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Despite public outcry, water bills average
October 24, 2007 at 1:40 pm
Parish residents may think they are paying a high price for their water usage, but the main increases have been in sewerage and garbage which are also on the water bill.

Alexis Revere and her mother Joanne need donations to help her get a prosthesis to replace the arm she lost in a  lawn mower accident. Lawn mower accident causes child to lose arm
October 24, 2007 at 1:36 pm
On a sunny afternoon, on Sept. 8, 4-year-old Alexis Revere was riding in a Big Tyke's wagon hitched to the back of her father’s lawnmower as he cut grass.

Public works director Greg Bush surveys the Willowdale pump station as it sucks excess water out of the Luling subdivision on Monday afternoon. Unusually heavy rainfall dropped 4 inches of water over the parish in a 24-hour period. We’re Pumped!
October 24, 2007 at 1:29 pm
Heavy downpours on Oct. 22 prompted Greg Bush, director of the Public Works and Wastewater department in St. Charles Parish, to put all public works and wastewater work crews on alert to man critical pump stations overnight.

“Snookie” withdraws “Snookie” withdraws
October 24, 2007 at 11:52 am
Clayton "Snookie" Faucheux conceded the St. Charles Parish Presidency to V.J. St. Pierre at a press conference on Oct. 24.

Art guild holds oil painting workshop
October 22, 2007 at 1:00 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild will hold an oil painting workshop called “The Effects of Light and the Atmosphere of Color” hosted by Mary Lou Liberty on Oct. 22 through the 25.

For more information, call Evelyn Dupuy at 985-785-0257.

Manage your diabetes with these classes
October 22, 2007 at 12:59 pm
LAPLACE - The River Parishes Hospital is currently holding diabetes education classes to help those who have been diagnosed with the disease or who have been struggling to better manage blood sugar levels.

Class dates are as follows: Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the hospital’s medical pavilion in suite 309, and on Nov. 5 at the hospital’s old gift shop.

For more information, call 985-652-8730.

Church’s art festival geared for children
October 20, 2007 at 1:00 pm
HOUMA - St. Matthew’s Episcopal School in Houma would like to announce the school’s 17th annual Just Kids At Art Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20 on school grounds located at 243 Barrow St. in Houma from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free admission. Call Jennifer Strigner at 985-991-7007 with questions.

Bayou Gauche church hosts boys camp out
October 19, 2007 at 12:59 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The Life Fellowship Community Church in Bayou Gauche will hold a camp out for boys ages 6 to 12 on Oct. 19 at the church which is located at 2671 Highway 306.

The cost is $5 per camper. For more information, call Bridgette Domengeaux at 985-758-7526 or email her at bridgette@lifefcc.com

Plantation's tour celebrates tradition
October 19, 2007 at 10:10 am
VACHERIE - St. Joseph Plantation announces its second annual Mourning Tour featuring the customs and rituals of 19th century Creole Louisiana now through Saturday, Nov. 3.
The house will be dressed in full deep mourning - according to the old prescribed protocol of mourning.

The plantation is located along River Road in Vacherie with daily tours Monday through Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on Sundays at noon and 4 p.m.

Tickets: $10. For information, visit www.stjosephplantation.com.

Horror classic opens on Kenner stage
October 19, 2007 at 10:03 am
KENNER - Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show opens on Friday, Oct. 19 at 11 p.m. and runs through Oct. 31 at the Rivertown Repertory Theatre located at 325 Minor St. in Kenner.

Tickets: $20 for adults 18 and older. There will be a cash bar.

For tickets and a complete listing of show times, call the box office Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 504-468-7221.

Montz pumpkin patch and hayride
October 19, 2007 at 10:03 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Krewe of Boo presents the 1st annual Blaine Kern’s Haunted Fun House at Mardi Gras World located at 233 Newton St. in New Orleans.

The show runs Oct. 18 through 21 and Oct. 25 through 31. Tickets: $12. Groups of 20 or more - $10 per ticket.
For more information, call 504-361-7821 or visit www.blakekernshauntedhouse.com.

Get your tickets today for FUN house
October 18, 2007 at 10:04 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Krewe of Boo presents the 1st annual Blaine Kern’s Haunted Fun House at Mardi Gras World located at 233 Newton St. in New Orleans.

The show runs Oct. 18 through 21 and Oct. 25 through 31. Tickets: $12. Groups of 20 or more - $10 per ticket.
For more information, call 504-361-7821 or visit www.blakekernshauntedhouse.com.

Heather R. Breaux Blog
October 17, 2007 at 5:08 pm
Thousands of die-hard purple and gold fans cheered on the LSU Tigers as they marched into triple overtime against Kentucky last Saturday.

Real Estate
October 17, 2007 at 5:04 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 primarily took place primarily during the month of September.

River Parishes Hospital announces monthly ‘Young At Art’ contest winners
October 17, 2007 at 5:02 pm
River Parishes Hospital is proud to announce its monthly art winners for the month of September. They are: Beija Cerda, a student at Riverbend Preschool and Kirsten Cases and Heath Mohon, students at Riverside Academy.

ART WINNERS. Merrill Zeringue, Marie Weiler, John Wanger and Evelyn Dupuy. People Watch
October 17, 2007 at 4:59 pm
The artwork judging for the St. Charles Council On Aging’s annual calendar contest took place at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 26 followed by an entertaining reception.

Eeek, drink and be merry
October 17, 2007 at 4:58 pm
Makes 6 cakes. Prep time: 15 minutes. Baking time: 27 minutes.Refrigerating time: 60 minutes. Decorating time: 30 minutes.

Histories and customs of Halloween
October 17, 2007 at 4:56 pm
Halloween is an annual celebration, but just what is it actually a celebration of? And how did this peculiar custom originate? Is it, as some claim, a kind of demon worship? Or is it just a harmless vestige of some ancient pagan ritual?
The word itself, "Halloween," actually has its origins in the Catholic Church.

Lifestyles

Kindergarteners hard at work
Kindergarteners hard at work
At Mimosa Park Elementary, the kindergarteners are hard at work....
The Spooky Side of St. Charles Parish
The Spooky Side of St. Charles Parish
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School would end earlier next year with 1-day fall break under proposed calendar
School would end earlier next year with 1-day fall break under proposed calendar
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School will begin earlier next year and end earlier as well if a newly proposed calendar is approved by the St. Charles Parish School Board.