Editorial




Governor needs to push coastal restoration
February 13, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Hopefully, as soon as Gov. Bobby Jindal makes good on his efforts to reform ethics in state politics, he will turn his attention to the biggest problem facing our state. That is to save and restore out valuable coast.

Destrehan scene of yet another robbery
February 13, 2008 at 11:52 am
Destrehan was the scene of another robbery last week, as two black males entered the Shell gas station and made off with money from the cash register.

Sheriff's Reports
February 13, 2008 at 11:50 am
Arrests
•Edgardo Lopez, 30, of 705 North Pierce Ave. in Metairie was arrested on Feb. 5 and charged with DWI, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and hit and run.

Deputy Kenneth Delaune risked his life to save a suicidal woman. He was named the 2007 Deputy of the Year. Hanging off bridge all in a days work for deputy
February 13, 2008 at 11:49 am
When Deputy Kenneth Delaune risked his own life to keep a woman from jumping off of the Hale Boggs Bridge, it wasn't the skyscraper-like height that worried him, but the potential tumble into the Mississippi.

Amatrol, which is an industry leader in skill-based, technical learning, will provide equipment that will be used during the courses. Shown here are two pieces of such equipment that the students got to work on during a recent recruitment event for the cl SCP schools first in state to offer engineering design courses to their students
February 13, 2008 at 11:46 am
St. Charles Parish Public Schools continues to blaze a new trail in Louisiana by becoming the first school district in the state to offer engineering design courses.

Scholarship open to parish students
February 13, 2008 at 10:56 am
NORCO - Persons interested in applying for the Tulane Legislative Scholarship for the 2008-2009 school year should send an application for consideration to: District 56 Tulane Legislative Scholarship, c/o Gary L. Smith, Jr., P.O. Box 189, Norco, LA 70079.

The application must include: (1) a letter of requestion for consideration. (2) a recent transcript of grades. (3) ACT test scores. (4) proof of eligibility for admission to Tulane University.

Applicants must attend the scheduled interview for final consideration. Completed applications must be received at the above address by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 7.
For more information, call Greta at 9885-764-9122.

Planning and zoning vows to clean streets Planning and zoning vows to clean streets
February 13, 2008 at 10:09 am
For years, residents living on Luling's Paul Fredrick Street have been forced to deal with the unsightly buildings and bountiful trash that are combining to decrease the property value of their homes.

The “Help is Here Express” bus tour travels around the country to help uninsured residents find cheap medicines. Drug bus headed to Boutte to help residents find low cost medicines
February 13, 2008 at 10:09 am
A prescription assistance program that has helped five million individuals who are uninsured or lack adequate healthcare coverage find medicines for free or nearly free is coming to Boutte.

Bankruptcy on the rise in parish
February 13, 2008 at 10:08 am
The astronomical price of insurance, combined with ever increasing mortgage rates, is having a huge effect on citizens of St. Charles Parish, leading to large upswing in the amount of bankruptcies in the area.

Dangerous chemicals could leak out of Dow
February 13, 2008 at 10:08 am
Dow St. Charles Operations has been working to repair a damaged safety flare connected to one of its units and all non-essential personnel have been asked to stay home until further notice. Flyers were distributed to residents living near the plant about possible side effects they could experience, and LA 3142 was temporarily closed, but has since reopened.

Airline Drive Task Force holds meeting
February 12, 2008 at 10:56 am
HAHNVILLE - The Airline Drive Task Force will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Council Chambers located on the second floor of the St. Charles Parish Courthouse.

The task force will provide information and receive public input about traffic safety issues on Airline Dr. in St. Charles Parish.

Spring Bible study at Barton Ave. church
February 11, 2008 at 2:02 pm
LULING - The Bible Center Church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling will hold their Ladies Spring Bible Study titled “The Patriarchs” Feb. 11 through April 30.

Classes will be held Mondays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

A text book fee of $16.50 does apply.

For more information, call Margie Pierce at 985-764-9336, Julie Zeringue at 985-785-9610 or Nadine Montet at 985-785-8873.

My Little Pony on stage next month
February 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm
HOUMA - My Little Pony Live - The World’s Biggest Tea Party, is coming to the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, located at 346 Civic Center Boulevard, on Friday, Feb. 8 to Sunday, Feb. 10. Tickets are on sale now.

The 90-minute, highly interactive musical production features singing, dancing and audience participation.
Show times are as follows: Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are: $14 and $20. A limited number of premium seats are also available for $25.

For more information, call the box office at 985-850-4657 or visit www.mylittleponylive.net.

Lenten season fish dinners from K.C.
February 08, 2008 at 2:03 pm
DESTREHAN - The Knights of Columbus - Red Church Council #3634 will be frying catfish each Friday during Lent beginning Feb.8.

Dinners will include fish filets, french fries, hush puppies, cole slaw and iced cake squares
Plates are $7 each. Batter and fried onion mums are also available at $5 each.

Dine-in at 375 Spruce St. in Norco or take out from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Call 985-764-1944 to place orders.


Osteoporosis and stroke screening
February 08, 2008 at 12:54 pm
DESTREHAN - Resident’s living in and around Destrehan can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or a serious bone fracture.

Life Line Screening will be at St. Charles United Methodist Church located at 1905 Ormond Blvd. on Feb. 8 beginning at 9 a.m.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287. Pre-registration is required.

Another robbery in Destrehan
February 08, 2008 at 10:18 am
Destrehan was the scene of another robbery on Feb. 7, as two black males entered the Shell gas station and made off with money from the cash register.

Committee members, taxes to be voted on Feb. 9
February 07, 2008 at 2:56 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.

Gas leak almost kills Mimosa family
February 06, 2008 at 4:57 pm
As a Mimosa family slept on a chilly night, fumes from their gas heater exposed them to lethal carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can kill a person as they sleep.

Luling singer eagerly awaits national debut on ‘American Idol’
Luling singer eagerly awaits national debut on ‘American Idol’
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St. Charles Parish residents might see a familiar face while tuning in to Thursday’s New Orleans round of popular singing competition “American Idol.”