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Masquerade ball to help fund church’s mission trip
January 19, 2008 at 3:11 pm
DESTREHAN - Pull out your calendar and mark Jan. 19 as the night you will go out, enjoy yourself and “have a ball” - literally!

The St. Charles United Methodist Church’s Mexico Mission Team is hosting its first annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to raise money for upcomping trips to Reynosa and Tampico, Mexico.

The ball will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church located at 1905 Ormond Blvd. Donations of $10 are being accepted for admission prior to the event or you can pay $12 at the door.

Recommended attire is dressy to formal and everyone is encouraged to wear a mask.

And to make sure your dancing shoes don’t miss a beat, the church will be hosting free dance lessons on Friday, Jan. 11 in the Sunday School Building and on Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Fellowship Hall. Both sessions begin at 7 p.m.

All proceeds will fund expenses for medical and construction teams scheduled to travel to Mexico on May 27 and May 31.

For more information on the dance or to join the mission, call the church at 985-764-8292.

Rash of armed robberies cause deputies to increase patrols in Destrehan
January 18, 2008 at 11:33 am
Three armed business robberies over the past four days have led St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies to increase their presence in the Destrehan area.

Women’s club holds meeting
January 17, 2008 at 1:54 pm
Luling- The St. Charles Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting at the First Union Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. on Jan. 17 at 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Raj will speak on the importance of taking care of yourself. For more information, contact President Teresa Miller at 985-785-9437

Landrieu promises levee funding for River Parishes
January 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Senator Mary Landrieu plans to unite the River Parishes by making sure they get the funding they need to complete levee projects.

Voters who haven’t picked party will miss out on presidential primary
January 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
St. Charles Parish residents that failed to update their voter's registration card by choosing a political party in January won't be able to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary on Feb. 9. That primary decides the front-runners for president.

Spears
January 16, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Curtis Wayne Spears, Sr., age 73, and a resident of Destrehan, La., passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008.

Roux
January 16, 2008 at 1:59 pm
Dorothy Landry Roux passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 at 5:40 a.m. in Luling, LA at the age of 79.

Becnel
January 16, 2008 at 1:59 pm
John Clarence ‘Lut' Becnel passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2007 in Metairie, LA at the age of 85.

Amedee
January 16, 2008 at 1:58 pm
Barbara Stroh Amedee, age 66, died at St. Charles Parish Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008.

Sheriff's Reports
January 16, 2008 at 1:56 pm
Arrests
•Juvenile, 16, of Destrehan was arrested on Dec. 28 and charged with two counts of simple burglary.

Where have all the Reaganites gone?
January 16, 2008 at 1:49 pm
Ronald Reagan rose to power on the shoulders of a middle-class coalition that was angry, proud, motivated, and concerned.

Inauguration sets high road for new government
January 16, 2008 at 1:48 pm
Inauguration of the new parish president and council Sunday was both inspirational and entertaining. And it left one with high expectations that our new public officials will make us proud during the next four years.

Kennedy makes point at inauguration
January 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm
St. Charles Parish got a taste of what’s in store for Louisiana government for the next four years this past weekend.

School system to begin offering engineering courses
January 16, 2008 at 1:46 pm
St. Charles Parish Public Schools is offering engineering courses for senior high school students at the Satellite Center beginning next year.

LTC opening new facility, nursing center
January 16, 2008 at 1:45 pm
The Louisiana Technical College branch in Jefferson will soon open a state-of-the-art manufacturing center this spring that will feature more than $600,000 in new equipment.

Kathy and Jack Fisher, with their daughter Julia Fisher-Perrier, are constantly on the look out for new furniture trends in order to keep Great Southern Furniture one of the top choices for not only parish residents, but for anyone in the greater New Orle Ability to change with parish keeps Great Southern on top
January 16, 2008 at 1:43 pm
From a rural parish with a population of only 12,321 to a fast growing suburban sanctuary with over 55,000 residents, St. Charles Parish has undergone a huge transition over the last 60 years.

First-time homeowners receive help from state
January 16, 2008 at 1:38 pm
Louisiana residents looking to purchase their first home will receive extra help from the state by way of a mortgage program that assists those without the money for a minimum down payment or closing costs.

The 2007 Spillway Run in Norco. Herald-Guide 2008 Marathon Guide
January 16, 2008 at 12:04 pm
Pictures from the state’s largest marathon, “The WALL” - Next week. Visit www.runnotc.org for more information.

Keep calm and chive on
Keep calm and chive on
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A $70,000 handicap van and Comfee seat recently donated by Chive Charities came as enormous relief to Carissa Oxford of Luling, who is determined to stay the course on helping her son, Alex, deal with a rare debilitating disease.

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