Obituaries




ARABIE
October 24, 2007 at 2:10 pm
Hilda Rita Ponvelle Arabie died at 82 on Friday, Oct. 19 in Destrehan. She passed away peacefully with family by her side, to who she was a devoted wife and mother.

BREAUX
October 24, 2007 at 2:08 pm
Rodney James Breaux, 45, a resident of Chalmette , LA and a native of Ama, LA passed away on October 2, 2007. Beloved father of Lauren Breaux and stepfather to Sarah Julien.

Studies show that bottled water no better than tap
October 24, 2007 at 2:02 pm
When it comes to drinking water, many health-conscious citizens opt for the bottled variety because they believe that it is safer than the water that makes its way into their home through underground pipes.

Airport slowly returning to pre-Katrina levels
October 24, 2007 at 2:01 pm
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is experiencing a boost in flights during October, with an additional 126 daily flight departures, which accounts for 14,701 seats.

Destrehan teacher wins Angel Award
October 24, 2007 at 1:53 pm
Barry Guillot, a middle school science teacher in Destrehan and resident of Luling, has been named a winner of this year's Angel Award presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

Visiting caregivers act as “angels” to those senior residents who are recovering from hospitalization
October 24, 2007 at 1:51 pm
Visiting Angels experienced caregivers provide up to 24 hour care in the comfort of senior residents' homes who are recovering from hospitalization as an alternative to having the person placed into a nursing home or long term care facility.

Election shows that parish is ready for fresh faces, new ideas
October 24, 2007 at 1:49 pm
Next year, citizens of St. Charles Parish may have a hard time recognizing any of the areas’ politicians. That's because the recent primary has pushed several new faces into the spotlight while leaving plenty of political veterans fighting for their lives in the Nov. 17 run-off.

Humane Society wants new facility
October 24, 2007 at 1:47 pm
Jackie Boudreaux, of the St. Charles Humane Society, and Angie Roberts, supervisor of the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter, appealed to the parish council Oct. 15 for $125,000 in funds to construct a new facility for parish animals.

Morris Friloux, pictured here at the proposed site. 27 years later, Ama still waiting for public park
October 24, 2007 at 1:42 pm
An Ama resident has been waiting 27 years for a park and playground project for the children living in the close knit family community to be completed on St. Mark's Avenue.

Despite public outcry, water bills average
October 24, 2007 at 1:40 pm
Parish residents may think they are paying a high price for their water usage, but the main increases have been in sewerage and garbage which are also on the water bill.

Alexis Revere and her mother Joanne need donations to help her get a prosthesis to replace the arm she lost in a  lawn mower accident. Lawn mower accident causes child to lose arm
October 24, 2007 at 1:36 pm
On a sunny afternoon, on Sept. 8, 4-year-old Alexis Revere was riding in a Big Tyke's wagon hitched to the back of her father’s lawnmower as he cut grass.

Public works director Greg Bush surveys the Willowdale pump station as it sucks excess water out of the Luling subdivision on Monday afternoon. Unusually heavy rainfall dropped 4 inches of water over the parish in a 24-hour period. We’re Pumped!
October 24, 2007 at 1:29 pm
Heavy downpours on Oct. 22 prompted Greg Bush, director of the Public Works and Wastewater department in St. Charles Parish, to put all public works and wastewater work crews on alert to man critical pump stations overnight.

“Snookie” withdraws “Snookie” withdraws
October 24, 2007 at 11:52 am
Clayton "Snookie" Faucheux conceded the St. Charles Parish Presidency to V.J. St. Pierre at a press conference on Oct. 24.

Art guild holds oil painting workshop
October 22, 2007 at 1:00 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild will hold an oil painting workshop called “The Effects of Light and the Atmosphere of Color” hosted by Mary Lou Liberty on Oct. 22 through the 25.

For more information, call Evelyn Dupuy at 985-785-0257.

Manage your diabetes with these classes
October 22, 2007 at 12:59 pm
LAPLACE - The River Parishes Hospital is currently holding diabetes education classes to help those who have been diagnosed with the disease or who have been struggling to better manage blood sugar levels.

Class dates are as follows: Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the hospital’s medical pavilion in suite 309, and on Nov. 5 at the hospital’s old gift shop.

For more information, call 985-652-8730.

Church’s art festival geared for children
October 20, 2007 at 1:00 pm
HOUMA - St. Matthew’s Episcopal School in Houma would like to announce the school’s 17th annual Just Kids At Art Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20 on school grounds located at 243 Barrow St. in Houma from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free admission. Call Jennifer Strigner at 985-991-7007 with questions.

Bayou Gauche church hosts boys camp out
October 19, 2007 at 12:59 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The Life Fellowship Community Church in Bayou Gauche will hold a camp out for boys ages 6 to 12 on Oct. 19 at the church which is located at 2671 Highway 306.

The cost is $5 per camper. For more information, call Bridgette Domengeaux at 985-758-7526 or email her at bridgette@lifefcc.com

Plantation's tour celebrates tradition
October 19, 2007 at 10:10 am
VACHERIE - St. Joseph Plantation announces its second annual Mourning Tour featuring the customs and rituals of 19th century Creole Louisiana now through Saturday, Nov. 3.
The house will be dressed in full deep mourning - according to the old prescribed protocol of mourning.

The plantation is located along River Road in Vacherie with daily tours Monday through Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on Sundays at noon and 4 p.m.

Tickets: $10. For information, visit www.stjosephplantation.com.

Roller derby team skates through St. Charles Parish on 2,800-mile trek
Roller derby team skates through St. Charles Parish on 2,800-mile trek
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A roller derby team from Colorado skated through Louisiana this month as part of their 2,800 mile coast-to-coast, cross-country cause.