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Fishing for Frankie

On Saturday morning, “Fishing for Frankie” was held at Pier 90. Thirty-two boats with two fishermen aboard fished on a cloudy ominous morning. Local Bass fisherman, Ritchie Friloux, was a prime candidate to win the benefit rodeo.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 10:29 am
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Where is our parish headed?

St. Charles Parish officials want to know: What would make life better for you? What is missing in your community? What do like about the parish? What would you like to keep here forever?Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:21 am
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Woman stabbed in neck at St. Rose party

A Memphis, Tenn. woman has been arrested for attempted murder after stabbing another woman in the neck at a St. Rose party, which caused a minor loss of sensation to the right side of the victim’s body.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Hale Boggs repair work to slow down bridge traffic for over a year

Starting Sept. 12, residents crossing the Hale Boggs Bridge will be met with a slower speed limit and possible lane closures as the state begins work to replace all of the bridge's cables. Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Fighting for 2 lives

For nearly a month, Des Allemands resident Kristy Dufrene-McCully has been in an induced, paralyzing coma as a result of a respiratory disease. With doctors giving her less than a 50 percent chance of survival, the 25-year-old is fighting for both her and her baby’s life.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Schools start Aug. 13, so drive carefully

School bells are ringing today, not literally, of course, but the doors to the St. Charles halls of education will be filled with our adults of tomorrow. Which means, of course, that traffic patterns will change somewhat.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:18 am
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Celibacy Today

Many in the world today, and even in the Church, do not understand the gift of celibacy. It can seem like a foreign, unhealthy concept. Even many celibates are floundering in their understanding of it. But in reality, it is the lifestyle chosen by one who has found the “pearl of great price” and wants to go and sell all he has to buy it.
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August 17, 2009 at 9:18 am
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New initiatives can lead to new jobs

Last year, at the urging of Louisiana's business community, legislation was enacted to change the way the state assists employers in obtaining the workers needed to keep their shops and plants operating. Businesses complained their growth was restricted by an insufficient labor pool lacking the skills required for most jobs. They also questioned the validity of state forecasts for future labor demands.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:16 am
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Food movie may help you lose weight

If you want to lose weight, go see “Food, Inc” now showing at Canal Place Cinemas in New Orleans. You’ll eat a lot less in the future, we assure you.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:15 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Alexis Chyine, 28, of 6711 Hallshire in Memphis, Tenn. was arrested on Aug. 2 and charged with attempted murder.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:13 am
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Authement asks council for input on chairman duties

After a resolution seeking his removal as council chairman was pulled from the agenda, Terry Authement said he has sent an e-mail to all council members seeking input about their concerns.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:12 am
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Pair of garbage companies make parish unique offer

Two garbage companies told St. Charles Parish Council members that they would not only sign a service contract at the end of Tuesday’s Contract/Finance and Administrative Committee meeting, but would hold to that rate two years from now.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:12 am
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Waterford 3 beefs up security

Residents driving near Waterford 3 in Killona have noticed some major changes at the nuclear plant, including a mile-long concrete wall around the perimeter of the plant that is designed to keep both unauthorized people and vehicles away from the facility.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:10 am
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8-band line-up headlines benefit

LULING - A benefit dinner for 17-month-old Briauna Frickey will be held on Sunday, Aug. 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Angus Drive in Luling.

Briauna, who is the daughter of Duston Frickey and the granddaughter of Ruby Folse Frickey and Sherwood “Flash” Frickey of Des Allemands, was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma - tumors in both eyes. She is currently receiving treatment at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Admission is $5. Entertainment includes Wayne Foret, Aaron Foret, Creole Soul Band featuring Brad Sapia, Ronnie Boudreaux and Brian Melancon, Skeeter Thomassie & the Swamp Pop Band, Mark Ordoyne, The Red River Band, D.J. Fish and Duane Schurb.

Jambalaya, fried fish and white bean plate lunches will be sold for $7. There is also a chance to win a 32-inch flat screen TV. A parade of prizes will be raffled and a 50/50 drawing will also be held.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations can be made to the Briauna Frickey Medical Fund at Chase Bank.
For lunch tickets call Mitzi at 504-628-2282, Jyla at 985-722-7125, Ruby at 504-628-2282, Darrel at 504-241-8664 or Brenda at 504-952-4889.

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August 16, 2009 at 9:36 am
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Cottages for CASA tickets on sale

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Child Advocacy Services kicks off their first annual “Cottages for CASA” playhouse raffle on Aug. 15.

Raffle tickets for two designer playhouses will be sold until Oct. 30, when the live drawing will take place. Each playhouse is valued at $10,000.

Tickets are $10. Distribution outlets are listed at Childadv.net beginning Aug. 15. Each ticket holder will have two chances to win.
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August 15, 2009 at 9:35 am
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Pichon headlines deer plot seminar

LULING - David Pichon, a county agent with the LSU Ag Center’s Cooperative Extension Service in St. Charles Parish, has announced that the LSU AgCenter will present a Deer Food Plot seminar for deer hunters on Tuesday, Aug.11 at the VFW Hall on Angus Dr. in Luling. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meal at 6:30 p.m., with the actual program beginning at 7 p.m.

The focus of the seminar will be on fall food plot plantings for whitetail deer as well as soil preparation, fertilization and deer diseases.

There will also be vendors with educational exhibits and wildlife products for sale. The 4-H Club will also have a display on the Shooting Sports Program.

Dr. Don Reed, Professor of Forestry and Wildlife with the LSU Ag Center’s Cooperative Extension Service, will present the program on “Food Plot Plantings”to attract and hold whitetail deer.

Donations of $5 will be accepted to help pay for the seminar costs.

If you have any questions or would like to help sponsor the seminar, you may call David Pichon at the LSU AgCenter’s St. Charles Cooperative Extension Service office at 985-785-4473. The Cooperative Extension Service practices a non-discriminatory policy with all of its programs.
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August 11, 2009 at 9:49 am
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Craig's Barber Shop
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Destrehan senior makes history as parish's first state Student of the Year
Destrehan senior makes history as parish's first state Student of the Year
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Even days later, Destrehan High School's Cole Grieshop shook his head in disbelief.