Obituaries




Keating
October 31, 2007 at 12:26 pm
Elaine B. Keating passed away on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 7:09 a.m. at her home in Norco.

Montz
October 31, 2007 at 12:25 pm
Floyd Jules Montz, a machinist with Kaiser, passed away on Sunday , October 21, 2007.

Loup
October 31, 2007 at 12:24 pm
Leroy Paul "Squack" Loup retired from Monsanto Chemical Plant for over 30 years. He was a resident of Luling and a native of Wallace. He passed away Saturday, October 27, 2007 at his residence.

Johnson
October 31, 2007 at 12:23 pm
Loretta "Retta" Harrington Johnson entered into eternal rest at her home in LaPlace, LA, on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 6:25 p.m.

Arabie
October 31, 2007 at 12:21 pm
Hilda Rita Ponvelle Arabie passed away on Friday, October 19, 2007 in Destrehan, LA.

Schools ask for input on upcoming schedule
October 31, 2007 at 12:16 pm
Even though students have not even reached the halfway point of the current school year, the school board has already approved the proposed 2008-09 schedule, and they are inviting comments before it becomes official.

St. Pierre vows to hold employees accountable St. Pierre vows to hold employees accountable
October 31, 2007 at 12:11 pm
V.J. St. Pierre wasn't sure how life would work out for him when he returned home from Vietnam after losing a leg and being wounded in an ambush.

How much did your vote cost?
October 31, 2007 at 12:08 pm
Running a political campaign is not an easy thing to do.
The candidates have to hire a dedicated staff to get their message across, while formulating a plan to deal with the many issues that affect their constituents. They must also keep up public appearances, out-hustle their competitors, and in some cases go door-to-door to get their message across.

St. Rose church has food, fun & games
October 31, 2007 at 10:09 am
ST. ROSE - The Bread of Life Christian Fellowship celebrates Harvest Fest 2007 with food, fun and games on Oct. 31 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The church is located at 10328 River Road in St. Rose.

Halloween party at Vous Salon & Spa
October 31, 2007 at 10:08 am
PARADIS - Vous Salon and Spa located on Highway 90 in Paradis will hold their FREE Halloween Extravaganza on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Scheduled events are: live music, a wine tasting, hay rides, photo sessions, food, candy and children and adult costume contest.

The farmer’s market will be on hand from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 985-758-8687 for more information.

Save cemetaries with Metairie tour
October 29, 2007 at 10:11 am
METAIRIE - Join the Save Our Cemeteries group on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on a guided bus tour of the historic Metairie cemeteries.

The event is hosted in part by the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society.
Advanced reservations required. Cost: $18 per person. Call 504-525-3377 to reserve your spot.

Dogs: Howl-O-Ween costume contest
October 27, 2007 at 10:07 am
METAIRIE - The Howl-O-Ween Canine Costume Contest and Trick or Treating for dogs will be held at Clearview Mall located at 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd. on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds benefit the Louisiana SPCA. Call 504-885-0202 or visit www.la-spca.org.

SPOOKTAKULA & fun Halloween event
October 27, 2007 at 10:06 am
DESTREHAN - The United Methodist Church - Ormond Recreation Field on Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan will hold a family fun day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 27.

This is sponsored by the St. Charles Recreation Department and the Special Olympics Young Athlete Program.

All kids ages 2 1/2 to 7 years old are invited to participate.

Ormond church holds fun-filled fall fest
October 27, 2007 at 10:05 am
DESTREHAN - The St. Charles United Methodist Churc located at 1908 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan is holding their Family Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Concessions, food, games and dance teams will all be on site and the fest will also feature a gumbo cook-off and the Battle of the Christian Bands.

For more information, call the church at 985-764-8292.

Majority of participants rule
October 24, 2007 at 4:04 pm
We often hear that in a democracy, a majority rules. It should be more properly stated that in a democracy, a majority of those who choose to participate rule.
On Saturday, approximately 1.3 million people went to the polls to determine who would guide Louisiana's government for the next four years.

Massive expansion of SCHIP: A move toward socialism
October 24, 2007 at 4:02 pm
I recently heard about a young mother who received an unexpected call from a collection agency for a bill for a medical test that was performed on her infant son two years ago.

St. Pierre to be president
October 24, 2007 at 4:01 pm
St. Charles will have a new parish president, V. J. St. Pierre, who became president-elect when “Snookie” Faucheux pulled out of the runoff Monday. As a former councilman, he displayed many times his love of the parish and desire to work for the benefit of its citizens.

State gets national attention with election of Jindal
October 24, 2007 at 3:59 pm
Louisiana got good national attention with the election of Bobby Jindal as governor. News networks played it up as an historic event.

$5 million school expansion honors Norco Vietnam pilot killed in 9/11 attacks
$5 million school expansion honors Norco Vietnam pilot killed in 9/11 attacks
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A $5 million renovation of St. Charles Catholic High School will feature a memorial to a St. Charles Parish-raised Air Force pilot killed while valiantly trying to save a woman during the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.