What's Happening

Sports camp at First Assembly
August 21, 2008 at 11:07 am
DES ALLEMANDS - First Assembly of God will sponsor a Mega Sports camp Aug. 21 through 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church located at 16976 U.S. 90 in Des Allemands.

Children ages 5 to 11 may attend. Baseball, soccer and cheerleading will be offered. Rallies, sport stories and Bible stories also will be featured.

Registration will begin at 4:45 each day. For information, visit the Web site www.firstassemblyda.com or call camp directors Taylor and Irene Dufrene at 985-758-7547.

Two Arc of St. Charles volunteers help load up the racks of Cajun Village, a thrift store that will be run with help from disabled residents. Thrift store relies on the help of disabled residents
August 20, 2008 at 5:21 pm
With the help of several disabled citizens, a new business venture has opened its doors in St. Charles Parish.
The thrift store, Cajun Village, started out as a simple vision that the executive director and a few earnest volunteers have made into a reality.

August 20, 2008 at 11:13 am
Sidney James "Snake" Matherne, a native of Evergreen and a resident of Destrehan, for the past 55 years, passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 at the age of 83.

August 20, 2008 at 11:11 am
Roland Paul Bernard went to meet the Lord on Tuesday, Aug.12, 2008.

Sheriff's Reports
August 20, 2008 at 11:07 am
•Nicholas P. Banta, 30, of 3531 46th St. in Metairie was arrested on Aug. 8 and charged with simple burglary.

Historical association thanks parish for cleanup
August 20, 2008 at 11:05 am
Dear Editor:
On behalf of the St. Charles Museum and Historical Association, I would like to thank Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and his staff for the continued support and assistance afforded the association. I would also like to thank the Department of Parks and Recreation for refurbishing and maintaining the historical walkway at the West Bank Bridge Park.

How will we pay for politicions programs, proposals?
August 20, 2008 at 11:03 am
As the presidential and congressional campaigns take on more momentum heading toward the nominating conventions and Labor Day, sugar-coated promises are filling the airwaves. It is easy for politicians to pander if they aren’t required to say how they plan to pay for the programs and proposals they set forth as temptations for the voters.

Parish changes strategy on West Bank levee
August 20, 2008 at 11:02 am
By Renee Allemand
Hurricane protection is vital to the future of St. Charles Parish, and officials are continuing work to expedite the construction of a West Bank levee.

Coastal restoration efforts move toward construction
August 20, 2008 at 11:01 am
At last, there’s some good news about coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana. We’re not just studying, planning, re-planning and re-studying it. We’re getting ready to do it. Construction, that is.

Council gives property owners tax break
August 20, 2008 at 11:00 am
The St. Charles Parish Council agreed with residents and decided to roll back millage rates. That made some taxing districts unhappy, some concerned and some indifferent.

Minor league football could be headed our way
August 20, 2008 at 10:59 am
When minor league football coach Ken Austin looks down the 100-yard stretch of a football field he sees more than just the blueprint for a game.

Change in minimum wage has minimum impact
August 20, 2008 at 10:58 am
Though the federal minimum wage recently rose by 70 cents, only 2 percent of the nation's workforce experienced a pay increase, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Dog-saving Lieutenant graduates from FBI academy Dog-saving Lieutenant graduates from FBI academy
August 20, 2008 at 10:56 am
Lt. Ricky Oubre, who is known for saving dogs from animal shelters throughout the southeastern part of the state and training them for police work, graduated from the FBI National Academy Program.

Parish levee projects receive funds
August 20, 2008 at 9:32 am
The Louisiana Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority agreed to use a $300 million surplus in its 2007 budget to provide funding for several coastal restoration and hurricane levee protection projects. Two of those projects will affect St. Charles Parish.

The amount of time the project had to be advertised for bid, along with a second rise in water levels, has delayed repairs to the Spillway Road. Spillway Road repairs behind schedule
August 20, 2008 at 9:31 am
Buses full of school children are being forced to use the dangerous Airline Highway because the Spillway Road is still closed, though the parish will soon begin work to repair it.

David Weidner, co-owner of Magnolia Fleet Barge Company, did not attend a town hall meeting about his company’s barge expansion. Because of that, residents left the meeting with their questions still unanswered. Barge owner a no-show at Destrehan town hall meeting
August 20, 2008 at 9:31 am
District III Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto says she plans to ask for the cooperation of Magnolia Fleet Barge Company co-owner David Weidner in answering the questions and concerns of the Destrehan community.

FEMA and the Coast Guard will make a final sweep of the parish’s waterways to cleanup debris like limbs or objects underwater. Operation Clean Sweep begins
August 20, 2008 at 9:31 am
The waterways of St. Charles Parish will finally be rid of hurricane debris. That's because FEMA has partnered with the Louisiana Coast Guard to do one final sweep and make sure the rivers and bayous are free of Hurricane Rita and Katrina remnants that could pose a safety hazard.

Traveling art exhibit at libraries
August 18, 2008 at 12:31 pm
The Traveling Showcase, created at the St. Charles Art Guild’s Kids Camp, is now on display through Aug. 2 at the East Bank library in Destrehan and will travel to the West Regional Library for display through Aug. 18.


Communities rally to support Cottages for CASA
Communities rally to support Cottages for CASA
Cottages for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is kicking off its playhouse...
Luling writer publishes child’s book set in the area
Luling writer publishes child’s book set in the area
Alberta Helmes Dunn wanted to write something unique so she combined two classical...

N.O. man found shot to death in Hahnville
N.O. man found shot to death in Hahnville
A New Orleans man has been reported dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head at 6:46 p.m. (Nov. 19) in Hahnville.