated in many shows and has been honored with many awards.

St. Germain’s approach to teaching color theory is to raise the awareness of color temperature - warms and cools - as the key to seeing color and believes that one must see the relationship between colors relative to visual warmth and coldness to best capture the subject on paper or canvas.

Students of the workshop will explore how to get better control over manipulating hues, values and intensities of LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild is holding a water media workshop called “Acquiring a Sound and Useful Understanding of the colors on their palette.

There will be exercises in exploring how to mix beautiful grays, tints and shadows, and the importance of using complimentary colors will be studied as it relates to intensifying the glow of color or lowering its intensity.
For more information about this workshop, please contact Evelyn W. Dupuy at 985-785-0257 or Carol Fors at 985-764-3528.

Young golfers invited to classic
January 12, 2008 at 2:37 pm
DESTREHAN - St. Charles Parish area junior golfers ages 12 to 18 are invited to compete in the Carter Plantation Golf Club in Springfield on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Sunday, Jan. 13.

The two-day, 36-hole tournament is ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and hosted by the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour.

All players will receive a free practice round on Friday, Jan. 11 and enjoy unlimited range balls throughout the weekend.

Benefit BINGO held this weekend
January 12, 2008 at 12:53 pm
LULING - The American Cancer Society’s local Relay For Life team will hold a benefit bingo on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the VFW Hall located at 140 Angus Rd. in Luling.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., bingo starts at 7 p.m. The game will consist of cash and door prizes. Food and other refreshments will be sold.

Call Bonnie at 985-758-7012 for more information.
All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

HHS talent show on tap Jan. 12
January 12, 2008 at 12:51 pm
BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School talent show will be held on Jan. 12 in the HHA auditorium at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any ensemble band member or through the school.

For more information, call 985-758-7537.

HHS talent show set for Jan. 10
January 10, 2008 at 12:34 pm
BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School annual talent show will be held on Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are required for admission. The cost is $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from any ensemble member or in the choir room.

St. Pierre apologizes for comments
January 10, 2008 at 9:55 am
Parish President-elect V.J. St. Pierre has issued a statement apologizing for the jokes he told at Albert Laque's retirement party.

The Devil's Bargain: Sweatshops and the American Scheme
January 09, 2008 at 3:10 pm
“They hit you…They hit you in the head…To make you work faster.”
—Nicaraguan Factory Worker

New Orleans puts on its best
January 09, 2008 at 3:06 pm
It was quite a week just past in the Crescent City.
New Years Eve brought a plethora of fireworks over the Mississippi River at Jackson Square as midnight ushered in 2008.

New era ahead in St. Charles
January 09, 2008 at 3:05 pm
St. Charles Parish is on the threshold of a new era this weekend. A new parish president and council will be inaugurated.

Sheriff's Reports
January 09, 2008 at 3:04 pm
Arrests
•Brandi Davis, 21, of 104 Folse St. in Des Allemands was arrested on Jan. 1 and charged with aggravated battery and simple battery.

It’s time to try capitalism again
January 09, 2008 at 2:47 pm
I am a committed and ardent capitalist. I believe in the market system and the risk and reward that goes with it. I believe that those with good ideas and keen productivity should enjoy the reward of handsome profits as long as they gain them in an openly competitive system.

Parish holds elections for political committees
January 09, 2008 at 2:33 pm
Elections for St. Charles Parish Democratic and Republican Committee members will be held Feb. 9. Selected members will keep their posts from 2008 through 2011.

Rusted cables get a $30 million facelift
January 09, 2008 at 1:33 pm
When the Minnesota Bridge collapsed last year, bridges all over the country, including the Hale Boggs Bridge that spans the Mississippi River in Luling, took the spotlight. Residents began to express concerns and ask questions about the safety of the bridge.

Oldest boat show in town Jan. 9
January 09, 2008 at 12:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The 2008 New Orleans Boat Show will be held on Jan. 9 through 13 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in halls H, I and J in New Orleans.

In addition to hundreds of the latest boats and accessories, visitors to the show will find a variety of new features and opportunities to win prizes.

Tickets: $9 for adults, $15 for 2-day adult pass, $5 for kids 13 to 15 years old, children under 12 are admitted FREE.

For more information, visit, www.neworleansboatshow.com or call 504-780-1818.

Local seniors compete in 2007 state olympics
January 09, 2008 at 11:02 am
Results are:

Bowling Singles

•60-64 years: David Ory of Luling, third.

•65-69 years: Wayne Forsythe of LaPlace, first; and Larry Ridlen, LaPlace, third.

•70-74 years: Sam White of LaPlace, third.

•80-84 years: Charles Wisher of LaPlace, first.

Lifestyles

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Police: Grocery store flasher targeted 2 women in Luling
Police: Grocery store flasher targeted 2 women in Luling
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An Ama man was arrested after he was accused of exposing himself to two women at Winn-Dixie in Luling.