What's Happening

Women’s club to award three scholarships
February 28, 2008 at 1:14 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Women’s Club is awarding three scholarships to graduating seniors who reside in St. Charles Parish.

Two academic awards - one for $4,000 and one for $1,000 - will be given to a high school graduate who plans to attend 4-year universities. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who plans to attend a vocational school or towards an associate’s degree.

Applications may be obtained from the senior counselors at Destrehan and Hahnville High Schools.

Students who attend private schools may call 985-764-9762 to set up a time to pick up an application.

Deadline for all applications is Feb. 28.

Arsonist hits Norco fire station
February 28, 2008 at 9:39 am
A blaze intentionally set by an arsonist left the Norco fire substation severely damaged and in need of repair. And the volunteer firefighters forced to put out the blaze want information from residents to help arson investigators solve the crime.

Check scam in Luling Check scam in Luling
February 28, 2008 at 9:39 am
A Luling resident looking for a way to supplement her income signed up to become a mystery shopper and almost got scammed out of thousands of dollars. Now, Alexandra Schmaltz is warning residents to watch out for the mystery shopping scam that she thought was the real thing.

Pump it up, get fined
February 28, 2008 at 8:12 am
The St. Charles Parish council wants to stop drivers from blasting music from their car windows as they ride around the parish.

Council prioritizes important projects Council prioritizes important projects
February 28, 2008 at 8:09 am
The St. Charles Parish Council has a list of priority projects that have been submitted to Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, along with State Representative Charlie Melancon. That's because they want as much help as possible to execute the projects from the various financial sources that are available.

Church donates home to family Church donates home to family
February 28, 2008 at 8:05 am
Just days before Christmas last year, the Smith family from New Sarpy lost everything in a fire. But thanks to the kindness of a ministry, the family will get a new start in a brand new home.

February 27, 2008 at 1:13 pm
Glay Hood Collier passed away on Saturday, Feb., 23, 2008 at the age of 72.

February 27, 2008 at 1:12 pm
It is with great sadness that the family of Guy A. Bourgeois announce his passing after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at the age of 62.

Sheriff's Reports
February 27, 2008 at 1:11 pm
•Jules A. Bruce Jr., 21, of 1450 Louise St. Apt. B-3 in Thibodaux was arrested on Feb. 19 and charged with DWI and speeding.

Coastal Waste Services article misleading
February 27, 2008 at 1:10 pm
Unfortunately we find it necessary to respond to the article written on February 21, 2008. This article contains incorrect and incomplete information.

State board of education sends mixed messages
February 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm
Recently, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) took steps to take over 10 public schools that were deemed “failed” by Louisiana’s public education accountability program.

Time is ripe for new friendship in Cuba
February 27, 2008 at 1:06 pm
The U. S. has an excellent chance to make things right with Cuba now that Fidel Castro has retired.

Governor, legislature on the right track
February 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal deserves accolades for his initial efforts to reform the state. He got most of what he wanted in putting ethics ahead of everything else in government.

Volunteers needed to help abused children
February 27, 2008 at 1:04 pm
Abused children in St. Charles Parish need someone to speak up for them, and by volunteering to serve as a court appointed advocate, members of the community will get that chance.

Family sees opportunity as a ‘sign’ to fundraise
February 27, 2008 at 1:02 pm
A lot has changed for Lori Templet since she began selling Christmas signs with a picture of the nativity and a message that read “This House Believes.”

Joe Medina works on resoleing a shoe. Besides, serving as a cobbler, Medina also offers several shoe supplies. Lost art -- Cobbler makes living for almost 40 years
February 27, 2008 at 1:00 pm
When you first step inside Joe Medina’s cobbler shop on Paul Maillard Road in Luling, it’s as though you’ve gone back in time to a place where the stitching and resoleing of shoes was big business.

HHS cheerleader & mascot tryouts
February 27, 2008 at 12:43 pm
BOUTTE - There will be an informational meeting about cheerleading and mascot tryouts for the 2008-09 school year on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Hahnville High School auditorium.

Those interested in trying out who are unable to attend the meeting should contact Ms. Candice Reed at creed@stcharles.k12.la.us after the meeting to obtain a packet of tryout information.

A mandatory instructional workshop will be held on April 7 through 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the school gym.
Tryouts will be held April 11 at 3 p.m.

Lady Tigers fall to Chapelle
February 27, 2008 at 12:21 pm
The Hahnville girl's basketball team finished just inches shy of the Class 5A state championship game, falling to Chapelle 56-39 in the semifinals on Monday night.

Destrehan dominates second half in first round victory
Destrehan dominates second half in first round victory
It took Destrehan a half to shake the cobwebs off after an unusual Week 10 bye, but the Wildcats proved dominant once again from there in a 44-23 Class 5A playoff victory over Denham Springs.