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Pump costs could fall, project slated for July start
March 26, 2008 at 9:16 am
The West Bank pump project will finally be moving forward and construction could start as early as July. That's because St. Charles Parish has been working with project engineer Rick Shread and consultant C. J. Savoie to ensure that the project isn't overpriced this time around.

Farmer’s market Easter parade is ‘egg-cellent’ fun for the family
March 22, 2008 at 11:42 am
DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers' Market will host its second Easter parade, Kid Krewe du Market, on Saturday, March 22 at 10 a.m. on the market grounds, Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

Children ages 8 and under are invited to dress up in costume and parade through the Market in their decorated wagons to celebrate Easter.

The wagons must be pulled by an adult and throws are to be provided by the participants.

Entry fee is $5 and registration is held at 9:30 a.m. at the sign-up table at the Market. 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded.

While enjoying the festivities, which also included Easter Egg Hunt, Face Painting, and a visit from the Easter Bunny, plan to shop the Market for your Easter dinner “fixins.”

For more information visit the website at www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org or call (985)764-9762.

Green eggs and Easter Green eggs and Easter
March 19, 2008 at 5:08 pm
When Sue Kruse of Boutte stopped by a Ponchatoula feed store last Easter to buy a baby chick for her great-granddaughter Brittany, little did she know that the black-and-emerald feathered bird she chose had a surprise in store for the family - it would soon be laying green eggs.

Two boys selected as All-American players Two boys selected as All-American players
March 19, 2008 at 3:55 pm
Two boys were selected as All-American players from the 8-year-old St. Charles Parish All-Star team during the International Biddy Tournament held in Thibodaux.

RUN WATKINS RUN. Two-time 5A all-state outfielder Trey Watkins had an unbelievable day for Destrehan when his team faced off against Jesuit. Watkins finished with four home runs on the day, driving in nine runs. One of those blasts proved to be the winnin Destrehan, Hahnville head into DISTRICT PLAY
March 19, 2008 at 12:27 pm
Destrehan and Hahnville have rolled out to almost identical starts in the 2008 season, but one team will get an early lead in the race for the playoffs when the two schools meet to open district play on March 20.

St. Rose teen receives recognition for state cheerleading performance
March 19, 2008 at 12:27 pm
The De La Salle High School Cheerleaders, under the direction of Coach MeLissa "Missy" Kossick, participated in a two-day event in Lafayette, LA, with over 200 other "All-State Spirit Team" members from across Louisiana.

HHS alumni get ready for softball brawl
March 19, 2008 at 12:26 pm
The Hahnville softball team will have their annual alumni game on April 5 at 10 a.m.

Lake Cataouatche Herald-Guide Outdoor Report
March 19, 2008 at 12:24 pm
The western part of neighboring Lake Cataouatche is frequented by many St. Charles Parish fishermen. So, anglers grab your pole. Here’s your fishing report.

St. Charles Parish basketball All-Stars shine in tournaments St. Charles Parish basketball All-Stars shine in tournaments
March 19, 2008 at 12:02 pm
The St. Charles Parish 8-year-old basketball All-Star team played in the International Biddy Tournament in Thibodaux this week. The team placed second and was awarded the International Biddy AA Runner-Up title.

Holy Family free throw winners
March 19, 2008 at 11:44 am
Luling’s KC Council 9933 holds 2008 basketball free throw competition

Sheriff's Reports
March 19, 2008 at 11:40 am
Arrests
•Victor Thomas, 63, of 130 Zack Thomas Lane in Montz was arrested on March 13 and charged with cruelty to animals, St. Charles Sheriff’s Office attachements, a fugitive of Kenner Police Department and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Woman knocked out for waking up man
March 19, 2008 at 11:39 am
Two Des Allemands brothers were arrested after one of the brothers responded to getting hit with a wooden table leg by striking the other brother with a metal work light, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Spending cap in state gets a lot of attention
March 19, 2008 at 11:39 am
The rhetoric is flying over Louisiana’s constitutionally imposed expenditure limit on the growth of the state budget, a feature commonly called the “spending cap.”

Corps should accept west bank levee compromise
March 19, 2008 at 11:37 am
While other areas are in the process of trying to get upgrades in their hurricane protection levees, the west bank of St. Charles still does not even have such a structure.

Residents need way to access ‘wildlife utopia’
March 19, 2008 at 11:36 am
Imagine a neighborhood on the brink of wildlife utopia; a neighborhood brimming with so many outdoor opportunities it would make your head spin; a neighborhood surrounded by fishing, hunting, hiking, and biking trails that lead to some of the best outdoor adventures available in the country.

Parish using survey to attract businesses
March 19, 2008 at 11:35 am
St. Charles Parish is joining three other economic development organizations in undertaking a comprehensive analysis of the local labor market to give companies interested in coming into the area an idea of what that market could support.

UWSC gears up for 12th bridge run
March 19, 2008 at 11:34 am
The United Way of St. Charles is gearing up for its 12th annual 5K Bridge Run, which is the only race in the country that allows participants to transverse the Mississippi River.

Board moves forward with Destrehan’s athletic facelift
March 19, 2008 at 11:32 am
Even though the estimated cost of the project has recently spiked from $1.5 million to around $2.25 million, the school board voted to go ahead with Destrehan's athletic facility relocation by sending it out for bid.

42 child pornography images found on Norco man’s computer, police say
42 child pornography images found on Norco man’s computer, police say
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A Norco man has been arrested and charged with one count of pornography involving juveniles.