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LULING - The Career Pathways program through St. Charles Parish Business and Career Solutions Center is looking for individuals between the ages of 17-21 that have obtained a High School Diploma or GED and need guidance to get on the right Career Path. This program will consist of Work Readiness skills, Mentoring, Sti-pends, Paid Work Experience, Scholarships and more.
Those interested should contact Youth Services as soon as possible at (985)783-5030 or at 737 Paul Maillard Road, Suite 2A.Read More...
December 17, 2010 at 11:59 am

Libraries offer kids holiday craft classes

ST. CHARLES PARISH - St. Charles Parish Public Libraries have many opportunities for kids and teens to make a special holiday gift for themselves or loved ones.
The following classes will take place at parish library branches in the week leading up to Christmas:
•Thriller Thursday Holiday Crafts, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m., West Regional Library: Participants will make snowflakes, holiday picture boxes, ornaments and wreathes. For ages 10 and up.
•Tween Christmas Crafts, Dec. 16 from 6-7 p.m., East Regional Library: Participants will make marbleized magic ornaments or jigsaw ornaments. For ages 8-12.
•Teen Christmas Jewelry, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m., Norco Branch Library: Participants will make special Christmas-themed jewelry to wear themselves or give to someone special. For ages 13 and up.
•Christmas Crafts for Kids, Dec. 22 from 11 a.m.-noon, St. Rose Branch Library: Participants will make their own ornament. For children in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Reservations required.
•Groovy Photo Cubes for Teens, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m., Hahnville Branch Library: Participants will make a colorful foam photo cube. For ages 12 and up.
All library classes are free. Call the library branch where the class is taking place for more information or to sign up.
December 17, 2010 at 11:58 am

Council: Train wait time way too long

The Parish Council will send a letter to all railroad companies that operate in the parish and ask them to cut down on wait times, which some say can last longer than 20 minutes.
December 17, 2010 at 11:57 am

Grandfather says family coping with girl’s brutal death

The grandfather of a murdered 15-year-old LaPlace girl says he is pleased with the arrest of a suspect in the case of her death.
December 17, 2010 at 11:56 am

After beating cancer, grandma hopes dolls help find cure

St. Rose native Mary Rosalie Palmisano-Lovetro has won her recent battle with breast cancer, but she has not forgotten other women who may be going through the same thing.
December 17, 2010 at 11:55 am

School Board renews Lafon’s contract, gives $3,000 bonus

The St. Charles Parish School Board voted unanimously to extend the contract of Superintendent Rodney Lafon by 18 months, the maximum allowed.
December 17, 2010 at 11:54 am

‘Bomb bottle’ e-mail circulated around parish

Some residents were worried after an e-mail was sent out across the parish concerning home-made bombs.
December 17, 2010 at 11:47 am

Teens arrested for bank parking lot robbery

Two Destrehan teens have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at the Capital One Bank in Destrehan in October.
December 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

Parish racks up $36 million in grants in only 3 years

Securing grant dollars for critical projects and innovative programs has been a major goal of Parish President V.J. St. Pierre’s administration from the start.
December 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

School Board says goodbye to 2 long-serving members

Two long-time members of the St. Charles Parish School Board attended their last board meeting this month.
December 17, 2010 at 11:44 am

St. Rose fires blamed on arson

Two fires at the same St. Rose convenience store have been called arson by the Louisiana state fire marshal, who is urging those with information about the blazes to come forward.
December 17, 2010 at 11:43 am

Santa Claus comes to town

After the annual tree lighting at the West Bank Bridge Park, which was sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Charles, Santa Claus rode in on a fire truck to hear what parish children wanted for Christmas. Read More...
December 17, 2010 at 11:42 am

Snorting ‘potpourri’ nearly kills Des Allemands teen

A Des Allemands mother says her son is lucky to be alive after he snorted a synthetic chemical that is legally sold to anyone in several convenience stores and smoke shops across the state.
December 17, 2010 at 11:35 am

Women get defensive at academy

DESTREHAN - Destrehan TaeKwonDo Plus Academy will be offering a Women’s Self Defense Class on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.
In this practical course, women will receive self-defense training for physical and verbal attacks. There are no “secret moves” or complex techniques, just plain talk and straightforward defensive methods that they will practice on a live target. This course is for any women over 13 years of age. The class is $30 and will take place at Destrehan TaeKwonDo Plus Academy, 124 Longview Drive Suit 6B in Destrehan (the Red Church Shopping Center). Those who attend will also be welcome to attend a refresher course at a later date for free. Please call (985)764-9775 for more information. Instructors: Donna Bergeron, Trent Gautreaux and Rhonda Sigrist.Read More...
December 14, 2010 at 9:11 am

First Baptist Christmas Cantata

LULING - The community is invited to the First Baptist Church of Luling’s Christmas Cantata, a musical about the true meaning of Christmas: the birth of Christ. It will be performed by the church choir, led by pastor Gary Keene on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at the church, 921 Paul Maillard Road.
December 12, 2010 at 9:11 am

Ballet will perform children’s production of The Nutcracker

DESTREHAN - River Region Ballet will present a special children’s matinee production of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10. This will be an abbreviated one-hour performance for younger fans.

This performance will be followed by a “Sugar Plum Party” when the audience members will be invited to join the Sugar Plum Fairy onstage and experience “The Kingdom of Sweets” for themselves. Each young audience member will be given a special gift to remember their Nutcracker experience.

RRB will perform two full-length versions of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets must be purchased at the door for $20. For ticket information call 504-202-7706 or e-mail Read More...
December 11, 2010 at 9:29 am

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13 members chosen for West Bank boat launch citizens committee
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The much anticipated West Bank Boat Launch Citizens Advisory Committee has been named.