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Pictured above is the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team.  From left to right: Gerald Miller, Karman Champagne, Laurie Salas, and Rosalind Morris. Parish hospital one of only 27 in state to get cardiac rehab certification
October 17, 2007 at 1:38 pm
The St. Charles Parish Hospital became one of only 27 hospitals in Louisiana, and the only hospital in the River Parishes, to be recognized as a nationally certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.

The Basketry owner Kristi Brocato (right) helps customer Toni Payne, of Toni and Co. Hair Salon, find the right piece of Pandora’s Box jewelry. Luling gift basket business gaining national following
October 17, 2007 at 1:34 pm
When Kristi Brocato took a job at a gift basket company in college, little did she know that one day her own gift baskets would be received by the likes of former President Bill Clinton, Senator Bob Dole, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Gladiator director Ridley Scott.

Bridge City man gets 20 years for stabbing Luling resident
October 17, 2007 at 1:32 pm
A Bridge City man accused of killing a Luling man who took him in after Hurricane Katrina pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr.

Red Cross, HUD team up to find affordable housing for disaster victims
October 17, 2007 at 1:30 pm
The American Red Cross and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) signed an agreement last week that will allow disaster victims quick access to housing information and assistance.

Fire causes damage to three Des Allemands neighborhood homes Fire causes damage to three Des Allemands neighborhood homes
October 17, 2007 at 1:23 pm
Two Des Allemands families lost their homes on Oct. 12 after a fire started in one dwelling and spread to the other.

Money $ Money $ Money
October 17, 2007 at 1:19 pm
While most residents are pinching pennies as they prepare for the upcoming holiday season, the three candidates for parish president are gathering, and spending, money at an astonishing rate in their bid to attain the highest governmental post in the parish.

Police urge precaution after string of parish purse-snatchings
October 17, 2007 at 1:17 pm
A Destrehan woman, whose purse was ripped from her shoulder while she was placing groceries in her car, is the latest victim of a spree of random purse snatchings that have occurred recently on both the east and west banks of the parish.

EPA: Air quality good despite numerous odor complaints, flares EPA: Air quality good despite numerous odor complaints, flares
October 17, 2007 at 12:55 pm
The recent outbreak of factory flares, combined with 327 odor complaints so far this year, are literally adding fuel to the fire that the air St. Charles Parish residents breath may be laced with chemicals.

Ordinance gives residents public hearing on video bingo
October 17, 2007 at 12:49 pm
The St. Charles Parish Council voted to approve Councilman Barry Minnich's proposal to prohibit future video bingo establishments from opening in St. Charles Parish without a public hearing.

Tempt your taste buds at food festival
October 13, 2007 at 12:58 pm
HOUMA - The 5th Annual Taste of South Louisiana will be held on Oct. 17 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center located at 346 Civic Center Blvd. starting at 6 p.m.

Samples of food and wine from participating restaurants will be available for tasting.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the door.

Call Carmen Austin at 985-851-1020 for details.

B-I-N-G-O: Try your luck at Sacred Heart
October 13, 2007 at 12:58 pm
NORCO - The Sacred Heart School Parent Teacher Cooperative Club is having a Fall Super Bingo Night on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the school at 985-764-9958 or for $10 and $12 at the door. Food and refreshments will be sold.

ROBERT
October 12, 2007 at 3:41 pm
Ralph Joseph Robert, Sr., a native of Luling, died Friday, Oct. 12 after his difficult battle with lung cancer. Ralph left this Earth peacefully around 11:15 p.m. surrounded by his immediate family. Ralph, born Dec. 8, 1942, was a devoted husband, loving father, veteran of the United States Army and an avid hunter. He was 64. Ralph is survived by his beloved wife Nellie Zeringue Robert, son Ralph J. Robert and wife Jill, daughter Inga Robert Comardelle and husband Keith, and one grandson, Colby John Robert. His brother Lawrence Robert Jr. and wife Johnna and his sister Elaine Robert St. Pierre and husband Jack, in addition to many nieces and nephews, also survive him. He is preceded in death by his father Lawrence F. Robert Sr. and his mother Eunice Gaubert Robert. A celebration of his life will be held for all family and friends at his home in Luling on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christmas parade needs participants
October 12, 2007 at 1:01 pm
NORCO - The Norco Christmas parade is looking for participants as it celebrates “Christmas through the years - celebrating the St. Charles Parish Bicentennial.”

The Norco Civic Association is looking for floats, bands, marching groups, horse groups and antique cars as it ushers in the Christmas season for the River Parishes.

For more information, call 985-764-2808 or 985-764-9424. Space is limited.

Women’s association starts member drive
October 12, 2007 at 12:58 pm
LAPLACE - The LaFlambeau Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association kicks off its membership drive with a dinner and program on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Armand’s Restaurant at the Quality Inn in LaPlace beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The cost of the dinner is $16. For more information and to make reservations, call Greta Duhe at 985-536-7439 or Melissa King at 985-536-4601 by Friday, Oct. 12.

Big top circus coming to town this month
October 12, 2007 at 12:57 pm
METAIRIE - The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars will set up shop at Zephyr Field on Friday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 14 with shows at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets on sale at High IQ Toys located at 5101 W. Esplanade Ave. or log onto www.ticketmaster.com.

Call 1-800-796-5672 or visit www.gotothecircus.com.

First-time homebuyer workshop this month
October 12, 2007 at 12:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Family Resources of New Orleans invites the community to attend a 12-hour homebuyers education program to learn the ins and outs of buying a home.

The workshop will be on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 817 N. Claiborne Ave.

For more information, call 504-822-8519.

Plantation's tour celebrates tradition
October 12, 2007 at 12:56 pm
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.

Self-defense and child fingerprinting offered by sheriff
October 12, 2007 at 12:55 pm
ST. CHARLES - The St. Charles Sheriff's Office along with the St. Charles Parish School's Community Education is offering the following classes:

Self Defense Workshop for kids ages 6 to 14 at Destrehan High on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Child fingerprinting at Destrehan High on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 7p.m.

Self Defense for Women & Teenagers on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Destrehan High.

To register, contact Susie Breaux at 985-783-1355.

Recent pit bull controversy highlights breed-specific laws
Recent pit bull controversy highlights breed-specific laws
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Officials in St. Charles Parish defend their own restrictions on pit bulls after national pressure forced the town of Moreauville to repeal its own ordinance banning anyone from owning the breed.