Cox cable comes back quickly for many Cox cable comes back quickly for many
September 15, 2008 at 9:10 am
Many of Cox Cable's St. Charles Parish customers were pleasantly surprised when their TV's and internet were back in action soon after their power was restored. Storm repairs ran smoothly unlike the aftermath of Katrina when many customers went without cable for weeks.

Rotary club holds annual golf match
September 12, 2008 at 12:46 pm
LULING - The Rotary Club of St. Charles will hold its annual Alligator Classic golf tournament Sept. 12 at Willowdale Country Club in Luling.

Proceeds will benefit the club's college scholarship fund for local students.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at noon.

The format is a four-person scramble. Lunch will be served.
The entry fee is $90 per golfer and covers food and drinks, green fees, an Alligator Festival shirt, towel and ditty bag.

Prizes will be awarded for first-, second-, and third-place finishes as well as closest to the hole and longest drive.
Hole sponsorship is needed.

Entry forms and hole sponsor forms may be downloaded from the Web site,

For information, call Carl Cantrelle at 985.783.1365 or e-mail; or Ira Cazenave at 985.764.3581; and for hole sponsorship information, call Susan Wilson at 504.559.0766.

Faye Hartman says that Hartman’s True Value has been extremely busy following Hurricane Gustav. Businesses bounce back quickly to aid recovery
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm
Because they serve as a lifeline to returning residents, many parish businesses did their best to open up as quickly as possible after Hurricane Gustav left 90 percent of the parish without power.

Stay informed throughout the storm
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm
Did you know that some businesses and residents never lost power during Gustav?

Tab Troxler, the parish’s EOC director, says residents need to get prepared for Hurricane Ike, which has killed hundreds of people. Where will Hurricane Ike strike?
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm
As Hurricane Gustav starts to diminish, Hurricane Ike is ready to take aim. Emergency Operations Center Director Tab Troxler says it's too early to tell where Ike will make landfall, but his advice to residents is to get prepared.

Several programs offer disaster relief to parish residents
September 09, 2008 at 12:22 pm
Several state and government agencies are now offering disaster assistance to residents who were affected by or had to evacuate because of Hurricane Gustav.
Listed below are programs that St. Charles Parish residents could qualify for if eligibility guidelines are met.

Hurricane Gustav left 90 percent of St. Charles Parish without power and many homes damaged due to uprooted trees. Much of the tree damage occurred in the Luling subdivision of Willowdale, which is why Entergy had trouble restoring power to the area. Welcome Home
September 09, 2008 at 9:11 am
Most residents returned to St. Charles Parish last week to find their homes without power and their yards littered with branches. But for some, the damage was extensive.

Sheriff's Reports
September 09, 2008 at 8:55 am
•Kelly D. Lodge, 35, of 376 Spruce St. in Norco was arrested on Aug. 27 and charged with eight counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and deception and seven counts of forgery.

A tree landed on Carolyn Smith’s home, forcing the family to flee to Raceland to stay with relatives. Gustav leaves Des Allemands family without a home
September 09, 2008 at 8:47 am
A Wal-Mart employee and her children and grandchildren returned home after Hurricane Gustav to find they have no place to live. While other families in the area wait for simple things like power, this family is waiting to find a new place to call home.

St. Pierre pleased with parish’s response to storm
September 09, 2008 at 8:46 am
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre feels that the parish did a good job before, during and after Hurricane Gustav, though there are some things he hopes are improved next time around.

Parish strives to pick up debris before Ike
September 09, 2008 at 8:45 am
Debris pickup began on Sept. 8 in St. Charles, and the parish hopes to have all of it off the streets soon because of the potential danger of Hurricane Ike.

Three parish residents die because of Hurricane Gustav
September 09, 2008 at 8:43 am
The St. Charles Parish Coroner's Office confirms that there were three deaths associated with Hurricane Gustav, but says those figures could change. An office spokesman released the names of the known victims Monday morning.

Sheriff’s Office reports 23 break-ins occur during storm
September 09, 2008 at 8:42 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office says that there have been 23 break-ins since most of the area evacuated because of Hurricane Gustav.

Entergy workers have been all over the parish trying to get power restored to the area. Entergy says that a majority of the parish now has power
September 09, 2008 at 8:42 am
Entergy now estimates there are about 500 customers in St. Charles Parish left without power today, according to Renee Allemand, the parish’s public information officer. That is down from a high of 30,000 customers without power at the beginning of this event on Sept. 1, spokesman Doug Rhodes said this morning.

Ballet auditions for the Nutcracker
September 06, 2008 at 12:46 pm
NORCO - The River Region Ballet will hold auditions for this year’s performance of the Nutcracker on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center located at 15146 River Road in Norco.

Auditions for acting roles boys and girls ages 7 to 10 is scheduled fro 2 p.m. There is an audition fee of $10.

All dancers must sign 30 minutes prior to audition time.
Intermediate and advanced dancers who are interested in becoming a member of the ballet’s company or junior company may call the artistic director to schedule auditions.

Junior company members must be 10 years old before Dec. 31 and dance at an intermediate level. Company members must be 13 years old and female dancers must dance on pointe at an intermediate or advanced level.

For more information, call 985-764-7678 or visit

Empowerment workshop gears up
September 02, 2008 at 12:47 pm
HAHNVILLE - It's time! Time to make that change, and the Empowerment Workshop "Tapping Into Untapped Potential" is the place to begin again. These four uniquely designed classes have been specifically created for women to unleash the creative force within them in order to change the world around them. The classes will be held at Hahnville High School, 200 Tiger Drive, which is located off of Highway 90 in Boutte.

The sessions will be held every Thursday in the month of October. Tuition is only $45 made payable to St. Charles Parish Public Schools. A supply fee of $3.00 cash will be paid to the instructor.

Registration for the class ends on Tuesday, September 2, 2008. Seating is limited. For more information contact the Community Education Department, St. Charles Parish Public Schools, 13855 River Road, Luling 70070, (985) 785-7268.

Parish art guild begins new year
September 02, 2008 at 12:44 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild will begin its club year Sept. 2.

The meeting will be held at First Union Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Drive in Luling. A coffee social begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10 a.m.

Jan Wilken of Harahan will speak at 11 a.m. She will demonstrate how to create textures in watercolor paintings.
The organization’s first workshop, Basics of Landscape Painting, will be held on Oct. 22 through 24 at Destrehan Plantation with Phil Sandusky as workshop instructor.
Registration begins at the Sept. 2 meeting. For more information, contact Evelyn Dupuy at 985-785-0275.

Class registration ends Sept. 2
September 02, 2008 at 12:42 pm
The last day to register for community education classes is scheduled for Aug. 31, but because the deadline of falls on a Sunday, registration for classes will be accepted in the office until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. If you do not have the current Fall 2008 brochure, you can pick up one at your local library or the front lobby of the School Board Office. Class information is also available on the St. Charles Parish Public Schools web site at – under quick links choose Community, then the Community Education link for the most current information on classes.

Registration and tuition may be delivered to the main reception desk at the School Board Central Office at 13855 River Road – Luling during business hours, or deposited in the secure after-hours drop box located on the left hand side entrance of the building.

If you have any questions, please call Community Education at 985-785-7268


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