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Parish growth calls for new "Master Plan"
October 31, 2007 at 12:46 pm
Because of the overwhelming growth of the parish, local administrators will soon commission a comprehensive study to help the area formulate a growth management plan to direct future developmental efforts.

Child Advocacy Services needs more volunteers
October 31, 2007 at 12:44 pm
The St. Charles Parish Child Advocacy Service Abuse Program, which serves children who are victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, is looking for volunteers because of the high amount of abuse cases the organization handles yearly.

Gabby Becnel, of Destrehan, a Fountain of Youth Ministry worker, gets make-up, for a mock plane crash training exercise that took place at Louis Armstrong International Aiport, Saturday, Oct. 18. Ministry students help rescue workers prepare
October 31, 2007 at 12:41 pm
St. Charles Borromeo Fountain of Youth Ministry students, along with rescue workers, ambulance personnel and firemen participated in a mock airplane crash on Oct. 18 to help train emergency workers.

10 percent raise finally passes
October 31, 2007 at 12:39 pm
The St. Charles Parish council approved raises for 296 parish workers, which become effective immediately.

Video Bing-NO?
October 31, 2007 at 12:37 pm
An ordinance prohibiting video bingo in St. Charles Parish will force the owners of Luling Video Bingo Palace, a hall that opened on Oct. 29, to remove all of its bingo machines if the council passes the proposal at their Nov. 5 meeting.

I have a dream
October 31, 2007 at 12:36 pm
As we participate in another election, I have a dream that it will manifest a new day in the way we select public officials, govern our body of constituents, enact and enforce laws, and promote the truth of our society that all men are created equal and have the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Beyond Ethics
October 31, 2007 at 12:34 pm
Next January 14, Bobby Jindal will be sworn in as governor with a strong mandate to change the lay of the land in Louisiana.

Is climate change a natural thing?
October 31, 2007 at 12:33 pm
Amidst all of the natural disasters that have befallen us, there comes a bright spot on the planet. Greenland is growing vegetables more than ever. It is getting warmer there and, as a result, the great ice sheet in northern Greenland is melting at a more rapid pace.

Our View
October 31, 2007 at 12:30 pm
Gov.-Elect Bobby Jindal did not say much about saving the Louisiana coast during the election campaign just past. But there was probably a political reason.

Sheriff's Reports
October 31, 2007 at 12:28 pm
Arrests
• Norman P. Danos Jr., 56, of 1917 Tiffany Dr. in LaPlace was arrested on Oct. 12 and charged with indecent behavior with juveniles.

Verda
October 31, 2007 at 12:27 pm
Mary Pearl Chiasson Verda passed away on Monday, October 22, 2007 in Kenner, LA.

Keating
October 31, 2007 at 12:26 pm
Elaine B. Keating passed away on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 7:09 a.m. at her home in Norco.

Montz
October 31, 2007 at 12:25 pm
Floyd Jules Montz, a machinist with Kaiser, passed away on Sunday , October 21, 2007.

Loup
October 31, 2007 at 12:24 pm
Leroy Paul "Squack" Loup retired from Monsanto Chemical Plant for over 30 years. He was a resident of Luling and a native of Wallace. He passed away Saturday, October 27, 2007 at his residence.

Johnson
October 31, 2007 at 12:23 pm
Loretta "Retta" Harrington Johnson entered into eternal rest at her home in LaPlace, LA, on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 6:25 p.m.

Arabie
October 31, 2007 at 12:21 pm
Hilda Rita Ponvelle Arabie passed away on Friday, October 19, 2007 in Destrehan, LA.

Schools ask for input on upcoming schedule
October 31, 2007 at 12:16 pm
Even though students have not even reached the halfway point of the current school year, the school board has already approved the proposed 2008-09 schedule, and they are inviting comments before it becomes official.

St. Pierre vows to hold employees accountable St. Pierre vows to hold employees accountable
October 31, 2007 at 12:11 pm
V.J. St. Pierre wasn't sure how life would work out for him when he returned home from Vietnam after losing a leg and being wounded in an ambush.

Lifestyles

Hahnville students rally around autistic  classmate, nominate him to homecoming court
Hahnville students rally around autistic classmate, nominate him to homecoming court
James Colly Jr. is in many respects an average teenager....
2014 Battle for the Paddle winners announced
2014 Battle for the Paddle winners announced
With 123 teams cooking jambalaya or gumbo, United Way of St. Charles kicked off its...

Mom arrested for using fake ID to register school children
Mom arrested for using fake ID to register school children
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By Jacob Bielanski

A St. Rose mother and her boyfriend were arrested after authorities say they used a fake ID when registering two girls for St. Rose Elementary School.