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Volunteer work makes Raymond Dow’s Human Element Volunteer work makes Raymond Dow’s Human Element
December 13, 2007 at 8:10 am
Billy Raymond, who was selected as Dow's Human Element for the month of November, started his career 27 years ago, and knows that by working with individuals to help them see different perspectives, through issues, keep focus on goals, and enhance the team's overall performance, he is contributing to Dow's business success.

Marine moms send gift baskets to troops overseas
December 13, 2007 at 8:08 am
The Louisiana Marine Mom Support Group is making sure that soldiers get some love during the holidays by sending gift baskets and other items overseas.

Laque: lawsuit will delay progress
December 13, 2007 at 8:03 am
St. Charles Parish Councilwoman elect Carolyn Schexnaydre and Ama resident Jara Roux have filed a lawsuit against the parish to stop a $24.7 million bond sale that was slated to finance the construction of a pump station for the West Bank.

Hilaire changes mind, decides to charge video bingo operators
December 13, 2007 at 8:00 am
Councilman Desmond Hilaire's video bingo ban has caused a lot of controversy since he first issued the ordinance in November.

Real Estate Transactions
December 12, 2007 at 2:07 pm
The following Real Estate Transactions were taken from the public records at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse. Below you will find purchased homes and vacant land in the St. Charles Parish area. The following transactions are dated November 13th through November 27th.

Richard receives All-American honors by national organization
December 12, 2007 at 2:05 pm
Former Destrehan High School and current Georgia Tech standout defensive tackle Darryl Richard was named a second-team academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The GOLDEN ERA of River Parishes football
December 12, 2007 at 2:04 pm
We have all heard our parents and grandparents reminisce about the good old days and about how things were so much better in the past.

Destrehan’s Jordan Jefferson wins Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year Destrehan’s Jordan Jefferson wins Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year
December 12, 2007 at 2:01 pm
Destrehan High School standout quarterback Jordan Jefferson is the 2007 winner of the Gatorade Circle of Champions Player of the Year award for the state of Louisiana.

Destrehan offensive playmakers Jordan Jefferson, Tim Molton, Jerico Nelson and Damaris Johnson helped their team capture the Wildcat’s first state title since 1973. DOME-ination
December 12, 2007 at 1:56 pm
For the first time in 24 years, the Destrehan Wildcats are the top team in the state.

Pitts
December 12, 2007 at 1:52 pm
Hazel Bernard Pitts passed away on Monday, December 3, 2007 in Destrehan, LA at age 88.

Christmas in St. Charles Parish Christmas in St. Charles Parish
December 12, 2007 at 1:52 pm
It was the perfect way to ring in the holiday season, the gleeful laughter of children and the sparkle of magic in Santa Claus’ eyes at St. Charles Parish’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

Dufrene
December 12, 2007 at 1:51 pm
Alvin D. “Smot” Dufrene, Sr., 68, of Des Allemands. entered into heavens enternal rest with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 22, 2007.

Brou
December 12, 2007 at 1:50 pm
On Monday, Nov. 19, 2007 at 11:05 p.m. in Luling, at her late residence, Gertrude (Trudy) Sandra Brou, beloved wife of the late Maurice Joseph Brou.

Ancale
December 12, 2007 at 1:49 pm
Edith Guedry Ancale died on Nov. 17, 2007 at 3:45 p.m. Aged 83 years.

Is St. Charles becoming a Mini Vegas?
December 12, 2007 at 1:47 pm
In St. Charles Parish, residents look forward to the relaxation and the peace and quiet of a close knit, family oriented community. Now with the onslaught of gambling invading the parish, many residents may feel the repercussions - - the non-gamblers may have to suffer for the gambling.

Destrehan prevailed despite giant target
December 12, 2007 at 1:46 pm
Going into the 2007 season, the Destrehan Wildcats were the team to beat in 5A.

The BCS of presidential politics
December 12, 2007 at 1:45 pm
The wild and whacky ending to this year's college football regular season forever imploded the notion that a playoff isn't necessary to determine with clarity who reigns as national champion. In a few weeks, the world of presidential politics may closely resemble the NCAA's "Year of Anarchy" in major college football.

Savor the Flavor Savor the Flavor
December 12, 2007 at 1:44 pm
Editor’s Note: The following restaurant critiques are part of a senior project for Destrehan High School student Hannah Bodin.

$5 million school expansion honors Norco Vietnam pilot killed in 9/11 attacks
$5 million school expansion honors Norco Vietnam pilot killed in 9/11 attacks
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A $5 million renovation of St. Charles Catholic High School will feature a memorial to a St. Charles Parish-raised Air Force pilot killed while valiantly trying to save a woman during the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.