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Court Appointed Advocates volunteer training to begin

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The St Charles Parish CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program needs volunteers to be the voice for children in the community who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect. CASA depends on volunteers to make a difference in the lives of these innocent children. There are currently two children in St Charles Parish waiting for a CASA.

The next CASA training for St Charles parish volunteers will begin on June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Child Advocacy Services office, 816 Paul Maillard Road in Lulling. To participate in this training you will need to complete the CASA volunteer application.

To obtain application or for more information please contact Jordana Matherne at 985 785-5226 (e-mail jmatherne@childadv.net) or Connie Stein at 225 647-2005 (e-mail cstein@childadv.net).
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June 14, 2010 at 9:10 am
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Free car seat safety check from fire department

LULING - Three out of four car seats are installed wrong - is yours? Let the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department and certified car seat technicians check for you at a free event on Sunday, June 13 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Luling. Appointments are recommended. Call (985)783-2002 to set up an appointment.
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June 13, 2010 at 9:10 am
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Anniversary celebration at Farmers’ Market

DESTREHAN - On Saturday, June 12, The German Coast Famers’ Market will hold an anniversary celebration featuring Arts and Crafts booths, Taste of the Season product sampling, St. Charles Parish Library display, pony rides by Pony Tales, local wood carving demonstrations and more.

The market is located at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan off of River Road. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information on the Market, to sign up for e-newsletters or to follow the link to the Market Facebook page, go to www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org. Read More...
June 12, 2010 at 9:33 am
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Clay shoot will benefit cancer patient

THIBODAUX - A Premier Clay Shoot will be held on June 12 at the Southern Shooting Center in Thibodaux to benefit cancer patient Kerry Bueche. Prizes will be awarded to teams and individuals. Golf carts, mules and gators are allowed, but no four-wheelers. Food and refreshments will be available, but no alcohol is allowed at the event.

All participants are responsible for providing their own shells, ear and eye protections. The event will take place rain or shine. To register, call Glenn Allemand at (985)791-4927. To donate to the cause, contact Tony Robichaux at (985)688-8484.
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June 12, 2010 at 9:09 am
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United Way holds first ‘Success By 6’ kick-off

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Join the St. Charles Community Health Center and the United Way of St. Charles at the summer kick-off event for “Success By 6.” The event will be held on June 12 at the St. Charles Community Health Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the first year this event has been held and it is targeted to provide information and resources to parents for children age birth to 5 years old, but all children and families are invited to attend.

The event will also feature prenatal services, health and vision screenings, immunizations, cooking demos, parent workshops, face painting and door prizes.
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June 12, 2010 at 9:09 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests

•Denise M. Waterman, 41, of 4429 Louisiana 306 Hwy. in Bayou Gauche, was arrested on May 29 and charged with D.W.I.
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June 11, 2010 at 9:08 am
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Parents with children in school system best to serve on board

To the Editor: Qualifying for the St. Charles Parish School Board election will be held on July 7, 8 and 9. We would like to encourage all citizens, especially parents of children currently enrolled in the public school system, to consider qualifying and running for the school board from their respective school board district. Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 9:07 am
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This is no time to stop offshore production

It’s not enough that our coastal economy is in such turmoil. Now, the President has called a halt to all deeper offshore explorations and drilling for oil that will cripple the livelihoods of many more of our residents. Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 9:05 am
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Our hearts grieve for coast, so does God’s

In the recent coverage of Rep. Charles Melancon (representing Louisiana in the oil spill case), when he allowed the true grief of his heart to surface, I think he stirred the grief in the hearts of many of us who have grown up in this “Sportsman’s Paradise.”Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 9:04 am
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Locals need to lead way in saving our coast

Strange how things change.Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 9:03 am
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Commercial kitchen adds tasty sauces to East Bank market

Local entrepreneurs, who have been toiling away in Norco to produce sauces, tea, pasta and pepper jelly, will begin offering their food products for sale at the East Bank German Coast Farmers’ Market. Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 9:01 am
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River Road to remain open during levee work

The Army Corps of Engineers will keep River Road in Ama open during construction of the Western Tie-In.Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 8:59 am
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Free health screenings kick off summer

The United Way of St. Charles and the St. Charles Community Health Center are teaming up this weekend to host a summer kick-off event for the Success By 6 program.Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 8:58 am
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Shell gas leak shuts Airline for more than an hour

A pipeline leak at the Shell/Motiva complex in Norco on Tuesday morning forced the closure of Airline Highway for over an hour between Prospect Avenue and Apple Street.Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 8:57 am
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Seafood dealers worried about life after crawfish season

For the last few months, Blandon Zeringue, of Zeringue’s Seafood, has kept his eyes glued to the television screen as he watches BP’s ongoing efforts to cap the Gulf oil leak.Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 8:56 am
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Storm could push oil-filled water into West Bank homes

With the start of hurricane season and the current oil crisis in the Gulf, parish Emergency Operations Center Director Scott Whelchel has been busy. Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 8:54 am
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Rodney Naquin Jr. was sentenced to 29 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a count of manslaughter connected with the 2015 death of Jassen Robert of Ama, in which authorities say Naquin stabbed the disabled man 17 times as he burglarized his home.