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First 100 days going well
June 11, 2008 at 12:37 pm
The ink is barely dry on some newly appointed parish administrative employees' contracts and yet they seem to be leaving their posts. What's going on?

Unemployment compensation funds there for rainy days
June 11, 2008 at 12:34 pm
With little more than a couple of weeks remaining in the Legislature’s regular session, a good bill has passed that should not go unheralded.

Rolling classroom offers businesses free seminars
June 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm
Business owners in St. Charles Parish will get the unique opportunity to hear free seminars on topics vital to their success on a custom-designed 18-wheeler trailer.

Inside of school buses can reach 92 degrees in May Inside of school buses can reach 92 degrees in May
June 11, 2008 at 12:29 pm
During the piping-hot month of May, temperatures in parish school buses can reach as high as 92 degrees, which leaves school board members searching for a way to lower the heat.
One of those options could include adding air conditioning to all 133 buses.

‘Fusion’ of talent, friendship sparks young entrepreneurs ‘Fusion’ of talent, friendship sparks young entrepreneurs
June 11, 2008 at 11:36 am
A love of technology and a fascination with the mechanics of computers helped launch not only a career for two Hahnville High School friends, but the start of a brand new business in St. Charles Parish.

Teens help beautify parish Teens help beautify parish
June 11, 2008 at 11:33 am
Blake Champagne, Paul Loupe and Brent Simmons plan to keep busy all summer long by working to help beautify St. Charles Parish.

More Administrators resign
June 11, 2008 at 10:10 am
Two more parish administrators are following in the footsteps of former finance director Lorrie Toups by resigning from their positions with St. Charles Parish.

Priest shortage affects parish Priest shortage affects parish
June 11, 2008 at 10:10 am
Mass services continue right on schedule at four Catholic churches in St. Charles Parish, though a big change is coming soon because of a lack of priests in the area.

Shopping centers moving in Shopping centers moving in
June 11, 2008 at 10:09 am
It’s taken close to a year of planning, but a new 7,500-square-foot strip mall is inching towards completion.

Parish finds 78 leaks in sewer Parish finds 78 leaks in sewer
June 11, 2008 at 10:09 am
Smoke billowing up from yards and ditches this month in St. Charles Parish indicated that the contractor responsible for testing sewer lines found leaks in the sewer system.

American Legion hosts BBQ dinner
June 08, 2008 at 3:14 pm
LULING - The American Legion Post #131 will hold a barbeque dinner to help support youth programs at the Legion home on Sunday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tickets are $7 and must be purchased in advance. The dinner will include barbequed chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and bread.

Dinner tickets can be purchased from the following members: Robert Adam - 985-785-2224, Dutch Kappel - 504-431-9580, Herbert Poche - 504-431-9647, Stanley Petit - 985-785-6619, Charlie Oubre - 985-783-6632, Richard Keller - 985-783-2123 and Eddie Picou - 985-758-2606.

Book sale scheduled from June 6 & 7
June 07, 2008 at 4:38 pm
HAHNVILLE - The Friends of St. Charles Parish Library will hold their summer book sale at the Book Nook on Friday June 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, Jun 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The store is located next to the Hahnville library on River Road.

Public day at the firing range
June 07, 2008 at 3:14 pm
HAHNVILLE - St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne is pleased to announce that the sheriff’s office firing range will be open to the general public on Saturday, June 7 for handguns only.

Hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.
Safety briefings will be held at 8 a.m. and noon and will last for 30 minutes.

All participants are required to provide their own ammo, targets, safety glasses, hearing protection and baseball-type cap.

All participants must also adhere to the following rules: must be 18 years or older, must have proper identification, must attend a safety briefing, weapons must be in a gun box or holster, all guns must be unloaded upon entering the range, weapons must be left in vehicle until all paperwork and safety briefings have been completed, and all shooters must wear a holster to secure their weapon while on the premises.

For more information, call Sgt. Teddy Adams at 504-201-5222.

Beer tasting at Lakefront Arena
June 07, 2008 at 11:41 am
NEW ORLEANS - WYES television hosts its annual International Beer Tasting where patrons can sample over 200 beers, ales, lagers and homebrews on Saturday, June 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.
Ticket prices in advance: $35 per person, $30 for groups of 6 or more and seniors, plus Ticketmaster fees. Tickets are $45 at the door. Parking is free.

For more information visit www.wyes.org.

Kenner theatre holds auditions
June 07, 2008 at 11:41 am
KENNER - The Rivertown Repertory Theatre will hold a second round of auditions for the opening of their 2008-2009 Season of Premieres with Miss Saigon on Saturday, June 7 at 1 p.m. at the theater located at 325 Minor St.

Director Butch Caire is looking for male singers and dancers aged 16 to 45 from all ethic origins and female singers and dancers aged 16-35 of Asian heritage.

All should have good singing voices and be able to move well on stage.

Each person should also prepare a song to sing of 16 bars for the rehearsal. For more information, call the director at 504-481-8274 or the theater at 504-468-7221.

Carolyn Louviere Cancer Benefit Golf Tournament set for June 6
June 06, 2008 at 3:16 pm
LULING - The Carolyn Louviere Cancer Benefit Golf Tournament will be held June 6 at Willowdale Country Club in Luling.

The four-man scramble will have tee times at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost is $100 per person or $400 per team. Sponsorships are needed.

For information call Terri Harries at 985-212-0284 or e-mail Carolyn Louviere Fund@yahoo.com.

Donations are being accepted at Capitol One or Willowdale Country Club.

West Nile Virus found in Ormond, Montz and Norco
June 05, 2008 at 9:50 am
Residents living in Destrehan, Norco and Montz have been warned that mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus were discovered in their communities in May.

Club shows the heart of a lion by helping others succeed Club shows the heart of a lion by helping others succeed
June 04, 2008 at 4:08 pm
The Luling-Boutte Lions Club members work hard to help residents keep and maintain a high quality of life by offering life-saving services that most people take for granted.

Hahnville can't contain St. Thomas More in 52-12 loss
Hahnville can't contain St. Thomas More in 52-12 loss
Week 5 at St. Thomas More always promised to be one of the most challenging games on Hahnville’s schedule from both a physical and mental standpoint — the 4A Cougars are a perennial state contender, and the game would entail a Tiger road trip to Lafayette one week after facing archrival Destrehan.