Editorial




Future of Louisiana at stake this week
November 07, 2007 at 11:56 am
By the time you are reading this, both the House and Senate have probably overidden President Bush’s veto of the water bill which would authorize projects to restore and protect the Louisiana coast as well as other projects across the nation. The President thought the overall measure was too expensive. Our senators and congressmen have a different view and were expected to vote to override the veto.

GET PACKING. As you can see, my fiance Sean wasn’t much help in the packing process - the boxes got the best of him. Heather R. Breaux BLOG
November 07, 2007 at 11:54 am
The boxes have been packed, loaded into the bed of a pick-up truck, unloaded into the spare bedroom of my new house -and although a few have been unpacked, everyday I come home feeling overwhelmed and stare at the mountain of cardboard that sits in front of me.

Council takes stand against gambling
November 07, 2007 at 11:54 am
At one time, St. Charles Parish was a hot spot for illegal gambling in the State of Louisiana. Many of the restaurants and bars along major thoroughfares had slot machines which were very popular among locals and visitors though in violation of the law.

Sheriff's Reports
November 07, 2007 at 11:52 am
Arrests
•Teonka L. Duncan, 23, of 1101 Kinler St. in Luling was arrested on Nov. 1 and charged with aggravated 2nd degree battery and as a fugitive of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

United Way honors pacesetters, offers grants to Boy Scouts
November 07, 2007 at 11:51 am
United Way of St. Charles' first ever PaceSetters' campaign was a huge success, with six area companies contributing $1.5 million between Aug. 9 and Oct. 1.

Area crime falls 8.5 percent from same period last year
November 07, 2007 at 11:50 am
There were a total of 567 crimes reported in St. Charles Parish for the third quarter, which represents the second lowest overall total in 12 years and is an 8.5 percent decrease from the same period last year.

Emergency workers had to be careful not to let the 45 gallons of Caustic Potash spill into the area. 18 wheeler carrying chemical flips over on Luling train track
November 07, 2007 at 11:47 am
On Nov. 4, an 18 wheeler carrying Caustic Potash overturned on 100 Oak Lane near the Monsanto Chemical Plant.

The red line is the prefered path of I-49 South, which will pass through St. Charles Parish. Preferred route of I-49 South set, but still time to offer comments
November 07, 2007 at 11:44 am
Residents of St. Charles Parish will have to wait a little bit longer to find out exactly what route I-49 South will take through the area after the comment period for the project was pushed back to Nov. 30.

St. Charles Parish Council bans video bingo machines parish-wide at the Nov 5, council meeting. Councilman Barry Minnich listens intently as the parish council hears arguments from all sides. Council alerts Nagin about asbestos, bans video gaming
November 07, 2007 at 11:39 am
The owners of a Killona landfill will be in violation of a parish ordinance if they begin accepting New Orleans trash debris from storm damaged homes that contains asbestos material.

Queen of Hearts Seeking Contestants
November 03, 2007 at 10:02 am
NORCO - The Queen of Hearts Miss, Teen, Ms. and Baby pageants will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3rd beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart School Auditorium and will coincide with the River Parishes Fall Festival being held on the grounds of Sacred Heart School in Norco on November 2nd, 3rd , and 4th.

Any single women who have never bore a child and are between the ages of 17-23, can enter. They must also reside in the state of Louisiana. The Miss entry fee is $100.00 including photogenic. The deadline to enter the Miss Division is Thursday, November 1st.

Fall pageant set for start of November
November 03, 2007 at 9:59 am
NORCO - The River Parishes Fall Festival Queen of Hearts Pageant is scheulded for Saturday, Nov. 3 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Sacred Heart School Auditorium 546 Apple St. in Norco.

For more information call directors: Doreen at 985-764-1466, Celeste at 985-652-4961, Kerri 985-536-9500.

Grant Sanders shows his LOVE for science Grant Sanders shows his LOVE for science
November 01, 2007 at 1:08 pm
ST. ROSE - Using a magnifying glass, Grant Sanders studies the different properties of leaves in Ms. Judy Rongey's four year old class at St. Rose Elementary School.

Picking the perfect pumpkins in Montz Picking the perfect pumpkins in Montz
November 01, 2007 at 1:05 pm
NORCO - Students Daniel Landry, Zoe Garfin, and Natalie Traylor, students in Mrs. Karen Wilson’s Early Childhood Class, at Norco Elementary K-3 School recently visited the pumpkin patch in Montz.

Kids use electronics to help them read better Kids use electronics to help them read better
November 01, 2007 at 12:59 pm
LULING - Students in Natalie Tzerefos’s second grade class at Mimosa Park Elementary School in Luling are using reading phones during independent reading time.

Students use their heads to fight drugs Students use their heads to fight drugs
November 01, 2007 at 12:54 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - Allemands Elementary, second grader Wade Orgeron enjoys Red Ribbon Week by participating in crazy hair day.

More treats and less tricks at HHS library More treats and less tricks at HHS library
November 01, 2007 at 12:44 pm
BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School Library celebrated Teen Read Week during the week of October 15 -19. Students participated in trivia questions, book giveaways, treat jar guessing, a Barnes & Noble gift card drawing and a Coffee House Night.

SPOOKTACULAR SPOOKTACULAR
November 01, 2007 at 12:33 pm
Mimosa Park Elementary students celebrated the spooky days leading up to Halloween with the school’s annual Octoberfest which featured a super frighting haunted house staged in the cafeteria and put on by Hahnville High School students.
Just take a look at our pictures which captured parents, children and St. Charles Parish Schools personnel enjoying all that MPE’s festival had to offer.

Local runners strut their stuff in the Ormond 5K Fall Classic Local runners strut their stuff in the Ormond 5K Fall Classic
November 01, 2007 at 12:14 pm
J.J. Waguespack and Pat Clancy of Destrehan both were the top winners in their age group when they crossed the finish line in the 2007 Annual Ormond 5K Fall Classic marathon.


St. Charles Parish Schools rank 3rd in nation
St. Charles Parish Schools rank 3rd in nation
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Ranking among top school systems in the nation for use of technology in the classroom, the St. Charles School System accepted the award as confirmation that it’s preparing the “21st century student.”