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Ooh la la! TV workshop for people who, well ... ‘parlez vous francais’
June 21, 2007 at 5:38 pm
The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana and Média-Louisiane are offering a free television production workshop for French speakers in Louisiana of all ages on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at Acadiana Open Channel in Lafayette.

Wal-Mart’s Christine Rivera chats with customer Emma White of Luling. What's Happening?
June 21, 2007 at 5:25 pm
Heather R. Breaux’s BEST BET

Wal-Mart Supercenter holds health fair for women this weekend


BOUTTE - Wal-Mart Supercenter in Boutte will be hosting it’s Fourth Annual Women’s Health Fair Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Some of the services offered by the various sponsors will include vision screening, blood and glucose screening, mammography information, healthy cooking demonstration, self defense instructions, cardiopulmonary resuscitation information, early child care information, mental health information, power walk and fitness workout demonstrations, fire safety demonstrations, with various other health related activities.



Parish-to-parish bus line won’t run in July as planned, says official Parish-to-parish bus line won’t run in July as planned, says official
June 21, 2007 at 5:21 pm
While the original date for the new $1 million transit system to start operating was by July, The River parishes Transit Authority said it would probably be a couple more months before the buses get rolling.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME.  a grateful group of nurses and family members pictured here with their rescue team. Memorial Hospital nursing staff reunite with SC parish rescue team
June 21, 2007 at 2:26 pm
It’s been almost two years since Hurricane Katrina, plowed the Louisiana coastline forcing 28 nurses from Memorial Hospital in New Orleans, along with some family members to evacuate into the nightmarish and deplorable conditions at the Ernest Morial Convention Center, prompting an emergency rescue by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

New baseball league will hold tryouts in July
June 21, 2007 at 2:23 pm
If you think you have what it takes to compete amongst a wide variety of amateur baseball players then the Southeast chapter of the National American Baseball Association wants you to show them your best stuff at tryouts on July 22.

Best bet for tasty reds - Lake Salvador/Lafitte Best bet for tasty reds - Lake Salvador/Lafitte
June 21, 2007 at 2:20 pm
The Lake Salvador/Lafitte area is a haven for fishing of all types. But right now there is one big story that bounces from boat to boat over the lakes, the reds.

Kid's ride out fires, storms in VFD's safety house Kid's ride out fires, storms in VFD's safety house
June 21, 2007 at 2:16 pm
If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to ride through a tornado in a travel trailer or find your way out of a burning room, the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department has a training vehicle that demonstrates what both scenarios are like. The best part is it’s free for all to try and it didn’t cost a dime of taxpayer money.

Amanda Renee Dempster was named La. Catfish Queen XXXII.
Lacey Lynn Picou was named La. Catfish Teen Queen XXII. There’s a lot to like about this year’s catch of Catfish Queens
June 21, 2007 at 2:11 pm
The Louisiana Catfish Festival Queens were chosen June 9, 2007 during the annual pageant held at J.B. Martin in Paradis.

Biggest cocaine bust in parish history
June 21, 2007 at 2:07 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputies along with DEA agents and deputies in other sheriff's offices, arrested six foreign nationals and seized nearly 200 pounds of cocaine June 13, in Norco.

Luling Living Center’s plans to keep residents safe in a storm Luling Living Center’s plans to keep residents safe in a storm
June 21, 2007 at 2:04 pm
Luling Living Center held a hurricane evacuation meeting for patient family members Tuesday, June 19 at 6:45 p.m. to discuss the center’s plans for the 2007 hurricane season.

Why are we fertilizing the Gulf of Mexico
June 21, 2007 at 2:02 pm
There is one place where fertilizer provides no benefits. And that is in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.
In fact, it is deadly there - - to fish that is one of the mainstays of our state’s economy.

Legislature getting its druthers both ways
June 21, 2007 at 1:58 pm
It looks like both sides are getting their ways in Baton Rouge as the legislative session draws to a close.

Hahnville subdivision WILL be finished ... Hahnville subdivision WILL be finished ...
June 21, 2007 at 1:50 pm
Former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Willie Whitehead wants to dispel rumors and speculations that he is not going to complete a subdivision he started developing in Hahnville.

John ‘Steve’ Sirmon, Sr. loses brave cancer fight
June 21, 2007 at 1:48 pm
John "Steve" Sirmon,, Sr., a former St. Charles Parish councilman-at-large, public information officer, and most recently, registrar of voters, died Saturday, June 16, of cancer. He was 55.

Making the rounds!  
Olivia Zeringue, foreground, a Medicaid analyst, distributes pamphlets at Bethlehem Baptist Church, in Hahnville. Health insurance free for people who need it
June 21, 2007 at 1:45 pm
Tri-Parish Medicaid employees in St. John Parish have been making the rounds in St. Charles Parish placing applications and brochures at barber shops, hair salons, and community events every Saturday in June, to encourage residents to take advantage of free health insurance programs.

Cops: Dad smoked pot with son, 10
June 21, 2007 at 1:43 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's office arrested a Destrehan man June 9 after he allegedly smoked marijuana with his 10 year-old son, authorities said.

Sheriff: Contest CON MEN want your money
June 21, 2007 at 1:40 pm
A phony check scam being propagated in St. Charles Parish has prompted authorities to once again remind locals that the old adage still rings true, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Bigger is better, say company officials Valero’s plan would bring 1500 new jobs
June 21, 2007 at 1:38 pm
St. Charles Parish Council approved a proposal at its Monday night meeting that would allow the Valero Refinery to expand, creating 1,500 temporary construction jobs and 30 to 50 permanent jobs once the project is complete.

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Book Reviews - ”The Troop”
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St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
Over 20 people attended an arts fair held by the St. Charles Art Guild Oct. 9 at...

Police: Woman arrested for stealing credit cards in Destrehan
Police: Woman arrested for stealing credit cards in Destrehan
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A 37-year-old New Orleans woman has been arrested after authorities say she used a ruse in order to gain entry into a Destrehan home and steal credit cards.