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UWSC names top donaters
March 12, 2008 at 11:03 am
The United Way of St. Charles completed another successful annual campaign, raising $2,378,034.35 thanks to the help of local industry and businesses, and the support of the community.

Destrehan man returns state trooper’s semi- automatic rifle
March 12, 2008 at 11:02 am
A 51-year-old Destrehan man returned a rifle he found on the side of I-10 after the weapon fell out of the trunk of a state trooper’s vehicle.

School board searches for new carrier due to high costs
March 12, 2008 at 11:01 am
In what John “Jay” Robichaux says could be the “biggest decision” the school board will make since he has been a member, the insurance committee has begun looking at other healthcare providers as possible alternatives to UnitedHealthcare.

Home invasions on the rise across nation, but crimes can be prevented
March 12, 2008 at 11:00 am
Home Invasions may be the scariest of all crimes for a person to face, not just because they may lose precious valuables in their home, but because the robbers want you to be home when they break in.

St. Pierre, council  share priority projects with D.C. St. Pierre, council share priority projects with D.C.
March 12, 2008 at 9:56 am
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and the council traveled to the NACO conference in Washington, D.C. last week on a mission to enhance St. Charles Parish and share their priority projects with Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, along with Rep. Charlie Melancon.

Take a Hike FEMA Take a Hike FEMA
March 12, 2008 at 9:39 am
Residents living in St. Rose want FEMA trailers that were permitted after Hurricane Katrina to be removed from their community.

Patrick Spencer’s map shows all of the stops he has made so far on his 167 day journey. Footprints of Faith
March 12, 2008 at 9:39 am
Getting fired from a job can be a traumatic experience for almost anybody.

New West Bank park unveiled
March 12, 2008 at 9:39 am
The St. Charles Parish Recreation Department will hold a public meeting to discuss plans for a park slated for the South Lakewood, Willowridge and Willowdale communities.

‘A Flea in Her Ear’ is on stage in Kenner
March 09, 2008 at 1:18 pm
KENNER - One of the funniest plays ever written is on stage at the Rivertown Repertory Theatre located at 325 Minor St. in Kenner’s Rivertown District.

The play will run through March 9 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors (55 and up) and students and $10 for children (6 to 12). An optional pre-performance buffet served by Messina’s is also available at $20 (reservations required). Call 504-468-7221 Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for group rates, tickets and reservations.

Drama guild holds auditions for show
March 09, 2008 at 1:17 pm
NORCO - The River Region Drama Guild invites actors, actresses, dancers and singers to “Be Our Guest” at the March 8 and 9 auditions for Beauty and the Beast.

Auditions will be held at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center located at 15146 River Road in Norco. March 8 auditions are promptly from 1 to 5 p.m. and March 9 is reserved for callbacks from 6 to 9 p.m.

Those auditioning must be ten years of age and older. Everyone is asked to bring a song to sing in the proper key; an accompianist is provided

This program is sponsored in part by United Way of St. Charles, The Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural, Recreation, and Tourism in cooperation with Louisiana State Arts Council as administrated by the Houma Regional Arts Council and the River Region Arts & Humanities Council.

Timeless ballet on stage March 8
March 09, 2008 at 1:16 pm
DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet will present the full-length ballet Cinderella on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m. at Destrehan High School located at #1 Wildcat Lane.

Tickets are $15 and will be available for purchase at the door or in advance by calling 985-764-7678 or emailing riverregionballet@cox.net.

For more information, call Angela Amedee at 504-559-4297.

Developer plans to build affordable housing in Ama
March 05, 2008 at 3:47 pm
A developer is waiting for a moratorium to be lifted in Ama this August so he can begin building affordable homes.

Students meet virtual employers
March 05, 2008 at 3:28 pm
ITT Technical Institute in St. Rose hosted career day and students had an opportunity to interact with 28 prospective employers and three virtual companies. Students were able to fill out applications and learn about the company's history through the virtual employers that attended.

Design already in place for park in Willowridge, Lakewood Design already in place for park in Willowridge, Lakewood
March 05, 2008 at 3:23 pm
There are many places for kids to play in St. Charles Parish, but the Luling subdivisions of Lakewood and Willowridge aren’t one of them, even though both subdivisions have a very healthy population of school-aged children.

Armed robbers wait around for deputies
March 05, 2008 at 2:04 pm
A Boutte resident was struck with a weapon several times during a home invasion in which men ransacked her home searching for money.

Sheriff's Reports
March 05, 2008 at 2:03 pm
Arrests
•Jason Hill, 28, of 245 Boutte Estates Dr. in Boutte was arrested on Feb. 23 and charged with aggravated burglary.

William F. Buckley
March 05, 2008 at 2:00 pm
The founder of the modern conservative movement in America, William F. Buckley Jr., recently passed away at his home in Connecticut.

Legislature goes back to work next week
March 05, 2008 at 1:58 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal won’t let the legislature rest. He is calling them into another special session to start Sunday.
Good for him. We have a lot to do in state government. And the governor is letting us know he is not going to wait around to do the things he promised.

St. Charles Parish merchants question state’s tax holiday
St. Charles Parish merchants question state’s tax holiday
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When numerous customers came into Stell Furniture Co. in Luling not knowing it was a sales tax holiday Aug. 7 - 8, owner David Stell couldn’t help but ask why.

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