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Thousands of Florida-strain bass released in surrounding waters

On a recent outing with Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist Tim Ruth, I was able to observe the operation of releasing Florida-strain bass into waters surrounding Lake Cataouatche and the Salvador Management Area.
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February 17, 2011 at 9:08 am
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Hahnville claims share of district title, but gets ‘raw deal’ in playoffs

Heading into last Friday's district finale with Dutchtown, the Hahnville Lady Tigers were 9-0 and only needed a win to cap an undefeated district season and capture the outright championship.
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February 17, 2011 at 9:06 am
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Pet of the Week

See the pets of the week on YouTube at youtube.com/stcharlesgov or on Government Access Channel Cox Cable 6 in St. Charles Parish.
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February 17, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Recipe: Dirty rice mini frittatas

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February 17, 2011 at 9:02 am
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New dietary guidelines urge less salt, more nutrient-rich food

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines, released in January by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services, are the first to address an unhealthy public, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Beth Reames.
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February 17, 2011 at 9:01 am
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Local royalty reigned in D.C.

For over 60 years, Louisiana residents have flocked to the nation's capital to show the world what a Mardi Gras celebration looks like.
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February 17, 2011 at 9:01 am
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Last chance to join Krewe of Lul

LULING - The Krewe of Lul will hold a meeting on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ramada Limited. The meeting will be the final date to register and pay to be in the parade. Fire trucks, emergency vehicles, show cars and trucks cost $100 to enter, large floats are $500 and small floats are $400. The parade will roll on March 5 at noon.Read More...
February 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm
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Meet up with Republican Women

DESTREHAN - The Republican Women of St. Charles will host its monthly meeting on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at 124 Ormond Oaks Drive in Destrehan. The guest speaker is Mark Keiser, Community Health Administrator of St. Charles Parish who will discuss the proposed hospital millage and the additional soon-to-be-built Health Center in Norco.
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February 15, 2011 at 9:32 am
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day on the river

NEW ORLEANS - Enjoy an unforgettable evening of dancing, dining and romance with your favorite Valentine aboard the Steamboat Natchez on Feb. 14.

Boarding is at 7 p.m. with the cruise lasting from 7:30–9:30 p.m. Cost is $70 per adult, $35 for children ages 6-12 and $13.25 for children ages 2-5, and includes a DJ and reserved seating. The dinner menu includes all Valentine-themed food and a commemorative glass of champagne. Visit www.steamboatnatchez.com for more information or to reserve a spot.Read More...
February 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm
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Audubon Zoo teams up with Hornets

NEW ORLEANS - It’s New Orleans Hornets Day at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans from Noon to 4 p.m. on Feb. 13 and the Zoo will be buzzing with special appearances, games and performances. The event is free with zoo admission.

The event will include special appearances by Hornets players, the Honeybee dancers, Hugo and the Stingers, live music, interactive games, the Hornets Bookmobile, a Bee-Fit Zone, Buzz Patrol fun, face painting, a hair spray station and more.

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February 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm
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Women’s health conference at Shriners

DESTREHAN - A “New You New Body” Women’s Health Conference will be held on Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. with doors open at 9 a.m. at the Jerusalem Shriners Temple, 1940 Ormond Blvd. The event includes live jazz music, shopping, food, games and door prizes. Pre-register online at: www.newyounewbody.org or email nynbfitness@gmail.com or call Courtney Messerly at (985)351-6631. Limited space is available. Pre-registration costs $7 and admission is $10 at the door. Speakers include Lisa Palmer, who lost over 150 pounds naturally, Pam Graef, a nutrition and fitness specialist, and Courtney Messerly, a certified personal trainer.
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February 12, 2011 at 2:31 pm
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Recycling drop-off event rescheduled

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The recycling drop-off events scheduled for Feb. 5 have been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 12. The events will take place Feb. 12 at their regular time and locations, 9 a.m. until noon at St. Charles Plaza on Hwy. 90 in Luling and the Allen Arterbury Building on River Road in St. Rose.Read More...
February 12, 2011 at 9:32 am
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“The Color Purple” showing in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - “The Color Purple,” a soul-stirring musical, will be playing at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans from Feb. 11-13. The musical is based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the Oscar-nominated film by Steven Spielberg.
It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie who triumphs over tremendous odds to find joy in life and her true inner beauty. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, The Color Purple is a landmark theatrical event, a celebration of love and a Broadway phenomenon. With a joyous Grammy-nominated score featuring jazz, gospel and blues, “The Color Purple” is capturing the hearts of young and old and uniting audiences in a community of joy.
The performance is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.mahaliajacksontheater.com, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800)745-3000.
Ticket prices range from $30-$74 with showings on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.Read More...
February 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm
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Obama administration taken to judicial woodshed

It was not a good week for the Obama administration in federal courts. In two high-profile issues, two different federal judges took Team Obama to the judicial woodshed with rulings that upset the administration’s applecart in two key areas.
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February 11, 2011 at 9:38 am
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More kids participating in rec sports

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February 11, 2011 at 9:37 am
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It’s understandable why our population grows

St. Charles is an unusual parish. With some 85 percent wetlands, it still has many suburban areas that regularly attract increased census figures.
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February 11, 2011 at 9:36 am
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Wildcats win seventh straight, best Alexandria in opening round
Wildcats win seventh straight, best Alexandria in opening round
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J.R. Blood connected with three different Destrehan receivers for touchdowns as the Wildcats put away visiting Alexandria to advance to round two of the Class 5A postseason, winning 33-14 at Wildcat Stadium.