Editorial




River Region Chamber supports ETHICS REFORM
May 16, 2007 at 2:00 pm
Dear Editor: With the Louisiana session underway, it is interesting to note that a group of more than 50 organizations from around the state have joined forces as LA Ethics 1 to push an impressive package of governmental ethics reforms in the Legislature.

$3.2M port-security grant will make Louisiana safer
May 16, 2007 at 1:55 pm
U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon has announced that ports in south Louisiana would receive over $3.2 million in federal grants to assist with improving port security.

Lead us on, graduates of 2007
May 16, 2007 at 1:52 pm
Congratulations, graduates. You have completed an important part of your life, your high school education, which we hope has prepared you well for the years ahead.

VIPS
May 16, 2007 at 1:48 pm
Army Pvt. Andre Arceneaux has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of LeRoy Arceneaux of Norco. Arceneaux is a 2005 graduate of Destrehan High School.

ROTC units pick up $500 checks from Rotary ROTC units pick up $500 checks from Rotary
May 16, 2007 at 1:47 pm
Three area high school ROTC units were presented with $500 checks by St. Charles Rotary Club.

SCP Hospital’s awards banquet for volunteers
May 16, 2007 at 1:45 pm
St. Charles Parish Hospital hosted an awards banquet for members of its staff of volunteers in order to express the hospital’s appreciation.

R - U - CAR-azy?
May 16, 2007 at 1:42 pm
A recent news story reported that Washington is the first state to ban text messaging while driving. Text messaging while driving?! You would think that common sense would have that one covered, but then common sense isn’t exactly common anymore, is it?

SCP Schools STRUT THEIR STUFF at national excellence convention
May 16, 2007 at 1:41 pm
St. Charles Parish Schools were featured in the National School Boards Association's Walk of Excellence at the NSBA's 67th Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Sheriff’s K-9 specialist named TOP DOG in DC awards ceremony Sheriff’s K-9 specialist named TOP DOG in DC awards ceremony
May 16, 2007 at 1:39 pm
St. Charles Sheriff's canine specialist Sgt. Paul Finn was named the 2006 United States Marshals Service Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at the Director's Awards Ceremony held in Washington, DC.

What's Happening
May 16, 2007 at 1:17 pm
YOUR 15 minutes of fame? Film company needs extras

DESTREHAN - Grey Door Films needs movie extras for their first feature film, In Purgatory. Twenty-five extras 21 years of age and older are needed on May 19 to be part of a barroom scene and 53 extras 18 years of age and older are needed on May 27 to be part of a daytime talk show audience scene. For more information, call David Kirtland at 985-210-9895 or Mary Childs at 504-628-1310.

In the news
May 16, 2007 at 1:02 pm
Other newspapers are now reporting that SCP schools could be the first in the state to put heart-starting defibrillators in every school from kindergartens through high schools.

Off to college? Start now for financial aid
May 16, 2007 at 1:01 pm
The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance announced today that processing of new applicants for Tuition Opportunity Program for Students scholarship awards for the 2007-2008 academic year has begun.

Pick up your copy of our graduation issue at news stands round the parish. A SENIOR MOMENT 562 graduate in SC Parish
May 16, 2007 at 12:57 pm
Destrehan and Hahnville High Schools will graduate 562 seniors this week as the school year comes to an end in St. Charles Parish.

YMCA program manager Lou Johnson welcomes everyone to the new facility. YMCA set to open doors in Luling just weeks from now
May 16, 2007 at 12:55 pm
The River Parishes YMCA will open in June, offering youth activities for St. Charles Parish middle school and high school students.

$44M in upgrades for SCP student athletes
May 16, 2007 at 12:53 pm
The St. Charles Parish School board has released a master plan for the final two phases of an estimated $44 million revamping of the school’s athletic facilities.

It was raining cats and dogs ...
May 10, 2007 at 2:16 pm
It’s safe to wager that nobody has ever seen cats and dogs fall from the heavens during a rainstorm, yet whenever there’s a heavy downpour, the common phrase we all use is “it’s raining cats and dogs.”

Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries News Briefs
May 09, 2007 at 1:38 pm
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission officially proclaimed June 9 and 10 "No License Required" fishing days for Louisiana citizens and visitors during May 3 meeting proceedings.

Fishermen ‘reel’ in the BIG one at Bayou Gauche fishing tourney
May 09, 2007 at 1:36 pm
The annual Bayou Gauche Fishing Tournament was held the last weekend of April with a total of three groups competing for first place.

Lifestyles

St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
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Bayou Gauche woman helps change lives  of New Orleans’ homeless
Bayou Gauche woman helps change lives of New Orleans’ homeless
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Three years ago, Bayou Gauche resident Jerri Cooper came across a homeless man begging for change on the side of a New Orleans street.