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UWSC launches early childhood development partnership, Success By 6
December 05, 2007 at 12:23 pm
The United Way of St. Charles is launching a new early childhood development parternership to enhance support for parents and improve early learning for children in the area.

ONE ON ONE. Attorney JoEdna Roberts shares one-on-one time with Gloria Tredaway at COA Legal Assistance Fair on Nov. 26. Attorneys give seniors legal help at COA fair
December 05, 2007 at 12:22 pm
KNOW THE LAWS. The St. Charles Council On Aging and the Friloux-Robertson American Legion Post 509 hosted a fair for area seniors on free legal assistance and other aid available to seniors in the parish.

Queens of Hearts. (l to r) Shalinda Austin-Daniel - Ms. Queen, Ashley Wilking - Miss Queen and Brandie Clement - Teen Queen. And the winners are ...
December 05, 2007 at 12:19 pm
The River Parishes Fall Festival crowned their 200-2008 Miss, Teen and Ms. Queens for the year - and we’ve got ALL the winners right here.

Paul Creasy and his classmates put the finishing touches on a group of salads that Cafe Landry will sell during lunch hours. Cafe Landry takes alternative approach to food business
December 05, 2007 at 12:19 pm
In an attempt to teach students valuable skills while they complete their community service requirements, the Landry Alternative Programs Center has opened Café Landry, which serves both breakfast and lunch throughout the week.

Melancon recounts successful year in Washington, touches on future
December 05, 2007 at 12:17 pm
Congressman Charlie Melancon has had a busy year.
Louisiana’s representative for the 3rd District, which covers a majority of the southern part of the state, is currently trying to help the state rebuild, while also making it his goal to lower health care cost and home insurance.

MY ORBS. This authentic picture was taken in my house with my Kodak EasyShare V570 dual lens digital camera a few weeks back. All lights were turned off, the camera lens was clean and I was standing by the front entrance of the house looking into my bedro Heather R. Breaux BLOG
December 05, 2007 at 12:14 pm
I’ve always felt that I have carried a spiritual presence with me through out my life. Like someone or something was always watching over me, but there were never any real signs - until now.

Dome Dreams Dome Dreams
December 05, 2007 at 12:14 pm
After an undefeated regular season assured the Destrehan Wildcats of the No.1 playoff seed in 5A, the team decided to take advantage of their lofty status.

Luling parade meets announced for ‘07-’08
December 05, 2007 at 12:05 pm
LULING - Although the Mardi Gras holiday is still a few months away, the Krewe of LUl is getting ready for the carnival season and has released their upcoming meetings.
Meeting schedule:
Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. - Ramada Inn, Luling. Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 6:30 p.m. - Ramada Inn, Luling.

Large float fees: $300 - pay by Dec. 5, $500 - pay by Jan. 2, 2008, $600 - pay by Jan. 16, 2008.

Small float fees: $200 - pay by Dec. 5, $400 - pay by Jan. 2, 2008, $500 - pay by Jan. 16, 2008.

No entries will be accepted after Jan. 16, 2008. The parade is scheduled for Feb. 2, 2008. The parade line-up and float numbers will be distributed on Jan. 30, 2008.

For more information, call Russell Lauve at 985-785-6811 or Debbie Dufrense Vial at 985-785-8273.

MEOW! Cats, the musical in Houma
December 04, 2007 at 2:57 pm

HOUMA - CATS, the Broadway musical, will hit the stage at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center located at 346 Civic Center Blvd. in Houma on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $36.50 to $47.50 and are on sale at the civic center or through Ticketmaster.

For more information, call 985-850-4657.

Norco residents gear up for their annual Christmas parade, Dec. 2
December 02, 2007 at 3:58 pm
NORCO - The Norco Civic Association sponsors the Norco Noel Parade that will roll Sunday, Dec. 2 in Norco.
Parade highlights are bands, floats, marching groups, queens, horses and other Christmas attractions. See map on page 4D.

Oak Alley bonfire set to blaze December 1
December 01, 2007 at 3:56 pm
VACHERIE - The 31st Annual Oak Alley Plantation Bonfire is set for Saturday, Dec. 1 from 7 p.m. to midnight on the home’s grounds located at 3645 Highway 18 in Vacherie.
Tour guides dressed in antebellum dresses and a brass quintet will lead the traditional parade through the illuminated alley to the levee for the lighting of the bonfire.

Admission: $125 per person. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-ALLEY or 225-265-2151. All tickets will be kept at will call and guest will be checked in at the time of arrival.
Visit www.oakalleyplantation.com for more information.

Local Sci-fi author holds book signing
December 01, 2007 at 3:54 pm
THIBODAUX - Local author Lee Hebert of Des Allemands is planning a book-signing of his newly released book, “Outlaw Trigger” on Dec. 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Cherry Books located at 1054 Canal Blvd. in Thibodaux.

COA holding gumbo party this Friday
November 30, 2007 at 2:53 pm
COA holding gumbo party this Friday
HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Council on Aging is holding the club’s Sunset Sensations Gumbo Night on Friday, Nov. 30 which will also feature a 1-act Christmas play by the group’s literary circle.
Seating is limited. Make your reservation today by calling Jennifer at 985-783-6683 between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Homeless family faces crisis Homeless family faces crisis
November 28, 2007 at 5:18 pm
Claudia Mitt, 31, of Boutte, starts her day off with her usual routine, walking the streets of St. Charles Parish, asking people for food and money to help her get back the life she once knew before her drug addiction forced her to lose her home, job and family.

Veto override imminent Veto override imminent
November 28, 2007 at 5:13 pm
Six St. Charles Parish council members plan to cast their votes against Parish President Albert Laque's veto, which will permanently close the Luling Video Bingo Palace.

Writer misread letter on video bingo
November 28, 2007 at 2:51 pm
To the Editor:
I think John Landry (letter November 15) either misread or didn't understand what I said in my letter to Barry Minnich when I stated that John doesn't pay any sales tax on the rental income from his building.

Big Brother Is Listening to Your Cell Phone Calls
November 28, 2007 at 2:49 pm
In an information age where we’re required to hand over confidential information in order to make a purchase, drive a car or visit a doctor’s office, our privacy is being relegated to the junk heap of antiquated, obsolete ideas.

Killing embryos not necessary for medical research
November 28, 2007 at 2:48 pm
New evidence shows that human skin cells can be reprogrammed into embryonic-like stem cells. This means it is not necessary to kill human embryos to provide the cells that reportedly can do much to advance medical science.

Destrehan must slow Acadiana’s veer attack to win 5A state title
Destrehan must slow Acadiana’s veer attack to win 5A state title
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The undefeated Destrehan Wildcats will try for their third state championship in seven years when they face off against Acadiana in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday.