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BCA now accepting Pre-K apps

Qualifying parents can now register their 4-year-old kids for a chance at free placement Boutte Christian Academy’s pre-kindergarten programs for the coming year.Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:16 am
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Book Review: 'My Sister's Keeper'

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July 15, 2010 at 10:15 am
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Recipe: Filet with Farro salad

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July 15, 2010 at 10:14 am
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Solar power coming to farmers’ market on July 17

Farmers' market visitors will get the chance to learn more about solar energy this weekend.Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:14 am
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Oldies but Goodies boogie for good causes

From cutting hair at the nursing home to cleaning their church and weeding the community garden, Pat and Erick St. Amant are very involved with the St. Charles Parish community.Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:12 am
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Professional organizer offers library class

DESTREHAN - An organized environment enables busy people to work more effectively and live with less stress. In this program, you will learn a process to plan, execute and maintain a peaceful and productive environment.

Professional organizer Ellen Martin will conduct an organization workshop, “Organizing 101: How to Plan a Successful Organizing Project from Start to Finish,” at the St. Charles Parish East Regional Library on Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.
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July 14, 2010 at 9:45 am
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Sign up now for advocacy training

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 five children in St Charles parish waiting for a CASA.

The next CASA training for St Charles parish volunteers will begin at 5:30 p.m. on July 12 at the Child Advocacy Services office located at 816 Paul Maillard Road in Luling. To participate in this training you will need to complete the CASA volunteer application. To obtain an application or for more information, please call our office at (985)785-5226 or contact Connie Stein at (225)647-2005 or e-mail cstein@childadv.net
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July 12, 2010 at 11:20 am
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Enjoy a brunch with the New Life center

BOUTTE - Spend Sunday afternoon with the New Life Family Worship Center for a special Gospel brunch on July 11 from noon to 3 p.m. The brunch will include a southern-style all-you-can-eat buffet and music.

Admission for adults will be $20 and children 10 years and younger will be $12. The brunch will be held at the center at 13228 Highway 90 in Boutte. Call (985)785-9465 for more information and for tickets.
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July 11, 2010 at 9:54 am
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Statewide “Tropical Delights” orchid show this weekend

BATON ROUGE - With the theme of “Tropical Delights,” the Baton Rouge Orchid Society will present its 31st annual Orchid Show and Plant Sale on July 10 - 11 at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 3790 Independence Blvd. Orchid societies from Houma, Lafayette, and Alexandria, and others from across the Gulf South will stage awesome exhibits to carry out this theme.

The show is free and open to the public. Dates and times are Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Further information is available at www.batonrougeorchidsociety.org or by calling
225-308-1404.
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July 11, 2010 at 9:44 am
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Scam forces bank to put hold on all ATM withdrawals

First National Bank USA has put a hold on all ATM withdrawals by its customers after several residents were victimized by a debit card fraud scheme.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 2:44 pm
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Parish facing rising costs in road construction

Local roads in St. Charles Parish are being revamped yearly based on the parish’s systematic Road Maintenance Program.
The current work contract consists of 33 roads, or about 12-and-a-half miles. Major roads being repaired include Fifth Street in Norco, Carolyn Drive in New Sarpy and Davis Drive in Luling.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 12:25 pm
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Hunter education classes offered

KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will give Hunter Education Classes on the dates listed below. State Law requires that all individuals born on or after Sept. 1, 1969 to obtain a hunting license prior to hunting in Louisiana. Individuals must be 10 years of age or older to be certified. The course will cover such topics as firearm safety, survival, first aid, and wildlife identification.
Each student must pre- register and attend each day. The classes will be held at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s firing range. The times for the two-day classes will be Fridays, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be two field days for individuals that have taken the course online with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The time for the field days are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Dates for full classes are:
July 9, 10, 30 and 31.

Dates for the field days are:
Aug. 14 and 28.

To pre-register call (985) 783-1173. For further information, call Sgt. Ted Adams at (504) 201-5222. Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:53 am
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Constant rebuilding of wetlands needed

Some years ago, it was suggested by this newspaper that the state invest in a new kind of boat developed in Europe. It could suck up sand offshore from the bottom of the sea into its hull and then travel to our coast where the sand would be pumped out to help build up barrier islands that are eroding away.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:42 am
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Do leges think that they are invisible?

The mirrors in the Capitol Building must be broken. Either that or the leges think they are invisible.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:42 am
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Fall elections will have both type primaries

It used to be said that Republicans in Louisiana could hold their conventions in a phone booth. That was the joke that Democrats put out whenever they had the opportunity.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:41 am
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Ernst

Kevin Frank Ernst, 57, passed away on June 15, 2010. He was a native of Victoria, Texas and a resident of Luling.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:39 am
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Taking the prize for serving others and doing outstanding work in St. Charles
Taking the prize for serving others and doing outstanding work in St. Charles
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Rachelle Johnson didn’t expect recognition for doing her job as administrative assistant in the St. Charles Parish Department of Waterworks, but it was still an honor to receive the award.